How To Ship A Boat From Florida To Latin America

With one-third of the total exports from the United States to Latin America being shipped from Florida, it is the best place in the country to ship your boat or yacht to Latin America.

In fact, it has never been easier to export a boat from Florida to Latin America.

To do this, you will need to engage the services of a shipping agent that specializes in international boat and yacht export.

We at Specialized Export pride ourselves on the first class service that we provide and our dedication to providing the best customer service in the industry.

Our company has over 30 years of experience in international ocean transportation and offers affordable domestic and overseas shipping options to all United States boat owners.

Since Specialized Export is able to cut out the middleman to make our price more competitive than the competition.

All vessels that are shipped with us are fully insured by our company to guarantee that owners are fully covered in the event of damage.

Currently, we can ship vessels from 20 ft to 100 ft in length.

Boat Export from Florida to Latin America

No matter whether your craft is a speedboat, a pleasure boat, a ski boat, or a sailboat, Specialized Export can ship it off to just about anywhere in Latin America.

Thanks to our years in the business, we have already established relationships with many of the port authorities in Latin America and therefore are able to not only guarantee a speedy process but a completely smooth one too.

Another benefit of our experience is that we can handle the entire process of shipping your boat from Florida to Latin America.

So how does the export process work?

To start with, you will need to get a quote.

To do this, you will need to measure the dimensions of your boat or yacht as well as making a note of the make and model.

Measurements need to be exact, so it is important that you take extra care when measuring up your vessel. You will need to take measurements of the height (including the trailer), width, and length in order to get an accurate quote.

You can now ready to contact Specialized Export for a quote.

We promise to get back to you within 24 hours with your quote.

Once you have received your quote and are happy, you just need to contact us to get the ball rolling.

From here on out, Specialized Export will take control of the process.

We will start by giving you all the information that you require regarding the preparation of your vessel for transportation.

We will also explain what documentation you will need and how to go about enlisting the services of a local customs agent in the destination country. This is a requirement as you will need to pay import taxes etc.

For those of you who plan ship to a sailboat from Florida to Latin America, you can either ship it with the mast in place or arrange for it to be taken down and fixed to the boat.

We will also need to know how you plan to ship your vessel. The two options are by trailer or by cradle.

Once you have prepared your vessel by removing any valuable items and taking the mast down, it is time to arrange for Specialized Export to collect it.

Simply give us a call and we will arrange for one of our experienced drivers to come out to collect your boat.

How we handle the export process

Once our driver has collected your boat, he will take it to a holding facility where it will be carefully wrapped and secured for transportation.

The next step is for us to get it loaded onto the container ship so that it can be taken to your destination in Latin America.

We fully supervise this process to ensure that your boat is lifted and placed on the ship with the utmost care and attention.

At all stages of the process we are kept informed of how the shipping process is going. Should there be any issues of unforeseen issues then we will contact you immediately to let you know.

Things such as storms and container ship breakdowns cannot be predicted by anybody.

Thankfully, these are rare enough that they seldom cause any problems. However, here at Specialized Export, we believe in putting our customers at the center of the process. This means that we will keep you fully informed the moment we hear of any delay.

We have 30 years of experience in watercraft transport from Florida to Latin America, and can honestly say such disruptions are so rare that you are more likely to see the sky turn green than to get a call from us saying your arrival date has been delayed.

Should the need arrive however, we will call you immediately with a new arrival date as soon as we know.

Collecting your boat in Latin America

In order to import your boat into any country in the world, it is required that you go through the necessary customs procedures.

These procedures are fairly standard throughout the world, though the level of bureaucracy can vary quite significantly from country to country.

Mexico, for example, has a reputation for being very strict and bureaucratic. It is advisable that you employ a reputable customs agent in the country of destination to ensure that you get your boat back in a quick and painless manner.

You can find custom agents online, any of which will be more than happy to help you through the customs procedures in your destination country.

To find the best custom agents, we recommend that you check feedback forums for previous client comments. If they provide a shoddy service then you will see it in their feedback.

Your customs agent will fill out all the required forms and submit them to customs, who will then calculate the import duty that you are required to pay. They will then contact you and set up payment.

Once you have paid the import taxes for your vessel, you are free to pick it up and sail away.

Why Getting The Right Agent Really Matters

It is natural that most people who plan to ship boats from Florida to Latin America for the first time are a little apprehensive of doing so.

Given that their vessel is worth a considerable amount of money, they regard sending it off with a shipping agent that they have not dealt with before as being a big risk.

We at Specialized Import understand this and have deliberately tailored our business model around providing excellent customer service at every step of the way.

We pride ourselves on always making sure our customers come first.

With Specialized Export, you will never find yourself in a position where you need to keep calling to find out where your vessel is or why we are not dealing with a particular problem. Instead, we will always be the ones to call you.

We understand that exporting a boat is not just about getting a vessel from A to B, but rather ensuring that we are doing it with all the necessary care and attention.

In fact, when we started this business over 30 years ago, we vowed that we would treat every vessel as if it was our own.

So when you choose Specialized Export, you are not only getting the best price in the business but you are also getting a company that guarantees to be there for you at every step of the process.

If you would like a quote from Specialized Export then simply click the link in this sentence or call us on  (954) 982-6379.

For information on how to ship your boat from Florida to the Caribbean, you can read this article for more details.

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