Tips For Hiring A Boat Transport Company

Here at Brownell Boat Transport, we know how much you care about your boat — we’re boaters ourselves! That’s why we take great care with each and every time we haul, launch, and transport a vessel.

Along with high-quality work and customer service, we also provide educational resources for boaters here on our blog. In today’s post we’ll be sharing a few tips and things to consider as you are choosing a boat transport company. Of course, we hope you choose to hire Brownell, but we also know that you need to choose the company that works best for you!

Continue reading to learn more about how to choose an individual or boat transport company for hauling your boat and if you’d like more information about us, get in touch today.


Check that the company is a legal boat hauler

Don’t choose just anyone to haul your boat. A professional boat transport company will have licenses and insurance. You should ask to see their qualifications, and they should be willing to share that information with you. If they aren’t able to provide you with this information, run away fast! They are hauling illegally, and there is no excuse for them to not have a license and insurance.

Accepts various forms of payment

A boat transport company that only accepts cash payment is a big red flag. If something does happen, and your boat is damaged, they’ll still be able to walk away with the money without working to make the situation right. Make sure that the company you hire accepts credit cards or other forms of payment besides cash.

Don’t get pulled in for a low quote

Like anything in life, you get what you pay for. You shouldn’t choose a boat transport company simply because they offer you the lowest price. As a boat owner, you know that boating is an investment, and your boat haul and boat transport services are too. Here at Brownell Boat Transport, we are committed to providing you with accurate, transparent quotes, and we will let you know exactly why we’ve quoted your project the way we have. Our transport prices are generally set by the miles between origin to destination and the size and weight of the vessel. If you’d like to learn more about our prices or want to request a quote, contact us today.

Check references

The boat transport company you are working with should be able to provide references for you, so you can get in touch with other boaters who have worked with the company. We can connect you with other customers who have had similar projects to you, and you can verify that their experiences with us were good ones! We’ve been innovating for the marine industry since 1954, so we have a lot of people who can vouch for us. Our boat transport company also has a 96.39 rating score on Top Rated Local, and you can peruse those reviews here.

Brownell Boat Transport Company

Brownell Boat Transport Company is a family company, and we are a company of boaters. We love sharing information and tips that we’ve picked up over the years here on our blog. We hope you enjoyed these tips for choosing a boat transport company and that you choose Brownell for all your boat haul, launch, and transport needs!

Our company began in 1954 when David (Fred) Brownell invented the Hydraulic Trailer and Boat Stand, which became the industry leader in hydraulic boat hauling. We still use the technology today to haul, launch, move, and store your boat. We offer overland boat transport; boat haul, launch, and transport; special handling and moving; and boat storage in our do-it-yourself boat storage facility. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!