The rates to ship a boat in container are normally less expensive than the other shipping methods available, but this method is not possible with all boats. There is no set formula for container shipping rates, and each shipment must be quoted and evaluated specifically to get an accurate cost assessment of shipping expenses.
Because the rates to ship a boat in container are less expensive this is a popular way to go, but not all boats will fit in a container. Boats which are smaller and are considered less than a container full may be loaded with other boats in a single container if room permits, and this can also help lower your shipping costs as well.
The rates to ship a boat in container will be affected by the weight and volume of the boat. Larger boats which weigh more and take up a full container will cost more to ship. The destination of the boat is also a factor in the shipping rates. The longer the travel distance is, the higher the shipping rate will be. If you are shipping your boat halfway across the globe you will pay more than if you are only shipping to the next continent over.
It is important that you know the container size being used for your boat. Shipping containers can come in a variety of heights, widths, and depths. When requesting a shipping rate quote pay close attention to the container size. You do not want to cause damage during transport by trying to make your boat fit, because the savings you receive from container shipping will be offset by the damage to your boat.