What Kind of insurance
coverage I can expect from BC&M Logistics?
For the domestic
transportation BC&M Logistics holds a u$ 1,000,000 Truck Liability,
u$ 2,000,000 Commercial Liability and u$ 250,000 Cargo insurance to
give you peace of mind when you choose us to transport your boat by
land. We can name you as a certificate holder at no additional cost.
The cargo can be extended as much as need it for a particular move.
International transportation we have an open cargo policy with the
Lloyds due their extensive network worldwide.
Does my boat need any
kind of special permits for the transportation over the road?
It depends on the
size of your boat and the states it will go thru. Usually the
maximum width on the boat to go without permits is 8 ft 6 in, the
maximum height on the trailer is 13 ft 6 in. If the boat width is
between 8ft 6 in and 12 ft then it will need oversize permits and
lettering together with emergency lights. If the boat is wider than
12 ft then it will need between 1 and 2 escort vehicles depending on
This is in general
information, for further details and confirmation on requirements on
your particular boat please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Can I trust my boat to
BC & M logistics for the transportation of my boat in the US or
Our passion is to deal with boats and we
have mastered over the years.
Our understanding of your needs weather
you are looking for Price, Speed, Safety, Honesty, Compliance,
Security, Communications, Company Records, Payment options will make
us the best choice for your boat transport needs.
We have moved hundreds of boat around the
country and around the world with a 100 % Customer satisfaction.
We pride our selves to be the easy going guys; we want to make you
our customers for life, you will see you won’t have to shop for boat
transport companies ever again.
Service we provide for “first class domestic boat transport”
To be name as a
certificate holder in our insurance;
To receive a full
inspection report of your boat sign at pick up an delivery including
a complete set of pictures.
To provide you a daily
report of the transfer if required by email, text, cell phone with
Protecting pad on the
straps to secure the boat to the trailer when required
By having an ocean
freight forwarder license BC & M Logistics has to show to the FMC
certain level of expertise in the international transportation as
well has to keep a Professional Ethics. Also to be able to have this
license we have to have a bond filed every year with the FMC that
will protect you as a consumer in the event we don’t do what we are
supposed to do as a Freight Forwarder.
Also we have the
license with the DOT to transport your boat in the US legally.
You cannot have the
same level of confidence if you chose an unlicensed individual or a
company that will sub hire unlicensed individuals to move your boat
even do that person has been doing this for you forever. You may be
surprised if you check with the federal authorities if your vendor
is really licensed as it should.
Your can rest
assured that by hiring BC&M Logistics you will have the finest
professionals in the industry handling every step of the
transportation of your boat.
How BC & M logistics
will move my boat over the roads?
We have a fleet of
trucks and trailer with the proper annual inspection together with a
very successful preventive maintenance on all the equipment. As a
result we had cero break downs on the road and cero accidents.
have seen accidents out there and they could be voided and they
happened due improper maintenance on the equipment and a lack of
training on the driver.
We follow a safety
procedures starting by a complete pre trip inspection every day of
the route. Our drivers also comply with all DOT strict requirements,
including the logbook so your boat will be moved by a driver without
BC & M Logistics
will follow every safety procedure known in the industry to
guarantee your peace of mind and the safety of your boat on the
We have had and
unbeatable record with customers and authorities that’s why BC&M
Logistics has become the professional’s choice transporting boats
all over the country and all over the world.
Do I have to get the
permits and escorts if required by my boat?
No, BC & M
Logistics will pull the permits from the proper states and will hire
the escorts for the move.
Can I be the escort of
The escorts must
interact with other drivers to alert them of the oversize load on
the road and they have to follow certain safety procedures so the US
Department of transportation requires certifications of training to
become an certified escort, also the escort car must have certain
safety equipment onboard so unless you have this training and
equipment unfortunately you cannot be an escort for your boat move
over the road.
