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Our Top Tips and Yacht Transportation Advice for Riders

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A lot of people will decide to ride with their yachts when using a professional yacht transportation company if you’re planning your next awesome yachting adventure, you might want to accompany your vessel during transport. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to come along for the ride. 

 

What can you expect as a rider?

During the yacht transport, freshwater is usually provided, but there could be some restrictions. Restrictions are often contingent on consumption and tank levels. It’s also crucial for riders to understand the expectations around using hoses and hookups during the trip. 

For riders, it’s a good idea to get hooked up early. Once the deck is dry, use a ladder to get your supply and then discharge the hoses. Riders are typically only allowed to board their yacht with a ladder AFTER the yacht is secured. Passengers are also responsible for supplying their own hoses, and connections onboard the transport boat can vary from 1.5 inches, 2 inches, or 2.5 inches. 

For hookups and connections, riders will also want to bring along plenty of gray nylon hose fittings. The most commonly used are 1.5 and 2 inches, but there will be variations in size depending on the transport carrier size and type. It’s possible to thread a fitting into a discharge with Teflon tape. Sometimes riders can put in a hose barb. Hoses are available to riders in a range of sizes, but the length might be an issue and riders may need to join several tubes together. 

Riders should also expect to take a lot of clamps with them, and the bigger, the better. Cam locks and other quick disconnects are often unavailable. Occasionally, some riders will experience a broken hose or a hose that fails to connect. In this case, it’s a good idea to open a sea chest to the boat doesn’t get flooded. 

 

Is there power available?

Riders must remove their cord ends since no plug-ins are available. Cords can be cut to fit, so having a pigtail connection is a good idea. 

 

What about keeping things clean?

When accompanying their yacht, riders are responsible for washing the vessel. Some professional yacht transportation companies will have a few pressure washers available for riders to use. Also, most transport services require riders to separate their trash. 

 

Some other miscellaneous tips and advice riders should consider:

  • Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. The days can be hot and humid, with nights cold and chilly. It’s prudent to bring a sweater or jacket along for the ride. 
  • Satellite phones are available for a fee. Riders should save their receipts when the charges are collected in cash before the transport ship docks. 
  • A professional yacht transportation company does not allow anything to be discharged on the transport carrier deck. 
  • Long swells can occur, and riders should be ready to wash the salt down from the yacht at times. 

 

Riders should consider attending the orientation meeting on board the transport boat before leaving. This will enable riders to familiarize themselves with safety protocols and other procedures, and give them a chance to ask questions. If you’re planning to accompany your vessel with a professional yacht transportation service, keep these tips in mind for a smooth trip.

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A Step-by-Step Guide on the Yacht Transportation and Delivery Process

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Planning for your next yachting adventure doesn’t have to be confusing or stressful, and knowing how the yacht transportation and delivery process works can go a long way to making the trip smoother and more enjoyable. Below is our step-by-step guide on how to prepare your boat for delivery and what happens during yacht transportation. 

 

Always adequately prepare the yacht for transportation. 

 

Before delivering your yacht to the yacht transportation company, you’ll want to ensure that the vessel is as light as possible. So, keep these prep tips in mind:

  • Empty the bilge and turn off the bilge pumps. 
  • Empty the sewage tanks and turn off installation. 
  • Fuel and other flammable liquids stored in cans are typically not allowed on the transport carrier.

You’ll only need enough fuel in the yacht to get it to and from the transport carrier. Consider sanitizing the tanks with a bleach solution before the trip as well. Also, you’ll want to have at least 50 feet of lines on each side of the yacht – two on both sides, and forward and aft. You’ll need a minimum of two crew persons, and a minimum of two fenders on forward, aft, and both sides of the vessel. 

 

The Step-by-Step Yacht Delivery Process

 

  1. Stand By

Tune into the yacht carrier and await your instructions for delivery. Berthing beside the yacht carrier is not allowed without obtaining express permission from the yacht transportation service’s loading master. Ensure the fenders and lines are set and placed at the correct height and location and turn off the radar. For a smooth and safe delivery process, it’s critical to listen carefully to the instructions from the transportation crew and the loading master and to be prepared for line handling. 

 

  1. Loaded, with Water On Deck

Next, you’ll need to stay on-board the yacht until it is tied and secured. Any generators or main engines should be turned off once the yacht is positioned and before any divers reach the water. No swimming is allowed at this point. During this part of the yacht transportation process, you’ll meet with a service representative on the yacht carrier. You’ll need to bring on-board your yacht registry, a set of yacht keys, and a rider with a passport and visa if they have been approved. 

 

  1. Yacht Carrier Deck Dry

Refrain from shifting any heavy items or weights at this point. You’ll need to exit through the deck only and be sure to wait until a secured ladder is in place. Using catwalks is prohibited, and people must be aware of any tripping hazards, and be extremely careful when walking. Also, welders will be hard at work, and looking directly into the cutting flames can damage the eyes. 

 

  1. Preparing Departure

Properly sea-fasten all yacht equipment and loose items. All riders must be on the carrier at least one hour before the scheduled departure time. Any visitors will need to leave at least one hour before departure. 

 

  1. Port-of-Discharge Arrival

Owners will need to meet with the yacht transportation service representative on-board the carrier for release. The transportation crew will disconnect all water and electrical power connections, and will also ensure that the fenders are set in the right place. 

 

  1. Unloading

Owners will need to stay on-board the yacht and turn off the radar until the vessel is unloaded. Heavy items should not be moved during this process, and people should refrain from removing sea fastenings without express permission from the transport service personnel. Do not turn on any generators or engines until the crew gives instructions. The divers have to be out of the water before motors and generators can be turned on. 

 

Always listen carefully to the yacht transportation service’s crew and follow their instructions. Knowing the yacht delivery and transportation process will make the journey go more smoothly for owners and riders.

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Our Top 5 Yacht Transportation Prep Tips

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Are you planning your next exciting yachting adventure? Using a yacht transportation carrier is a great way to protect your vessel from damage and give yourself and the crew a break. Before you contact a yacht transportation service, keep these top three tips in mind to prepare your yacht for its journey. 

 

Tip #1: Secure the Yacht

Adequately preparing the yacht for a journey across the sea requires attention to detail and meticulousness on the part of the owner. In most cases, a yacht transportation service will not secure the vessel for transport. If you don’t secure it, the yacht will be transported “as-is” and might get damaged. Some companies offer “voyage insurance,” which you might want to consider before transporting the yacht. 

You must secure everything on the yacht before you transport it, even if you aren’t planning to carry it very far. To properly prepare your yacht for transport, secure everything like you would if it was crossing the Pacific. Anything that extends past the hull, or is loose on the yacht should be secured to avoid damaging the vessel. If you don’t take the time to secure the hatches, water damage can occur. Tape all hatches, and latch all the cabin doors to prevent water ingress. Also, tape any interior cabinet doors shut, tightly close them, and lock every exterior door on the yacht. 

 

Tip #2: Measure the Yacht

You’ll want to let the yacht transportation service know your vessel’s specs before the journey. This allows them to allocate the right amount of space for the yacht, so be sure to give an accurate measurement. Remember, the company will want to know the yacht’s actual weight – not tonnage. Also, be sure to measure:

  • Overall length
  • Overall height
  • Overall beam or width

When measuring the length, be sure to include the swim platforms, outboard motor brackets, outboard motors, and bow pulpits. 

 

Tip #3: Prepare the yacht with shrink wrap.

