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Transporting a Chris Craft 36' to Newport . . . Whew! That was Tough!

Posted by Chris Hanna on Sep 25, 2015 10:04:20 AM

In my first blog post for Double Coin Tire, I introduced my company, Palmetto Yacht Management, and discussed our business . . . moving extremely large and valuable vessels (boats) along the East Coast! We currently run five trucks and seven custom built commercial boat trailers.

We recently completed a fun but challenging assignment -- transporting this amazing Chris Craft 36' Launch from the factory in Florida to the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, Rhode Island.

It was fun because, we as boaters, just love this boat! What a beauty!

Beautiful and very large! Most people probably don’t appreciate the complexity of moving a boat of this magnitude into the northeast. Average bridge height is 2 feet less than the rest of the county. And when moving an over-height boat there is nothing more gut wrenching than going under an inaccurately marked bridge! And if that isn't enough, there are many roads that restrict us due to the width of the beam of the boat.

Take all that and mix it up with the busiest roads in the country and you have yourself one heck of an interesting journey!

To help reduce load height we had this boat loaded on the super low 215/75/R17.5 Double Coin RT500 all-position, multi-use tires, which performed flawlessly! Big smiles when we pulled into Newport on time and with our cargo in perfect shape. 

There’s a lot of pressure for my fiancé Robbie and me running a company that consistently carries priceless cargo. When we find equipment that we can depend on like Double Coin tires, we stick with them!

 If you’ve had challenges transporting large items through the Northeast, I would love to hear from you. Let’s share some ideas. We’re all in this together!

Also, if you're a line haul operation that tracks your cost per mile as carefully as we do, I encourage you to check out the line of Double Coin fuel efficient tires. Just click below:

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