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How to Prepare Your Yacht for Transportation

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Worried About How Your Boat Will Fare In Transport?

You may have already booked the transportation of your yacht, but before you consider it a done deal, make sure your yacht transport proceeds smoothly. United Yacht Transport has put together everything you need to know about excellent boat shipping preparedness. Whether you’re heading to a trade show or a weekend of fun at a boating festival, be prepared!

 

Why Be Prepared?

United Yacht Transport is a record-breaking transportation company. But while United Yacht Transport does everything in our power to ensure the safe and secure delivery of your boat or yacht, it will be moving at very high speeds. The truck might encounter cross winds or head winds that result in winds over 90 miles per hour. While your boat is built to handle these conditions, certain components and accessories need to be prepared for such turbulence.

 

Tools Needed

You likely have everything you need to prepare your yacht or boat, but we recommend investing in up to six rolls of duct tape.

 

Prepare Your Mast

Getting your mast ready for transport is simple. Just follow these easy steps:

  • Remove all stays, shrouds, spreaders, and external halyards, and pack them inside.
  • Remove any antennas, mast headlights, wind instruments, and other delicate instruments.
  • Coil any wire rigging.
  • For masts loaded on the top, you will need timber supports to keep pulpits from bending.
  • For masts loaded under the boat, you’ll need spreaders.
  • Smaller boats can leave winches on, but if you have a larger boat you may need to remove them due to their height.

We recommend clearly marking everything so that you have an easier time unpacking it all later on. Just securely tape everything up, and mark on the tape. Remember to duct tape turnbuckles and other parts that can come undone.

 

If You Have a Painted Mast

Painted masts are susceptible to sustaining chaffing damage, so take extra care of them by doing the following:

  • Wrap them with two bubble wrap layers, or wrap them in carpeting. Regular plastic or tarp is not sufficient, as it’s waterproof but too thin to prevent damage from chaffing.
  • Be sure there are no objects between the mast and its wrapping, like wires or shrouds. Intense vibration can cause damage, even through your padding.

 

If You Have a Roller Furling System

Roller furling systems are an exception. It’s best to keep them on the mast to prevent kinking. For these, pad the mast, and lay your foil on the padding. Tape it together, being sure to pad the drum well. Remember you cannot pad too much—pay close attention to cleats and winches, as well as the area between the mast and drum.

 

The Last Steps

Once you’ve secured your mast, follow these final steps:

  • Remove dodger bows and any other exterior canvas.
  • Remove any outboard motors.
  • Either remove or properly secure any personal items. Remember, your boat is the only known and insured item being transported!
  • Stow the interior. Tape shut drawers, and lock hatches and windows. Lock the cabin, but keep the keys for the truck.
  • Disconnect the batteries and tie off the cables.
  • Get fuel to a minimum and pump out any fresh water or holding tanks.
  • Clean the hull of all marine life to prevent contaminating another area with foreign organisms.

 

Before Your Yacht is Delivered

As a final precaution, be sure to understand the logistics of delivery and your insurance and liability. If you’ve followed these steps and understand how United Yacht Transport will handle your yacht transport, you can have peace of mind that you’re in good hands!

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Attending the Miami Boat Show? Let United Yacht Transport Help

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If you’re passionate about boating, what could be more exciting than the Miami International Boat Show? But getting to the show, even if you live in Florida, might produce a bit of a challenge, and many first-time attendees who would like to bring their boat have never dealt with boat shipping. United Yacht Transport routinely transports to boat shows, and we have everything you need to know about how to enjoy your time at the show with reliable boat and yacht transport!

 

What is the Miami Boat Show?

Florida has great events for boaters from Fort Lauderdale to Miami. If you’re a new boat owner, or if you’re new to the area, you might have only recently heard about the Miami International Boat Show. One of many events held annually in February, and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association in Miami, the event offers tons of activities for boaters and non-boaters alike.

Featuring sailing exhibitors with live demonstrations, seminars for novices and professionals, racing, and of course tons of food and festivities, the Miami International Boat Show is a dream come true. But whether you’re participating or just want to bring your boat to the occasion, there are a number of obstacles you’ll face.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Transport Your Boat Yourself 

Transporting a boat or yacht always presents a lot of challenges. Most people don’t have the necessary truck and equipment to haul their boat, let alone safely. There are many considerations, both logistical and technical, that a first-time hauler wouldn’t know, and you may need additional skills and certifications that you don’t already have. You care deeply about your boat and want to ensure that your investment is protected, so hiring a professional makes perfect sense.

