Rhode Island Boat Transport

Rhode Island Boat Haulers have to follow the Rhode Island state DOT regulations at all times. Requirements for over size boats& Yacht Transportation:

  • Rhode Island Boat Transportationoperating hours are regulated. Boat movers generally work the hours of operation are one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset.
  • Any boat over 8’6” wide must have a permit issued by the state and a permit service is required. Allow at least 24 hours prior to transport to obtain a permit. Keep in mind that some cities and metropolitan areas may require additional permits.
  • Boat Transporters and Boat Haulers in Rhode Island need to be aware that any boat over 12’ wide to 14’6” wide will require one escort, On 2-lane highways two escorts are required any load over 12’wide, and any boat over 14’6’ will require two escorts, and a height pole is required on any load over 14’.
  • Any load that can be reduced to legal, 13’6”, must be done so prior to transport.
  • Travel is NOT permitted on Sunday and restrictions may apply on federal and state holidays.

For more info visit Rhode Island DOT at http://www.dot.ri.gov/

This info applies to all Boat Transport, Powerboat Transport, Sailboat Transport,
Yacht Transport
, and Small Boat Transport.


**This information is being provided as a helpful guide to assist you in the transport of your vessel. Some of the information may have changed or been updated, so check local and state regulations to ensure accuracy. For your convenience we have listed a website for additional information.

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