Boat Transportation Tips

10 02 2012

General boat transportation suggestions:

While boat transportation companies carry commercial liability insurance, I recommend obtaining separate coverage (transportation insurance rider) from your insurance company.

If possible, empty fuel, water and holding tanks.

Prep vessel for a bumpy ride – loose gear stowed below will break or damage your cabinetry.

Sailboat rigs – secure and wrap standing and running rigging – commercial plastic wrap works great.

Shipping height – lower is safer and less expensive – remove lifelines and stanchions, wheels, pedestals, dorades, antennas, biminis, dodgers, etc.

Flybridge removal – label all wires and cables.

Vessels wider than 8’6” require permits.
Vessels wider than 12’ -13’ require escorts.
Vessels higher than 13’6” require escorts.
(Shipping requirements vary from state to state.)

For the best shipping rate – you’ll need to make lots of calls.

The goal is to find a qualified shipper who needs your load to avoid running ‘empty’.

Call all shippers, boatyards on both ends of the trip, even list your vessel on UShip.com

Shipping brokers can help you obtain a lower shipping rate, but be very cautious about any who request or require a deposit.

Shippers will want to know the make and model of your vessel, weight, width, height, shipping to and from locations. If shipping on your own trailer – brake type and ball size.

If you can be flexible on shipping dates, you can save 15 – 25%. Working with a reputable shipping company is more important than getting the lowest price, of course. The purpose of shopping around is to avoid being overcharged, not necessarily to take the cheapest option.

Ballpark shipping costs: Fuel costs have a very direct relationship to the cost of vessel shipping. In general, medium sized boats, 30’ – 40’, which do not require escorts – average the price of a gallon of fuel per mile. Example: Diesel = $3.75 x 1000 miles = swag shipping cost of $3,750.

Vessels on their own trailers run less.
Vessels which require escorts cost more.
The larger the vessel, the more complicated and expensive the project.

Respect the rule of the 7 P’s with all shipping efforts – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Projects.

Need help? Assisting and advising with all aspects of vessel prep, load and shipping is part of customer services you enjoy when you use Brilliant Yachts with your boat buying efforts.

Happy boating!

Jon Shattuck
Brilliant Yachts
843-276-0852 cell/text
yachts@brilliantyachts.com





Rudders and Moorings Brokerage Network

27 01 2012

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If you would like to list your boat for sale in over 50 boating websites and enjoy brilliant customer service with one phone call or email, please contact Jon Shattuck @ Brilliant Yachts today!

Jon Shattuck
Brilliant Yachts
Yacht Broker/President
843-276-0852 cell/text
yachts@brilliantyachts.com





SOLD: 2001 SeaRay 245 Weekender

28 07 2011

2001 SeaRay 245 Weekender for sale!

Super clean, primarily freshwater, no bottom paint, turnkey condition.

The SeaRay 245 Weekender is a great go everywhere/do everything boat.

Includes 2005 double axle EZ LOADER trailer with brakes.

Ready for brilliant fun in the sun!

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INTERIOR:
Oval mirror on forward bulkhead
Dinette forward with removable table
Shelves outboard – port and starboard
Large opening overhead hatch and two fixed oval ports
Hanging locker
Enclosed head with marine head
Overhead lights
Fan
Galley with single oval SS sink, pressure water, Kenyon single stove – butane, storage outboard and beneath counter

ON DECK:
Bow rail
Anchor locker
Bow roller
Wraparound windshield with hinged center panel for foredeck access
Sliding door with built in steps
Helm to starboard – adjustable seat, wheel steering, single lever throttle/shifter, guages and electronics
Cooler aft of helm – secured to deck
Transom door to fiberglass swim platform with fold down swim ladder
Transom storage with pressure washdown
Bench seat aft (hinged engine access beneath)
Fore and aft crew seats
Large storage locker in sole
Full canvas bimini enclosure – navy blue

ELECTRONICS:
Magellan GPS 4000 XL
Ritchie Compass
Raytheon Ray 45 VHF radio
Lowrance 3500 depthfinder
Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo with helm controls

