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Ft lauderdale On-Board Delivery

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Boston whaler, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM.

  1. Boston whaler

    Boston whaler New Member

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    Does anyone know of a delivery service/vendor in Ft Lauderdale area that can deliver a house size fridge on board? Not a mega yacht - 65' Trawler at a private dock but double door access to salon that contains the galley.
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Most appliance stores offer delivery although typically curb side. Some will bring inside... I usually get it curbside and bring it on myself with a friends help if needed.
  3. Boston whaler

    Boston whaler New Member

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    Unfortunately, thought I had on-board installation all arranged with the store before I left Lauderdale to return home to Ga. - even confirmed on board delivery with the delivery dept before leaving. Get home and get a call that Nope- we will drop off to the curb. Now trying to arrange something remotely and as not from the area, don't have buddies there who can fill in. FUBAR
  4. captainwjm

    captainwjm Senior member

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    Same thing happened to us w/ Home Depot; fortunate to have dock neighbors willing to help. Try Best Buy, they indicate that they will install items even if not bought from them, although I can't confirm they'll do boats.
  5. olderboater

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    Do you not have a crane on the boat? I would think on a boat that size you would. If so, have it delivered in box to dock and then use your crane to put it on the deck. From there, just an appliance truck or furniture dolly in. Leave in it's full packing as from the factory until you have it on the boat.
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    Cancel it. Start over.
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    Definitely don't order it for delivery when either you or your representative isn't there.

    I'm assuming you hadn't contracted for installation?
  8. Pascal

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    Most davits are on the top deck. It s nearly impossible to use it to swing a large load on a covered aft deck. A fridge isn’t that heavy even a big one. I loaded a fairly large French door fridge on the aft deck of my 53 Hatt by myself a couple of years ago. Brought it along side, tipped it on the railing, got on the boat and tilted it in. No big deal.
  9. olderboater

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    We can swing things into the cockpit. All depends on the setup.
  10. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    Call a moving company.
    There are a ton if small companies in S.Fl. Have them pick it up and deliver to boat. We use them for everything remotely large as the builder of our condo installed an undersized front door making it very difficult for furniture delivery. They've never failed to get it through the door.

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