Boat Transport Services
WMS Transport Services provides an excellent door to door service in transporting all sizes of boats. Our relationships in the Norfolk marine trade has established us as a first choice service provider. With years of industry experience and great working partnerships cultivated over time, we pride ourselves as the company to trust with boat transport.
In order to manage boat transportation in the most cost effective way, being able to tap into other planned journeys made by boat transport companies is vital. Reducing fuel costs and unnecessary trips can account for big savings, and by tagging your boat onto empty return journeys allows us to negotiate on your behalf some very keen prices.
A great service is vita with boat transport, and we ensure that your boat is loaded onto its trailer in the most caring and professional way.
Types of Boat Transport
- Placed on a trailer and towed using a 4×4 or similar
- Self loading rigid lorries – flat bed with a crane attached to the rig
- Fully articulated
Contact us today, and we will help you find the best price for your boat transportation requirements.
UK Boat Transport Information
- In the UK, loads up to 2.9m (9’6″) wide are classed as a normal load
- Over 2.9m (9’6″) wide are classified as wide-loads.
If your boat is wider than this, then by law, we are required to notify the Police force in each county through which the route will pass. The Police require two clear working days notice together with the exact dimensions of the vehicle and load, the collection and delivery addresses, the date(s) of the move, and the route. The Police may delay the movement times in the interest of road safety or if it may hold up other road users. Providing accurate details to the Police not only ensures that there are no issues during transit but also that adequate Insurance cover is provided.
Sometimes we need to provide an escort vehicle for the load if the police require it, and boats over 3.5m wide require an assistant to travel with the load, either in the cab or in an escort vehicle. We have our own ‘Pilot’ or Escort Vehicle service for Wide loads that require escorting.
Height limits in the UK vary depending on the route taken. There is no legal limit, but the maximum overall ‘Safe’ height is 16’6″ (5M). Most motorway bridges are at least this height. The maximum height will be measured once the boat is loaded onto the trailer. If any items that can be removed or lowered from the roof this will ensure that your travelling height is as low as possible, making routes easier to plan and keeping distance travelled lower. Depending on the type of boat, the maximum height available will vary.