Of course, these issues are compounded when dealing with a massive urban environment like Miami, plus the highways on route to Miami. Navigating these varying areas with a haul, and dealing with the huge crowds—expect there to be many trucks hauling boats this time of year—creates a situation that can quickly become a frustrating disaster.

 

United Yacht Transport is the Professional, Safe Way to Get Your Boat Anywhere 

United Yacht Transport routinely handles yacht transport and boat shipping to events around the world. As the largest yacht transport carrier worldwide, we have everything you need. We have a delivery captain, marina slips, custom clearance, top-notch crew and management, and all risk insurance.

Don’t settle for a smaller company without the same level of experience or liability. With countless testimonials from customers who’ve shipped their yacht or boat safely and effectively, United Yacht Transport is the reliable solution. Get your boat or yacht to the Miami International Boat Show, and focus on enjoying the festivities, rather than worrying about whether your boat is in good hands.

Request a free quote from United Yacht Transport today, and let us walk you through the process of a safe delivery!

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Yacht Transport and More – Visit the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018!

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The biggest boating event on the calendar is kicking off in Florida, and this year’s show is shaping up to be the very best one yet. If you’re passionate about yachting, boat design, yacht transportation, marine innovation, and everything to do with the water, then the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, aka FLIBS, is an event that cannot be missed.

International designers, builders, dealers, and enthusiasts will all come together this Wednesday for the largest boat show in the world. Meet and greet with key figures in the industry, or even learn more about international boat shipping costs. There are attractions for the whole family, with on-water displays and more than 3 million square feet of exhibition space.

The show opens on Wednesday at noon for the prime-time preview, with general admission running from Thursday, November 1, up until Sunday, November 4.

Things to See and Do at the World’s Largest Boat Show

Although aimed directly at boat enthusiasts and members of the industry, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show of 2018 has something for the entire family, even those who aren’t specifically interested in the latest marine craft and technology. More than 110,000 people come from all around the world to see the show, with 52 countries represented by exhibitors.

Luxury cars including some of the world’s most exotic supercars will be on display, allowing you to see the bleeding edge of technology first-hand.

The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo is a yearly fixture at the Fort Lauderdale show, with keynote presentations covering topics ranging from underwater photography to spearfishing. Manny “Sharkman” Puig will be joining the Blue Wild team this year for his highly popular Savage Wild seminars. Even if you’re heading to the show with the sole intention of buying and shipping boats, you’ll find plenty of extras that make the experience that much more exciting.

Catering will be provided throughout the show with options to purchase exciting food from Proof of the Pudding, a culinary provider focused on innovative menus and sustainability. Farm-to-plate food choices with organic ingredients are locally sourced and served in biodegradable packaging.

This is the ultimate show on the calendar for buyers, dealers, manufacturers, or even if you are simply interested in the latest technology and want to meet and greet with key industry players. Kids attractions, a safe environment, and the world’s most beautiful watercraft will make this week very special.

Personal craft from Sea-Doo and Yamaha, the latest scuba technology, day cruisers, high-performance power boats, skis, and wakeboards are just a few more examples of what you’ll find on display.

Come and see what makes the show so popular, and maybe you’ll even finish the week off with a new purchase that is ready for yacht transportation anywhere in the world!

Shipping Boats from FLIBS to Any Port on Earth

With some of the most gorgeous yachts on display, you may find it hard to leave without opening your checkbook.

More than 1,500 boats will be on display with 1,200 exhibitors in total. Famed designers and builders like Worth Avenue Yachts, Heesen, Oceanco, MJM Yachts, Carver, and many others will be displaying this week, and a significant amount of this year’s yacht sales will be completed at the event.

If you’re exploring the market to purchase a yacht, or even if you’re a private seller or dealer, you’ll need an efficient yacht transportation company to take care of logistics. United Yacht Transport is a Fort Lauderdale based yacht shipping expert and the largest company of its kind.

With extensive shipping services to any port around the world, the best reputation in the industry, and an extensive network of freighters including specialized heavy lift ships, there’s a yacht transport solution for boats of any size.

Enjoy the greatest boat show on earth and know that United Yacht Transport is here to provide boat shipping estimates if you happen to leave the show with the title to a brand-new yacht.

