Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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tehtairing
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Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

Post by tehtairing »

Does any one know a reliable and experience shipping company that does shipments from Sydney to Malaysia for a 26M. I am planning to ship my Mac to Malaysia and trying to know what is involve and how much it may cost.

Cheers,

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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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These guys did mine, I highly recommend them.

https://www.dazmac.com.au/
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

Post by tewharaunz »

We shipped ours from California to NZ and it was basically the cost of a 40 container shipping, plus packing/unpacking and compliance on both ends (and GST).

So, what you need is a good container loading firm on the AU side, a freight forwarder to source the container, handle the shipping and compliance, and someone in MY to do the unpacking.

Our X was shipped, strapped onto the trailer, with the axles and mudguards removed and three heavy duty steel wheels U-bolted to the bottom of the trailer frame. They just rolled it in, and strapped it down, fore, and aft.

I was there when they unpacked it, and the boat was still on the trailer when they lifted it on jacks, and we rolled the axle back under the trailer and bolted the springs back on.

I was only there on the NZ side for ours but if you could be present for packing and unpacking, that would be ideal.

Cheers, David
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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Thank you all for this. I had found an agent in malaysia that managed to help me and arrange the freight forwarder in Sydney. The boat was shipped in late May and arrived in Malaysia in early July without any issue.
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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which port in Malaysia for delivery
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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This is the video of my Mac shipped from Sydney to Malaysia in 2019.

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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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Thanks.

I enjoyed both the video and the dramatic music.

What prompted the move to Malaysia?

Before the Coronavirus interfered, were you located close enough to sail to Singapore? One of our favorite places to visit.
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

Post by tehtairing »

NiceAft wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:49 pm Thanks.

I enjoyed both the video and the dramatic music.

What prompted the move to Malaysia?

Before the Coronavirus interfered, were you located close enough to sail to Singapore? One of our favorite places to visit.
I planned to move to Malaysia back in 2019 and the first item to ship was my Mac. I do plan to sail near Singapore but will not be sailing in Singapore water for any near future due to a lot of really big ships there.
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

Post by ancient mariner 72 »

Hi tehtairing,
Excellent video. Much thanks for taking the time to post. I own a 26M which is based in the UK, and I divide my time between UK and OZ.
I have been researching possibility of shipping the mac to OZ. Your video has made the process much easier. Thanks again, and good health, and good luck in your new country.
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

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Any recommendations for shipping companies as of 2024?
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Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

Post by HamiltonGil »

Even though the post is from a few years back, someone else might still need help. It's cool how technology connects us globally! Considering shipping companies like A1 Auto Transport could still be a solid option for reliable service. Their experience might help streamline your process and give you peace of mind.
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