shipping a skiboat overseas

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Tue, 23 Sep 2003 22:11:04


Hi Folks,

I'm looking for a company who can ship a ski boat (specifically a
Flightcraft barefooter) from FL to New Zealand. Can anybody here offer
any names or advice?

Cheers,
JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Andrew Morri » Tue, 23 Sep 2003 22:38:05

anyone who puts containers on boats....

it'll be the same as shipping a car.  You have to deliver it, load it into
the container (probably a half-sized box), and take it through the customs
process at the time the container is sealed...

make sure the boat is well tied onto the trailer, and the trailer is well
secured in the container.  will probably cost you a fair bit though, as
you'll most likely not want anything else in the container with your boat,
to minimise the risk of damage....


Quote:
> Hi Folks,

> I'm looking for a company who can ship a ski boat (specifically a
> Flightcraft barefooter) from FL to New Zealand. Can anybody here offer
> any names or advice?

> Cheers,
> JohnO


 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Wed, 24 Sep 2003 04:51:36


Quote:
> anyone who puts containers on boats....

> it'll be the same as shipping a car.  You have to deliver it, load it into
> the container (probably a half-sized box), and take it through the customs
> process at the time the container is sealed...

> make sure the boat is well tied onto the trailer, and the trailer is well
> secured in the container.  will probably cost you a fair bit though, as
> you'll most likely not want anything else in the container with your boat,
> to minimise the risk of damage....

But will the trailer fit in a container? Internal dimension of a standard
container varies but typically is around 7'8". The boat itself I believe is
7'4" so could squeeze in but I suspect the trailer won't.

Cheers,
JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Andrew Morri » Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:47:10

You'll need to check that with the shipping companies...  I'm sure you wont
be the first person to ship a boat internationally like this... you may have
to have a platform made for the hull to sit onto, and ship the trailer some
other way, or buy one when you get the boat to NZ....


Quote:


> > anyone who puts containers on boats....

> > it'll be the same as shipping a car.  You have to deliver it, load it
into
> > the container (probably a half-sized box), and take it through the
customs
> > process at the time the container is sealed...

> > make sure the boat is well tied onto the trailer, and the trailer is
well
> > secured in the container.  will probably cost you a fair bit though, as
> > you'll most likely not want anything else in the container with your
boat,
> > to minimise the risk of damage....

> But will the trailer fit in a container? Internal dimension of a standard
> container varies but typically is around 7'8". The boat itself I believe
is
> 7'4" so could squeeze in but I suspect the trailer won't.

> Cheers,
> JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Mik » Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:44:59

Quote:

> Hi Folks,

> I'm looking for a company who can ship a ski boat (specifically a
> Flightcraft barefooter) from FL to New Zealand. Can anybody here offer
> any names or advice?

> Cheers,
> JohnO


two of my Tournament Team boats to Europe.  They will ask you to
measure the boat on the trailer and provide them with exact
measurements so they can fit it to the correct container. Good luck!
 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Pat Sproul » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:59:08

Considering the number of boats shipped into Australia now from the
states..... Why don't you ask a local Malibu dealer how they get them into
the country.

Do you already own the boat? There are a lot of Aussie built barefooters
going around that would cost a lot less to ship from here I would think.

Pat.


Quote:
> Hi Folks,

> I'm looking for a company who can ship a ski boat (specifically a
> Flightcraft barefooter) from FL to New Zealand. Can anybody here offer
> any names or advice?

> Cheers,
> JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:30:10

Hi Pat,

It looks like freight ex US is about US$2000 more than ex Aus so believe me
I have looked for one in Aus. So far I have seen one vs about a dozen in the
US and I cannot get the vendor in Aus to answer my emails so have no idea
even if it is still for sale. Mostly I've been looking at the online
newspapers and www.boatpoint.com.au but if you know of any Flightcraft
barefooters for sale there please post the details or email me at my hotmail
address "krypton_john"

Cheers,
JohnO


Quote:
> Considering the number of boats shipped into Australia now from the
> states..... Why don't you ask a local Malibu dealer how they get them into
> the country.

> Do you already own the boat? There are a lot of Aussie built barefooters
> going around that would cost a lot less to ship from here I would think.

> Pat.



> > Hi Folks,

> > I'm looking for a company who can ship a ski boat (specifically a
> > Flightcraft barefooter) from FL to New Zealand. Can anybody here offer
> > any names or advice?

> > Cheers,
> > JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:38:53

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 07:59:08 +1000, "Pat Sproule"

Quote:

>Considering the number of boats shipped into Australia now from the
>states..... Why don't you ask a local Malibu dealer how they get them into
>the country.

They build them there actually.  Try CC who does not.
 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:39:20

Quote:

>Hi Pat,

>It looks like freight ex US is about US$2000 more than ex Aus so believe me
>I have looked for one in Aus. So far I have seen one vs about a dozen in the
>US and I cannot get the vendor in Aus to answer my emails so have no idea
>even if it is still for sale. Mostly I've been looking at the online
>newspapers and www.boatpoint.com.au but if you know of any Flightcraft
>barefooters for sale there please post the details or email me at my hotmail
>address "krypton_john"

Post a WTB over at www.malibuboatowners.com
 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Boc? » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 15:50:40


Quote:
> Hi Pat,

> It looks like freight ex US is about US$2000 more than ex Aus so believe
me
> I have looked for one in Aus. So far I have seen one vs about a dozen in
the
> US and I cannot get the vendor in Aus to answer my emails so have no idea
> even if it is still for sale. Mostly I've been looking at the online
> newspapers and www.boatpoint.com.au but if you know of any Flightcraft
> barefooters for sale there please post the details or email me at my
hotmail
> address "krypton_john"

> Cheers,
> JohnO

John-o  I have not followed this from the beginning - but here is my 2 cents
worth - It is now getting warmer here and there are a LOT of boats for
sale - One of the best places to begin looking is in a local paper called
the trading post - they also have online search www.tradingpost.com.au
every week there would be at least 20 - 30 new ski boats for sale.

