When it comes to importing a boat, Australia has one of the best suppliers in the world; DAZMAC International Logistics. We provide a boutique freight forwarder and customs brokerage which specialises in shipping boats and yachts throughout the world.

Depending on location, size and value of your boat or yacht will determine the method of shipping required. We utilise:

  • Containers for smaller boats
  • Roll on Roll off, break-bulk Flat rack containers
  • The chartering of whole vessels
  • And more

Our experience & versatility allows us to competitively handle anything from a small dingy to superyachts. We also have general cargo shipping for Full (FCL), Part (LCL), sea-freight, and Air-freight consignments around the world. We handle an array of marine products including fishing rods, boat anchors and more.

Follow this link for more information on how to import a boat.

What are the benefits of DAZMAC boat shipping to Australia?

Your specific situation will determine the benefits of boat shipping into Australia. We handle new boat dealers, used boat brokers and private importers. Private importers looking to buy overseas are generally looking to either save money on a used boat or purchase a brand that is not sold in Australia.

We handle boats & yachts from the United States, UK, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South Africa, China, Singapore, New Zealand and more. We also export boats and yachts.

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We handle all importing and customs needs for your boat transport

Australian ports where we can ship your boat

The following ports are accessible with our services:

  • West Coast: Long Beach CA, Port Hueneme CA, Vancouver WA, Tacoma WA.
  • East Coast: Miami FL, West Palm Beach FL, Jacksonville FL, Brunswick GA, Savannah GA, Charleston SC, Baltimore MD, New York NY, and Newport RI, in the USA.
  • Europe: Southampton, UK, Le Havre, France, Bremerhaven, Germany, Antwerp, Belgium, Santander, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Genoa, La Spezia, Italy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Lavrion, Greece & Mersin, Turkey.
  • We also run from New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Africa, & Dubai.
  • Destination ports in Australia: Sydney, Newcastle, Port Kembla, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle, Adelaide, & Darwin.

Customs & quarantine clearance

DAZMAC is a licensed customs brokerage for boat shipping into Australia with accredited quarantine staff which can handle your shipment from start to finish to ensure your boat or yacht not only arrives in Australia but passes through customs & quarantine.

We also handle customs clearances for boats and yachts which sail into Australia under their own power.

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Permits to import a boat

All Trailers will require an Import Trailer Permit from the Department of Infrastructure for boat shipping, Australia. The maximum legal width of a trailer in Australia is 2.5m without requiring a road permit for transport every time you want to take your boat out.

Air-conditioning requires an Import Permit or the gas must be removed prior to shipping to Australia. DAZMAC can handle the import permit for your boat trailers and air-conditioning if required. There is a low volume exceptions for one off importers available.

For more Information on trailer & CFC permits please follow this link resource pages.

Permits and quarantine for used boats and yachts

Australian Quarantine will inspect all 2nd hand boats & trailers. To avoid additional costs on arrival from quarantine cleaning, we strongly recommend all boats and yachts are steam/pressure cleaned, vacuumed and have fresh Antifouling to help avoid any additional quarantine washing and fumigation charges on arrival.

How Long Does It Take to Import a Boat?

Shipping times will vary for every route but we can provide some indicative transit times to give you a rough planning schedule. The following are all approximates:

  • Australia to New Zealand – 5-10 days
  • USA to Australia – 28-50 days
  • Australia to Europe – 45-80 days
  • New Zealand to Australia – 7-30 days
  • Europe to Australia – 45 days
  • Australia to USA – 40-60 days

How much does boat shipping cost to Australia?

When it comes to the cost of shipping a boat from USA to Australia, we use a ‘Roll on Roll off’ shipping method which keeps costs low. To understand the cost relevant to you, our team will need to assess your situation and create a personalised, no-obligation quote.

Speak to one of our experts about importing a boat and the applicable pricing today.

DAZMAC have been importing boats for over 50 years

Trust our high level of customer service and experience to ensure complete attention to detail, about the import process, shipping costs, customs requirements and more. Benefit from our extensive knowledge about all requirements today.

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What do you want to ship? The crew from DAZMAC can take care of it for you.


For all unanswered questions visit this section.

Why should I trust my boat transport to your company?

Dazmac has years of experience and a portfolio of success that will not only offer peace of mind but excellent results. Our transport service has handled many imports over the years with a professional, friendly approach all at a great price.

How do I calculate the cost of my transport?

Obtain a quote via our automatic online system, or talk to us over the phone about your requirements. We help you to save money, handle all customs requirements and provide expert advice.

What kind of boat can I ship?

Boats of all varieties can be imported no matter the size or make. Our skilled team will ensure it arrives in excellent condition, every time.

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