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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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Getting Ready for the Miami Boat Sow

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

What is the Show About?

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

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

What Amenities Can You Expect?

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

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

Seeing Boats Gliding Across the Water

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

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

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

 

Plan your Yacht Transport for the New Year

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

Yacht transport is easy with United Yacht Transport

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

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

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

Get the best service from United Yacht Transport

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

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

 

Top 3 Yachting Destinations for 2018

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

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

Greece

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

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

St. Martin

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

Turkey

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

United Yacht Transport Voyages

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

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

 

Let United Yacht be your Transport Company for the New Year

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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.

What You Can Expect At The Miami Boat Show In 2018

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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!

 

A Quick list of 2018 Boat Shows

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With 2017 wrapping up nicely, its 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, youre going to be really excited when you find out how easy boat shipping is. Before we get into how it all works, lets take a look at a quick list of the 2018 boat shows coming up.

  1. 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 theres 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Baltimore Boat Show

Enjoy Marylands 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 theyve never heard of boat shipping. You can find out more information on vendors, parking, and travel arrangements on their website.

  1. The International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference

Whether you build, design, service, or sell boats youll want to come to this show. This is Americas 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 dont want to miss.

How it Works

So how does boat shipping really work? Dont 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. Its super easy and doesnt 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 youre 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. Thats 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, dont worry about having to miss out on all the fun because you cant get your boat there. With our boat shipping services now you can be a part of all the excitement and fun. If youve 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 its with us.

 

Why United Yacht Transport Tops the Other Options

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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.

Experience

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.

Destinations

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.

Services

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.

Liner Services

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.

 

Three Yacht Shippings that Made 2017 a Record Year for UYT

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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.

 

Why Fort Lauderdale is an Outstanding Destination for Yacht Shipping

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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.

 

 

 

Get Ready to Take a Winter Trip with United Yacht

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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.

Less Hassle

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.

 

Three Ways the Open Water Can Damage your Boat During Transport

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When it comes to traveling by boat in an exotic location, it’s an exciting prospect since you can go at your own pace. Go where you want to go, explore new sites, and visit remote areas you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. People love their yachts and take pride in them, but for many, they choose not to go with yacht transport and instead sail their vessel across the open water on their own. While it does sound like an exciting adventure waiting to happen, there are risks involved sailing your boat across open water versus opting out for a transport instead.

1) Small Damages Can Become Bigger Ones

One of the reasons yacht transport is recommended is because it helps to cut down on the wear and tear of the boat. Even the most well-maintained boats will start to wear down over time and repairs are expected to be made every couple of years. When choosing to sail a boat over open water small problems can become big ones, especially if they’re not caught before setting out.

A common problem is that a boat that is tied up at the dock may get a hole in it from bumping up against the boards. This continuous damage can cause a hole to appear in the boat and if not checked beforehand, that small hole can become steadily worse out over open water. Even what seems like the smallest bit of damage can steadily worsen, especially if the boat hasn’t been checked over beforehand by a professional.

2) Unpredictable Weather

Yacht transportation is perfect for people who like to stick to a schedule and know when their boat will be arriving. Especially for people who like to take an extended holiday, there’s nothing worse than waiting for their boat to arrive and eating up their vacation time. One of the factors that can delay a boat’s arrival is weather since it has been known to happen that the weather over open water can change in an instant.

While chances are the weather won’t turn on a dime, there’s still the possibility of being caught in a bad storm in open water. It’s a situation no one should be caught up in and can be avoided, not to mention out in open water there’s no guarantee in an emergency help will be on hand.

3) Corrosion

While this happens over a matter of time, it can still affect the performance of the boat when it’s out over open water. Metals beneath the water line do corrode over time and in a boat, this can cause the internal structure of the boat to have the appearance of switch cheese. Every part will start to become fragile and one mishap can cause the entire system to start failing within the boat.

This includes an underwater fitting that can corrode over time and if the conditions are rough out in open water, it could mean the difference between a potentially crippled, or at a worse sinking boat, or having to wait for help to arrive.

