Once you have located your boat or yacht, you must determine whether your investment is worth the value. The best way to go about this is by engaging a certified Marine Surveyor. At Import-USA-Boat we will source and place you in contact with a fully accredited marine surveyor who is located within the area of purchase you are considering. Import-USA-boat is pleased to recommend several Marine Surveyors based on many years of contact and numerous repeat clients. Marine surveyors can offer full survey including valuation, thermal hull inspections, sea trials, mechanical and oil testing.
Cradle construction is of utmost importance when considering boat shipping . Import-USA-boat wants your prized new boat or yacht to make the voyage home safely and securely. We use cargo groups all over the USA who have had many years experience in construction of cradles and preparation of your boat whether it is sailing on a RO/RO (roll on roll off) service, Flatrack or Container line. Cradles can be constructed from timber (ispm-15 standard) or steel. Some dedicated yacht carriers offer adjustable cradle systems that are designed, in most cases, for heavy lift vessels.
By preventing contaminants, such as mineral or organic matter, which will not be acceptable by AQIS or MAF or the quarantine laws of destination country shrink-wrapping is a worthwhile investment It will also keep your boat import clean from diesel soot from the ship during shipment.
Under recent changes with AQIS, USA issued fumigation certificates are no longer recognised, Cleaning is well advised prior to sailing from the USA.
It is well worth considering a dismantling service as most cargo is shipped and invoiced using a cubic figure. If your boat has a T-Top, Hardtop, Radar Arch or Dome, these can often be dismantled to lose height. Reduction of the CBM (cubic metre) could equate to a substantial saving in freight costs depending on the configuration of your cargo.
Import-USA-boat has an extensive network of domestic inland road haulers. We have ensured they have the correct insurance and licenses to deliver your boat safely to the departure port. They can handle any boat or cargo and all necessary permits are in place for oversize and over height requirements.
We can ship and import your new boat engine or Harley Davidson with minimum of fuss. We have a complete pickup from Door USA to Australian Port of your choice.
At Import-USA-Boat we have an alliance with our own professional customs broker. They will process all documentation and collect all GST / Duties (if applicable) within Australia and New Zealand for the import. We will liaise to organize AQIS / MAF inspections and times. We will make your cargo arrival in Australia / New Zealand uncomplicated.
For peace of mind Transit insurance must be considered. Import-USA-Boat can offer ocean/ transit insurance at a rate approximately 1.35% per USD 100.00 based on Purchase + Freight. We have a specialist Australian broker who can assist with all your insurance requirements. When insuring your cargo you must insure the cost of your cargo, freight and any taxes or duties payable (CIF) It is important to remember most insurance of this type terminates on arrival at your destination terminal therefore local comprehensive insurance will be required.