-On center board sailboats, make sure the board is secured and will stay up in transit. Some sailboats may develop some separation between the keep and the hull. This is not structural damage but separation of the mounting bolts or drying out of the paint or filler. Light built or racing sailboats can expect some hull indentation from the support pads. These indentations general disappear when the boat is returned to the water.
-Sailboats also require a little more preparation, standing rigging, turnbuckles, masthead lights, antennas, wind indicators, mast winches, spreaders, etc. should be removed from the mast. Blue Water Boat Hauling does not assume liability for damage attributable to rubbing and/ or chaffing by equipment left on the mast. Mast should not be freshly painted prior to shipment because of chaffing. Mast should be wrapped in plastic film since it will be secured on the trailer beside the boat, as it may get road grime on it. Carpet should be provided for the mast at the tie down points. Do not secure the mast to the boat, as there is a space on Blue Water Boat Hauling’s trailer for the mast. Should the mast be secured to the boat, Blue Water Boat Hauling will not be responsible for any resulting damage to the mast or boat.
-Blue Water Boat Hauling cannot be responsible for tire treading damage to, and/ or from boat access areas.
Blue Water Boat Hauling
3295 East Main Rd.
Portsmouth, RI 02871
I have $250,000.00 of cargo insurance. Anything
above this is your responsibility and you agree to
this. More can be arranged if needed.
Blue Water Boat Hauling is not responsible for
cushions, tarps, canvases or anything else blowing
off of your boat. The boat preparation is 100%
you and/or your marina’s responsibility!
The FINAL payment in the form of either cash,
Bank or Certified check made out to Blue Water
Boat Hauling is due at delivery BEFORE the boat
is unloaded. Absolutely NO personal or business
checks will be accepted!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
$125.00 per hour will be charged above the agreed
upon Contract for ANY and ALL delays at pick up
and/or delivery locations. This includes any incorrect
form of final payment.
Any cancelations will be charged at least the
This boat preparation guide was compiled to
assist you, the boat owner, in properly preparing
and securing the boat for overland transportation.
Please make every effort to prepare the boat
according to these guidelines. Oversee the
preparation yourself or have a qualified yard
do so. Blue Water Boat Hauling cannot be
responsible for damage due to improper
preparation or loading by
the owner or his/ her agent, for faulty or
defective cradles, trailers, chains, binders,
or other equipment provided by the owner
or his/ her agent to secure the cargo.
Blue Water Boat Hauling believes it is our job
to inform you of what is involved in getting you
r boat ready for overland transport. We have
prepare this list to help guide you. Please take
the time to read this information.
Freight charges are due and payable upon
delivery in the form of cash, or a cashier’s
check or certified checks made payable to
Blue Water Boat Hauling before the boat is
unloaded. An additional $125 an hour will be
charged for any and all delays at pickup
and/or delivery locations.
We are fully licensed and insured. We are a
dependable, conscientious boat transport wh
will take the utmost care to deliver your boat
in the best condition. However, please keep
in mind that the boat has to be strong enough
to withstand overland shipment. Blue Water
Boat Hauling cannot take responsibility for d
amages due to weakness or inherent dry rot.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
-Remove all flag masts, lights, outriggers, antennas, etc.
-If your power boat is low enough to ship with the flying bridge on, remove all lights, wheels, masts, and windshields that protrude over the bridge. All plexiglass should be removed and packed below with a cargo blanket. If your power boat is not low enough to ship with the flying bridge on, you will have to have a cradle built for the bridge to be shipped in on the forward deck or cockpit area. Every point touching the deck or rails must be sufficiently padded. Remove all electronics and valuable items from the bridge, pack securely, and store below.
If you have any other questions concerning the transportation of your boat, please feel free to call us.
To contract Blue Water Boat Hauling, please download and fill out the Transportation Contract Form and email to
fax to 401-633-6239.
If you would like a bid, please fill out the bid request form on the right.