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  • #2403
    PVSW
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    Have a buyer for my boat in the states…anyone ever done that? Is it a hassle? Worth it? Any information is much appreciated.

    cody

    #20382
    firstd
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    "PVSW":1f75jweo wrote:
    Have a buyer for my boat in the states…anyone ever done that? Is it a hassle? Worth it? Any information is much appreciated.

    cody[/quote:1f75jweo]

    hey codeman!!
    i havent ever shipped a boat but i have skiis, and its prolly close to the same, shipping wonèt be the big issue, duty fees will be, maybe if you list it ont he shipping form as a broken boat with a value of, like, 100 bucks it wont be so bad, but maybe that wont help, putting it as a gift might help too. either way its the buyer thats gonna be hit with it, so its up to him. remmeber if you put the value low you canèt really insure it for its full value….
    good luck sell’n her bro!

    Jer

    #20383
    Grant
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    I’m down in the states and have used forwardair.com to ship boats cross-country.

    They ship to and from Canada too, but duty charges may be the problem. It may even be exempt depending on where it was made, you may be able to NAFTA exempt the boat if US made (not sure of Canadian made is exempt too).

    I’ve never had to pay duty on any US made good brought back to the US. It’s always you folks up north trying to tax the hell outta me.

    #20384
    surfboy
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    the best way to avoid duties and border complications associated with commercial shippers.
    There are boaters from all over North America and the world converging on the Gauley this weekend and with some lead time you shouldn’t have much of a problem finding a ride for your boat to Gauley Fest. You can probably find a helpful boater on this board.
    Hopefully the buyer will be going to Gauley Fest or has a friend going who could pick up the boat at the festival.
    That might be brokered through boatertalk.com

    Kind of short notice to get that rolling but maybe the best bet for both of you.

    This just may be the excuse you need to make the drive to the Gauley yourself.

    John Mason

    #20385
    marie
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    Best bet is to drive to Buffalo and ship it via DHL. $46 to ship a creeker to Louisville. I’ve done ForwardAir from Toronto once – a royal pain in the ass and total cost about $120.

    Marie

    #20386
    Grant
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    I had a bad experience with DHL shipping my Super Fun.

    They lost the boat for about a month and finally “found it” on a lost package center dock, claiming the delivery slip was missing. boat arrived with the original shipping tag and no apoligy/refund/or explaination from DHL.

    Oh yeah, the whole time the boat “tracking” showed only they had picked the boat up. One month to pick up a boat from a shipping dock in Missouri and get it to Michigan.

    I’ve had great luck with forwardair.com shipping a creek boat from west coast to Michigan for $80.00. And Sports Express shipped me a boat that arrived 6 days before scheduled delivery (2 days from Montana to MI) You can always try driving the boat to buffalo airport and shipping forward air, or try sportsexpress.

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