Covering the outside of the yacht with shrink wrap can protect it from dirt, debris, and salt. Boats that are too big to cover completely can be spot-protected. Some of the most delicate areas of the yacht’s surface are non-skid and teak surfaces that should be protected with shrink-wrap covering. Stainless steel and chrome fittings should be prepped for the journey with either a shrink wrap covering or an insulator wax. Windshields should also be removed, if possible, and stored. 

 

Tip #4: Lighten the Load

You’ll want to deliver the yacht to the transportation service as light as possible. Prepare the boat for transport by draining the fuel and water tanks to as low a level as possible. You’ll want to keep a small amount in the yacht to get it to and from the transport ship. Check to make sure there is no water in the bilge, and remove the anchors and the drain plugs from the hull. It’s also a good idea to flush and sanitize the tanks before the trip. 

 

Tip #5: Contact a yacht transportation service. 

Your final step for preparing your yacht for transport is to pick a professional, reputable yacht transportation service that is experienced with moving your particular type of vessel. A professional yacht transportation company will know how the yacht needs to be balanced, supported, and secured. The next time you plan to transport your yacht, keep these tips in mind to properly prepare it for its next great destination.

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Booking First Class Travel For Luxury Yachts

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Booking First Class Travel For Luxury Yachts

Just as movie stars and celebrities are able to book first-class travel to their destinations and enjoy a convenient, safe, and luxurious travel experience, so are luxury yachts – thanks to the rise of the international yacht transportation industry.

Exploring The Yacht Transportation Industry

When it comes to the most luxurious, multi-million dollar superyachts, only the best will do. While it is certainly possible for these yachts to travel through almost any oceanic conditions on their own power, this is not always the best way for them to travel.

Yacht Transportation Saves Owners’ Time, Money, And Headaches 

The concept of yacht transportation is simple. Rather than requiring an owner of a yacht to pay for a crew, supplies, maintenance, and fuel for a transoceanic voyage, a yacht transportation company can use a large cargo vessel to accomplish the same trip – often in a fraction of the time.

Traversing the dangerous open ocean waters can be tough for even the most seasoned yacht crews, and the trip often takes weeks – or even months. In contrast, the cargo freighters used to haul superyachts are nearly unsinkable, and can usually make the same trip in just a few weeks. 

So, rather than having a boat piloted through the ocean to its destination, more and more yacht owners are choosing the convenience of working with a yacht transportation company, such as United Yacht Transport. Thousands of vessels are now shipped every year using these companies – which first began doing business in the 1980s.

The most common route for most luxury yachts that are being transported is into the Caribbean and Mediterranean from North America and other locations worldwide, but today, it’s possible to charter yacht transportation to – and from – just about anywhere.

The cost of yacht transportation can vary widely based on the destination, the value size of the vessel, and more – but some transports trips can end up costing more than $200,000. 

While that may seem steep, the cost of piloting one of these vessels across the ocean under its own power can often be double that price or more – thanks to the costs of repairs, paying crew members, buying fuel, and supplying the crew with the necessary provisions.

Another benefit of using large cargo ships to haul luxury yachts is that it opens up more travel opportunities for yacht owners, who can explore more exotic waters in areas like India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam – which may be risky to travel to on a yacht, thanks to piracy and potentially-rough weather conditions. 

Yacht Transportation Helps The World’s Most Expensive Yachts Travel In Style

Thanks to modern yacht transportation companies like United Yacht Transport, it’s no longer necessary for megayachts and superyachts to traverse rough seas and spend months on trans-oceanic voyages.

These yachts can be loaded, shipped, and unloaded at any destination that a yacht owner, broker, or charter company wishes – and the process usually is much faster, cheaper, and more efficient, opening up new possibilities for yacht owners who wish to use these services.

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Understanding The Yacht Transportation Industry

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Why Superyachts Are Hopping Aboard Bigger Ships to Cross the Ocean

When you think of a superyacht, you may think of a giant, 100+ foot vessel that can spend all the time it needs to in the open water – and make transoceanic crossings with ease. And while it’s true that most large yachts are capable of traversing even the most difficult ocean conditions and reaching just about any destination in the world, it’s not always a great idea to do so.

Crossing the ocean in a yacht is a costly, and time-consuming proposition – and it can be quite difficult and dangerous in inclement weather conditions. So while most superyachts and megayachts are more than capable of handling the trip on their own, many owners are turning to a different option – the yacht transportation industry. 

Yacht Transportation Is A Faster, Cheaper, And More Efficient Way To Transport Superyachts

Yacht transportation is a specialized field and industry, which is dominated by just a few international companies, including United Yacht Transport, the largest yacht transportation company in North America.

The idea behind yacht transportation is simple – superyacht owners are looking to minimize costs and maximize efficiency when it comes to transporting their vessels. While their crews can handle long ocean journeys, doing so is quite expensive, and the costs of fuel, maintenance, and paying a crew can often be enormous.

Not only that, but the self-powered oceanic trips take a long time, subject the boat to more wear and tear, and leave a lot more room for problems – such as sudden engine trouble in the middle of the sea. 

For this reason, more yacht owners are turning to companies like United Yacht Transport, which moves hundreds of yachts per year. Using gigantic cargo freighters, United Yacht Transport and similar yacht transportation companies are able to move yachts more quickly, and cost-efficiently, compared to a crewed superyacht making a transoceanic voyage.

Loading A Superyacht Is No Easy Feat – Here’s How It Works

Depending on the size of the yacht, the process may differ somewhat. Most boats between 50-100 feet can be loaded onto a boat using a crane with a giant sling. The sling is placed under the yacht, which is hoisted out of the water, then carried above-deck on the freighter.

Once this process is complete, steel support columns are used to meet the yacht, forming a cradle that holds it in place. Then, they are welded to the deck for stability, and straps and chains are used to fasten the yacht in place during the trip.

Yacht Transportation Is A Growing Industry Worldwide 

Yacht owners who need to move their vessels quickly – for boat shows, vacations, to sell them to another person, or for any other reason – are increasingly turning to yacht transportation companies that can do the job quickly, efficiently, and for a lower cost than a crewed trip across the ocean. And as the boating and yachting industry grows, so will the yacht transportation industry, and companies like United Yacht Transport.

Four Cocktails Perfect for A Day at Sea

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Whether you are set to take a vacation in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or fall trip to Central America on your yacht, you’ll want to keep yourself and guests cool and refreshed with a top-notch signature cocktail that captures the flavors and feeling of summer. Your signature cocktails can set the tone of your vacation just as much as a day at sea with nature, quiet and beauty.

Can’t you just picture it? Your family and friends mingling on the yacht, under the basking of the sun, sipping on something slushy or fruity or both. That has all the makings of a beautiful fall vacation that your friends and family will never forget.

Mix It Up for a Delightful Cocktail on Your Luxury Yacht Through Yacht Transport

You’ve probably spent all season sipping on the best cocktails for fall in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean so why not mix things with something a little more through a vacation on a luxury yacht? All you need to add is a perfect cocktail to ensure the perfect treat for yourself, your family and your friends.

Mai Tai

A sweet, tropical rum drink. The original cocktail is a mix of light rum, lime juice, orange curacao, and orgeat syrup. The pineapple version is a mix of light rum, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice and a dash of grenadine to finish. Shake well and top each version with dark rum.

Piña Colada

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain… You know the song! This creamy concoction is a blend of pineapple juice, light rum, and cream of coconut. Top with a wedge of pineapple as a garnish, and you will be transported to tiki land!

