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 email@example.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.
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.
May 18 – United Yacht Transport (UYT) has loaded 19 yachts on board Intermarine’s heavy lift vessel Industrial Guide in Port Everglades, USA.
Thursday 18 May 2017
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Springtime 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
2018 is just around the corner and as we leave 2017 behind you might be making epic vacation plans that involve traveling abroad, and they might even involve your yacht. We have to admit, there’s nothing quite as exciting as taking a vacation and sailing around on your own terms. Chartering a yacht or boarding a tour boat might be fun, but let’s be honest, you want to be the captain and you want to have control over your own destiny. Who wouldn’t? You can just imagine yourself sailing over blue waters toward an unknown port, ready to weigh anchor and have the adventure of a lifetime. You might even bring some of your own toys along, like a jet ski or even a smaller boat. The world awaits, but you’re going to need a good yacht transport company to get you there.
Choosing a Yacht Transport Company in 2018
If you want to take the vacation that we described above then we’re going, to be honest: a good yacht transport company is going to be absolutely vital. So what does that mean to you exactly? First of all, it means doing a bit of searching rather than choosing the first company that comes to light.
As you search for a way of shipping boats that doesn’t break the bank you’ll want to find a company that can scale to your needs, one that can get the job done on time, and one that has an excellent record. With United Yacht transport, you’re going to have all of that and more.
What Makes United Yacht Different
If you take a look at United Yacht’s history in 2016 and beyond you’re going to find that we have a solid record whether it’s lifting small boats or the massive 150-foot behemoths that require a considerable amount of logistics work to make possible. It is important to note that this is made possible through United Yacht’s policy on scaling the service to the client needs rather than having a preset set of parameters. As the client you will take your boat’s measurements, hand them to us, and we will charter a freighter based on your needs and the needs of everyone else along for the ride.
Choose a Destination
Before you commence with your yacht shipping you need to know where you’re going, and that is definitely something that United Yacht can help you out with. A clear list of destinations is available right on their website which includes Costa Rica, Port Everglades, Hong Kong, Genoa, and much more. You can choose one of these amazing destinations and find out when the next sailing is – you’re in good hands with United Yacht, and if you find that the destination you desire is not actually on the list, you can always ask us if we’re able to schedule it for you. If a destination happens to be hot enough in 2018 there is a good chance that there are more people than you who have an interest in it.
It’s Time for a Vacation
2018 promises to be an amazing year whether you’re a land lover or want to spend your time on the high seas. Our destinations often involve great oceanside experiences which include snorkeling, cave exploring, and perhaps even scuba diving. These are just a few of the opportunities and you can clearly see that 2018 is going to be an amazing year. You might not be in time for a New Year’s sailing but 2018 holds a lot of promise and will most certainly ensure that you have experiences that you will never forget.
For more information and to get underway, make sure that you give us a call and see what we have to offer this coming year. In the meantime, feel free to have a look at our YouTube Page to witness some of our epic loadings and unloadings that have defined the industry this year.
As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to what 2018 brings us. The Miami Boat Show is sooner than you’d think, so now’s the time to look at what you can expect to see and do once you’re there. Here’s everything you’ll need to know before you make your way here to see the show.
When And Where
This year, the Miami Boat Show is being held on the 15th – 19th February 2018. The show’s venue this year is the Miami Marine Stadium, the perfect spot to check out the newest innovations in boating, and even try out new models yourself.
Getting To The Show
As you’ll see on the official website, there are lots of options if you’re looking for ways to get to the show. If you’re driving, there are several different car parks serving the stadium, many of which have valet parking. This can make getting there so much easier, and help you get into the stadium quicker.
As well as this, there are other options such as water taxi and shuttle bus. The times for these services are listed on the website, so check them out before you travel.
What To See And Do
The Miami Boat Show is dedicated to showing you just what’s new in the world of boating. This year promises to be more exciting than ever before, with a wide range of exhibits to check out.
There’s a huge range of exhibitors too, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it. Of course, there will be new boats on the show to see and even try out for yourself. As well as this, there will be exhibits for tools, yacht transport, inflatables, and more. There’s bound to be something you’ll see this year that you’ve never even thought of before.