 

 

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United Yacht Transport to Celebrate Another Record Yacht Loading

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United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport and shipping, is celebrating a record loading for their North American westbound sailing from Port Everglades to Victoria. Much like their amazing year in 2017, they are exceeding expectations in 2018.  United Yacht Transport recently loaded thirty-eight yachts on the massive M/V Star Lofoten in Port Everglades.

The Largest Shipment to Victoria in a Single Sailing

This shipment by United Yacht is not just a large one, it is the largest one ever to Victoria by any yacht transporter in yacht transporta single sailing with thirty-one boats being discharged in Victoria.  While this is impressive, however, one has to admire their recent Spring season med sailing. The HHL Valparaiso was commissioned to transport four superyachts including a 50m Trinity and a 50m Mangusta. The future is bright for the company, and even more so as it continues to gain attention in the yachting world.

A Huge Influx of Clients

United Yacht Transport is the most popular Yacht transport company in South Florida and it continues to grow in popularity as more clients find satisfaction with the services it offers. Yacht brokers, builders, and captains are continuing to refer clients to UYT, the company is well known for year-round sailings, customized logistics solutions, and of course, competitive pricing.

A Continued Tradition of Excellence

United Yacht Transport is continuing to add sailings to destinations all over the world. They will proceed to meet the individual needs of its clients.

United Yacht and its president, Paul Haber understand that each and every client has particular needs whether it relates to their schedule, their destination, or the transportation needs of their yacht. If you have a yacht and you need to transport it, United Yacht Transport should be your first call!

 

Yacht Transport Celebrates a Record Year in 2017

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United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport and shipping, is celebrating another banner year.
In 2017, United Yacht Transport continued to expand their position as the largest yacht carrier in North America and rapidly growing position in the Mediterranean.

Paul Haber, President of United Yacht Transport, commented “2017 was a second consecutive record year for United and our momentum is continuing into 2018.  All of our peak season sailings in North America and the Mediterranean were (chock-a-block)  and we are adding more regular sailings in 2018. 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, excellent customer service competitive pricing, and customized logistics solutions.

Our operations and logistics team is becoming the first call for yacht builders and superyacht captains due to our repeated success in heavy lift and complex loadings.  For example, in June, UYT successfully transported a 650mt boat, the 174’ Expedition “Ulucitcan”, from Port Everglades to Genoa.  This was the heaviest boat any carrier has deck loaded in years.

We will continue to strive to meet the individual needs of our clients and look forward to a successful 2018. We are taking bookings now for our upcoming spring season sailings in North America 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.

Triton Networking with United Yacht Transport

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Join us for Triton Networkingon the third Wednesday in June in Fort Lauderdale with United Yacht Transport. All captains, crew and industry professionals are welcome to join us from 6-8 p.m. on June 21 — the first day of summer — to catch up with friends and make some new ones.

Until then, learn a little more about UYT from its VP Vadim Yegudkin.

Tell us about United Yacht Transport. What do you do?

 

United Yacht Transport started in 2012 and has a combined 30 years of yacht transport experience. Paul Haber is president and I am vice president. We specialize in North America and Mediterranean. Our routes touch Fort Lauderdale, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, British Columbia, Singapore, Hong Kong, St. Thomas (USVI), Spain, Italy and Greece, however there are more, based on demand.

Some transport companies charter ships, others have their own ships. How does UYT work?

We charter full ships. This method allows for much more frequent sailing as we are not limited to any number of ships or crane size. The ability to charter any ship anywhere in the world gives our customers a much more reliable and regular sailing schedule.

There are several companies that provide this sort of service. What makes you different?

United is a carrier with its own cradling equipment and lifting gear, and the highest safety rating in the industry. Our loadmasters are the top in the world. We also provide the best insurance policy in the business.

You had an interesting loading last month in Fort Lauderdale. Tell us about it.

We loaded several large yachts on the M/V Industrial Guide, including the loading of the 151-foot Leopard under deck. This is an example of our ability to charter full ships. This is important, because this means that the only cargo on the ship is yachts. It also gives us full control of the ship and stow plan. Our operations team is then able to fill the belly of the ship with yachts as tall as 40 feet and put taller yachts and sailboats on deck. Bigger loads means lower costs, and we always pass along these savings to the customers. Economy of scales.