Margarita

One of the most popular summer cocktails in North America, the margarita and its variations show no sign of slowing down. The margarita consists of tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice, and often has salt or sugar lining the glass to add some extra flavor.

Gin Pahit

The name will still be heard in 19th-century sailing stories, but now more commonly known as Pink Gin or Gin & Bitters, this martini is simply gin and Angostura bitters which give the drink its pink tint. Given the references to it in sailing history, the gin pahit is a true boat drink.

Our reliable transport company will ensure you enjoy the perfect vacation with your family and friends while having the best cocktails. You’ll have an opportunity to explore new places, unwind and relax, as well as strengthen ties with friends and family. If you’re looking for a reliable yacht transportation company, here’s why you should consider our services.

Reasons Why You Should Hire Our Services for your Luxury Vacation

Easy Process

Our shipping company makes the boat shipping extremely easy. You simply need to cover the shipping costs and ensure it’s loaded ready for shipping. Once done, you’ll be able to travel home to await the vessel.

Wear and Tear

During the shipment of your vessel, our professional crew will ensure it arrives in the same condition it was prior to shipment. Furthermore, it won’t sustain wear and tear throughout the journey. This way, you won’t need to worry about spending on unnecessary repairs.

Benefits of Yacht Ownership

Sea Luxury

Most of us enjoy sea excursions and a yacht satisfies the need for an excursion. You’ll discover that a yachting lifestyle can be sophisticated and relaxed. Moreover, the adventure can be utterly thrilling.

Bonding opportunities for friends and families

Yachts are large enough to accommodate numerous people, making them ideal for bonding with your family and friends. This is a great advantage since friends and families lack time to bond owing to busy schedules and lifestyles. However, yachting offers a unique opportunity to catch up with friends and family while vacationing and sipping cocktails.

Breathtaking Destinations

Yachting offers numerous opportunities to explore exotic destinations worldwide. It’s also a chance to explore the sea’s beauty. Fortunately, our shipping company offers quality services to a wide range of destinations from Asia to Central America to the Caribbean to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

 

United Yacht Transport – Ships 650mts Mega-Yacht

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United Yacht Transport Adding Sailings to Meet Increase in Peak Season Demand – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL., 07/07/2017.

United Yacht TransportUnited Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport and shipping, is adding additional sailings to meet the unexpected increase in peak season demand in North America and the Mediterranean.

United Yacht Transport is continuing to expand their position as the largest yacht carrier in North America and rapidly growing position in the Mediterranean. This is due to its repeated success in heavy lift and complex loadings.  This month, UYT will be transporting a mega-yacht to the Mediterranean weighing over 650mts.  This is the heaviest yacht any carrier has deck loaded in years.

According to Paul Haber, the President of United Yacht Transport, “2016 was a record year for United and our momentum is continuing into 2017.  All of our peak season sailings so far were chock-a-block and we are adding more sailings. We are pleased that yacht brokers, yacht builders, and captains are continuing to refer their clients to UYT as we have become known for reliable year-round sailings, competitive pricing, and customized logistics.”

United Yacht Transport has transported more eastbound and westbound yachts in the past three years than any other carrier. Additional sailings for May are being added in order to accommodate this peak season demand.

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter that offers cost effective yacht transport and boat shipping services. United Yacht Transport ships worldwide to Mexico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean. As the North American leader in yacht transportation, United Yacht Transport prides itself on reliability, safe transport, and unparalleled customer service.

Begin Your Vacation Planning Now and Start with Yacht Transport

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Do you feel exhausted from the daily hectic schedule and seeking some unforgettable moments? Perhaps you should consider yachting. Fortunately, this isn’t complex to plan with yacht transport. Our reliable transport company will ensure you enjoy the perfect vacation with your loved ones.

You’ll have an opportunity to explore new places, unwind and relax, as well as strengthen ties with friends and family. If you’re looking for a reliable yacht transportation company, here’s why you should consider our services.

Reasons Why You Should Hire Our Services

Money and Time Saving

Our shipping company will undoubtedly save you considerable time once you hire us. Bear in mind that it would take substantial time to cruise in a yacht from your country of origin to your preferred destination.

Once you hire us, you simply need to cover the relevant costs and leave us to do the delivery as you focus on other businesses. This will save you a lot of money since you won’t incur the costs required by the yacht, including maintenance and fuel.

Easy Process

Our shipping company makes the boat shipping extremely easy. You simply need to cover the shipping costs and ensure it’s loaded ready for shipping. Once done, you’ll be able to travel home to await the vessel.

Wear and Tear

During the shipment of your vessel, our professional crew will ensure it arrives in the same condition it was prior to shipment. Furthermore, it won’t sustain wear and tear throughout the journey. This way, you won’t need to worry about spending on unnecessary repairs.

Benefits of Yacht Ownership

Sea Luxury

Most of us enjoy sea excursions and a yacht satisfies the need for an excursion. You’ll discover that a yachting lifestyle can be sophisticated and relaxed. Moreover, the adventure can be utterly thrilling.

Bonding opportunities for families

Yachts are large enough to accommodate numerous people, making them ideal for bonding with your family. This is a great advantage since families lack time to bond owing to busy schedules and lifestyles. However, yachting offers a unique opportunity to catch up with friends and family while vacationing.

Unique Experiences

Regardless of the number of times you sail, you’ll never have a similar experience. Each trip offers the chance to see new places. Even if you wish to revisit a previously visited destination, the islands are constantly changing with numerous activities to try and spots to view.

Breathtaking Destinations

Yachting offers numerous opportunities to explore exotic destinations worldwide. It’s also a chance to explore the sea’s beauty. Fortunately, our shipping company offers quality services to a wide range of destinations from Asia and the Caribbean to the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

Qualities of Reliable Shipping Companies

If you’re seeking a shipping company for your boat or ship but don’t know where to start, consider these important qualities before making a decision.

Reliability

You must be confident that your chosen boat shipping company will deliver your vessel in a timely manner without any problems or confusion. Ensure you look for a company that’s been in operation for several years and can provide seamless shipping services.

Affordability

It isn’t enough that the service provider is just dependable. You should be in a position to use their services. If the service provider charges exorbitant prices for the shipping services, it won’t be possible to hire their services.

Customer-oriented Company

A reputable company like United Yacht Transport is customer oriented and is committed to providing customers with the highest degree of satisfaction. We continuously adopt this approach, which plays a huge role in our success as a company. When you hire us, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll certainly enjoy our services.

License, Insurance, and Certification

Another important quality of a reliable shipping company is that it should be insured, licensed, and certified; this gives the company a credible status. Beware that if the company isn’t licensed, the service provider will run into problems and there won’t be a guarantee that it will deliver your vessel safely.

Furthermore, if something happens, you’ll have no way to tackle the problem. Therefore, you should only work with licensed companies for the sake of your vessel.

When you require shipping services, ensure you hire a trustworthy company that will deliver your vessel safely. Numerous transport companies exist, so it’s imperative you conduct some research to locate the suitable transporter.

 

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Boat Cradles: Build your Own or Let the Yacht Transport Company do it?

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Transporting your boat or yacht includes a number of things that need careful attention to detail. You need to figure out how and when you want your boat transported, the price- including insurance, getting your boat ready for transport, and more. You want your boat to arrive at its destination without any issues and in tip-top shape.

One of the things that are important for the safe transport of your yacht is to have a boat cradle that will fit and support your boat and prevent it from getting damaged during transport. A boat cradle is something that you can build on your own if you are handy, or let your yacht transport company provide it for you.

