Shipping help

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by chowdan, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. chowdan
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    chowdan 1980 PAC41 Liveaboard

    Hello,

    I am looking into a yacht. I need some help on shipping it from San Diego to Fiji.

    All the shipping companies here in Fiji and confused and are telling me to contact the USA offices. I would but it costs me around $4/min.

    So i guess im asking if anyone has any contacts that can help me out?

    Thanks
    Jordan
     
  2. Stumble
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    Stumble Senior Member

    Check out Maersk's online shipping schedule. You may be able to find something there that can help.
     
  3. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor

    You might find that it is cheaper to hire a delivery skipper.
    I am facing the same problem. Next year I have to move a 44 footer from Durban to Phuket. Apart from the fact that I could not find anybody who would ship from Durban to Phuket, but only Capetown to Singapore, it is very expensive.

    So I have found a delivery skipper who will sail it (with me part of the 6 week trip joining) from Durban to Phuket.
     
  4. bistros

    bistros Previous Member

    Check into Skype. As long as you have a reasonable high speed Internet connection, you can do this kind of phone call for pennies a minute.
     
  5. chowdan
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    chowdan 1980 PAC41 Liveaboard

    bistros: I've tried skype, unfortunately we are running off a wireless dialup connection. We get (if lucky) 56k. Quite sad i know! But i've been told its going to be turned into a 3G broadband connection.

    StrandedMariner: I've often thought about that. But i'm not sure if she could be qualified as an safe offshore vessel. But that si a good idea. I think i might look into that.

    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  6. Stumble
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    What type of yacht is it? Most sailboats over 30' could make this trip but a lot of power boats won't carry the fuel to try. The trick is finding a captain and crew willing to make this long of a passage.
     

  7. TeddyDiver
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