Sending boat or yacht parts by courier couldn't be simpler. When you use Transglobal Express, you can get reduced rates for a range of trusted international carriers including DHL, UPS and TNT.
Whatever you're sending, it's important to package your parcel correctly to keep your items safe in transit. Here are some tips for sending your boat parts.
Remove any liquids from boat parts
For any mechanical devices, including engine parts, gearboxes, pumps, filters and heat exchangers, ensure that you have removed any water, or that they will not leak during transit. Not all parcel delivery services will accept items containing liquids.
Machine parts should be professionally cleaned to remove all residual fuel, oil or grease. All combustible, inflammable or corrosive materials are prohibited.
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Check for batteries
While components of electrical systems, such as starters and alternators, can usually be sent by courier, batteries are restricted items and you will need to check with the specific carrier before sending.
See our list of prohibited and restricted items.
Use the right box, crate or pallet
You should always use double-walled cardboard boxes if sending heavy or fragile parts. Make sure the size of your box is appropriate to the contents. Use a long cardboard box if sending long items like yacht sails, shafts and sterngear.
If your boat parts are very large, it may be better to use a crate or a pallet, securing your items in place with a wooden frame.
Pad your boat parts
Many boat parts are fragile or complex devices and need to be packaged with care. You’ll need a minimum of 5-6cm of cushioning in between each item, and around the inside edges of the box or crate. Use bubblewrap, kraft paper or loose fill polystyrene for padding.
Sharp edges, such as those of propellers, will need extra padding to ensure they don’t cut through the sides of the box or damage other items. You can also use edge protectors made of foam or cardboard.
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