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 was for us the almost 4m height of the boat. 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. Searching on the web we sent a request for the calculation maybe up to 15 companies offering the truck transport on low profile trailers. To simplify everything: we got offers in range of 5-15k Euro. We choosed the cheapest one and we were very lucky to choose properly. The good sign was 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 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.
We were sure we can not afford any hall to work on the boat indoor. We knew some people were building their boats under a highway bridges wich seems to be a great idea since you got a free roof to protect your from the heat, rain and even the snow. Unfortunatelly close to Dalibor’s parent’s house is no highway not any acess to “public” place so nicely covered. The best soution for us was to put the boat in the front of the house as we could work on it any time we would like to and as the benefit the boat will be protected from any thief.
To make and anddional savings on the transportation we dicussed with Tomas, the truck driver and owner of the company to do a pilot cars by ourseves (all of us have a truck driving licence and therefore some experience of truck driver’s prespective). As Tomas said ” the pilot cars are the driver’s eyes, they let the driver know what to watch out, and if needed they stop cars in the opposite directins. They have to be a good playing team.” Fortunatelly the agreement from Germany traffic autority did not specify police pilot cars and we were free to make our way home.