Even before we made a deal witht he seller and before we made and offer of buying a boat we had to count our budget together with all the expences. The big portion of our cake we had to keep for the transportation, it is kind of expences you definitely have to count with. Regarding the trasportation the bigges issuse for us was the almost 4m height of the boat. Originally I contacted several low deck trailer transportation companies, but our height was just too troublesome for bridges, trees, tunels etc. The boat was just too high for any standard oversize cargo. Soon become clear that any trailer not designed for the ship transport wil be just simply useless if we wanna pass under bridges on highway, trees and tolleys wires. To simplify everything: we got offers in variation of 10k Euro. We were so lucky to find Mr. Spirit from his company Port Bayt Boat Transportation. The good sign was an estimation on the price of each part of transportation (truck delivery to loading place, oversized load fees in Germany and in Czech Rep., pilot cars in Germany and in Czech Rep., the transport of the boat, and final truck delivery to the home station).
We were about to make an offer on our heads were full of questions, one important one was: Where do we put our boat? Cyrano is almost 12m lenght over all and we needed a space to work on the boat to make her up. Firstly I never thought we will be able to put the boat in the front of the house, therefore I was considering the governmental land which I think will be not a problem to rent for several years to work on the boat. Continue reading »