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How to Make Shipping Outboard Motors Easy and Affordable with FreightCenter

Shipping Outboard Motors Made Easy and Affordable

Whether you’re buying or selling outboard motors, FreightCenter makes shipping easy and affordable. Follow the suggestions on this page, and you’ll see how. FreightCenter is experienced at shipping all the leading brands of outboard motors, including:

  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Honda Marine
  • Mercury Marine
  • Nautic Outboards
  • Nissan
  • Suzuki
  • Yamaha Motor
  • Ray Electric Outboards
  • Whisper
  • Evinrude
  • Johnson
  • Tohatsu
  • And more …

Freight shipping outboard motors are usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls. If you are shipping a smaller outboard motor (under 150 lb.), you might consider sending it as a parcel rather than freight. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

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Why Choose FreightCenter For Your Outboard Motor Shipping Services?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table regarding freight shipping services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

How Do You Prepare Outboard Motors for LTL Shipping?

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck. Package your outboard motor in a crate for the highest level of protection.

What is the NMFC (Freight Class) for Shipping Outboard Motors?

The freight class for shipping an outboard motor is 85. That classification will come in handy when you complete the online quote form. To check the freight class of other items you need to ship, check out our Freight Class Lookup table.

How to Compare the Costs of Shipping From Trusted Carriers

Your first step is to get an instant online freight shipping quote. FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.

  • Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes, and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
  • You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
  • A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
  • Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
  • Double-check that all information is correct.

Outboard Motor Shipping FAQs

Q. How much does it cost to ship an outboard motor?


The cost of shipping an outboard motor can vary based on size, weight, destination, shipping method, and any additional services or insurance coverage chosen. It’s best to request quotes from multiple shipping providers to compare prices and find the most cost-effective option for your shipment.

Q. How do I ship an outboard motor?


Shipping an outboard motor typically involves packaging it securely in a protective material such as bubble wrap or foam padding. Please place it in a sturdy box or crate, ensuring it fits snugly and cannot move around during transit. Please seal the package tightly and label it clearly with appropriate shipping and handling instructions. Then, choose a reliable shipping service specializing in handling motorized equipment and arrange for the motor to be picked up and delivered to the desired destination.

Q. Can I ship an outboard motor internationally?


Yes, outboard motors can be shipped internationally. However, it’s essential to research the specific customs regulations, import/export restrictions, and documentation requirements of the destination country. Consider working with a shipping provider experienced in international shipments to ensure compliance and a smooth shipping process.

Q. Should I purchase shipping insurance for my outboard motor?


While it is not mandatory, purchasing shipping insurance for your outboard motor is highly recommended. Insurance provides financial protection in case of loss, damage, or theft during transit. It offers peace of mind and ensures you are adequately compensated for any unfortunate incidents. Contact your shipping provider or insurance company for coverage options for your outboard motor shipment.

Q. How long does it take to ship an outboard motor?


The shipping time for an outboard motor depends on several factors, including the distance between the origin and destination, the chosen shipping method (e.g., ground freight or air freight), and any customs clearance processes. Domestic shipments within the same country generally take a few days to a week, while international shipments can take several weeks due to customs procedures and potential delays. Consult with your shipping provider for a more accurate estimate based on your shipment details.

Q. What should I do if my outboard motor gets damaged during shipping?


If your outboard motor arrives damaged or unsatisfactory, take immediate action. Document the damages with photographs and contact your shipping provider to initiate a claim. Provide all necessary evidence and supporting documentation to facilitate the claims process. Depending on the insurance coverage and terms, you may be eligible for compensation or assistance in repairing or replacing the damaged motor.

Q. Can I track the progress of my outboard motor shipment?


Yes, many shipping providers offer tracking services that allow you to monitor the progress of your outboard motor shipment. You will typically receive a tracking number that you can use to track the package online or through the shipping provider’s website or mobile app. This lets you stay updated on your motor’s location and estimated delivery time.