Try Out Boats Yourself In The Marina
Being located on the Marina, the location offers you the unique opportunity to try out some boats for yourself. The best place to find these boats is at Pier 9, where the latest in boating and boating equipment will be on display. You can get up close and personal with them, helping you see what’s right for you.
As well as this, there will be plenty of talks happening on the subject of boating and sailing. For example, there will be seminars on choosing the right boat, handling medical emergencies, and the realities of life aboard boats. If you want to know about it, it’ll be available to you at the show. Take a look at the website to see the full line up of seminars available.
Staying In Miami
If you’re coming in from outside Miami, then you need to know that you can get discounts on your accommodation while you’re here. The Boat Show has partnered up with onPeak to get discounts on many nearby hotels. Take a look at the site to book your hotel now and take advantage of this offer.
While you’re here, you should take advantage of the food and drink that Miami has to offer too. You’ll be amazed at what the Miami Boat Show can offer you while you’re at the show. There are food courts offering all American food, steak houses, and Latin cuisine. As well as this, there will be a large variety of food trucks, offering everything from Mediterranean cuisine to BBQ food. You really are spoiled for choice.
Come See Us At The Miami Boat Show
If you’re interested in learning more about boat transport, then come see us at the Miami Boat Show. We’ll be exhibiting there, so whether you’re interested in costs or want to know where to ship to, we’ll be happy to chat with you. We can even help you book a trip if that’s something you’re interested in! We’d love to see you, so don’t hesitate to come and say hi.
As you can see, there’s so much to see and do at the boat show. Now’s the time to book your tickets and hotel, and get ready for the show. Of course, it’s a good excuse to spend some time in Miami and escape the cold weather in the rest of the US!
With 2017 wrapping up nicely, it’s never too early to start thinking about boat shows for next season. Boat shows are a great way to let loose, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy all the best parts of boating. If you were unable to make it to any of the boats shows last season because of logistics like shipping, you’re going to be really excited when you find out how easy boat shipping is. Before we get into how it all works, let’s take a look at a quick list of the 2018 boat shows coming up.
Lake Havasu Boat Show
Located in Arizona, the Lake Havasu Boat Show is the largest boat show in Arizona and Nevada. With over 130 exhibitors, you will find there’s just about every make, model, and type of boat displayed here. With 27 years of success in the recreational boating industry, this show is fun for friends and family.
Toronto International Boat Show
People from near and far travel to this International boat show to see new boats, appreciate classic, and socialize with other boating enthusiasts. Because this boating show is so large, this is truly a production and one of a kind. There will be boats for sale but not all boats will be shown for public viewing.
Baltimore Boat Show
Enjoy Maryland’s longest running boat show in 2018. Located at the Baltimore Convention Center, this show is massive. There will be boats for sale that are new and used. Some vendors may use boat listings in their spaces because they do not want to bring their boats. Maybe they’ve never heard of boat shipping. You can find out more information on vendors, parking, and travel arrangements on their website.
The International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference
Whether you build, design, service, or sell boats you’ll want to come to this show. This is America’s leading technical boating-building showcase. Here you can do industry business, share ideas, network with vendors and peers, as well as be apart of the acceleration of new product development. This is one show you don’t want to miss.
How it Works
So how does boat shipping really work? Don’t worry, we will help you every step of the way from filling out the free online form to the arrival of the boat. The shipping process starts with a free estimate of the delivery cost. It’s super easy and doesn’t take a ton of time. Simply fill out a free online form. This form details the size and measurements of your boat. We gather information like the model, length, and, vessel beam. These help us to determine an appropriate estimate for shipping and delivery. We also include the location of the port pick up and drop off in the estimate so there are no surprise additional fees.