The biggest yacht we loaded on the Industrial Guide was the 174-foot, 650-ton expedition yacht M/Y Ulucitcan. This was verified as the heaviest yacht to be lifted by any company in over five years. Great job by our top notch loading team.

All in all, the Industrial Guide will take over $250 million and 4,000 square meters of yachts to the Med.

What advice do you give captains and crew before they deliver their yacht to UYT?

Follow our preparation guide, which is available on our new website launching this month, and check your emails every day for the latest updates on loading and discharge times.

Are delivery schedules established or do they fluctuate from year to year?

This is a good question. There are sailings based on season, boat shows and some that are based on demand. For example, there are always sailings from the Med and West Coast in time for the Fort Lauderdale boat show the fall. There are always seasonal sailings to the Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean in March, April and May, and return voyages in September, October and November.

I always suggest to the captain or whomever deals with the transport (sometimes the chief engineer) to call me in advance and secure the space as soon as the owners have made their decision.

Triton Networking always brings the best crowds, and we are looking forward to seeing all our friends and meeting new people.

We will gather at The Triton office at 1043 SE 17th St. (33316).

For more information about United Yacht Transport, visit united-yacht.com, contact the company at +1 954-383-4448 or sales@united-yacht.com, stop by the office at 2830 Marina Mile Blvd., Suite 118, in Fort Lauderdale (33312), or join us at Triton Networking on the third Wednesday in June from 6-8 p.m. for casual and professional networking.

Newcastle Marine explorer yacht Ulucitcan heads to Europe

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The in-build 54 metre Newcastle Marine explorer yacht Ulucitcan (ex-Chuggaboom) has been pictured leaving Florida, bound for Genoa.

The first details of this project were revealed in 2011, but construction was put on hold when Newcastle Marine ran into financial difficulties. However, these new images suggest that a new European build partner has been found to complete the job.

Shipping firm United Yacht Transport described the 650-tonne Ulucitcan as “the heaviest yacht any carrier has deck-loaded in years”.

This four-deck explorer yacht was developed in collaboration with Dutch naval architecture firm Vripack, while British studio Winch has designed an interior that has been described as “luxurious and well-balanced”, as well as the exterior deck spaces.

Speaking back in 2012, Marnix Hoekstra from Vripack described the design as “a man’s boat – chunky, rigid and really able to withstand the elements”.

The superstructure was designed around the owner’s tastes, Hoekstra added: “Typically we’d have the superyacht wheelhouse two steps elevated, compared to the top deck. This time the owner refused it, because he wanted a container shape, so very flat topped.”

Another unusual feature of this explorer yacht is the workshop and storage space for five or six motorbikes on the main deck, which opens onto the boat deck. This would allow for easy loading and unloading — ideal for on-shore exploration.

Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Ulucitcan features a twin-screw diesel propulsion system that should allow for efficient long-range cruising at 12 knots.

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UYT loads in Everglades

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May 18 – United Yacht Transport (UYT) has loaded 19 yachts on board Intermarine’s heavy lift vessel Industrial Guide in Port Everglades, USA.

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The 174 ft (53 m) Expedition yacht, named Ulucitcan, was the heaviest vessel to be loaded, weighing 650 tonnes.

The 19 yachts, which included a 151 ft (46 m) Leopard and a 130 ft (39.6 m) Mangusta, were loaded above and below deck, filling the entire ship with over USD200 million worth of yachts, says UYT.

Paul Haber, UYT president, explained:  “The most challenging part was the extensive logistics and pre-planning that needed to be done well in advance of the ship arriving in Port Everglades.

UYT loads in Everglades

Our operations team designed a customised lifting plan to not only load the 174 ft (53 m) Expedition, but to also load it in such a way to allow for the other boats to be loaded on deck and in the hold.”

The yachts were loaded utilising the ship’s 700-tonne capacity cranes and will be transported to Genoa in Italy.   SOURCE: HLPFI

Yacht transport is big business at Port Everglades

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As the captain of a 130-foot yacht, Christopher Campbell usually spends his time at the steering wheel.

But one day last week, he walked the deck of a massive freighter at Port Everglades, waiting for his boss’ yacht to be lifted out of the water and fastened down for a long-distance voyage as cargo.

The boat was one of 27 carefully loaded on top of the nearly 525-foot-long Tong An Cheng freighter for shipment from Fort Lauderdale to the west coast of the U.S. and to Canada.

