How to Transport a Watercraft in Perth?


So now that you’ve got a Watercraft, your question might be how are you supposed to transport it? Well, generally Power Boats are used for recreational activities out on the water and unless you have a large water cruiser many power boats and jet skis are designed not to be stored in the water over long periods of time. This is because doing so for long periods you will see accumulated sea growth such as gunk, mussels and other crustaceans attach to the hull of the boat which will decrease the overall performance of the watercraft.

Why you would move a Power Boat.

There are many reasons why one would move a power boat and many reasons why you wouldn’t want to do it yourself either. You could have bought a power boat for recreational purposes and now you have relocated to the other side of the coast and therefore you may wish to transport your watercraft to your new destination rather than to sell it. Some people may also need to transport powerboats by road because they are professional boaters and compete regularly in competitions, going from one competition to the next. So below are some of the ways you would transport your watercraft.


If you have a large Watercraft such as a Yacht that is stored in the water for most of its life, then you would pilot the boat to its new destination provided that the new destination is not too far and only if you’re not crossing continents. If you find you are experienced enough to do it yourself then do so otherwise, you may need to hire someone more experienced and advanced and has a great knowledge of sailing to Pilot the boat for you.





If you are moving locally or crossing borders into other nearby states, then a viable option is to wench it onto your boat trailer andboat trailer hitch it to a car and simply drive the distance. Again this is like transporting a car, however many people are not good at long distance driving so again you have to ensure that you plan your route out with many stops in between to take rests and naps. Fatigue kills and we have heard it many times before. Driving a car long distance is already a challenge in itself so driving a car with a boat hitched to the back provides a greater risk when travelling long distance. If you are not totally comfortable with the distance then I suggest you hire a removalist Perth who will be happy enough to hitch your boat onto their truck and move it for you as these professionals have clocked up enough hours on the road, and know how to deal with their fatigue to get your belongings safely from A to B.


boat haulageIf your watercraft is too large and you are not prepared to Pilot it or Trailer it, then possibly your last resort could be to hire a haulage company specialised in Boat Tranports to help you out. These companies would have all the necessary equipment and trucks to haul your boat from one location to another since they would have done it many times before. But this option will also be a very costly because usually they provide the service on an individual basis. If you have a large boat going from A to B then the truck will only have room to transport your boat only because of the size of it focussing all their effort to transport your boat safely, compared to transporting cars where haulage companies can do several cars at the same time making it cheaper. Due to this fact, boat transport can be quite a costly option.

Boating Basics – Things you need to know


Cruising, Wake-boarding or fishing the possibilities are endless. Recreational boating is one of the most versatile past time you, your family and friends could enjoy. Boating is a recreational activity that has it’s perks such as Freedom, however with that freedom comes responsibility to be safe on the water and operating your boat in a safe and legal manner at all times without injuring others.

Operating a boat means more than just getting into a boat and turning the key, as a boater you have to learn your federal and state boating laws so that you don’t get into trouble with the law. At the end of the day it is a vehicle you are operating that is out on the open water. You’ll also need to understand the operating characteristics of your boat and what to do in case of an emergency. You will need all this information before you set off on your boat and the more you know it will make a difference in terms of comfort, put you at ease and confidence when you’re out on the water.

Many of us all know the road rules when it comes to operating and driving a car on the road and what the components on the car are called, but there are many new rules when you are in the water with a powerboat and parts on the boat. The front of the boat is called the Bow, whereas the back of the boat is called the Stern, the left side of the boat is called the Port and the right is called the Starboard. The Hull is the physical structure outside of the boat the Beam is the width of the boat from the Port to the Starboard side. The waterline is the separation point of how much boat that is submerged underwater and above the water. When we refer to the Draft, it simply means the Hull of the boat that is under the water. Freeboard is amount the amount of Hull above the waterline. The Keel is the bottom most center point of the boat usually the backbone and the Transom is the Vertical are of the Stern.


There may seem like there are many different styles of boats but most boats are built on one of two hull designs – displacement or planing. Displacement refers to the amount of space the boat takes up in the water and planing is the ability of a boat to get up on top of the water such as fast boats and ski boats where they skim across the water. A tug boat is a good example of a displacement boat as it just ploughs through the water.

Engines on a boat is what gets the boat moving through propulsion. There are only 3 propulsion systems and they are outboard, inboard or outboard/inboard. Other propulsion types are human powered crafts such as canoes and kayaks, some use sails as the force of the wind to propel them forward and use of a rudder will allow them to turn.


Each powerboat will have a manufacturer’s capacity plate stuck inside of the boat stating the number of passengers it can safely carry and also the Power of the boat in terms of horsepower. It will also have a Hull Identification Number(HIN) which is similar to a vehicles identification number. This will usually be embossed or stamped in the Transom area of boats. As the same with vehicles altered or missing HIN will pose some legal problems.

Before you depart it is important to have a Float Plan, a float plan is a simple form informing your family or friends where you intend to go and when you expect to return, having this plan will allow any marine rescue team to quickly and effectively locate you in an event of an emergency. At the very least it should contain description of your boat, who is on board and when you plan to board the boat. With all this basic information you could be sure that you are well equipped and prepared when taking your boat out for a boating experience you will never forget.

Welcome to Boating Life – Girls Powerboating Community


BLGPC is not just about Girls Powerboating as the name suggest by more so the idea was created by a bunch of girly boat enthusiasts who want to share their passion to the world about Powerboating. If you have come across this website then we would like to welcome you to the community, we encourage you to have a read and have some input. From time to time, we will share some tips and useful information and we hope that you find some good knowledge from this community of Powerboat Enthusiasts.