Yacht transportation is a good alternative for people who want to preserve their boats and keep them in working order. While it’s true people take good care of their vessels, they always run the risk of causing damage when traveling over open water. Not to mention that costs that come along with having to hire a crew, getting supplies, and fuel alone will cost a small fortune. If you’re on the fence about which is the better option, opt out to have your yacht delivered to its destination instead to avoid expensive damages. United Yacht Transport is the premier worldwide yacht transporter that offers cost-effective yacht transport and boat shipping services.

 

Use Yacht Transport to Avoid Hull Damage

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During the summer months, it’s par for the course that people will start planning their vacations and heading out to exotic locations. Hanging out at the beach, enjoying a drink, feeling the sun beating down, and sitting in the lap of luxury is a great way to spend a vacation. For many people, they usually choose a yacht transport to deliver their vessels to their vacation destination so they don’t have to worry about it not arriving time. There are still people however who choose to sail their boat to its location instead of having it delivered to them promptly.

The Risks of Sailing

One of the few things people don’t often discuss when it comes to sailing a boat are the risks and costs involved. Yacht shipping isn’t just a convenience that’s recommended for people so they know their boat is going to be arriving on time to its destination. It’s a safer alternative compared to the damage their vessel can suffer along its journey to avoid unnecessary costs.

One of the risks of sailing a boat on its own is that it can suffer heavy wear and tear from being taken to one dock to another. There is not always a guarantee that an emergency won’t break out on board or damage may not occur to the boat. Everything breaks down eventually, but with a yacht, it can be particularly devastating since the long journey can wear down existing systems.

Once the boat arrives in port if it’s suffered any damage along the way, this forces the owner to take action immediately by having the boat checked over once it arrives in port. This can be a hassle since the owner can end up paying a premium to have their vessel checked out and there’s no guarantee the repairs can be done that day.

The Benefits of Yacht Transport

Yacht shipping is a safer alternative since it not only takes the boat out of the water but in turn ensures it doesn’t suffer any damage along its journey. One of the main benefits is security since the owner has peace of mind knowing their boat will be arriving at its destination on time. One of the drawbacks of sailing a yacht is there’s no guarantee it will arrive at its location on time, so any delays could throw a wrench in any plans or appointments the owner has for their boat.

The other benefit is the obviously the fact the boat won’t suffer any wear and tear by entrusting a third-party to handle the finer details of the transport. This makes it easier when delivering a boat from another port since the company is experienced with the paperwork and knows how to get through everything efficiently.

The costs for sailing a yacht alone is a drawback for many people too since it can cost anywhere from a quarter of a million to half a million dollars in fuel costs along to sale the yacht. This isn’t even adding in the cost of supplies, hiring a crew, and all the other steps the owner has to go through to ensure their yacht is ready to set out on such a long journey, with no guarantee it will arrive in the same condition as when it left port.

Yacht shipping is the safer alternative since there’s a guarantee the boat will arrive intact in the same condition as when it left port. This gives the owner peace of mind and ensures their boat is traveling in safe hands and is accounted for the moment it arrives in port.

 

Getting Ready to Set Sail in the Med? Don’t Forget These Awesome Destinations!

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Holiday travel season is finally here and we are so excited to fill you in on all the awesome destinations we deliver to. Of course, everyone knows about the Mediterranean but we also offer yacht shipping to many other and equally as amazing places. From Florida to Costa Rica, Greece and Japan and almost everywhere in between, you’ll struggle with trying to decide where to go first. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list to help you choose where to sail off to next. These awesome destinations are full of fun, unique scenery, delicious food, and amazing culture. Get ready to set your sails and explore places you never thought were possible to get to until now.