The price tag for the shipment to Vancouver: About $180,000.

Yacht transport is big business in Fort Lauderdale, an area dubbed the yachting capital of the world. Hundreds of the sleek boats are shipped in and out of Port Everglades yearly on hulking freighters.

Some yachts are shipped in for the area’s international boat shows, where they are displayed for sale and charter. Others come for repair and maintenance between summers in Europe and winters in the Caribbean. And some head out for delivery to owners who bought the boats in South Florida, the country’s leading market for yacht sales.

The business is so big that former New York investment banker Paul Haber set up a company in 2013 in Fort Lauderdale to specialize in just one niche: transport around North America.

Haber said his business, United Yacht Transport, moved about 300 yachts last year and expects to handle even more deliveries this year. The shipment of 27 yachts was his biggest, he said.

But why piggyback yachts on a freighter when they could sail on their own?

Operating yachts across long distances costs a lot more, Campbell said. “To run this yacht from here to Vancouver — with fuel, maintenance, repairs and crew — you’d be talking well over half-a-million dollars,” Campbell said. Fuel alone could cost more than $200,000.

Running a yacht full-out for weeks also causes added wear and tear. And self-powered trips take longer and leave more room for problems.

“Nothing ever goes smoothly” on a long yacht trip, the 32-year-old engineer said. “It’s a floating city.”

The crew also would be spent, running the yacht hard for more than three weeks to Vancouver, sometimes in rough seas.

“Heading up the West Coast is very difficult. There’s no shelter. You’re in open water. It’s pretty miserable, to be honest,” Campbell said.

Loading a yacht onto a freighter for a voyage like that is no small job.

Haber’s company uses a huge crane with an arm carrying a giant sling. The sling is placed under the yacht, and the crane hoists the yacht out of the water and carries it above the deck of the freighter.

Steel columns then are adjusted upward from the deck to meet the yacht, their wooden tops forming a cradle to hold the yacht in place. The columns next are welded into the decks to keep the yacht stable. And giant straps then are pulled over the boat to fasten it down, sometimes with chains attached for extra security.

The process takes time. Campbell expected that loading his yacht would take about 24 hours, with crews working around-the-clock welding down the steel columns onto the deck.

Haber’s company mainly transports yachts in the 50- to 80-foot range, with perhaps 30 percent of his business for yachts 100 feet or longer. His biggest shipment to date is a 151-footer.

Yachts much bigger than that are tough to lift in a sling and often are loaded onto semi-submersible freighters instead.

The world’s biggest yacht transporter, Sevenstar Yacht Transport in the Netherlands, owns some of those submersibles. It hauls lots of yachts between Europe and the Americas, the largest segment of the transport market, Haber said.

Haber said he chose to focus on the less-contested North American market. His company doesn’t own freighters and rents deck space when needed. He aims to be the “low-cost” provider for yacht transport, so he can fill up the deck and leave no space empty.

Most of his company’s deliveries are headed west from Port Everglades, like the 130-foot Oceanfast yacht that Campbell’s boss bought in Fort Lauderdale and was sending to his home in Vancouver.

“Yachts in Fort Lauderdale happen to be about 25 percent cheaper than a similar boat in Seattle, because you have more boats here,” Haber said. That leaves opportunity to transport the yachts as cargo to the Pacific Coast.

 

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World’s Largest Independent Boat Shipping Company United Yacht Transport Launches New Liner Service Division!!!

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Getting your boat, yacht, or cargo shipped between two places, especially internationally, can be an extremely difficult and stressful process. With many different ways to ship your goods and boats overseas, liner shipping is a method that works for everyone. United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat shipping, explains the types, methods, and advantages of liner services: read more →

United Yacht Transport Completes a Record Size Westbound Sailing

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United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport and shipping, is celebrating a record westbound sailing larger than any carrier has seen in years.  Featuring 33 boats, this westbound North American sailing just began in Port Everglades over the Easter weekend and includes a 130 foot Hatteras and a 150 foot Skipperliner.

 

According to Paul Haber, the President of United Yacht Transport, “Our sailing was chock-a-block and we completely filled the massive M/V CP Cosmos.” The sailing boasted a wide variety of port calls, including Victoria, Busan, Singapore, and even a rare stop in Hawaii.

