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Boat Shipping

From the USA to France

Navigating through the process of shipping a boat internationally can be complex and daunting. At Direct Express Inc., we simplify boat shipping from the USA to France, offering a seamless, reliable, and efficient service tailored to meet your specific needs. Our expertise in international shipping protocols, customs clearance, and specialized handling ensures that your boat is transported safely and efficiently, connecting two of the world’s most iconic coastal nations.


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Cargo Type

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Destination Overseas

In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Contact Information

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Freight Type

Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

Air Freight

Air Freight

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Open Car Carrier

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Inland Shipping

Open Car Carrier

Do you need help with the In-land shipping of your vehicle to one of our ports?

Our departure ports are Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; New Jersey, NJ. 

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Marine Insurance

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In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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-customs inspections if applied. Their charges will be additional

-Destination charges such as drayage, unloading, customs clearance, taxes and duty..etc

***rates subject to change without notice, prior to booking please confirm rates with DEI sales representative***


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USA – France

Major France Destinations we service:

Le Havre









Your #1 Export & Import

Why Choose Direct Express Inc. for Boat Shipping to France?

  1. Expertise: With years of experience in international shipping, we’ve mastered the art of boat transportation. Your vessel is in safe hands with our trained crew.
  2. Comprehensive Service: From securing the necessary permits to ensuring the safe loading and offloading of your boat, our end-to-end services take the stress out of the shipping process.
  3. Competitive Pricing: Offering a perfect blend of quality and affordability, our rates are competitive, ensuring you get value for your money.
  4. Customer-Centric Approach: We understand the emotional value of your boat. Our dedicated customer support is always available to address your concerns and provide updates.

Understanding the Boat Shipping Process:

1. Preparation: Before shipping, it’s essential to prepare your boat. This includes removing personal items, draining fuel and water tanks, and securing any loose items.

2. Documentation: We’ll guide you through the necessary paperwork for customs clearance in both the USA and France. This includes ownership documents, a bill of lading, and insurance certificates.

3. Loading: Depending on the size and type of your boat, it will either be loaded onto a flat rack, placed in a container, or carried on a Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessel. Our experts will recommend the best method for your boat.

4. Transit: Once loaded, your boat will begin its journey across the Atlantic. You can rest easy knowing it’s handled with the utmost care throughout the voyage.

5. Delivery: Upon arrival in France, our local agents will assist with offloading, customs clearance, and any further transportation needs.


  • How long does the shipping process take?
    The average transit time for boat shipping from the USA to France is 2-4 weeks, depending on the departure and arrival ports.
  • Can I insure my boat during transit?
    Yes, we offer all boats shipped with Direct Express Inc. marine insurance. We also recommend purchasing additional coverage for complete peace of mind.
  • Which ports in the USA and France do you operate from?
    We operate from major ports in the USA, including Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. In France, we primarily ship to Le Havre, Marseille, and Bordeaux, among others.


“Direct Express Inc. made the process of shipping my boat from the USA to France effortless. The team was professional, transparent, and my boat arrived in perfect condition. Highly recommended!” – John D.

Direct Express Inc is Here to Help

International Boat & Yacht Shipping

Ready to embark on a hassle-free boat shipping journey from the USA to France with Direct Express Inc.? Contact our team of experts for a customized quote and let us steer you through the process, ensuring your boat arrives safely, efficiently, and ready for the serene French waters.

Air Freight

When time is of the essence and you need your boat to arrive abroad as quickly as possible, Direct Express Inc has got you covered. We understand the importance of timely delivery, especially for time-sensitive shipments such as boats required for events or exhibitions. That's why we offer reliable air freight shipping services to expedite the process and ensure that your boat reaches its destination swiftly and safely. With Direct Express Inc's air freight shipping services, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your boat is in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing fast and reliable services that prioritize your needs and preferences. Whether you're shipping a small boat or a large yacht, we're here to help you get your boat abroad as quickly as possible. So, contact us today to discuss your air freight shipping needs!

Inland Transport

Imagine your boat sailing from the USA to its new home, with no worries, no stress, just peace of mind. That's where Direct Express Inc comes in, my friends. We offer excellent inland transport service that'll take care of everything for you, from picking up your boat from any location in the USA, to delivering it to the port of departure. Our team of experienced drivers will handle your boat with care and ensure it's secured with specialized equipment, so it'll arrive at the port of departure in perfect condition. And if you need any extra help, we can arrange for crating and packing too, all done with the love and attention your boat deserves. So, let us take care of the transportation. You can sit back, relax and let your mind drift away. With Direct Express Inc's inland transport service, your boat will sail smoothly on its journey to its new home. All you need is Direct Express Inc!

Warehouse and Loading

Our state-of-the-art warehousing facilities are equipped with advanced security features, including surveillance cameras and restricted access controls, to ensure that your boat is protected from theft and damage. Our warehousing facilities can accommodate boats of all sizes, from small pleasure boats to large yachts. We offer both short-term and long-term storage options, depending on your needs and preferences. Whether you need to store your boat for a few days, weeks, or months, we've got you covered. So, whether you need to store your boat before or after shipping, Direct Express Inc's secure and reliable warehousing facilities are the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more about our warehousing services and how we can help you with all your boat shipping needs.

Ocean Freight

RORO shipping is an efficient and cost-effective way to ship your boat. With RORO shipping, we can transport your vessel safely and securely on and off the shipping vessel using specialized equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for larger boats or boats that cannot be disassembled. Containerized shipping, on the other hand, is an excellent option for those who want extra protection for their boat during transit. We can offer different container sizes to accommodate various types of boats and equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for smaller boats or boats that can be disassembled. Both RORO shipping and containerized shipping have their advantages, and our team will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your needs and budget. We also offer additional services, such as crating and insurance, to ensure that your boat is protected during transport.





230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

Direct Express, Inc. is a leader amongst shipping companies.