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Old 21 July 2010, 16:52   #1
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Transport cost for 5,5 m(+-)RIB

Might be that its due to too much of the sun...., or reading this great forum, but strongly considering to purchase a RIB. Supply is so much better in UK than here, as it will be a used one(maybe even a "project" boat), most likely will purchase it from UK. Now starting the project by collecting freight information.

Will try to find a setup that will weight just bellow 750 KG including trailer, thus estimating the max lenght of boat will be 5.5 m +-( considering SR 5.4, Humber 5.5, Delta 5.5 and similar), with or without engine. That is the target size anyway, even if maybe need to use a braked trailer(+750 kg). In most cases seams like boats are sold with the trailer so expect the transport "cradle" to be a trailer. Another option is a container, but expect that as "ro ro"on tailer it will be cheaper. In many cases its cheaper to send 20 or 40 ft box to Far East than to intra european destination.....

Obviously at this stage don't know from where in UK but destination will be Helsinki. Living close to the new port so can pick up from there.

I rememember(?) from old posts that some members are involved in boat transportation but any ideas/ contact details are more than welcomed. Thanks in advance!
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Old 21 July 2010, 19:08   #2
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I think you'd struggle to find a 5.5m that will be under 750kg including trailer, 4.8m maybe possible. Looking at the SBS trailer brochure I have, their 750kg trailer only has a carrying capacity of 580kg of boat, which is not a lot of rib even if you carry it with no fuel or 'stuff' at all in it which would very quickly become a pain in the rear to have to do that all the time and remember 100 litres of fuel is near enough 100 kilos.

I would have thought if you are buying on a trailer, collecting it yourself would be the cheapest option if you can?
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Old 21 July 2010, 19:11   #3
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I'm sure some members SR5.4's with a 90hp hanging off it are under 750kg.

DM or Rogue Wave maybe able to help with delivery.
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Old 21 July 2010, 19:24   #4
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As said Trailers and engines pretty generic!
You should be able to get decent local deal on those.
So just ship a RIB

I had my RIB shipped from UK on Ro/RO to California (on steel cradle ) for just over 1000 British pounds. (5 years ago though)
Net weight of Rib and cradle 420kgs

Handled by Complete Freight out of Southampton and did a great job
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Old 22 July 2010, 05:06   #5
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My SR5.4 with 90hp 2 stroke, on its trailer, with normal equipment and some fuel came in at under 750kg.

Had it on a weighbridge for a purchaser who was unsure if he could tow it.
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Old 22 July 2010, 05:36   #6
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We have transported a couple of boats by road out to Helsinki before. The cost depends on the size of the boat and wether or not it has its own road legal trailer, but as an example the last boat we took out was a 7m on our trailer at a cost of 4000 + VAT.

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Old 22 July 2010, 15:31   #7
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Thanks all for your replies. Yes, its correct, my goal regarding the brakeless trailer is just on the edge(or even unrealistic). I live close to the sea so will not need to do high speed or long distance on the road, however tend to do things by the book so if needed then it has to be braked.

SR 5.4 is the smallest boat that i consider and 5.8 is max, transport/ shipping wise guess no so much different in the cost.

I purchased my Bombard and the engine from UK, everything went fine, engine has not missed a beat this summer, but with a bigger boat will need som eyes on the spot or take a weekend trip before commercial commitements.
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