As the Coronavirus and lockdown situation is easing we are receiving more enquiries for boat movements. Ferries are taking haulage with many restrictions in place., social distancing, wearing of masks, lower driver capacity and staying in the cabins for the majority of the time. Temperature taking and health forms filled in on arrival and departure.

Our drivers have been to Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland and found in the beginning there were very little services available to them and the roads were very quiet. Service stations have been open but with limited services.

We have liased with marinas and boatyards to book loading and unloading slots as they are slowly becoming available. A Cygnus 26 was loaded in Valentia Island, Ireland and delivered to Boulogne -Sur-Mer, France for our customer. The driver then went on to Dunkirk where he met our other driver and swapped trailers loaded with a Limo Tender to be delivered to La Ciotat, S France. After the safe delivery he was back on the road to Port Napolean where he loaded a mast that was to be delivered to Rouen to meet up with the customers boat. On the way to Rouen the driver went to Evans Marine,Migennes and loaded a very old wooden RNLI lifeboat called Jane Hannah Macdonald 111,that was being delivered to Bideford, Devon to be restored by the Appledore Maritime Heritage Trust.

After the other driver had swapped trailers he drove through Belgium into Holland to Meppel where he loaded a boat for our next customer. this was driven to Hook and ferried to Harwich, then driven to Burlesdon and deliverd with many thanks. The customer had been waiting from before lockdown so was very happy to receive it.

Both drivers were ready to make their journeys back to the yard for down time before they were off again. New Coronavirus measures are in place to make a safe working environment for our drivers and customers, as is the same at the marinas, boatyards and ferries.

 

If you are interested in using Andersons to transport your boat anywhere across the UK and Europe, then please contact us on 01208 862179 or mobile 07802 767650.  Alternatively you can email us on info@andersonsboattransport.com or use our contact form here.