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Types of vehicles

Our vehicle decks are rather large so height restrictions aren't really an issue with any of the vehicle types below. We ask that you simply provide us with the correct length information so we can allow sufficient space.

If your vehicle type is not listed below please contact our customer services team for a quote.

0800 844 844

Any vehicle over 3.5T – Please book through Freight – Email: freight@straitnz.co.nz

Car

Less than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, hatch-back, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, classic car, 4x4.


Car - longer than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, limousine, classic car, 4x4.

Ute

Less than 5.5m
Covers, but is not limited to the following: flat deck, extended cab and double cab utility vehicles, 4x4.


Longer than 5.5m
Covers, but is not limited to the following: flat deck, extended cab and double cab utility vehicles, 4x4.

Van
Less than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following: both semi-bonnet/front-wheels forward and forward control/cab forward vans.

Longer than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following: both semi-bonnet/front-wheels forward and forward control/cab forward vans, long wheel base.

Campervan

Campervans are generally no larger than a standard van with sleeping accommodation, and sometimes contain a limited toilet or kitchen facilities.

Motorhome

Includes house buses, motorhomes shaped like a bus or motorhomes built on a "cutaway van" chassis. This category of vehicle typically has a double or queen bed in the rear or above the drivers cab, living area behind the driver's seat, and a toilet and kitchen area in the middle.

5th Wheeler

Includes travel trailers that can only be towed by a truck/ute, as the trailer sits on a hitch in the truck bed. Please enter the total length of your ute +travel trailer as it measures when it is hitched.

Motorbike

Covers motorcycles with 2 wheels and mopeds. Please note, we class power-assisted pedal cycles as bicycles which can be added as an extra later on in the booking process.

Trike or sidecar

Covers motorbikes with one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear and motorbikes with two wheels at the front and one wheel at the rear. This category also covers motorbikes with sidecars i.e. a car, box or other receptacle attached to the side of a motorcycle which is supported by a wheel.

Light truck < 2.5T

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 8m


This includes trucks under 2.5T- Tonnes, and under 8m in length. Anything over this weight should be booked on the Light truck 2.5-3.5T category

Light Truck 2.5 - 3.5T

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 8m


This includes trucks between 2.5 and 3.5T- Tonnes, and up to 8m in length. Anything over this weight or length restriction needs to be booked via our freight booking office.

Equestrian Vehicle/Motorhome

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 12.5m


Equestrian vehicles carrying horses can only travel under 2.5m swells. If the swell height exceeds this, you won't be able to travel on that sailing. Hay and/or straw is considered a dangerous good and cannot travel with this booking. Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 12.5m 

 

Equestrian Trailer

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 16m


Equestrian towed trailers/floats carrying horses. Please ensure the correct length is booked, including hitch, so enough space is allocated for your booking. Equestrian towed trailers/floats carrying horses can only travel under 2.5m swells. If the swell height exceeds this, you won’t be able to travel on that sailing. Hay and/or straw is considered a dangerous good and cannot travel with this booking.

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Types of towing

Our vehicle decks are rather large so height restrictions aren't really an issue with any of the vehicle types below. We ask that you simply provide us with the correct length information so we can allow sufficient space.

Please note if you are travelling with livestock you will need to book via our freight office by calling 0800 162 322 or emailing freight@strait.co.nz

Towed Car

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, hatch-back, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, classic car, 4x4.

Caravan

A vehicle equipped for living in, typically towed by a car.

Trailer

A trailer connected to any vehicle including a motorbike. Trailers under 2m in length are charged as 2m.

Boat

A trailer designed to launch, retrieve and carry boats.

Our Company

Since we first set sail across the Strait in 2002, we’ve worked hard to improve our service with every sailing to give you a truly unique onboard experience. Check out our latest sailing timetable or book now to experience Bluebridge for yourself.

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