Can I go with the driver
on the truck?
cannot go on the truck with the driver and the reason is for the
safety of your boat and insurance. When the driver stops needs to
rest without interruption so if somebody else is on the truck this
won’t happen, in the other hand we have insurance just for the
driver on the truck nobody else will be insured so we don’t want to
have an uninsured passenger on one of our trucks.
Can I hire BC & M
Logistics for transportation of my boat within the US and from/to
Mexico or Canada?
Yes, BC & M
Logistics has the DOT –Department of Transportation- and MC – Motor
Carrier- numbers and the equipment is register and authorize to
transport boats everywhere in the US, Canada and Mexico, so we can
haul your boat anywhere in the US, and from/to Canada and Mexico.
This is what we do all day everyday.
What do I need to do and
what BC & M Logistics will do in the export of my Boat from the US?
You just have to
call us and we will do the rest.
Once you hire BC&M
Logistics to export your boat overseas, we will offer you a full
boat transport service, starting with the pick up from the place you
purchased, doing the shrink wrapping, building a cradle if needed,
doing customs in the US, hauling the boat to the port of departure,
insuring the transportation.
We call this full
service the “First Class International Boat Transport”
and it has no precedent in the industry usually other companies sub
hire every step of the process so they can’t provide the same
quality of service and they won’t have the same control and price.
To run this Boat
Hauling and Boat Export business we have the Licensing required by
the DOT – Department of Transportation- and MC –Motor Carrier- to
comply with the states regulations on the inland transport and with
the FMC – Federal Maritime Commission- to comply with the ocean
What do I have to
provide to BC & M Logistics for the export of my boat
Original title or
Certificate of origin of the boat and trailer
Owners full name and
Bill of sale of the boat
Signed Export Power of
Attorney provided by us
Signed SED Power of
Attorney provided by us
Location and contact
information for the pick up
When I will receive the
documentation at destination to proceed with customs procedure?
Once the vessel
transporting your boat leaves the port of origin in the US, we will
receive the original bill of lading and we will send it to you by
the courier of your choice together with the original documentation
of the boat.
If my boat will be
shipped internationally with a cradle, how it is moved to the port
If the boat is not
that tall, then we will try loading the cradle in our low deck
trailer and your boat in top of the cradle. We build the cradles in
a way that makes them fork-lift able, so a mid size fork lift at the
port can pick it up directly from the trailer. If we do it like this
we avoid using the expensive cranes at the port for the transfer of
the boat to the cradle.
shouldn’t exceed 13 ft 6 in height without permits and 14 ft 6 in
with oversize permits. If the boat on cradle in top of the trailer
goes higher then a survey on the route has to be performed and this
is quite expensive.
In case your boat
is too tall, then we will move your boat on our trailer and the
cradle has to be delivered to the port before the boat, then a crane
will transfer your boat to the cradle.
Let us know the
details of your boat for confirmation on the best procedures.
How my boat will be
transported on the vessel?
There are mainly 2
kinds of ships:
Then your boat should be loaded on a flat rack. If the boat size is
greater than the size of the flat rack then is considered out of
gauge and the freight charges will be more expensive.
Roll on Roll Off:
In these ships the boat gets loaded rolling or its own trailer or in
a Platform provided by the port called mafi and then is unloaded to
the ship for transport.
There are more kind
of ships but we are not pretending to be very extensive with the
FAQ. Contact us if you need further information.
How safe is the cradle
will be used to ship my boat
BC & M Logistics
uses the expertise of a mechanical engineer to design and build our
cradles. Each cradle is custom made for each boat. We do exceed the
strength required by each cradle as a normal procedure. We had cero
problems with the cradles we had built over the years. We do not
save in supplies when building cradles risking your boat as
unfortunately we have seen it in some competitors. Our spirit is
driving by the same kind of degree aloud professionals to build
buildings, bridges, cars, heavy equipment…etc you can assure your
boat will be professionally taking care of.