Tools to Help You Understand the Construction Industry

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Tips to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Marine Transport Company

Tommy Franklin

If you have a yacht that you want to move to the other side of the country, you need to choose a marine transport company. Wondering what you should look for? Here are some tips to help you narrow in on the right transport company for your needs.

Look for Experience With Your Type of Watercraft

Marine transport companies move a wide range of different watercrafts. They work with jet skis, sport yachts, luxury yachts, speed boats and more. There are slight differences involved in moving all these items. To be on the safe side, look for a company with experience with the type of watercraft you need to move. That helps to reduce the risk of damage.

Have a Conversation About Insurance

Does the marine transport company offer accident insurance? What happens if there's an accident with the freight ship or plane? Does the marine transport company refund you and cover the cost of damage to your ship? Make sure you ask questions like this before choosing a company.

Also, see if the marine transport company covers actual value or replacement value. Ideally, you want replacement value so you can easily get a new watercraft. If the company does not have a built-in insurance plan, make sure that your personal watercraft insurance covers transport.

See How the Company Prepares Boats for Shipments

When shipping your boat across the country, you don't necessarily just want to put it on a trailer or in the cargo hold of a freight ship. Instead, you may want the company you select to do a bit of preparation work.

Ask prospective transport specialists what they do to prepare your boat. In particular, you need someone to remove sails, arches, bridges and other components. On top of that, you may want to work with a company that offers shrinkwrap services. Shrinkwrap can offer an additional layer of protection for your boat whilst it is being transported. In particular, it safeguards against chipping paints or dents.

Check Into Their Service Area

If you are just moving your yacht because you are moving, you don't need to worry about this element. However, if you do a lot of travelling and you are planning to use marine transport on a regular basis, you may want to look at what types of areas each marine transport company covers. Ideally, so you don't have to choose multiple companies, you may want to narrow in on one that does cross country transport as well as international marine transport.


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Tools to Help You Understand the Construction Industry

To be a savvy consumer, you need to understand a little bit about the industry you are engaging with. For example, if you don't know anything about car repairs, you risk getting bad advice. This blog is devoted to teaching readers about construction. There are going to be a few DIY posts, some advice on hiring construction crews, a look at products such as surety bonds for construction projects, and more. There may also be posts on industries related to the construction industry. I hope these posts give you the "tools" you need to be a savvy consumer. Take a look around, and if you like the posts, please share them on social media. Thanks for reading.