Making a boat cradle on your own

Boat cradles can be of many different shapes and sizes and can be made using different materials. Since the shape and weights of boats are different, a good boat cradle should be customized for each boat and have a perfect fit. If not, it can damage the boat. Wood, steel, and aluminum are all good materials to make boat cradles from. A simple wood boat cradle does not require too much more than some 2X4s, screws, and wheels, and can be relatively inexpensive. Welding is required for boat cradles made out of metal. You also get to save money, especially on shipping, if the boat cradle is a DIY project for you.

The only issue that you need to be aware of is that if you do not make the cradle to fit properly, or do not use proper materials that will support the boat, then you could end up with a damaged boat. So prior to starting work, it may be useful to think through all the steps and to build a sturdy cradle that will be strong enough to hold your boat for transport. It is advisable to undertake boat cradle building only if you are confident and possibly have some experience in building stuff.

Getting a boat cradle from your boat transport company

Boat transport companies can assist you in getting a boat cradle. For transport purposes, your boat will sit in a cradle for days. So having a well-built and secure cradle is what companies strive to provide you. These are built specifically for your boat according to its dimensions. Some companies build steel and wood cradles, while others use aluminum. Companies can ship your cradle to you. Now, this may be a more expensive option, but you can have peace of mind knowing that a professionally built cradle will protect your boat as it is likely tested for maximizing safety. Reputable companies use quality materials, professional welding techniques, and double and triple check their products for maximum durability. The cradles are also inspected for a snug fit, tightened bolts, and adjustable pads in the right place. A perfect-fit design supports your boat precisely. Correct angles and pressure points are crucial for support, and to distribute weight to protect your boat.

There are many companies that provide a range of services including not only cradle building, but also winterizing, detailing, bottom painting, shrink wrapping, and more. No matter which company you go with, ensuring that they are reputable, have experienced staff, and have great reviews from satisfied customers, will make for a flawless yacht transport experience. At United Yacht Transport, we are the leaders in the yacht transportation business, and with our experienced and professional team, strive to provide you with the most stress- free boat shipping experience.

We use our own lifting gear and cradling equipment that is expertly handled by experienced professionals on our team, so we can guarantee a safe transport. If you have any questions about transporting your boat, cradles, or other equipment or processes we use, just call us at 954.383.4448 to get answers to all your questions and a free quote for our services if you need one. With reliable year-round sailings, excellent service, and guaranteed lowest prices, you cannot go wrong with United Yacht Transport. Any boat, no matter how big or small, is given the same detailed attention by us for a smooth transport.

 

Tour The Caribbean In Style On Your Own Yacht

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There are so many reasons to visit the Caribbean when you’re on vacation. The laid-back lifestyle, gorgeous beaches, and amazing food and drink are just some of the reasons why you should visit. If you’re planning on coming, the best way to do so is on your very own yacht. Here’s why touring the Caribbean on your yacht is the best way to vacation this year.

Go Where You Want, When You Want

One of the biggest reasons why yacht owners vacation on their boats is because they can go wherever they want, in their own time. Some vacationers choose to use tour guides, but that means that they have to follow the crowd when they’re visiting the Caribbean. There’s no time to relax, slow down, and really take in what they’re seeing.

As you’re on your yacht, you’re able to tour the area with ease. Take it easy, see everything at your own pace, and really start to relax.

The Freedom To Explore

The best things you see on vacation are the attractions you weren’t planning on visiting. The tucked away bar, the stretch of beach with nobody on it, the unadvertised restaurant with food to die for. It’s amazing what you’ll come across when you’re not looking for it.

As you’re vacationing on your yacht, you can move about when you’re good and ready and stay somewhere if it turns out to be an unexpected gem.

It’s Easier To Ship A Boat Than Ever Before

‘This may all be very well and good’ you’re thinking, ‘but how do I get my boat there in the first place?’ Boat shipping is now easier than ever before. All you’ve got to do is go online, select your home and destination ports, and book your boat in. On the day, take your boat to the port and it’ll be shipped to your destination. It’s as simple as that.

Here at United Yacht, we’ve got more shipping destinations available than ever before, including several in the Caribbean. You’ll be able to go anywhere you want with our yacht transport service. Book it in now and you’ll be ready for the summer!

Take Your Time On Beautiful Beaches

One of the greatest draws of the Caribbean is the beaches. It boasts some of the most beautiful stretches of beach for miles around, with pure white sandy shores and the clearest water you’ve ever seen. There’s no denying that you’re going to want to spend time on them.

With a boat, you’re in the perfect position to do so. You’ll be able to sunbathe on the deck or dive into the water from the boat, enjoying the sun and the water just the way you want to. There really is no better way to vacation.

Move Around And Take In Everything

It can feel as though there’s just too much to see on a regular Caribbean vacation. You’ll be trying to keep up, moving from place to place, and certainly missing something along the way.

A yacht vacation is different, as you can get around every destination with ease. You’ll never miss a thing because you’re in control of the journey and where you’re going. There’s no better feeling than being in total control of your trip.

Reduce Stress And Spend Time Bonding

On a yacht vacation, much of the stress and worry is taken away from you. You’re not worrying about where you’re staying or where you need to go next. All you have to do is kick back and spend your hard earned vacation.

The biggest benefit of a yacht vacation is the opportunity to spend that time bonding with the people you’ve come with. Whether you’ve come on a family trip, or you’re spending time with a loved one, you’ll find that you’ll be able to really come together and enjoy your vacation with each other.

No matter what kind of boat you’re taking on vacation with you, a yacht trip through the Caribbean is the best way to see the area. Book your trip now with us, and you’ll have your boat transport all set up and ready. All you need to do then is start planning how you’ll enjoy your trip!

 

The Top Three Snowbird Yachting Destinations

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Summer is almost upon us, and that means lots of relaxation in the sun. If you’re already dreading the return of winter this year, then look no further. Here are the three top snowbird yachting destinations you’ll want to check out this winter.

1. Algarve, Portugal

If you’re the kind of person that likes to keep busy even when they’re on vacation, then the Algarve is for you. This Portuguese town is a favorite with Europeans thanks to its mild climate all year round, giving them an escape from the cold in the rest of Europe.

The town is a hotspot for golfing, fishing, and hiking, meaning there’s plenty to do if you like to be on the move. If history is more your thing, then check out the ancient Roman and Moorish ruins in the area. There’s plenty of quaint villages too, so you can spend many an afternoon exploring everything the Algarve has to offer.

There’s plenty on offer for the foodies reading too, thanks to the array of local wines on offer, and delicious local cuisine. The best part is that the pricing is fantastic, with a full dinner for two, including wine, setting you back only $50. If you love food, golfing, history and more, then it’s time to book that boat transport to Portugal.

2. Costa Rica

Adventure seeking snowbirds love the paradise of Costa Rica for so many reasons. It’s famous for both the beautiful tropical setting and the adventure sports you can take part in while you’re there. Whether you’re into sunbathing or zip lining, this is the place for you.

If you’re looking for a change in culture, Costa Rica can do this for you. There’s nowhere quite like the rainforest, so you can go on tours exploring the nature of the area. There’s a whole host of shops, restaurants and other attractions just a short walk from the shoreline, so you can take in new food and sights every day.

For those looking for something more from their vacation, there’s plenty of adventure activities you can go on. For example, you can try zip lining as mentioned earlier. What could be better than zooming through an actual rainforest?

