In United States there is a variety of people who would like to move their houseboats. People even want to rent a houseboat if they don't have one. If you have a houseboat, you will find different houseboat transport companies. According to people who transported their houseboats, they said that this is a clear example of the common quote that says you get what you pay for.
When you choose a company to transport your houseboat, it has to be with experienced and professional people. It is essential that you don't just base on their prices. If you choose cheap prices maybe you will regret in the future. The prices for houseboat transport vary according to the weight and size, the mileage from a place to other place, the permits to cross state lines, the carrier insurance also is an important aspect to estimate prices to transport a houseboat. As well as, houseboat insurance is highly recommended to protect the investment that you did buying a houseboat.
In addition, you should ask the company about some issues like licensing. DOT & MC numbers could be checked in the website of the FMCA. You should ask if you require making the initial payment. Also, you need to read quietly the contract with the company. Review the conditions of refunds.
You should prepare properly your houseboat for the transfer. Here are some aspects to consider: save in a safer place all the valuables including anchors, gear, antennas, water, fuel and other items. Also, disconnect the batteries, and ensure and close all the windows and doors.