By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, March 12 2011 @ 09:55 AM EST
Wide-Load Trip Planning Tips
If your boat has a beam greater than eight-and-a-half-feet, 47 states as well as the District of Columbia require a wide-load or “oversize” permit to tow it over the road. If you’re towing the boat locally, getting one permit isn’t that hard if you are familiar with the process.
However, for longer trips across state lines, getting the necessary multiple permits isn’t that simple because each state requires its own permit. That’s a lot of time and paperwork. To help make this process easier, the BoatUS Trailering Club now offers a Wide-Load Permit Service in partnership with Mercury Permit Services.