Our team of experts will be working at every point of the shipping process. From paperwork to delivery, you can trust that your ship is in good hands. Whether you’re shipping it for retail purposes or personal, we can ship it. Sometimes shipping a boat can occur by land. In this case, we will calculate the mileage. This cost can vary but typically costs around 1.50 per mile. This is a reasonable price to ship such a large vessel. Insurance, dock arrival time and departure, as well as vessel maintenance, is included in the shipping service. Your boat will arrive show ready. In fact, it almost might look better on delivery than it did when you first dropped it off with us. That’s because we take just as much pride in your boat as you would.
Boat shows are just a part of an up and coming exciting boat season. This new year, don’t worry about having to miss out on all the fun because you can’t get your boat there. With our boat shipping services now you can be a part of all the excitement and fun. If you’ve never used a service like ours before you might be initially reserved. However, you can trust that we are going to take extra special care of you and your boat when it’s with us.
Are you looking for a place to get your yacht, boat, or cargo shipped between multiple destinations? Are you looking to transport your yacht across foreign waters for the holidays? We have many different ways to ship your boats and goods overseas.
We have experience shipping to nearly every popular port, we’re your one-stop shop for everything pertaining to the transportation of sailors yachts, boats and cargo. We handle a variety of things from logistics to customs clearance and more. United Yacht Transport, is the industry leader in North American of yacht transport and boat shipping solutions.
Yacht Logistic Solutions
United Yacht Transport is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and specializes exclusively in the transportation of yachts to any worldwide destination. Through our highly skilled and experienced management team, both onshore and aboard our ships, we are dedicated to providing our clients with safe, efficient and reliable marine transportation solutions. We strive to exceed expectations with customized yacht transport logistics and solutions.
United Yacht Transport has assembled a team of the most experienced personnel from within the yacht shipping industry. We have an experienced team of professionals that sets us apart from our competitors. We can guarantee our client’s peace of mind knowing that their yacht will be transported with extreme care and handled by the industry’s most qualified people. Our experienced management team has developed tried and true systems designed to provide the best overall experience for our clients throughout the entire shipping process.
We have gone from being new to the industry to the world’s largest top industry provider in under five years. We have achieved a high-level of rapid success by providing reliable, regular service on confirmed vessels, combined with excellent above bar customer service. Paul Haber is the president of United Yacht Transport who is a carrier with its own cradling equipment and lifting gear.
We have multiple sailing destinations that span the globe; including the Caribbean, Mexico, Mediterranean, East and West Coasts of North America, and most any major yachting destinations. We are known as yachting capital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and offer seasoned customer service, knowledge and flexibility are what sets us uniquely apart from our competitors. Whether it is world-class scuba diving or cruising the beautiful waters of southeast France we have your yacht transportation needs covered.
With United Yacht Transport, you can enjoy all this from the safety and comfort of your own yacht. We have routes that touch Fort Lauderdale, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, British Columbia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, France, and Greece, however, there are more, based on demand. We have 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.
We are a full-service boat transport company offering a broad range of transportation services. From our regularly scheduled voyages to our in-house liner transport department, we are confident that we will meet or exceed your transportation needs. We are one of the only yacht carriers servicing all segments of the yacht transport industry. We pride ourselves in serving the international yachting community with customized, cost-effective yacht transportation solutions. We are more than just yacht transit; we are a full-service concierge, ready to meet your needs at any time and in any ocean.
Our liner services are offered to our clients who require service to destinations outside of our regularly scheduled ports of service. As a large-scale yacht carrier, United Yacht Transport has longstanding relationships with most liner service operators. Our large scale also gives us the purchasing power to achieve the lowest overall boat transport cost and boat shipping costs which translate to lower rates to our clients.
United Yacht Transport is the leading yacht transporter in their industry and the largest yacht transport company in the world. This esteemed company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Florida and features services to exclusive worldwide destinations. As United Yacht Transport grows and becomes a staple to their industry, they have experienced a record year in 2017 with their various yacht voyages. One distinct voyage that has helped carve their name in 2017 is the voyage transporting a mega yacht to the Mediterranean in July 2017. Another large vessel took the sail with United Yacht in May of 2017, this was the Newcastle Marine Explore Yacht traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Genova Italy. Additionally, United Yacht Transport is famous for their prestigious annual winter trips which help to prepare yacht owners for the holidays.