3. Panama City, Panama

Panama City is an up and coming snowbird destination that you’ve got to check out. It hasn’t got the wealth of accommodation or attractions yet, but it’s proving to be popular all the same. One of the best things about Panama City is that the currency is the US dollar, making it incredibly simple to get over there and get around. For those who hate having to change cash before they go on vacation, this is the location for you.

The locals are known for being friendly, and there are lots of hidden treasures to be found if you go looking. Spend the day people watching in a cafe, or explore the city on foot. You’ll come back with stories that no one else has!

Getting To Your Destination

No matter which destination you pick, you’ll need a way of getting there. If you want to take your yacht, there’s always the option of yacht shipping. This simple process gets your yacht to your destination for you, especially if you go with us here at United Yacht.

All you have to do is book your yacht online for shipping. Just pick your home and destination ports, and you’ll be all set.

On the day, take your boat to the port specified and we’ll handle getting your boat on the shipping vessel. Then, you just need to get yourself to your destination, and then pick the boat up when you get there! You’re all set for a relaxing, warm winter in your chosen city.

If you’re dreading winter this year, why not book yourself a winter escape to one of these perfect snowbird destinations? You can take in the sun while everyone back home is living with the cold! There’s nothing better than relaxing on a beach, knowing that you’re avoiding the bad weather back in your hometown.

If you’re convinced, book yourself a trip today, and use us to ship your yacht to you. It’s the best vacation you’ll ever take.

 

Plan Your Winter Trip and Use United Yacht to Get Your Boat There

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When selecting a boat shipping company, how can you be certain that you’ve made the right decision? After all, you’ll entrust the company with shipping your boat overseas and watching over it throughout the voyage. In some instances, the same company will be responsible for transporting the boat to the departure port and to the final destination.

Beware that the company you select is extremely important. Some shippers mistakenly choose the company based on affordability. This is very dangerous because it implies overlooking other vital qualities a shipping company must possess, particularly if it’s an international company.

Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about your shipping needs with United Yacht. You’ll discover our yacht transport is not only reliable but also efficient. Here’s a list of reasons why you should use our yacht shipping company for your boat.

Safety

Our established transport experts have extensive knowledge and expertise to ensure we carry out every element of the transport operation to the highest standards, to ensure your vessel arrives safely. Unfortunately, not everybody in the business is a trustworthy professional, with some adopting a haphazard DIY approach that undermines the work it takes to lift, haul, and ship a yacht.

At times, things can go terribly wrong, particularly if the yacht isn’t latched down properly and is in an ill-fitting cradle. The best companies such as United Yacht use custom-made or adjustable cradles, using professional knowledge to distribute pressure and weight evenly.

Transparency

In the contemporary world, all reputable companies must have a well-optimized web presentation. The best company will display the pertinent information they have concerning different international regulations with the goal of helping clients with things that don’t just involve their services.

When selecting a boat shipping company, have a close look at its website. You’ll discover that our boat shipping company’s call to action is straightforward and so is the process for obtaining a quote. The company should be open about its shipping rates and its website must have a resource section for extra information.

Moreover, the website should be easy to access on every device. These elements are all important because they reveal a company’s willingness to reach out their prospective customers.

Time

It’s imperative that the transport company recognize when the yacht should arrive at the final destination. Obviously, the earlier you arrange transportation, the more likely we’ll meet your scheduling requirements.

At United Yacht, we’re seasoned professionals working to meet tight deadlines. As a result, we ship yachts within the stipulated timeframe.

Tips for Boat Preparation

Careful Boat Measurement

This is vital because it determines boat shipping costs. You’ll require the precise width, length, and height of your boat. You’ll also have to include the swim platforms, motors, bow platforms, or any protruding parts that might extend the external dimensions.

When it comes to height, consider the boat’s highest part that can’t be disassembled. For the width, take the widest part of the cradle or boat. You require the boat measurements since you might require unique permits from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the transporter needs to identify the kind of handling to use.

The legal height for boat transportation on the road is 13ft 6″-this implies that the vessel must be at the most 12ft high. For bigger boats, more clearance is necessary. Boats that are more than 8ft 6″ are deemed oversize load and need special permits.

Winterize the Boat

Remove all lights, propellers, antennas, anchor, electronics, valuable items and store them safely below. Secure all covers, cabinets, and remove all fuel. It’s also important you disconnect batteries, tape and latch cabin windows.

Remove any cargo from the boat and empty the water out from the boat, including the air conditioner and drain plugs. Other important preparations include cleaning the boat’s exterior, wrapping the vessel in canvas or plastic wrap to protect it against bumps. If the boat is wooden, you can protect it by applying linseed oil to prevent drying.

Prepare the Documents

Contact the area where the shipment is taking place and determine the necessary documentation and customs regulations. The documents necessary include lading bill, shipping documents from the shipping company, and a copy of the boat’s title. Some nations might even need the boat’s import permits.

The logistics involved in shipping a boat to any destination worldwide can take considerable planning and preparation. Therefore, it’s important you find a reliable company such as United Yacht, which will meet your shipping needs.

 

The Top 5 Party Destinations in the Mediterranean

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The summer charter season almost upon us, it is time to begin planning your perfect party spot. We know of so many luxury yacht destinations to explore, we thought that we would take a look at some of the most exquisite destinations in the Mediterranean that you could plan to visit this season on your yacht. Charter your luxury yacht through United Yacht, we will help you to organize the most breathtaking, unforgettable party destination that you have had.

We have chosen the Top 5 Party Destinations in the Mediterranean for super, fast-efficient and reliable yacht charters for you to choose from. From the breathtaking natural environment and history of the Dalmatian Coast, the beautiful architecture of Greece and Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro; the dynamic life of Ibiza or the sophisticated calming waters of the French Riviera, there is something for everyone. We have a fantastic choice of luxury yachts available from sailing yachts, mega yachts and motor yachts we are sure to find the best suited to you this season.

Hvar Town, Croatia

A perfect sailing experience awaits you at the Dalmatian’s coast. Imagine its quiet bays, diverse scenery and picturesque harbors provide a beautiful backdrop for your sailing experience. The Dalmatian coast is rapidly becoming the French Riviera of Eastern Europe and Hvar Town is its Cannes. If you are looking for the ultimate party spot is Carpe Diem at the end of Hvar Harbor. Imagine waking up every morning from a Bellini breakfast to spending your late evenings having a night tipples, there is no time of day that this famous bar doesn’t offer a party atmosphere.

If you are looking for party spot in the late afternoons before you hit the town in the late evenings, consider the Blue Hour meets the post-beach relaxing with comfortable wooden lounges, fringed umbrellas and a wooden bar with smooth jazz music and live bands. The owner, Austrian by the name of Wolf, is a local character who brings his own concepts to Hvar. If you are looking for a more cool and casual alternative club for partying, consider the Hula Hula club a more bohemian refuge perched along the rocky coastline on the west side of Hvar Town. The bar is known for it’s après beach parties and carefully created cocktails, it is also the best place in the town to watch the sunset into the sea while sipping on a cocktail listening to chilled music.

Göcek, Turkey

Enjoy the perfect yachting hub on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast Göcek, the fast but popular reputation as one of the best party spots in the Mediterranean. A popular starting point for luxury yacht charters in Turkey and Florida’s premier yacht transport of United Yacht for their clients are attracting some of the world’s largest yachts this pretty town comes alive during the summer months. So, gear up and take your mega yacht or sailing yacht to sail across the Mediterranean’s go-to party destinations.

