Voyage Preporation Preparing Your Boat The following information is important regardless of which method you choose to ship your boat: Make sure to secure any loose items in your vessel. ie. plates, equipment or anything else that is not secured and may shuffle around during the shipment. Empty all fuel and water as well as disconnect the battery cables. Also, make sure to collapse/detach any items that extend vertically or horizontally past the hull. Particularly when shipping a boat with lift on lift off, store the windshields in the cabin. Remove all personal belongings such as clothes, valuables, cash, etc. We advise to shrink wrap your boat or yacht as it is an excellent way to protect your boat during transport.