Many sailboat enthusiasts all over the globe enjoy spending their free time on a sailboat. After a long, cold winter, sailors are eager to go out on the water again after seeing the first rays of sun in spring. But what if you want to sail in another city or even country? Then you would have to ship your boat before you go there. Eurosender will find you the cheapest and most reliable courier provider. The only thing you have to do is pack your order and Eurosender will take care of the rest. Now that you have found the best option for the cheapest shipping of a sailboat, let’s look at how to pack and ship a sailboat when you want to make a sailboat delivery by courier.
Get informed on how to ship a sailboat in a few simple steps.
Shipping with Eurosender is simple, quick and reliable. All you have to do is:
Choose the pick-up and delivery countries, the number of packages and their weight.
You will be provided with the best available offer.
Fill in the form with your details and pay for the service.
Get informed on how to pack your items for shipping.
Make sure to place an order at least two days prior to the pick-up date and have someone at the address to give the package to the courier.
Check the dimensions and weight of your parcel in the shipment size checker below. If it is too big, too heavy or oddly shaped, ask for an individual offer.
Before we start explaining how to pack and ship a sailboat, please take a look at the general tips for shipping your packages:
Packing and shipping a sailboat is not the simplest task but with the right instructions, it is much easier. To help you we have divided our guide in three parts.
Before you start packing, don’t forget that first, you must disassemble all parts that can be disassembled. Also keep in mind that you need the necessary tools on the receiving end, to put everything back together.
There are 2 ways to ship your sailboat. When the sailboat fits the dimensions of a pallet, you can send it as freight. If that is not the case, Eurosender can prepare an individual offer. A truck/van will be booked especially for you and a professional courier will load your items and secure them for proper and safe sailboat transport.
When you choose to use a pallet for the transport of your sailboat, keep in mind that sailboats differ in size, weight and height and therefore the packing depends on these factors. In most cases, you wrap the boat in protective foil (such as bubble wrap) and then place it on a pallet. After that, you can build a crate around it and seal it.
However, we strongly recommend you contact our customer support team to get specific instructions for packing the boat you want to ship. This way you can be confident that your sailboat gets the right packing and won’t be suffering any damage. Our Customer service is available in 15 languages by phone and email, waiting to answer all your questions regarding fast shipping of a sailboat.
Any shipment sent through Eurosender is automatically insured for the amount of up to 200€. However, we always recommend purchasing additional insurance for valuable items such as sailboats. Additional insurance of up to 1000€ and 2000€ can be added at a small extra price.
Freight shipments are insured according to the provisions of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR Convention). Extra insurance is also available for purchase and the price is determined based on the value of your shipment. If you want to receive a price quotation for additional insurance, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For freight shipments, the price for additional insurance is automatically determined based on the value of the shipment. In the second step of the ordering process, by entering the value of your shipment, the final price for extra insurance will be instantly shown and you will have the option to add it to your order total.
How to pack the sails
With the instructions below it will be a breeze to pack the sails of your sailboat and prepare them for the cheapest shipping of a sailboat.
While every shipment is covered by the standard insurance, we highly recommend that you also choose one of our extra insurance packages, especially when shipping more expensive sailboat parts. Additional insurance can be added at extremely low prices while giving you the necessary piece of mind.
How to pack sailboat parts
Take a look at the instructions on how to pack sailboat parts:
Important note: The boat, the sail and the parts must be packed separately. It is not allowed to bind packages together. The 3 packages will go in 1 order, but you will get three individual tracking numbers. For more information on tracking your package check out our dedicated page.
Over time many people have contacted us with questions about how to pack and ship a sailboat. Take look at the most common reasons why people are looking for fast shipping of a sailboat.
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