Mega-Yacht Transport to the Mediterranean and North American
As the season demand has risen for yacht shipping to the Mediterranean and North America, United Yacht has risen to the occasion to meet these demands for their valued clients by expanding their schedule and adding more sailing options. They set an industry record for large boat transport in July of 2017 when they astoundingly transported a mega yacht weighing over 650 mts to the Mediterranean. This yacht was the heaviest yacht that any yacht carrier had successfully transported in many years. United Yacht successfully completed this voyage flawlessly and was able to boost their reputation and trust in their clients as they prepare to continue to meet these high demands.
Mega-Yacht Newcastle Marine Explorer
Another monumental yacht shipping expedition by United Yacht is 2017 was the long-awaited trip of the Newcastle Marine Explorer from United Yacht headquarters in Fort Lauderdale Florida to Genoa Italy. The developers of this project first released the details to the industry all the way back in 2011, but were unable to make this dream a possibility. After years of careful planning and deliberation, they were able to make their project a success in 2017 when they found the esteemed boat shipping company United Yacht Transport.
This ship known as the Ulucitcan has a reputation as the “heaviest yacht that any deck carrier has loaded in years” weighing in at 650 tons. This large yacht is a massive four deck explorer. It would definitely take more than just your average boat shipping company to complete this large task and when these clients turned to United Yacht Transport to do the job, they definitely picked the best in the industry for their transport needs.
Annual Winter Trips
Another important staple of United Yacht Transportation’s esteemed reputation is the annual winter trips that their clients depend on every year. Many yacht owners prefer warmer climates, so a winter season on the open waters is not desirable for them. United Yacht Transport has their ultimate solution. They will carefully help you plan out your destination to transport your yacht safely too so that when the chilling months are over you can return to your vessel and begin enjoying it again. They are highly recommended for these services because it saves yacht owners the hassle of shipping their yachts on their own and allows them to enjoy their holiday season.
Yacht Shipping and your Number One Carrier
For all of your boat shipping needs, United Yacht is your number one choice. Their records they hit in 2017 can give clients the confidence they need as they trust them with their valued investment. For boat transport costs through United Yacht, call one of their friendly representatives today. Their website also offers details and schedules on all of their many sailing options available to their clients. If you want to ship your prized possession while feeling safe and secure in your decision, United Yacht should be your first call. Let us show you a peace of mind and the confidence that you are looking for in your yacht transport company.
Fort Lauderdale is home to an estimated 178,752 residents who call this beautiful Floridian city their home. Interestingly, Fort Lauderdale was the first United States stockade and it was constructed in 1838 as it was the battleground for the Second Seminole War. After the battle, the fort was abandoned in 1842, however, after the war ended, the area remained practically unpopulated for the next 50 years. It was not until the 1890s that people really began moving in.
Today, Fort Lauderdale is a bustling city, known to many as the “Venice of America”. There are many beautiful sights to see; from the Butterfly World and the Museum of Discovery and Science to the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park and the Bonnet House. Fort Lauderdale is full of fun and historical places to visit and explore.
What does the United Yacht Transport Company have to do with Fort Lauderdale?
Actually, the UYTC is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and they specialize in transporting yachts via carrier ships across the ocean to any worldwide destination. The yacht transport business has boat shipping destinations that include the East and West Coasts of North America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia, Costa Rica, Singapore, Greece, Hong Cong, Italy, Japan, Panama, Canada, and the Mediterranean.
While many routes are seasonal and some of them are frequented only specific times of year, upon special request, the United Yacht Transport Company will make a special trip. When and where there are boat showings, however, expect the UYTC to be traveling those routes often.
How can the Yacht Transport ship boats via carrier ships?
When a client is ready to ship their yacht, they contact us, explaining all the details and their desired destinations. When it comes time to send the boat, the size of it will determine how it is loaded onto the transport vessel. If the boat is larger and more cumbersome, it will be placed onto a trailer (or cradle, as some call it) and driven aboard the transport ship where it will be parked on the deck. However, if the boat is lighter, it can be picked up by a crane and placed onboard.
