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A pontoon boat is a distinct type of water vessel. It is built with performance and convenience in mind, and has the capacity to accommodate a number of luxurious additions such as sun pads, lounge areas and bars. Since we are talking about a highly specific machine here, you will have to pay a lot more than the conventional cost to own a pontoon...
Preparations take energy and resources. You will need to spend a considerable amount of time at it, so it’s good to start out at least a week early.
You will need to look around for an experienced and trustworthy
shipper. They must also be operating within the confines of the law, and legal requirement will vary from one jurisdiction to the other.
Your best bet is to find a transporter who allows you to employ the use of GPS tracking systems. This way, you are able to follow the movement of your boat in real time. Some transport companies out there even allow you to track the movement of your vessel from their own websites. Keep in mind that the data you receive may not be up to the second. Sometimes, location information networks take a few minutes to relay data packets.
Shrink-wrapping involves wrapping your boat within a hugging plastic film that is supposed to secure it from the elements and keep it clean.
If you are handling a small boat, then that is perfectly okay. However, if your pontoon vessel is larger than average, then you are risking your paint job and
general condition of the boat. It is a lot cheaper to clean a boat than it it’s to paint over cracks.
Again, what you are required to present upon the cargo’s arrival depends on jurisdiction. Generally, you are required to produce ownership documents as well as receipts of payment and inspection certificates. International transportation is generally more complex because there are customs and clearing requirements. If
you are having your boat moved from point A to point B within the same country or local jurisdiction, then there is a lot less hassle. You will however need
to know what is required from the get-go. Sometimes, the smallest snag could prevent you from having your boat arrive home at the right time, and the follow up can be exhausting, so it’s best to verse yourself with the relevant information early in advance...