Posted on: 20 March 2020Share
If you are looking to haul a boat that you purchased across states and you aren't sure how to go about it, you need to make sure that it's safe for you to do the hauling. The size of the boat and the weight may put restrictions on where you can drive while hauling the watercraft.
You also may not be licensed properly to drive a vehicle required to haul it, or to haul something that is that large. Here are the things that you want to do before you attempt to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after the purchase of the watercraft.
Know What Is Needed to Haul the Watercraft
If you don't have a diesel truck that is designed for hauling heavy weight, or you aren't licensed to drive a semi to pull the watercraft, you will need to outsource hauling the boat back. There are many services that you can hire to do this for you, but you will still have to pay for any tolls and fees and for the permit to haul such a large item.
Inquire About Needed Permits
If you worry that the boat will be too heavy in some of the areas where you will be driving or to be on the public roads, you will need to get the proper permit. You can be pulled over, fined and have more complications if you are caught driving without the permit.
You will need to go and have the boat weighed at a weighing station. Then they will approve or deny the permit and approval. They will need this for weighing stations and stops for fuel.
Make sure that you get the necessary insurance needed to cover the boat if something happened during the transportation. This would be something that was either the driver's mistake if you do the haul or something that happened on the road. A service you use for outsourcing should also have their own coverage for liability.
Getting a large boat purchase from a different state will take a lot of planning and skill. If you are looking to get your new watercraft back to your home or to where it will dock safely, be sure that you have the right method of transportation and also that the vehicle is insured. When you get the permit you will get information on restrictions and any road limitations.
For more information on overweight permits, contact local professionals.