How much will shipping a Moth cost?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by dylantorquerol, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. dylantorquerol
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    dylantorquerol Junior Member

    I have found a good deal on an 11' moth sailboat in the UK and I am planning on shipping it to Hawaii. :) I know its really really far away. :( Is it going to cost less than $1,000 or will it be totally crazy like $5,000.
     
  2. apex1

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    If it fits in a 20ft container you can possibly get it there at around 1000.

    Contact K├╝hne & Nagel

    Hapag Lloyd has a online calculator for the main routes where you can find the rates for a entire container.

    K&N will most probably provide a bypack which is cheaper.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    You can take a modern Moth on a plane as check in...all the guys here are doing it
     
  4. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    ??? ??? ???
     
  5. EuroCanal
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    EuroCanal Junior Member

    Apparently they weigh about 30-40kg, so it should be possible. I've taken a similar weight boat on planes (but mine is an inflatable and is packed for transport - biggest bits are the paddles). You see kayaks, and windsurfers being taken from time to time, and I guess it's not much bigger than that, once it's packed.

    Avoid United Airlines - they have a crappy after-breakage service.
     
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  7. dylantorquerol
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    dylantorquerol Junior Member

    wow thanks but I just found one right here in Hawaii! :) I guess I have to sail one first. Is it worth it after you get good at it?
     
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