What people say about Boat Transport Limited
Please find below a selection of written testimonies and also thank you emails from some of our customers over the last year. All of them are authentic and can be verified upon request. Enjoy reading at your leisure!
May I just say a huge thankyou to Geoff and Gillie for the professional and helpful way that they assisted me with my transportation. The process was seamless with help along the way in arranging lifts and dealing with the marina for me. As a first time purchaser and not knowing who to trust I was extremely satisfied with the service throughout and would definitely recommend this company to any potential customers. The photographs and updates along the journey really made me feel part of it. First Class.
Owner of a Corvette 32, Caversham to Neyland
Just a quick note to thank you and your team for the delivery to Deganwy on Tuesday. Fantastic service and particular thanks to John for a polite and efficient delivery and off load. Keep up the good work, you should be very proud.
Owner of a Botnia Targa, Poole to Deganwy
Many thanks for a most successful boat movement last week. I was most impressed with the service you provided, the capable and professional performance of driver John and the look and quality of your vehicle.
John coped admirably with the gales delaying him in Cherbourg, making up time, loading the boat in St Jean and getting to Ouisterham on schedule. This despite the Brexit ferry delays, increased customs checks and the leap aboard stowaways (thwarted by good driving). Unloading in Caversham on Friday was a successful end to the journey and I was very pleased to see the boat in the Thames after the challenges of the previous days. Well done indeed!
All in all it was most impressive quality service and at a good price. I am most grateful to you and the team for all your efforts. Please feel free to use my testimonial as a reference as you may wish.
With all best wishes for the future and continued success for Boat Transport Limited.
Richard Jenkins, Commander OBE Royal Navy
Owner of an Ankertrawler 1000
St Jean de Losne, France to Caversham
“I want to thank all of you at Boat Transport Ltd (especially John who did all the hard work) for delivering "Desperate" to me. The service was fantastic right from the start and Geoff was very helpful and filled me with total confidence. Communication is 1st class and the quote was very competitive. I'm a firm believer in using professionals and specialists and you guys certainly fall into that bracket.
The service was very personal and little touches like sending photos of the uplift in Southampton was a really nice gesture as I couldn't be there. When John arrived up in Yorkshire, he was such a friendly chap and very proactive about helping the marina staff lifting her off and getting her shored up.
I would whole heartedly recommend you guys to anyone and would be my "go to" company should I need these services in the future.
Owner of a Halmatic DS110
Just a note to thank you for you services in transporting Allegria (Moody 336)from Badalona in Spain to the uk, in particular I found your services ran smooth and trouble free and your knowledge of how the Spanish boat yards etc operate kept everything in perspective.
Your driver John was very helpful and knowledgeable which again made the job run smoothly and I found your family business provided an in contact and informed experience.
I would not hesitate in contracting or recommending your services to others for any future transport requirements I may have.
Philip Agg, Owner of a Moody 336
Badalona, Spain to the UK. October 2017
"My family and I enjoy bringing our Sunseeker to Port Grimaud every year for a few weeks holiday. Boating is exhilarating on the Med and the warmer climate makes it even better. Geoff or John regularly move it for us and take it back to the UK afterwards. We really appreciate their reliability and trustworthiness and they offer a friendly, uncomplicated and easy to use service. We hope be using them for many years to come”
Chris Gurr, Penton Hook
Owner of a Sunseeker Martinique 39
“Thank you for coming to our rescue and delivering our Sunseeker Jamaican from Newark to Poole. As you know we had been let down on numerous occasions and Easter bank holiday was looming. You managed to make it to Poole at the twelfth hour. Communication and price were brilliant.”
“After a lot of work finding a boat that suits our needs whilst living in New Zealand, we found one in the Hamble. I had a fair bit of worry over Borkers, overseas money transfers, boat trailer builders and the RORO ship from Southampton to Auckland, New Zealand. There are a whole lot of small details to be done to export a boat to New Zealand.
One detail I needed was land transport from the Hamble River to Southampton Port, not a huge distance but an important pathway on its journey. On a search engine on the internet, at the last minute, I chose Boat Transport Ltd, Southampton. What a great choice I made! Geoff Houghton took things in hand, picked up the trailer, organised the boat lift, secured the load and transported it to the dock on time. Thank you Geoff, very much appreciated.
Peter Dunn, New Zealand, owner of a Beneteau Antares 8.0
“I just wanted to email tell you how happy I was with the service your business provided, right from the first telephone conversation we had about transporting Presque from Gibraltar to Gillingham Marina in Kent, I felt reassured and confident in your professionalism and knowledge of getting the job done smoothly and correctly, it was good to meet John when he arrived at alcaidesa marina, he is very friendly and professional, and he is clearly very experienced at transporting boats carefully and safely, it was very nice to get text and phone call updates during the progress of the journey, which made it all the more exciting, Presque arrived in Gillingham Marina on time and without any problems, and I cannot thankyou enough for the very high level of service you provided, and I will certainly recommend Boat Transport to all, all the best Thank you again. ”
owner of a Nelson 44
“After using Boat Transport three times in 6 months and my boats travelling over 600 miles by road, I can highly recommend Geoff and Boat Transport Ltd.
