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Quantum Key West 2013 Boat Transportation

Whether your boat is self-trailered, professionally transported or delivered to Key West on its own bottom, there are various transporter, boatyard, marina and mobile marina options between Palm Beach and Key West to utilize for your race week needs.

Professional Trailering

Self Trailering

Overseas Shipping



Cooky's Marine Transport logo

Cooky's Marine Transport

Independently Owned and Operated

Free Quotes, Online Quotes

Phone: 401-864-3705

Email: rcooky@cox.net




Florida Department of Transportation Road Advisories

There are usually ongoing road construction activities and lane closures on US 1 south of Florida City (Homestead).

Florida 511 logoMotorists are encouraged to call 511 or to check fl511.com before travelling to get real-time traffic and lane closure information.


Premiere Racing will be in regular contact with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and local agencies. We will post relevant information and updates as we learn about activities that might impact boats coming to Key West in December or January.

Individuals should contact the FDOT permit office (see below) directly regarding current travel/permit status for their particular transit times and dates as the situation is subject to change on short notice. Please be advised of the following permit requirements and be sure to make your arrangements as soon as reasonably possible.


All information is  subject to FDOT and police confirmation

Trailer basics:

  • 8'6" and under do not require a permit
  • over 8'6" wide a load permit is required
  • 10' - 12' also require a certified escort
  • over 12' and up to 16' wide require a law enforcement escort
  • from the front of the truck bumper to the rear of the trailer, the maximum length is 65' and this measurement must include any overhangs such as a mast.

Note: Blanket Permits are not valid through the Keys for boats over 10’ wide. You would need to apply with FDOT for an individual trip permit.

Advice from FDOT: Apply for your permit and they will work through details and requirements with each applicant. Their website has information and the permit forms:

Florida DOT Permit office

Phone: 850-410-5777 (ask for a trip technician)


Other FDOT telephone numbers:

(850) 414-4100 or Toll Free at 866-374-FDOT (3368).


Monroe County Sheriff Office

$160 ($40/hr, 4 hr min.)

Contact: Sgt. Sue Morgan: 305-797-0112 or

Lt. Corey Bryan: 305-853-3211



Dockwise Yacht Transport

Dockwise Yacht Transport logoDockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) is the world’s leading provider of logistic solutions tailored to the mobility needs of the global yachting community. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, DYT currently operates a fleet of four dedicated, semi-submersible yacht carriers on a liner service. DYT is taking yacht transport into a new era by introducing the world’s first specifically-built yacht carrier, YACHT EXPRESS, allowing more frequent sailing coverage to popular destinations.

Dockwise Yacht Transport is the most trusted name in the yacht transport industry and has proven its expertise in more than 8,000 operations since launching the service in 1989. 

For more information on the company’s unique service and their sailing schedule, visit their website: www.yacht-transport.com, or contact them via email: dyt.usa@dockwise-yt.com


Peters and May Yacht Transport

Peters & May Yacht Transport logoWorld leaders in the safe global shipment of yachts, RIBs, support containers and all yachting equipment for more than 30 years. They offer float on-float off, as well as lift on and off services. They also take care of delivery of masts, rigging, sails and equipment. They offer weekly service to and from the US, Caribbean, Europe, Baltic, Med, Far East & Middle East. A dock to dock service.

Hampshire (Head Office)

Peters & May Limited

Unit 9, Goodwood Road



United Kingdom SO50 4NT

Phone: + 44 (0) 23 80 480 500

Fax: + 44 (0) 23 80 480 400

Contact: CEO David Holley, david@petersandmay.com


Florida Office

Peters & May

110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1761

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 U.S.A.


Phone: 954-315-3848

Fax: 954-315-3819

Email: florida@petersandmay.com


Sevenstar Yacht Transport BV

Sevenstar Yacht Transport logoSevenstar is now the largest lift on yacht transporter in the world. They move TP52's, Swan 45's, Farr 40's, Swan 601's, Maxi's, etc on a regular basis. They offer WORLDWIDE service with regular routes and special tailor made service. Racing yachts are usually shipped with stepped mast on their own or on our cradle. All transports are including an all risk transport insurance. They also offer a service from the West Med to Florida on a regular basis. Even a service from the WC and from the Far East is something they can offer.

Contact: Richard Klabbers

Phone: +31 20 4488590

Fax: +31 20 4488596

Email: info@sevenstar-yacht-transport.com