Göcek’s party reputation is one of the best that has been boosted since last year by the opening of the Q Lounge as part of D-Resort Göcek. Designed by the architects of Zuma this stunning treetop bar is the perfect place for a sundowner and also offers an exciting menu of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Open seven days a week until late during the summer. The Q lounge invites a selection of DJs transforming the relaxed vibe into full-on party atmosphere later in the evenings.

Porto Montenegro, Montenegro

This party hub is growing increasingly popular as a luxury travel destination. Montenegro offers its visitors astonishing beauty and world-class amenities. The overwhelming beauty of The Bay of Kotor is breathtaking. The Bay of Boka Kotorska offers a thrilling view when approached from the sea, at the southernmost fjord in Europe. Sandy beaches await you in Ada Bojana, and for upmarket restaurants and beach clubs, you can visit the stylish and glamorous Port of Montenegro. If you are looking for a more relaxed evening, The Clubhouse, also with the Yacht Club, has a more casual atmosphere with electric drinks menu, live music and quirky themed nights.

Port Hercules, Monaco

Take up the party scene of Port Hercules, Monaco it is associated with the Mediterranean party season. Check out the Cannes Film Festival where you can see celebrity yacht parties and experience the fun of the Monaco Grand Prix. When it comes to a glamorous party atmosphere a few places can match Port Hercules. One of the best places to see and spot celebrities on their mega yachts.

Ibiza, Balearic Islands

Get the best of both worlds here at the exquisite Balearic Islands and Ibiza, combining the natural beauty of the amazing clear calming waters, nature reserve island and world heritage with the animated life of Ibiza. We have a wealth of archeological history and museums you will be culturally fulfilled, whilst the fantastic entertainment, street markets, cafes, and bars will appeal to your more frivolous side.

Party like there is no tomorrow at the Ushuaia Beach Club on Playa d’en Bossa in the south of Balearic Islands. Your yacht whether it is a mega yacht or sailing yacht can anchor and tender guests in and out, or head around to the main port and a VIP service can bring guests to the club.

 

How to Choose your Optimal Cruise Season

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The vacation season is almost here and for many people, it’s that time of the year when they start planning for the cruise season. Yacht transport is great for people who like to venture out on their own and not wait for the cruise season to hit. When you’re getting ready for the cruise season on your own time it’s good to know when the optimal season is to start considering taking your vacation.

Finding the Best Deals with Yacht Transport

We take pride in our yacht shipping because we know how important these boats are to people and how much pride they take in using them. There’s nothing quite like taking your own personal cruise and being able to explore new places on your own time versus being stuck on a large cruise ship.

When you’re planning a voyage the beginning of January is a good season to start traveling since it’s referred to as the “wave season” when cruises have the best deals. One of the best ways to ensure you’re ready for your cruise is to plan ahead of time and to make sure everything is booked early. This includes where you’re going to stay and any trips or activities you plan on taking to ensure you get the best deals versus arriving at your location with no plan in mind.

Travel During the Off Season for Yacht Transport

Yacht transportation is a great way to prevent wear and tear on your boat to make sure it doesn’t start to break down. For many people, it’s tempting to sail their boat to its destination on their own, but the costs can be greater than people first expect. One of the drawbacks is people have to deal with the extra cost of fuel which can easily cost over a quarter of a million dollars alone not to mention adding in the necessary supplies and pulling together a reliable crew. The costs can rise easily and be astronomical compared to going another route where your boat is delivered safely to its destination and no extra wear and tear occur.

Traveling during the busy season can cause vacation costs to rise whether it’s staying at a hotel or taking part in activities for the entire family. Fuel costs can rise during peak season too since everyone is going to be traveling during these times and you end up paying a premium just to use your own boat.

Traveling during the off season is the best way to not only save on fuel but on vacation costs too. You’ll have better access to hotels and activities since they won’t be overloaded with other vacationers taking time off of work or school to visit. Off season is usually when no major holidays are taking place or when schools have a week or more off. During the off season not as many people are traveling so it’s easier to get better deals on other travel expenses like flights and hotel rooms. This also means it won’t be as busy at more popular destinations so you’ll have some breathing room during your vacation.

Yacht Transport is Better For Your Boat

Yacht transportation is just overall better for your boat compared to sailing it across open water to reach its destination. Not everyone takes into account the wear and tear that can happen nor the fuel costs that can reach astronomical amounts. There’s also the risk of an emergency taking place onboard and help not being readily available depending on the location of the boat.

Taking a personal cruise doesn’t have to mean extra stress or having to make compromises due to the season. Planning ahead and knowing when it’s a good time to travel will go a long way to saving you large travel costs and focus on your vacation. We are always more than happy to hear from our customers and answer any inquiries they have about our services.

 

A Look at Different Methods of Yacht Loading

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United Yacht has been in the shipping business for a long time and we have made our reputation in yacht transportation, but you might be curious as to how the different yacht companies handle loading and unloading. It is certainly a good question and it is one that looms over many customers when dealing with the subject of yacht transport. Today we are going to take a moment to look at two different types of loading as well as the need for a custom cradle for your yacht.

Yacht Transport and Submersible Boats

If you are not dealing with container shipping, then one of the quickest ways for you to get a yacht onto a freighter is with a submersible deck. There is a common misconception when describing a submersible freighter and it is the belief that the entire boat is submerged. The truth, however, is that the deck itself is submerged to a point so that the yacht will be able to easily sail onto the ship and be placed directly into its custom cradle. Once every boat is loaded the submersible deck will lift from the water and the freighter will sail as normal. It is a complex concept, but in practice, it is very simple.

The Lift – A Slightly More Difficult Method

There is no arguing that the lift method we use is a bit more difficult than the submersible method used by many of our competitors, but in the end, it gets the job done, and we execute it in style. If you don’t believe us, check our Facebook page and review some of the stop-motion videos that we’ve released, detailing our loadings and unloadings.

With the lift method, a harness is placed around your boat in the water, and it is slowly lifted onto the deck of our freighter. As soon as the yacht is lifted, it is guided down by an experienced deck crew and placed into the custom cradle. This is not a short process – in each video, we post you will see a day/night transition, which is not surprising as these loadings take up to twenty-four hours to complete. The logistics at each end of the journey are highly impressive, and one look will tell you that you can easily trust us with your yacht shipping needs.

Get Ready for your Sailing

The logistics of boat transport are not something that you will want to take lightly. Both ends of the trip need to be adequately prepared and if they are not, you will run into some serious technical problems. It starts with making sure you have the right company, and of course making sure that you provide them with all of the right information. You can visit our website first and foremost to fill out our questionnaire and let us take care of the heavy lifting.

On our website, we list several destinations that you can choose from, all the way from the Mediterranean, to Europe, Canada, and many more. We serve as the premier yacht transport company in South Florida, giving owners, sellers, and brokers the opportunity to move their yachts at lower prices with safe loading methods that have been established over the past twenty years.

If you’re thinking of moving your yacht over a long distance and your preferred destination is on our list, we strongly recommend giving us a call to work out the logistics early on. Remember: the sooner you call and the sooner you are able to work out your boat shipping needs, the quicker this will be done, and the more money you will save. Calling early gives us a chance to work out the logistics and ensure that there is room on the vessel for every single boat heading to your destination. Your yacht is important to you – leave it in the hands of a company that knows what they are doing.