I live near Upton on Severn where I used to keep my boat. In winter 2014 “Sundowner”, my Stevens 1240 was on the hard whilst being renovated.
During this time I witnessed many boat movements by specialist transport haulage companies. One stood out more than the rest and that was Boat Transport and Geoff. I had a chat with him and we got on straight away so I took his details.
In 2015 I decided to sell Sundowner as my plans had changed. I needed a larger sea going boat with two engines. I decided on “Atlantic Star”, an Atlantic 460 another Dutch boat, 46 foot long 15 foot wide, from NYA at Brundle in Norfolk. I contacted Geoff told him what I wanted we did a deal and he collected her and brought her back to Upton on Severn.
The follow Spring 2016 my wife and I decided to move back to Dartmouth an area I spent many years cruising. Boat Transport moved Atlantic Star down to Plymouth in May. Everything went well Geoff made the whole job trouble free.
So, in June we decided to move “Sundowner” to Tingdene at Windsor Race Course Marina using Boat Transport Ltd again ready for “Sundowner” to be sold.
I regularly recommend Boat Transport Ltd. Geoff has a can do attitude, he is dedicated to his job which he takes a lot of pride in. I have had an HGV 1 but I'm amazed how he and his other driver, John, handles their rigs so professionally. Importantly they have cared for my boats as much as I do.
When considering moving your boat by road transport speak to Geoff, he's on his mobile and even when he is driving he will always get back to you. From my experience, movements have been made with minimum fuss, less stress, and boats arrive on time and in the same condition they left.
I’ve tried to keep it short but genuinely believe what I've written!”
Robert Stern, Plymouth
"I just wanted to to thank you for the fabulous service you have given us in moving our boat up to North Wales from Upton-upon-Severn. Dealing with your company has been an absolute pleasure and your driver, John, could not have been more helpful or taken more care of the precious cargo! All this and a very reasonable price too. I would not hesitate to use your services again and also to recommend your company to anyone with a boat to move".
Nick & Jill Matthews, Shrewsbury, Owner of a Haines 320S
“I was very pleased with the courtesy and professionalism shown by your company so yes very pleased with your service. Should I need to move a boat or recommend a company rest assured you will get my thumbs up.”
“I would like to thank Geoff of Boat Transport Ltd who took good extremely good care of “Lead Astray”. As soon as we met on the quay, you knew he would take good care of our pride and joy.
Here is a pic of it leaving up the High Street, it is amazing what you can get from Debenhams nowadays.”
Mike Field, Torquay - Chatham,
Owner of a Sealine F33
“Many thanks. Yes very pleased - Geoff was most professional. If we move her to the Med, we will be in touch.”
“Just to say thank you for the friendly, fast and efficient service you offered. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone needing yacht transport and will be in touch if I need any other boat moved.”
“Just to say thankyou for the excellent service you have provided to transport our new boat. We most certainty will recommend your company to other people. I have attached a couple of photographs that I thought you may be interested in.
Enjoy your trip away and you are pleased with your new Lorry……Leather interior and all! Once again thank you to you and your staff.”
Mark and Lucy, Gillingham
Owners of a Princess 480
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for delivering our boat. We thought John, your driver, was super. Would highly recommend your services and, indeed, will make sure Jim Cole, Pedro Boat Sales, Brundall, Norwich, knows how pleased we are with the transport service from your company.”
Christine and David Thair, Norfolk-Messac
“Thank you for sending this through and thank Geoff for me.
Boat Transport came highly recommended to me and I will pass on the recommendation without hesitation. Geoff expertly loaded the boat in Southampton without the need for me to be there and it arrived in Essex in perfect condition. The whole experience had that all important personal feel to it. Thanks.”
“We wanted our boat moved from the Isle of Wight to Shepperton Marina. Geoff Houghton not only transported it by road to Shepperton but firstly helped us skipper it by water from the Isle of Wight to Hythe. His help and knowledge was invaluable for both journeys. Geoff is a “safe pair of hands” and we could relax knowing that once we waved bye bye to “Vivacious” at Hythe we knew it would arrive safely and on time at Shepperton. We highly recommend Boat Transport Ltd.”
Ian Bursby, Shepperton.
Owner of a Nelson 44
“Thank you very much for bringing our boat to us yesterday right on time as you said, it was a real pleasure for us to meet you and share good conversation with a well travelled professional such as yourself, we hope your journey back was with any problems. Thank you once again for your prompt delivery of TAFFY and if we can pass on future work for company we will not hesitate to put your transport company first on list.”