 

United Yacht Transport has become known for reliable year-round sailings, competitive pricing, and an unmatched record for safety. Continuing to expand their position as the largest yacht carrier in North America, they have executed more eastbound and westbound North American sailings in the past two years than any other carrier. Furthermore, United Yacht is the only carrier to have an eastbound sailing this year, with a completely full sailing on the BBC Bergen leaving Victoria this week. Additional sailings for early May are being added in order to accommodate 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.

 

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United Yacht Transport Announces Their Exhibition At The Yachts Miami Beach 2016 Show

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United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, will be exhibiting at Yachts Miami Beach 2016! Formerly called the Yacht and Brokerage Show, this year’s in-water-only event will take place from February 11th to the 15th on Collins Avenue in Miami. The show will open at 10AM through 7PM each day with the exception of a 5PM closing on the final day (Monday).

 

With free public admission and available VIP packaging, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a collection of multi-million dollar yachts and superyachts. New to the show in 2016 will be a boat section between Ramps 6-8 featuring boats from an array of prominent brands. Additionally, a new superyacht showcase located at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island will display deep draft vessels ranging up to 500’ in size. Show attendees will also gain access to catering as well as a variety of private tours and events.

 

Be sure to visit United Yacht Transport’s exhibit if you’re planning on attending the Yachts Miami Beach 2016 show! For more information, feel free to follow the link here to the event page.

 

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.

United Yacht Transport Completes Heavy Lift Loading in Genoa

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., December 23, 2015 — The North American leader in boat transport continues to expand its heavy lift Mediterranean service. United Yacht Transport conducted a high profile transport last week of a 38m M/V Monaco 275mt and 49m M/V Polaris 350mt from Genoa to Antigua on the M/V Ocean Freedom.

United Yacht Transport currently sets sail from two destinations in the Mediterranean including Genoa, Italy and Palma, Spain. With consistent, impressive efforts like this recent heavy lift shipment in Genoa, they will continue to increase its presence in the Mediterranean.

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.

 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Office: 954-417-3658

paul@united-yacht.com

United Yacht Transport’s Captain Charlie Johnson to Judge This Year’s Argosy Christmas Ship Festival

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 30, 2015 — Captain Charlie Johnson, West Coast Sales Director of United Yacht Transport, will be on the panel of judges at the annual Argosy Christmas Ship Festival in Seattle. United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, is proud to have one of its own as part of such a traditional event.

Held in Seattle, Washington, the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. This year, the festival will run from November 27th through December 23rd. On the evening of December 18th, the Parade of Boats will take place. During this event, local small boat owners decorate their boats festively for the holiday season and participate in an organized floating parade. The parade will begin at 7:45pm and the coveted Christmas ship will perform at the Fisherman’s Terminal (starting point), Fremont Cut (middle), and Westward and Little Gull (finale). The Christmas ship will contain a choir that will be performing holiday tunes, along with a slew of passengers who have the opportunity to meet and read a story with Santa Claus, participate in crafts and other activities, and much more!

Captain Charlie Johnson will be aiding in the selection of this year’s trophy winners. The categories to be awarded first place titles this year include, but are not limited to: Best In Show, Best Holiday Theme Boat, Most Christmas Spirit, and Vessel With Most Holiday Lights. The parade schedule and information on how to sign up to participate in the festival can be found here.

 

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Office: 954-417-3658

paul@united-yacht.com

United Yacht Transport Maintains Status as the North American Leader in Yacht Transport

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015: After just two short years, United Yacht Transport has quickly made a name for itself as the North American leader in boat transport. Its innovative techniques paired with top-tier employees have enabled the company to successfully transport thousands of yachts and boats worldwide. United Yacht Transport explains what puts them ahead of the rest.

 

What are the key benefits of choosing United Yacht Transport over other transport companies?

Safe, reliable transport and unparalleled customer service have led United Yacht Transport to become the largest transporter in North America. The company has shipped more boats between the East and West Coasts of America in the last year than any other carrier. Each vessel is handled safely and securely, as if it belonged to the company itself.

 

How exactly does a yacht get transported? What is the process like?

United Yacht Transport operates through a lift on, lift off process. Prior to loading, boats are parked alongside United Yacht’s vessel. Lifting slings are lowered from the transport vessel into the water. Drivers then secure the boat to the slings using marked lifting points, and the boat is lifted into a cradle on the transport vessel. Straps and chains secure the boat in for safe and secure transport.

 

What makes lifters certified to handle yachts?