 

Yacht Transport Brokers vs. Carriers

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The yacht industry grows more complex every single year and it can be difficult to keep up with it at times. One thing that always remains constant is that yacht owners, builders, and sellers will need yacht transport services at some point in time. This applies whether they are taking their vessel to a boat show in Fort Lauderdale, transporting it for sale to a client, or going on vacation with their beloved boat. If you need to transport a yacht for any reason whatsoever, then you are going to need not only a good carrier but a direct line to that carrier. This is where the difference between yacht transport carriers and yacht transport brokers comes into play.

Yacht Transport Brokers – Not the Best Idea

There are many reasons that you might find yourself drawn to a yacht transport broker, but the most typical of these is the price. We’re not going to mince words here: yacht transport is expensive. With a company like United Yacht, you might pay $30,000 – $40,000 to transport your boat which might sound like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to other shipping methods. As a solid example, say you want to transport your boat from Florida to the west coast and you are reviewing your options. You will quickly discover that having it towed via flatbed truck is even more expensive, and a lot more dangerous.

So, what is it that brokers can offer you? The first thing you need to know is that brokers operate as the middleman, so to speak. They deal with the yacht carrier on your behalf and they are sometimes able to offer you deals that you might not get from the carrier. That is the problem, however. More often than not, you are going to find that the broker offers a price that the yacht carrier has no intention of honoring, and they may not tell you for some time. This will leave you high and dry and you may miss out on your travel window. All in all, brokers are not the best idea when it comes to scheduling yacht transport.

Going Directly to the Carrier

You don’t have to work with a yacht broker to get your sailing underway. You can come right to us and make the arrangements, which is what we would prefer, actually. In fact, if you visit our website you will quickly find our list of available destinations, and you can feel free to inquire for more information using the form. Just as with a broker we will ask that you provide us with vital information regarding your boat. This includes the size of the yacht, the weight, engine capacity, etc. If we have this information, we will be better able to accommodate your yacht on one of our sailings, and if you schedule early enough, we may be able to help you save a significant amount of money. In an operation like this, every penny counts for the customer.

Get Ready to Get Underway

We are a premium boat shipping service that has more than twenty years in the industry, and a passion for transport unmatched by most other companies in South Florida. We take great pride in not only getting your boat to the destination but making sure that it gets there unharmed. There are many other transport companies out there that tend to not take their job seriously and can potentially cause damage to the yachts that they are trying to transport.

This is especially true for those companies that would rather directly sail the yacht rather than load into onto a carrier. United Yacht charters a special carrier for each shipment, ensuring that you not only have a spot on the boat but that the trip is tailored to you, the customer. Call us for more information and to get underway as quickly as possible.

 

Learn the Best Times to Head to the Mediterranean

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Cruising on the open ocean with the sun shining brightly, the salty sea breeze in your face, and the sparkling blue water- who wouldn’t want to be in a place like this? There are many beautiful destinations around the world where you can go to get away from it all, relax, rejuvenate, and come back feeling like a new person! One of the most culturally rich, beautiful, and diverse destinations for guaranteed sunshine is the Mediterranean.

About the Mediterranean

No matter how you want to spend your time, the Mediterranean offers a wide variety of experiences for you. From the ancient stone villages and sunny beaches of Portugal, the eastern flair of Turkey, the noisy nightlife on the Spanish Costas, to a quiet cove and quaint tavern in Greece- the Mediterranean offers this and much more. There are beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and new cultural experiences that will completely blow you away. And of course, the weather is hot and sunny and the people friendly. The Mediterranean can be the perfect paradise for anyone.

Best Times to Visit

Summer is the peak travel season in the Mediterranean lasting from June/July through August. The weather is hot, and the water is warm, allowing for many lazy days on the beach, or just for soaking up the cultural experiences all around you. But the beaches at this time are crowded and hotels and attractions are priced much higher. Ports become very congested and your surroundings may become very noisy with so many people all around. On the upside, you will not have to worry about rain, choppy waves, or lack of itineraries at this time. On the other hand, visiting during the spring (May-June) and fall months (September-October) has a lot of upsides too. The weather at this time is comfortably warm, the sun is bright, and the crowds much fewer.

United Yacht TransportSpringtime also sees flowers in full bloom, making the landscape even more amazingly beautiful than it already is. The fall days are also mild and clear before the winter rains begin. The months of March-April and October-November see the deepest discounts with “specials,” “two-for-one’” and “free airfare” as some of the available sales to take advantage of. If you are on a tight budget, visiting at these times of the year can mean big savings for you.

When you head out to the Mediterranean also depends on which place(s) you plan to visit. Summer, for example, is the best time for visiting the beaches of Spain, but too hot to visit places like Morocco, Egypt, and the Canary Islands. Sardinia, Corsica, and Malta are lovely in April, with warm days and pleasant nights. The ideal time to visit Morocco, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Italy, and the rest of the brilliant blue Adriatic Sea is late March through April. The bottom line is that you can visit the Mediterranean at any time of the year depending on your preferences. No matter when you go, you are sure to be greeted by magnificent beaches, great weather, and tons of activities to enjoy!

United Yacht Transport Can Help you

Once you decide to head out to the Mediterranean, there is no better way to spend time in this wonderful paradise than to cruise around in your own private yacht. And with United Yacht Transport, yacht transportation is a piece of cake! As the world’s largest yacht transport carrier, we pride ourselves on shipping boats safely, quickly, and cost-effectively to many destinations all around the globe.

We have gained our customers’ trust and have a reputation for being reliable in completing each boat transport in a way that is least bothersome for you. We take care of all aspects of yacht shipping such as customs clearance, measurements, loading/unloading charges, insurance, and more. Our experienced and professional team works hard to make sure that transporting your boat is a hassle-free and stress-free experience for you.

So if you want to enjoy the Mediterranean or any other destination, just call us at 954-383-4448 and find out how we can help you start enjoying your vacation today, without worrying about yacht transportation. We are also happy to provide free quotes for you.

Head out to the Mediterranean at any time of the year to enjoy the best weather, cuisine, and culture. United Yacht Transport makes transporting your boat quick and easy for a stress-free experience.

 

Getting Ready for the Miami Boat Sow

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2018 is finally here and with it comes with all the excitement and anticipation of new beginnings and adventures waiting around the corner. During this time of the year, yacht transport is in high demand since the Miami Boat Show is due to take place from February 15-19, five of the biggest days in boating down in Florida to be taking place. This year is set to be even bigger and better then the last boating show and onlookers should be prepared for the amazing boats they’ll be expecting to see.

What is the Show About?

The Miami Boat Show is one of the biggest ones of its kind and people from all over the world use yacht transport to be on time to show off their vessel. The show is a chance for people to see yachts from all over the world from the biggest and most gorgeous of the lot to vessels designed to be sleek and fast. It’s a chance for people to see these gorgeous vessels close up and in person where at other times of the year they may not have access to them.

The Miami Boat Show has plenty to keep people entertained and invested in the amazing show going on for those wishing to explore. The Discover Boating Hands-on Skills Training provides an excellent introduction to the basic skills needed to operate a yacht. Most boats at the show will be available for people to board so patrons can have a firsthand experience stepping on to these gorgeous yachts.

What Amenities Can You Expect?

Yacht shipping is no easy task when vessel owners are looking to be on time for the show and to secure a good place for patrons to view their boat. When spending so much time walking around viewing these vessels, even the most enthusiastic patrons will need time to rest their feet and have a good meal to have the energy to keep going.

The food at the show is phenomenal featuring a delectable array of foods for people to choose from ranging from a sandwich shop to an all-American style type of food. Local restaurants and an on-premise caterer will be providing an array of culinary choices for patrons to choose from to satisfy their appetite. Patrons can choose from a couple of piers to have their meal and enjoy the show as it goes on around them.

