Office: +44 (0)1243 785370

Based in Chichester, West Sussex

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Mobile: +44 (0) 7836 789083





Transporting boats throughout UK and Europe

Shoreline Yacht Transport Ltd is a family-run business dedicated to high standards of customer service. Terry and Melanie Ollerton, the owners, started the company in 1986. Previously Terry worked in a yacht yard dealing with every aspect of boating from the ground up through to management.  This experience has proved invaluable, which is one of the reasons Shoreline has been so successful in the boat transport industry.


We are based in Chichester, West Sussex, close to the Hampshire border. This is an ideal location for UK deliveries and Channel ferry ports for onward movements into Europe, and we have vast knowledge and experience in organising your boat transport. We can liaise with both the loading and off-loading points and take  of all the movement authorisations, European permits, police, escorts and ferry bookings where required. Steady expansion has led to a highly motivated team which specialises in the safe transport of yachts and motorboats throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. The introduction of several new purpose-built state-of-the-art trailers has enabled Shoreline to carry boats securely and very low to the ground. One of these is even equipped with hydraulically-powered rear-wheel steering which can be operated from within our cab to allow us to move larger craft by road. Our equipment is always held in very high regard throughout the industry.


The company has moved thousands of yachts, boats, barges, catamarans and fishing vessels over the years - all shapes and sizes to all sorts of destinations for companies and private owners alike. No matter how big or small your vessel, please feel free to call us as we are more than happy to give you a free quotation, or advise you in any way we can. Being boat owners ourselves we know what you expect from us after all, your satisfaction could lead to our next recommendation. We are a small family business with a large reputation to safeguard.

"Terry moved my Sealine F34 from Northney Marina near Chichester to a boatyard in Cookham on the River Thames in March 2016.  This was my first experience of road transport for my boat and have to say what a professional and easy service he provided.  Due to the Flybridge and road height of my boat Terry went to great lengths to set her as low as possible on the trailer and this prevented expensive and time consuming dismantling of the top structure.  I followed the boat to its new destination without a worry and seeing Terry’s extensive skill and experience in practice made it a pleasurable event.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Shoreline Yacht Transport and Terry Ollerton for all your pleasure boat road transport needs."


Howard Marshall