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Houseboat Transport Estimates - a quote to ship a boat across states

by JoceLyne
(Fort Myers, FL)

Transport quote to move a houseboat across states

Transport quote to move a houseboat across states

We are planning to buy a houseboat about 60 to 68' long, but we haven't decided yet which one. Before I go any further, I would like to have an approximate idea of how much it would cost to transport from Kentucky (middle) to Wildwood, NJ.

I went online and saw several I am interested in, but don't know the height, weight, just about the length of boat that I'm interested in.

An estimate for shipping, are we talking of $5,000, $10,000 or more, as just an idea would be great?

We actually live in Fort Myers, FL but we would want the houseboat to be delivered to one of the marinas in Wildwood, NJ

Thank you in advance, JoceLyne

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Well JoceLyne, to give you a ballpark figure, you could be looking at easily $10,000 or more, however you didn't mention the width and especially the height.

There is plenty of factors that go into quoting a transport job, so once you decide on a specific boat in mind, give us the complete details on our houseboat transport page.

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their houseboat transport experiences and tips.

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Jul 01, 2022
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Sep 29, 2012
Houseboat transport estimates
by: Kate H.

We've had a 15x52 Harbormaster houseboat transported twice. Once from Gallitan TN to Pittsburgh PA and then from Pittsburgh to Jacksonville FL. Both transports cost around $10,000 plus or minus.

They take good care of the boat, procure all the permits needed and usually include a chase car. The batteries in our houseboat tipped the weight scales in Ohio so they offloaded them to the chase car and passed the inspection.

Jun 24, 2012
Factors for trucking a houseboat
by: Ray

Two years ago I had a 45' x 15' houseboat transported from Ohio to Illinois. The beam width ran the tab up a little more because another escort vehicle was required as were alternate routes.

The "ground to top" height was 14' 6" and required a few "rampings" to clear overpasses. This ran me $3200 for just over 400 miles. Hope this helps you out in figuring your cost estimates.

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