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Old 30 November 2017, 13:06   #1
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Having only used my rib 5 times this year it is finally time to move it to a warmer climate - The Algarve. The problem at the moment is finding transport, does anyone know anybody that is reliable? I do not have a trailer !
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Old 30 November 2017, 13:46   #2
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Long journey but if you go online there are individual contract carriers that will bid for that particular job. sorry to say I do not have any details right now but details are defo online.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?dcr=....0.QRIWHDj73Yk


Just a guestimate but by sea what 1500 miles?
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Old 01 December 2017, 04:02   #3
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I have used a groupage company to move an XS600 to and from Spain but would point out they are not specialist boat transporters.

You have to make sure the boat is securely strapped to a cradle which in turn is strong enough to be secured to the trailer. Both height and width are also considerations. We deflated the tubes and pulled them in to make sure they did not come into contact with the trailers pillars. Also took the opportunity to load into the boat various personal effects.

We used Flexitrans who are based in Felixstowe contact Jamie Read 01394 458800 but there are loads of outfits that will do this for you.

Donít know if this is of help at all.

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Option one: buy a trailer and do it yourself. Option two: Tong tugboats - specialises in this sort of thing and heís down that way on an almost weekly basis to and from the UK so will be able to go you a good deal if heís coming back with something. Option 3: Shiply.com
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Be carefully if using Shipley. If the actual carrier doesn't perform, they hang on to the deposit and will only credit against another job deposit, and even then only for 6 months from memory.
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