What makes our Yacht Transportation the best?
Since we were established in 2012, we have 30 years of combined experience, we are proud to not only be leaders in the business but are direct carriers who provide safe, reliable and cost-effective yacht shipping services. We are even rated as the safest shipping company, and provide the best insurance policy. We have even shipped more boats from the East to West coasts of North America than any other carrier. With one of the lowest boat shipping costs, we handle boats ranging in size from 30 feet up to 160 feet in length. We have loaded a 174-foot, 650-ton expedition yacht M/Y Ulucitcan. This set the record for the heaviest boat being lifted by any boat shipping company in over five years!
We charter any number of ships, regardless of the size of the vessel or the route a client has chosen. This keeps everyone on track and gives our clients a reliable sailing schedule.
Remember that with the United Yacht Transport Company, it’s always smooth sailing. We ensure that our customer service exceeds that of our competitors’ so call today for a free quote or go online to United-Yacht.com. Browse our website for deals, schedules, stories, and even our clients’ testimonials – check out what our customers, who have entrusted their boats to us, have to say about their United Yacht experience.
Ask us about our 15% pre-booking discounts, too. Trust our boat transport to take good care of you! We can guarantee your peace of mind, knowing that your boat will be handled gently by our trained professionals. Expect timely and efficient deliveries, and never be late for a show again.
The winter season is finally in full swing which means everyone is getting ready for the holidays. The cold season is not for everyone and it’s that time of the year where yacht owners may be preparing to ride out the freezing weather in warmer climes. When preparing for such an expanded holiday it may be a good idea to consider United Yacht as an option to ship a sleek vessel to its destination this season.
One of the reasons yacht transport comes so highly recommended is there is less hassle involved with shipping one of these sleek vessels is it’s easier than sailing one on its own. While sailing a yacht towards its destination is an option the owner runs the risk of causing large wear and tear to their vessel. Add in the cost of fuel, hiring a crew, supplies, and any maintenance beforehand it can easily cost half a million dollars just to bring the boat to its destination.
The other downside to sailing a yacht instead of having it shipped leads to the trouble of having to go through all of the paperwork. Organizing the date and time where the yacht will dock, paperwork involving it bringing it to another port, and other small details need to be accounted for. Not to mention with such a long voyage the time the yacht arrives may not be set in stone so it may not arrive on its due date.
The Equipment to Handle the Job
Yacht transport is often a recommended option since United Yacht has the equipment necessary to ship these beautiful and sleek vessels. They use large cranes to transfer the yachts from the water to the freighter, a process that can take up to twenty-four hours to complete. The reason behind this is the yachts are fragile and every step of the process is met with great attention to detail. Once the yacht is secure on the freighter the process repeats again until each vessel is safely loaded and secured.
This attention to detail has led to United Yacht being the world leader in yacht transportation worldwide and they’ve handled thousands of deliveries. They handle each and every yacht with white-gloved service and deliver it in the same condition they received it in. They take pride in their work and always have a dedication to excellence to ensure their clients’ vessels arrive on time at its destination.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind is priceless when it comes to the yacht transportation industry since many owners take pride in their vessels. Attempting to sail it over a long distance puts it at risk of taking unnecessary wear and tear and once it arrives at its destination repairs may not be available immediately. By choosing to ship their vessel owners can rest assured they won’t have to worried about where their yacht will end up.
During this time of the year timing is everything too and going with a delivery service for yachts is the best way to go. This allows the owners to focus on the more important aspects of the holiday season while they ready to enjoy their vacation or spend the cold season in Europe, the Caribbean, or other places where the cold temperatures are long gone.
Yacht transportation is an excellent choice for owners who want their vessel to arrive at its destination in a timely manner. United Yacht is more than happy to handle all the small details from the paperwork to the port the vessel needs to be delivered. This way the yacht will arrive at its intended destination on time and there is no risk of being exposed to unnecessary wear and tear. Consider going to United Yacht if you’re planning on setting sail this winter season to escape to a tropical destination to avoid the cold temperatures.