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Old 10-03-2010, 12:18 PM
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What are the steps involved in getting a boat from overseas to North America?
I found a boat I like but it is sitting in Holland.
I am curious to cost and time frame as well.

Thanks in advance.

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I am not sure of all the steps for that but we have dealt with vehicles before and I strongly suggest you fly over and see it first hand if you are buying from an individual. Crazy how someone can build a website to look like a extremely reputable company and you send them cash and they disappear. Know several people who have had is happen. Unless its a killer deal look the other way.
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The boat is at a dealership and I would definately fly to look over it. Thanks for the info.
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After that it's not to hard. Either find a shipping company yourself or use theirs. If you don't know any contact bobthebuilder on here. He has shipped his boat internationally before. They usually handle custom clearing and then you retitle and license it here in the us.
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I,m from Holland,if you need any help with shipping let me know.
I know a few freight companies that can ship roll on roll of ,or if its a small boat ,in a seacontainer.
They ship world wide .
As for costs ,I payed $ 1,50 per cubic feet roll on roll of from Florida to Holland .
Time frame would be around 17 days from Holland to North America (east coast)
And roll on roll of ,normally go every week.

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hope its not that black fountain from a yr or to back.
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Hi guys, thanks for the input. I have some homework to do.
The roll on roll off is what exactly??
The boat is an 08 Baja 342, black in colour with grey and yellow graphics, real sharp IMO.
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Hi guys, thanks for the input. I have some homework to do.
The roll on roll off is what exactly??
The boat is an 08 Baja 342, black in colour with grey and yellow graphics, real sharp IMO.
Roll on Roll of means all sort items that can be either sits on wheels like cars ,trucks ,heavy equipment , boats on trailers ,cranes you name it ,if its not on wheels ,the freight company will take care of your items by using a crane to lift your item on a cradle / lorry .
these are very large bulky ships that carry a lot of cars from the US to Europe ,and they go back to the US with European cars,and other stuff, and maybe your next boat ?
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Contact the Peter's and May shipping company, they are the best at this stuff and have plenty of connections world wide to help.

They are the company that most people use to go back and forth for the Cowes race and the Around Britain race.
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