What our customers say about us

"The level of service at Jim Ricketts Hiab Haulage is fantastic. I've been a customer for several years, and I'm always impressed by the professionalism of its staff. Thank you!" 


"In this day and age, it’s difficult to find a company you can trust. Jim Ricketts Hiab Haulage was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why: the quality of service is absolutely superb. Keep up the good work!"

"fishing boats and the leisure industry is my game, and there aren't very many people I  can trust with my boats But after a friend recommended Jim Ricketts Hiab Haulage, I ended up talking to them and I knew I could put my charter boats safely in their hands. If you're looking for a boat haulier who's able to lift with his own lorry mounted crane with experience and professionalism, then they're the ones!" 

Pathfinder fishing,Rhos Point,Rhos on Sea,Colwyn Bay 

Hi Jim,

Just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to thank you for the thoroughly professional way in which you managed my boat move from Milford Haven to Falmouth. It was a stressful time, but your relaxed manner and attention to detail made it that much more bearable and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone considering moving their vessel by road.  
Many thanks,
Rob Price
ref :"Ribbon Seal" Moody S31 Bilge Keel

"Dear Jim Thank you for taking care of "Panache" to and from her holiday in Wales best Wishes Scott & Claire Grace"


Ref:26ft Gibsea lift keel from Windermere to Glan Conwy to TLC boat Repairers for new gel coat and tidy up then return to Windermere


"First class service from a very helpful and efficient haulier" Phil Jackson


Ref:Hanse 301 lift keel from Windermere to Cardiff Bay Yacht club.


"Excellent ,reliable service Jim moved my narrow boat and did an excellent job, a very skill full man and his quote was very competitive I am very pleased with the service and would recommend Jim to all" Ray Shenton


Ref:30ft Springer Narrow boat from Abergavenny to Stone Staffordshire


"Totally competent , professional service from start to finish. Jim really knows what he is doing and goes that extra mile. Highly Recommended. He delivered our boat safely onto the mooring in a storm"  Deborah McLaren


Ref:26ft Colvic bilge keel from Poole Dorset to Troon Ayrshire.


"Excellent professional service, very honest & reliable" Tony Crolla


Ref:9 metrex11'6 highx8'6wide 5000kg twin wheeled Catering trailer from Plymouth to Dalkieth Edinburgh "see gallery pictures".


Good communication, excellent equipment perfectly handled. highly recommended. Duncan Sillars


Ref:Catalac 8 Catamaran from Haling Island Portsmouth to Port Edgar Edinburgh see gallery pictures.


" I have never moved my boat before so you can expect worry but I had none the move was carried out professionally making me feel at ease at all time . I will be using Jim Ricketts again" Linda Worden


Ref: Viking 32 GPR river cruiser from Reading to Brundall Marina Norfolk Broads.


"Up to this point I’d been doing a hundred mile round trip to work on the boat. The distance slowed things right down and I didn't do much work for over a year. Life got in the way, as did scraping a living.

I decided to move the boat closer to home and found a much cheaper spot to keep it. Now moving 6 tonnes of rust steel isn’t easy some of the quotes for moving the boat where quite frankly shocking! In the end I settled on using Jim Ricketts Hiab Haulage. Jim has a huge 60 tonne meter Hiab crane built onto his flatbed truck so was able to lift and transport the boat. http://york1943.wordpress.com/ copy and past the link to see my progress" Lex Cousins any information on the vessel will be greatly appreciated


Ref: 29ft steel Dutch Cruiser "York" from Saul Junction  Gloucestershire to a Private storage yard in Bristol.


 Skeleton Removal.  Job done recently for local Tree Surgery Specialists "Underhill and Sharp Ltd" http://www.underhillandsharp.com/2013/09/ Many thanks to Sam & Mike.


Ref: Westerly Konsort 29ft Bilge keel. Shell Island Llanbedr-Partington Marine Pwllheli

"Hi Jim & Vicki---This is just to express my thanks for a job well done,
 I was really pleased that we avoided the low bridge. May I say that I
 was very impressed with the professional manner in which the job was 
carried out. You were prompt, efficient & hard working. If I am ever 
asked to suggest a boat moving firm I will have no hesitation in
 strongly recommending you " Ricketts is best forget the rest" It was
 a bit concerning seeing part of the keels overhanging, obviously in future
Jim needs to be given the exact width of the keels. I should have measured
it myself.---BR Roger"