If you cant find what your looking for then you never will  -----  and it
will be a lot easier than getting a boat shipped here  - then having to pay
all the import taxes and GST on the items value - then having it locally
registered - boat coded... blah blah blah

so it not just a matter of shipping it over for $2000 you will be slugged
with a bunch of other costs that may blow that out to well over $5000+ (
depending on the value of the boat )

Buy one local  - would be your best bet

Boc

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 21:50:05

Quote:



> > Hi Pat,

> > It looks like freight ex US is about US$2000 more than ex Aus so believe
>  me
> > I have looked for one in Aus. So far I have seen one vs about a dozen in
>  the
> > US and I cannot get the vendor in Aus to answer my emails so have no idea
> > even if it is still for sale. Mostly I've been looking at the online
> > newspapers and www.boatpoint.com.au but if you know of any Flightcraft
> > barefooters for sale there please post the details or email me at my
>  hotmail
> > address "krypton_john"

> > Cheers,
> > JohnO

> John-o  I have not followed this from the beginning - but here is my 2 cents
> worth - It is now getting warmer here and there are a LOT of boats for
> sale - One of the best places to begin looking is in a local paper called
> the trading post - they also have online search www.tradingpost.com.au
> every week there would be at least 20 - 30 new ski boats for sale.

> If you cant find what your looking for then you never will  -----  and it
> will be a lot easier than getting a boat shipped here  - then having to pay
> all the import taxes and GST on the items value - then having it locally
> registered - boat coded... blah blah blah

> so it not just a matter of shipping it over for $2000 you will be slugged
> with a bunch of other costs that may blow that out to well over $5000+ (
> depending on the value of the boat )

> Buy one local  - would be your best bet

> Boc

Hi Boc,

I checked tradingpost.com.au - they only had one Malibu Flightcraft
and a few XLT's. The former was horribly over priced at AUD$37k and
the latter is not what I want. The AUD$37k option was not even
Optimax. An equivalent boat in the US would sell for around US$17k so
that more than makes up for the freight difference.

Not sure what you are getting at regarding registration etc. I am
looking to ship a boat from either US or Aus to New Zealand. I am not
looking to ship a boat to Aus. We don't have boat registration in NZ
(yet). Regardless of where I import from, there will be 17.5% GST to
add. If it is not from Aus there is also 7% duty. Freight from US adds
about US$2000 to the price over the freight cost from Aus. So it would
be far better if I could find a good one in Aus. But that's the catch
- they are too hard to find there at the moment whereas there are
dozens for sale around the US.

Cheers,
JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 21:53:12

Quote:

> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 07:59:08 +1000, "Pat Sproule"

> >Considering the number of boats shipped into Australia now from the
> >states..... Why don't you ask a local Malibu dealer how they get them into
> >the country.

> They build them there actually.  Try CC who does not.

I've got onto a business that imports boats from the west coast to NZ.
They've offered to let me share a 40' container with one of their
boats so if I can make that work that would be ideal. I'd just have to
ship the thing from FL to LA. Containering adds a few problems though
- I doubt the trailer will fit width-wise so some dismantling will be
required. Also with the OB*** off the back it's a lot more that
20' of load.

Cheers,
JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by John » Thu, 25 Sep 2003 21:55:11

Quote:


> >Hi Pat,

> >It looks like freight ex US is about US$2000 more than ex Aus so believe me
> >I have looked for one in Aus. So far I have seen one vs about a dozen in the
> >US and I cannot get the vendor in Aus to answer my emails so have no idea
> >even if it is still for sale. Mostly I've been looking at the online
> >newspapers and www.boatpoint.com.au but if you know of any Flightcraft
> >barefooters for sale there please post the details or email me at my hotmail
> >address "krypton_john"

> Post a WTB over at www.malibuboatowners.com

Well, that would find me some sellers in the US but that's not the
problem. I've already located boats in the US that are for sale that
suit me. It's the freight that is the hard part. It becomes less
difficult from Australia.

Cheers
JohnO

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Pat Sproul » Fri, 26 Sep 2003 05:41:30


Quote:

> They build them there actually.  Try CC who does not.

I thought they had stopped actually, but if not, the factory is (was) not
far from here - Albury NSW. It's the original Flightcraft factory. I cant
remember the name of the Albury retail dealer but I'll see what I can dig up
for you.

You may have a point though on the prices. The Malibu you saw for $37k would
be a recent import. It's actually a cheaper one since I normally see them go
for $42k + with all the fruit and on a nice trailer. We recently went
off-shore to buy some broadcast gear because the identical item from AU
retailers was about 30% more (after currency conversion). I'm not sure how
the NZ$ is faring but after the positive shift in the AU$ buying from the
states does become more attractive.

Now for a dumb question - are American boats LHD or RHD ?

Pat.

 
 
 

shipping a skiboat overseas

Post by Pat Sproul » Fri, 26 Sep 2003 05:43:45

This is the original AU flightcraft dealer attached to the factory (I think)

      Leigh Martin Marine
      59- 61 Thomas Mitchell Drv Wodonga VIC 3690
      ph: (02) 6024 6555  Boat & Yacht Sales

And this is the factory (so I guess they are building Malibu under licence
now

Malibu Boats Pty Ltd
Hope Crt Albury NSW 2640
ph: (02) 6040 1174  Boat & Yacht Builders &/or Repairers

Dial +612 instead of 02 for the area code to Aus.

Pat.

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