Seeing Boats Gliding Across the Water

Yacht shipping is often discussed hand-in-hand with deadlines and ensuring boats arrive on time at their destination. We have plenty of experience loading up yachts carefully, taking the time to adjust each one so it arrives at its destination safe and sound. There have been yacht owners who have gone back and forth on the option of sailing their vessel across the waters instead of entrusting us to deliver it safely.

Sailing a yacht versus transporting it causes unnecessary wear and tear, not to mention the expenses that come with stockpiling the yacht for such a journey, hiring a crew, and fueling the trip. The cost can easily run into a quarter million dollars at a minimum which is a huge cost compared to shipping the boat itself.

At the Miami Boat Show, patrons can see these beautiful yachts in action as they glide across the water. There is plenty to see since patrons will have the chance to see how these yachts perform in the water and is a treat for boat enthusiast. As always, yacht transport is happy to be responsible for transporting a large number of yachts across the water to ensure they arrive on time for the show. Yacht owners take pride in their vessels and are truly a sight to behold for patrons who may discover a new brand of boat they were unaware of that they may consider owning in the future.

 

Plan your Yacht Transport for the New Year

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With the New Year approaching, people are planning to celebrate and sail into 2018 in style! Those who own a yacht may want to celebrate in beautiful destinations of their choosing. In places such as Florida, Hawaii, and California, the ocean is right on your doorstep to take your yacht on. Some other places have beautiful lakes to cruise on as well. But if you want to travel to a specific destination of your choice, you may need to plan to transport your yacht now for the New Year. United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in yacht transportation, can help you with shipping boats anywhere you like.

Yacht transport is easy with United Yacht Transport

Hiring a reputable carrier for yacht shipping is essential for your peace of mind knowing that everything will be handled in the best possible manner and that your yacht will reach its destination without any problems. You can also avoid the unknown dangers of sailing the seas, as well as a lot of time and effort that comes with taking your yacht to its destination on your own. The unique set of challenges and risks are eliminated by transporting your boat with us. At United Yacht Transport, we specialize exclusively in transporting yachts to any worldwide destination. With our headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we have a team of experienced professionals who handle all boats with the utmost care so that they reach their destination safely. We offer regularly scheduled sailings to major destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and many others.

Utilizing large-scale yacht carriers means that we are able to offer very competitive prices for you. We are also able to schedule custom voyages to destinations such as Antarctica and the Maldives islands. We are a licensed full-service yacht transport company with longstanding relationships with most liner service operators. This allows us to provide service for clients to destinations outside of our regularly scheduled ports of service. We are confident that with our comprehensive network of global agents and partners, all the details of your boat transport will be handled in a smooth and efficient manner.

We are proud of our company and the work that we put in to ensure that each client is satisfied with the way their yacht transportation needs are handled. Since our start in 2012, we have handled the transport of yachts of all sizes on reliable and regular sailing schedules. Some transport companies charter ships or have their own ships; we charter full ships, which allows us to schedule more frequent sailings for customers.

Get the best service from United Yacht Transport

What sets us apart from our competitors is our team of skilled and experienced professionals. Extreme care is taken in handling your boat by the industry’s most qualified people. By hiring us, you’re assured of reliable, year-round sailings, an unsurpassed care of service, and guaranteed lowest prices. We are sure to exceed your expectations in the level of quality and care that we provide. So call us today at 954-383-4448 for any information you need. For details about our procedures and policies, list of destinations, free quotes, reviews from past customers, and more, just visit our website. We are confident that we will exceed all your expectations in the quality and care of service you expect and receive. We are the career of choice if you want hassle-free and worry-free boat transport. We are one of the few yacht carriers servicing all segments of the yacht transport industry.

Having your yacht in a wonderful destination of your choice for the New Year can surely make a fantastic start to your year. With United Yacht Transport, you do not have to set a limit to where you want to be to celebrate the New Year. Just call us and let us know where you want your yacht transported. With our exceptional service, the broad range of transportation services, and the network of global partners, no destination is out of reach. Before you know it, you could find yourself welcoming the New Year on your own yacht in that special place you have always dreamt of visiting!

 

Top 3 Yachting Destinations for 2018

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Sailing on your own personal yacht is simply one of the best ways to spend your long awaited vacation time. United Yacht Transport is your premier yacht shipping company that can make these trips even more enjoyable for you and your family. They ship to almost any location worldwide and guarantee a safe, secure, shipping method for your vessel whether you chose to stay aboard or meet your yacht at its final destination.

When you decide to use United Yacht for your boat transport needs, you will find that their scheduling options are very flexible and you are sure to find a voyage that fits your traveling preferences due to their large scale shipping abilities. When planning your next yachting destination for 2018, let them take you to one of the most desired locations so that you can experience the same thrills other yacht owners have been enjoying. This esteemed boat shipping company ships to the three most desired destinations for 2018, Greece, St. Martin, and Turkey.

Greece

Greece is made up of over 3,000 beautiful islands and has quickly gained popularity and a reputation as a top destination for yacht travel. Due to its stunning landscape comprised of natural elements, ancient archeology, and the rich culture it embodies, it attracts yacht owners from all around the world to its pristine location. Some of the most popular islands in Greece are the Mykonos Island, Crete Island, and Santorini Island.

While exploring these beautiful islands in this prestigious Mediterranean location you will experience some of the greatest food you have ever tasted. Additionally, travelers love the feel of ancient Greece simulating traveling back thousands of years of history in their numerous archeological sites. For the exciting nightlife in Greece, Mykonos Island offers an experience like no other throughout its packed main beaches.

St. Martin

With its overflowing beauty, St. Martin has quickly risen to one of the most desired yachting destinations for yacht goers. St. Martin is known for giving its travelers a true taste of the French and the Neverland cultures in one gorgeous location. Some of the most popular islands to discover when visiting St. Martin is Anguilla, Saba, and Barths. The stunning silky white sand beaches are often barren and feature top retailers and exceptional waterfront restaurants. The island of Saba on St. Martin is a popular destination for divers and snorkelers alike. These world famous beaches are aligned with enchanting tropical scenery and exciting nightlife that makes St. Martin a top choice for the Caribbean get away.

Turkey

Other than Greece and St. Martin, Turkey is a top traveled and desired yachting destination. With over 8,300 kilometers of coastline spread across four different seas and including an abundance of coves, inlets, marinas, bays, and beaches, this desired destination is very popular among yacht goers. The secluded anchorages provide travelers with the desired privacy they are looking for. Turkey serves as the meeting point between the far East and the Mediterranean blending their culture and cuisine. Turkey is broken up into a stretch of land that offers four different yacht charter areas. Whether you are looking for rock tombs or mountainous shores, this popular yachting destination is sure to become a favorite for your travel preferences.

United Yacht Transport Voyages

For the most trusted yacht transport company in the boating industry, United Yacht is here to serve you and meet and beat your expectations for boat shipping. Though we are top in our industry, our boat shipping costs are offered to you at the most comparable rates in the industry due to our large-scale capacity. We offer some of the most flexible scheduling options in our industry shipping your yacht to destinations worldwide. We also offer custom voyages and special event transport.

When you trust United Yacht Transport with your valuable investment, you can be sure that your yacht is in safe hands with a qualified company that is equipped to get your yacht safely to its final destination. For more details check out our website today. We look forward to speaking with you to answer your questions and help you with the schedule of your next exciting yachting excursion.