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Prepping Your Vessel

If you would like for us to prep the vessel, please inquire about pricing. Follow the steps below carefully to prepare your boat before the transport team arrives. If you require any assistance with prepping your vessel prior to transport or would like us to prep it for you, please ask us about pricing. We are happy to help!

  • Make certain that all loose items in your vessel such as plates, galley utensils, personal items, or any other non-secured items have been secured or removed from the vessel.

  • Turn all power modules to the “OFF” position.

  • Remove any device or fixture that extends beyond the hull of the vessel such as antennas, radar, compasses, or depth sounders. These devices should be secured inside the vessel for shipping.

  • Any non-secured decor such as tops, curtains, & seat cushions must be stowed and secured.

  • Remove the plug from the craft.

  • If you are moving the boat during the winter months, you may need to winterize the engine, toilets, water systems, or any other weather sensitive devices on the vessel.

  • Shrink wrap is an excellent way to protect your boat during transport. However, a poor shrink wrap may tear due to the high winds generated during road travel. If this happens, the vessel could suffer damage from the shrink wrap beating, chaffing, and scratching the vessel. Palmetto Yacht Management cannot accept responsibility for damages caused by shrink wrap and reserves the right to remove the shrink wrap in the event it is damaged.

  • All personal belongings should be removed from the boat before transport. These include cash and valuables, clothing, sporting goods, or any other materials that are not part of the vessel.

  • You will need to store and secure Plastic and Plexiglass windshields below. If you have a center console with a canvas T-top, make sure that there are no holes or rips in the fabric. If there are any holes in the fabric damage may be sustained during transport. Any attempted transport with the holes still in the canvas could damage the framing. Palmetto Yacht Management cannot accept any responsibility for canvas top damage due to natural wear and tear from the elements.

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