Port of Yokohama, Japan

Kicking this list off with a destination that isn’t always the first boating destination that comes to mind. The Port of Yokohama is extremely important in Japanese culture. This is one of Japan’s first ports to be opened for trade with the outside world in the 19th century. Port of Yokohama represents a New Japan that is open to letting the world experience all they have to offer. Visit the Sankei-en Garden, which covers 175,000 square meters. If you love music, you’re going to love the Red Brick Warehouse that contains a unique jazz club and exquisite cuisine. You’ll fall in love with the rich culture and unique history this port has to offer.

Port of Singapore, Singapore

Yacht transportation to this sovereign city-state and island country allows visitors to explore Southeast Asia. Singapore is one of the world’s major commercial hubs and is extremely globalized and diversified. It ranks top in the world for education, healthcare, government transparency, and economic competitiveness. It’s also known for being one of the safest cities in the world. With popular tourist attractions like the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, it’s safe to say that there’s not a shortage of activities and sites to see. The tourist island of Sentosa attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Visit the Orchard Road district for world-class shopping, hotels, and dining.

Port of Hong Kong

Here is where the East meets the West in all the best possible ways. Hong Kong has a different political system than on the mainland in China. Considered one of the 5th most important cities in the world, this port is bustling with trade and tourism. This city is characterized by the low taxation and free trade aspects that make it popular for businesses and leisure tourists alike. Some of the more popular things to do in Hong Kong include the Avenue of the Stars, The Peak, Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Temple Street Night Market, the Clock Tower and so much more. The yachts shipped here are carefully supported within the port by industrial strength straps.

Port of Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver has been listed as one of the Top 5 Worldwide cities for quality of life and livability. With its rich and vibrant city life that is framed by nature, it’s no wonder why people love this city. Known for its prominent theaters that include the Arts Club Theater Company, Studio 58, and Touchstone Theater. In September, check out the Vancouver International Film Festival, which is considered one of the best film festivals in North America. You’ll love the coastal seaport and endless attraction along with fine dining. It is a world-renowned destination that everyone needs to experience at least once in their life.

Yacht transport to exotic locations and familiar ones are an important part of what we do. Providing access to some of the popular and remote locations of the world is a point of pride for us. Call us today or go online to find out what it would cost to ship your vessel with our free online quote form. Thanks to our team of highly skilled and experienced individuals, we are able to guarantee peace of mind throughout the entire shipping process. Our team is composed of individuals who have experience in all aspects of the shipping industry. Our tried and true shipping system is designed to provide the best overall experience throughout the entire process.

 

Transporting Your Yacht Around the World.

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Yacht Shipping with the Leader in North America.

 

United-Yacht-Transport-Hong-Kong-China-60-1381170441United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport, has just finished loading another chock-a-block westbound sailing on the massive M/V Huanghai Glory in Port Everglades. Some of the boats transported were the 96′ Skipperliner, 83′ Bennetti, 82′ Montefino, 82′ Pershing, 76′ Rayburn and the brand new 70′ Ocean Alexander. The Huanghai Glory is just one of the many cargo ships that our company uses to transport yachts to its destination. From Canada to the port of Hong Kong, we can get your yacht from the east coast to the west coast of the U.S. or across the world. The westbound M/V Huanghai Glory, in addition to every other westbound sailing this year, has been completely full, including the underdeck space. The record-size sailing is making stops in Port Everglades, St. Thomas, Cristobal, Manzanillo, Ensenada, Victoria, and Busan. “We are the most reliable carrier in North America and, in 2016, have transported more boats and run more sailings than all of other carriers combined. Our combination of reliable sailings, competitive pricing, excellent customer service, unmatched safety record and customizable logistics, make us a one stop shop for captains, brokers and owners looking to transport their boats. read more →

Three Reasons To Book Your Yacht Shipping Early

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If you’re planning a trip overseas, then you’re already thinking about how you’re going to take your yacht with you. There’s a lot of benefits to taking your own boat, such as having your own base to head to every night, and the freedom to move around as the mood takes you.

If you are going to book your transport, it’s often a good idea to book it well in advance. Here are three reasons why you’ll want to book your yacht shipping early.