Each of United Yacht Transport’s employees has gone through rigorous training and has handled 8,000 yachts.

 

How long does it take to load and unload a yacht?

The entire process of loading and unloading generally takes about an hour or two, depending on the vessel.

 

What is the furthest United Yacht Transport has transported, and what are its plans for the future? 

Thus far, Singapore is the furthest that United Yacht Transport has transported. The company focuses on the East and West Coasts of America and the Mediterranean, but plans on expanding more into the Mediterranean and Asia to meet the demands of the market.

 

 

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

 

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United Yacht Transport

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Office: 954-417-3658

paul@united-yacht.com

United Yacht Transport Announces Last Minute Availability on Westbound Sailing After Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2015 – United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, has announced last minute availability on its westbound US ship after the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The M/V Da Chang is set to leave Port Everglades between November 12th and 14th, just days after FLIBS ends.

Those looking to ship their boats to Ensenada, Mexico and Victoria, British Colombia after the show should reach out to United Yacht Transport as soon as possible, as there is limited space available.

For more information, please stop by United Yacht Transport’s booth at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the Yacht Builders Pavilion, #791, or contact us at (954) 383-4448 or sales@united-yacht.com.

 

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

 

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United Yacht Transport

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Office: 954-417-3658

paul@united-yacht.com

United Yacht Transport Reflects on the 53rd Annual Genoa International Boat Show

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 7, 2015 —  United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, reflects on Genoa’s 53rd Annual Boat Show and its impact on the yachting community. This prestigious and elite event did not disappoint, as it started off the month of October with a bang, further continuing boat show season.

The Genoa International Boat Show is held annually in Genoa, Italy, and is one of the world’s premier boat shows. The show was held between October 1st and 6th, hosting builders, boats, and countless enthusiasts. Over 1,000 vessels were displayed across the span of two marinas, so there was something new around every corner. Italy is well-known in the yachting community as the largest superyacht producing country in the world, and this highly anticipated event certainly met all expectations.

There were many builders in attendance, including major players like Perini Navi and CRN. The days consisted of events including ocean races, appearances by “champions of the sea,” and more. For anyone who is interested in superyachts, this show was definitely a can’t miss event. Additionally, The Genoa Boat Show has just announced that they will be partnering up with Expo Venice to present The Venice Boat Show in April 2016.   

 

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

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United Yacht Transport Recaps the Moncao Yacht Show

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 2, 2015 —  The Monaco Yacht Show is just wrapping up, and United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, highlights this year’s event. With over 500 yachting companies in attendance, there was something new and exciting around every corner.

The Monaco Yacht Show celebrated its 25th anniversary from September 23rd through the 26th. Situated in the scenic Port Hercules of Monaco, the stars of the show were the 120 superyachts that were available for touring and purchasing. This year’s prestigious, milestone show welcomed approximately 34,500 attendees. There were 121 superyachts on display, with more than 500 exhibitors overall.

Roughly 40 new models were released, which gave Monaco Yacht Show attendees an exclusive look at the latest creations from distinguished yachting companies, designers, and manufacturers. The show marked the design debut of the SeaXplorers, amongst the slew of other brand new superyachts. These $100 million ships are prided on the ability to expedition through the icy waters of the Arctic for a maximum of 40 days. The massive vessels that can house up to 80 people, including both guests and crew members, are set to be completed and released in 2017.    

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

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United Yacht Transport Sets Its Sights on Mazatlan

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., September 29, 2015 —  United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, has it’s sights set on Mazatlan, Mexico. This beautiful destination is the perfect vacation spot, full of sandy beaches and rich culture.

As the largest port between the United States and the Panama Canal, the city of Mazatlan is also the home of the second largest fishing fleet in all of Mexico. This picturesque location is an excellent choice for your next family vacation, equipped with restaurants, hotels, beaches, bars, shopping, and more. One of the oldest and largest breweries in Mexico, Pacifico, is another one of Mazatlan’s many attractions.

Malecón is the longest promenade in the world at 21 kilometers, which runs along the beaches of Mazatlan. There, tourists can enjoy and access scenic cliffs, street vendors, ancient sculptures, and more. This vacation spot is also ideal for yacht owners as the city allows for just cruising around or participating in water-based activities with the whole family. Soak up the sun and some of this city’s history and culture as you voyage to Mazatlan.

 

United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter and 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.

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