MECHANICAL:
MerCruiser 5.7 – 505 hours
Bravo3 Twin Prop outdrive
12v and 110v systems
Two 12v batteries
Trim Tabs
Electric engine room heater
Electric bilge pump
Automatic Halon fire extinguisher

SPECS:
Length: 26′ 3″
Beam: 8′ 6″
Disp: 5,100 lbs
Fuel: 69 gallons
Water: 11 gallons

LOOSE GEAR:
2005 dual axle EZ LOADER trailer with brakes
Docklines and fenders
Life jackets and throwable cushions
Fire extinguishers

This vessel is stored on land in Charleston, SC and is easy to inspect by appointment.

Please call or email for additional information, to schedule a personal inspection and for “Brilliant” yacht brokerage services.

Jon Shattuck
Yacht Broker
Brilliant Yachts, Inc.
843-276-0852 cell/text
yachts@brilliantyachts.com

Disclaimer: Brilliant Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.





SOLD: Golden Star 35′ Sundeck MY ~ Mechanic’s Special

2 06 2011

1988 Regency Golden Star 35′ Sundeck Motoryacht

Mechanic’s Special – starboard engine needs repair or replacement

This is a solidly built and comfortably appointed motoryacht. She is a surprisingly roomy cruising motoryacht which will be an extremely comfortable home at the dock or on the hook. Her construction is solid fiberglass, semi-displacement hull with a moderate beam, hard chimes and a long prop-protecting keel. Interior and exterior condition good – will be a brilliant dockside condo/coastal cruiser/island hopper with repairs and cosmetic TLC. Great opportunity for mechanically inclined boater.

Twin Perkins 200hp diesels
Genset + Air conditioning
Fore and aft staterooms
Galley down with dinette
Upper and lower steering stations
Sundeck and Enclosed flybridge

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INTERIOR:
Varnished teak cabinetry and bulkheads with teak parquet sole – 6′ 4″ headroom.

FORWARD (Guest) STATEROOM: Features diagonal upper and lower single berths, access to chain locker forward, oval stainless steel sink opposite head with hinged countertop/cover/mirror with storage beneath and outboard, opening ports and overhead opening hatch.

Guest head to starboard with manual marine head, single sink with hot and cold pressure water, opening port, shower wand with sump.

GALLEY DOWN features NorCold standup 12v/110v refrigerator/freezer, Princess three burner electric stove and oven (oven does not work), Black & Decker toaster oven, two deep stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water, opening ports, countertop, storage outboard. Teak rod holders mounted in overhead.

Fore and aft facing dinette opposite to starboard, with storage beneath one seat, outboard and in overhead cabinets.

MAIN CABIN features lower helm forward and to starboard with sliding door access to sidedeck. Build-in storage with mirror aft and to starboard, winding steps with curved teak handrail to sundeck aft to port, overhead teak handrail, three wicker chairs, one small table, and area rug. Side windows with curtains.

AFT (Master) STATEROOM features island berth, built-in fiddled nightstands both sides, ample storage and drawers outboard both port and starboard with oval mirror, TV recess (flat screen Magnavox TV w DVD), cedar lined hanging locker, access hatch aft, four opening ports, 2nd mirror and sliding teak door to main salon.

MASTER HEAD features vacuflush style marine head, oval stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, mirror, storage and separate shower stall.

ON DECK:
Pendant pole on bow rail
Stainless steel bow and side rails
Bow pulpit with anchor roller
Electric windlass
35lb CQR anchor with chain and rode
Hause pipe to belowdecks chain locker
Fender storage rack mounted on port bow rail
High bulwarks and side walkways
Two windshield wipers
Windshield canvas on forward windows

Enclosed Flybridge
Fiberglass Overhead
Canvas enclosuse – damaged/ready for replacement
Wheel steering with helm seat – centerline/forward
Full engine and electronics
Venturi windshield
Fore and aft facing seats – starboard
Forward facing seat – port
Blue cushions – seats and backs (3)
Steps to Sundeck

Sundeck – fiberglass overhead and side panels
Sink with storage
Ladder with fiberglass treads and stainless steel handrails to swim platform
Custom aluminum swim platform
Hot and cold shower on transom
Manual winch with transom mount
Outboard engine bracket on transom mount

