Four tips: how to safely truck your boat over the road

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Last year, Steffen Schmidt wanted to move his 37-foot sailboat from Seattle to Rhode Island.

Schmidt was not unfamiliar with hiring boat transportation services, and had done it once before with no issues. But this time was different: the boat was delivered in Wickford, R.I., with its mast gashed and mangled; the prop and cutlass bearing damaged.

Then problems occurred in getting compensated for the damages. How can a boat owner looking to transport their boat over the road avoid an experience like Schmidt's? BoatUS has four tips.

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