Taking your boat on vacation can be very exciting, especially if you haven’t been able to use it in a while. Nothing is more relaxing than enjoying a leisurely afternoon on your boat, whether constantly traveling on it or enjoying some ‘downtime’ while it is docked. However, there are some things to consider if you are taking your boat on vacation, especially if this is your first time taking your boat out of the local area – or your first time taking it anywhere.
Think about how you’re going to get it there
Many of the worries can be resolved here by ensuring that you are hiring boat transport specialists to help you with your boat transport. It can be difficult to shift, and if you don’t have the right tools or experience, you might find that you cause yourself an injury or, worse, damage your boat. Either way, you should check out the right sources to ensure that your boat gets to its destination safely and sound – and you don’t have to worry about getting that part of your vacation figured out. With that box ticked, you can focus on other areas that might need your attention a little more.
Don’t forget boat maintenance
You are also going to need to give your boat a quick check-up before you leave. This might be a bit of a chore, but you need to do this before you go because it will allow you to spot if something is wrong or at least has the potential to go wrong. This is especially important if your boat has been in storage for a long time and you need to make sure everything is quite literally shipshape, as you don’t want to get to your vacation and find that it is broken and isn’t going anywhere.
If you are moving your boat into storage to be picked up when you get to your vacation location, you’ll have to make sure that you are doing maintenance checks before it goes – and hiring professionals to move it. You will also need to check out the right places where your boat will be both looked after and protected until you come back to collect it. This is important if you need to move your boat to the site of a holiday home you own but don’t have anywhere on the property to put it for the time you aren’t there. You also need to consider where you’re going to moor the boat when you are using it, if it is staying close to the docks, or what permissions you need in the areas you’re sailing.
You need to consider some key things when taking your boat on vacation. You are going to need to invest in specialist boat transport to reduce the risk of breakages and damage. You don’t forget to check your boat for faults before you leave – and finally, you should also think about storage options if your boat is traveling up before you are.