ELECTRONICS:
Garmin 545 GPS/Chartplotter
Digital depth gauge
Standard VHF radio (upper)
Uniden VHF radio (lower)
Furuno Radar
Two AM/FM/CD stereos – main salon and sundeck
(Sundeck stereo new – in box – not installed)
Ritchie compass (both helms)

MECHANICAL:
Twin Perkins T6236 diesel engines – freshwater cooled – 200hp per
Port engine hours: 1052
Stbd engine hours: 1053
Starboard engine is siezed up – requires repair or replacement
Onan Genset – under 300 hours – soundshield
Marine AC
Four 4D batteries
12v and 110v systems
30 amp service x 2
True Charger battery charger
Trim tabs

DIMENSIONS:
Builder: Chien Hwa
LOA: 37′
Beam: 12′
Draft: 3′ 6″
Bridge clearance: 14′
Headroom: 6′ 4″
Displacement: 16,000 lbs
Cruising Speed: @ 9 knots

MISC. + LOOSE GEAR:
Lines
Fenders
Life jackets
Boat hook
Force Ten Propane Grill
Life rings
Fire extinguishers
Round table – sundeck
USCG Documented Vessel

Please call or email for additional information, to schedule a personal inspection and for “Brilliant” yacht brokerage services.

Jon Shattuck
Yacht Broker
Brilliant Yachts, Inc.
843-276-0852 cell/text
yachts@brilliantyachts.com

Disclaimer: Brilliant Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.





SOLD: Legnos 25′ Classic Daysailer

17 01 2011

Beautiful 25′ diesel powered daysailor ready for you and your crew!

Turnkey order – well found and impressive design, construction and condition.

Manufactured by Peter Legnos Boatbuilders
Fiberglass hull
Fiberglass/wood deck
Two sets of sails
Large cockpit with tiller steering
Diesel inboard engine

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Specs:
Built: 1974
LOA: 24′ 6″
Beam: 8′ 2″
Draft: 4′ 6″
Displacement: 6,000 lbs

On Deck:
Teak bowsprit with small anchor roller
Teak toe rails

Painted deck – tan
Painted topsides – white with green bootstripe

Sails & rigging:
Single spreader masthead rig – keep stepped
Wood mast, spreaders and boom
Wire standing rigging
Lines led aft
2 cabintop and 2 primary winches
Two sets of sails
Green mainsail cover
Cockpit awning
Spinnaker pole

Large cockpit:
4 seat lockers
Teak coamings
Teak seating
Wood seahood and hatchboards
Tiller steering
Mainsail traveler aft of helm
Engine controls @ helm

Belowdecks:
Sitting, not standing, headroom
Open anchor locker forward
Double berth forward
Straight settees and shelves port and starboard – storage behind seat back and beneath settees
Green cushions with white piping
Marine head forward to starboard – under hinged section of v-berth
Opening wood hatch forward
Two small round opening ports forward
Two small oval fixed ports
12v lights
Gimballed oil lamp

Galley beneath companionway
2 burner non-pressurized Origo alcohol stovetop
Single sink

Underbody:
Full keel with barndoor rudder
Straight shaft with 2 blade fixed prop
Will need fresh bottom paint – currently stored on land

Electronics:
Plastimo Contest compass – bulkhead mounted
Sea Lab 9000 handheld VHF radio
Solar powered wireless TickTack wind instrument

Mechanical:
K-34 Farymann single cylinder diesel engine
Racor fuel filter
Two 12v batteries
Guest battery switch
Solar panel

Loose Gear:
Telescoping boathook
Bowsons chair
Bruce anchor, chain and rode
Fire extinguishers
Lines and fenders
Lifejackets
Windscoop

Please call or email for additional information, to schedule a personal inspection and for “Brilliant” yacht brokerage services.

Jon Shattuck
Yacht Broker
Brilliant Yachts, Inc.
843-276-0852 cell/text
yachts@brilliantyachts.com

Disclaimer:
Brilliant Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.