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California Boat Transport

Transporting boats in California while in some ways are pretty laxidazical, the rules that do exist are rigidly enforced. California has some of the toughest scale houses in the country. California Boat Transporters and Haulers need to make sure all of their permits are very accurate. No room in California for sloppy paperwork.

When transporting an oversize boat in California, the hours of operation are regulated. Generally the hours of operation are 24/7.

  • California regulates the hours of operation in metropolitan cities. Generally it is from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM. This means that a truck cannot operate within the major city limits during these hours. Experienced Boat Transporters are aware of this DOT regulation and adhere to it judiciously.
  • At all times when transporting a boat in California that is of oversize in nature, a current permit is required to haul any boat through or across the state. A boat is considered oversize when it excedes 8.6 feet wide and 13.6 feet tall, loaded.
  • When transporting a boat in California that exceeds 12 feet wide it requires one escort at all times when moving. California also requires a pilot car when the height exceeded 14 feet tall loaded. That means after the boat is loaded the overall height is measured and a pilot car will be required if it exceeds 14 feet tall.

For more information on California Oversize Boat Transport please view: http://www.ca.gov/


This info applies to all Boat Transport, Powerboat Transport, Sailboat Transport,
Yacht Transport
, Small Boat Transport, and International Boat Transport.


**This information is being provided as a helpful guide to assist you in the transport of your vessel. Some of the information may have changed or been updated, so check local and state regulations to ensure accuracy. For your convenience we have listed a website for additional information.

 

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