Introducing boat transportation with Shiply


Shiply is an easy-to-use online platform that connects you with transport companies in a reverse auction (effectively eBay for transport providers). Among other specialisms, Shiply has a dedicated boat transport page and a pool of specialist transport providers that are feedback rated by other Shiply users.

There are times in a boat-owner’s life where a boat transport company is needed. Maybe you’ve just bought your first one, or find yourself in a situation where moving from A to B by water is unfeasible.

Using Shiply saves users up to 75% off standard delivery prices, as transport providers are typically already in the area and making similar journeys. This not only keeps the costs down, you also know your delivery is better for the environment. Since 2008, Shiply now has millions of registered users and has saved over 26,000,000 kg/CO2 to date (The equivalent of powering 3,544 houses for a whole year*).

CEO Robert Matthams thought of the idea for Shiply when ordering a pool table to his university in Manchester. After learning that the delivery driver would be travelling back to London with an empty vehicle, and further research showing that there were a shocking 25% empty and 50% part-full delivery vehicles on the road, the idea for Shiply was born.

Simply create a listing by filling in details about the type of boat, its keel and pick-up and drop-off locations, and once listed, registered transport providers will begin to provide you with free quotes. Once you’ve received a number of quotes, take a look at each transport provider’s experience, previous feedback and insurances. At this stage you may already receive some communications or questions from transport providers asking for further information if needed to ensure an accurate quote is given.

Once you’ve had a look through the quotes and providers, accept your chosen quote and keep in contact with your chosen transport provider in the lead up to the shipping date to ensure all goes smoothly on the day.

If you’ve bought your boat on eBay, your listing is even easier to create. As Shiply is an eBay-compatible application, just copy the URL from eBay into the dedicated space on Shiply, and the product information will automatically populate your listing for you.

See our boat transport page to make a listing and to find useful tips for preparing your boat before shipping.


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