Our company specializes in providing shipping services for boats and yachts from USA to Australia. We are capable of shipping boats of all sizes, from dinghies to yachts – no job is too big or too small! We have the knowledge and expertise to facilitate every type of boat shipment: containerized boat shipping, roll on / roll off boat shipping; transporting boats from USA to Australia on flatracks; boat shipping via load on / load off or float on / float off service. We know how to reduce the boat shipping costs, and transport a boat of any size from USA to Australia, or anywhere in the world, in the most cost effective manner, safely and within specified time frame.
Over the years of shipping boats of all types and sizes we have developed a unique boat loading procedure that is very safe, effective and, most importantly, damage proof. It allows us to efficiently pack in standard ocean containers boats up to 28 foot long, 8’6” wide, whether on trailer or not. Your boat will rest on a custom built cradle, properly secured and strapped inside the container. Prior to loading the boat we would drain all fluids, remove batteries, outboards, tops, etc and safely pack them inside the container along with boats. We can even arrange pressure washing and cleaning, to avoid quarantine and penalties in Australia.
Shipping boats on flat racks (flatracks) is another availalbe transportation option when importing boats from USA to Australia. Essentially, flat racks are open top, open side container units allowing to accommodate oversized (out-of-gauge) cargoes, such as boats, yachts, etc. Flat racks come in two sizes – 20 and 40 feet; some of them are fixed, some have collapsible ends.
Forklift pockets are provided on some 20' flat rack containers, while gooseneck tunnels can be found at both ends of a 40' flatrack. Flat rack containers can also be supplied with lashing winches with lashing belts of 2 metric tons and, depending on the type of cargo, stanchions may also be provided.
Roll on-roll off boat shipping is one of the most common methods available for transporting boats from USA to Australia. As the name implies, boats are “rolled on” and “off” the vessels on their own trailers, or mafi trailers (mafis are used if a boat doesn’t have own trailer). They are stowed under the vessels decks along with other “rolling” or self-propelled cargoes, such as trailers, motorhomes, vehicles etc.
Roll on – roll off service (RO-RO) is available to the following ports in Australia:
Melbourne VIC, Port Kembla NSW, Adelaide SA, Darwin NT, Brisbane QLD, Fremantle WA
Prior to importing the boat from America (or any country, at this point) to Australia, or even making the purchasing decision, please make to familiarize yourself with the customs regulations and paperwork requirements in Australia for boats originating from USA. Although the importing process is simple and rather straight-forward, there are certain steps that need to be taken and certain documents that need to be secured before beginning the importation process of your boat. Please, read the below guidelines that will help you to secure the necessary paperwork and prepare for shipping*: