Many depots have forklifts with extensions, but you can't rely on that either. I usually build crates with a pallet on each end so a single forklift can hold the entire load from just one end. But it takes some doing to make something rigid enough.And a long boat is that much more difficult for a forklift to load as would need two (one on each end) to load into a container. Or they just push it in from the end.
Expedition Kayaks Audax Aurora.Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'll dig a little deeper based on them.
John, out of interest, what did you bring in?