1. You Can Take Advantage Of Better Pricing

Like all kind of travel, you’ll find that the earlier you can book it, the better the prices will be. This is because there will be a lot of choices when it comes to shipping providers, and so the companies will be looking to earn your business. Book your shipping early enough, and you can take advantage of this. You’ll be amazed at how much cheaper it can be.

As well as this, there can be special discounts of boat shipping costs if you book it early. For example, here at United Yachts, we offer a 15% discount if you book early through us. It really pays to get organized and have your shipping already for when you go away on vacation.

2. You’ll Have Your Pick Of Destinations

The earlier you book your shipping, the more choice you’ll have in destinations. You’ll already have a destination in mind, which will have informed where you want your boat sent to. The earlier you book, the more spaces there’ll be on the shipping vessels planned to sail out from your preferred destination.

By booking early, you’ll ensure that you’ll get the destination that you really want. Leave it a little late, and you’ll have a reduced pool of destinations to pick from in your time frame. This may mean you’ll have to travel further than you want to, in order to get your boat to your vacation destination.

3. Give Yourself Peace Of Mind

One of the most important things about planning a vacation is getting everything done on time, ready for you to go away and really start to relax. If you book your yacht shipping early, then it’s a job you can cross off the list and forget about.

The earlier you get your preparation done, the sooner you can start to actually enjoy the prospect of your vacation. There’s no better feeling than knowing that everything is booked and ready, so you can start to really relax and look forward to your time on the waves.

Why Book Boat Shipping?

Maybe you’re planning to go on vacation, but you’re not sure whether you want to bring your boat. Isn’t it a hassle? It’s actually much easier than you’d think, and so worth it. Here are a few reasons why you should consider boat shipping for your vacation:

Explore your destination from a different angle: Everyone goes to a different country and stays in a hotel or rental property. How many can say that they go and stay on a boat? It gives you a new, unique angle on the country you’re visiting.

Move around whenever you want: If you have pre-booked accommodation, you’ll have to stay in the same area for as long as you’ve booked it. That means that you can only explore so far before you have to come back. If you book yacht shipping, you can move on whenever you want to, giving you a lot more freedom.

It’s easier than you’d think: You may feel that it would be just too much hassle to book boat shipping for your vessel, but in fact, it isn’t the case at all. It can all be done online, so all you have to do is log on, fill in a few details, and it’s all done. It honestly couldn’t be easier, and so there’s no reason not to try it out.

As you can see, there are three good reasons why you should book your yacht shipping as early as you can. Get it organized, and you can sit back in the knowledge that you’re all set for your vacation. You can take advantage of cheaper prices too, so what are you waiting for?

 

A Guide to Yacht Transport – Everything you need to Know

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Using a yacht carrier to transport your vessel to your next vacation destination is a great way to save it from wear and tear and give your crew a vacation of their own. Any sailor or adventurous explorer loves to sail across the beautiful ocean. Sailing brings joy and relaxation, flexibility to cross borders and to explore foreign waters overseas and Tropical Islands with ease. United Yacht Transport specializes exclusively in the transportation of vessels to any worldwide destination whether it be Central America, Asia or the Mediterranean. Choosing a yacht transportation provider is the simple, effective and stress-free way to get your vessel from one location to another for great sailing experience.

If you’ve never utilized this service before, there are a few things you need to know in order to properly prepare your boat for transport. In choosing the most reputable company for their vessel to be moved will not be an easy task. Any time you ship your vessel overseas there are numerous factors and variables that go into the equation.

Important Tips when Preparing your yacht for transport

Tip #1: When preparing your boat for transport, it’s important to secure everything. No matter how far your boat is traveling, you should secure it as if it were crossing an ocean. Secure anything that extends beyond the hull and anything loses that could cause damage during the voyage. Secure hatches with tape to avoid leaks and possible water damage and latch all cabin windows. Also remember to tape interior cabinet doors shut, securely close the cabin doors and lock all exterior doors.

Tip #2: Make sure the boat transportation company offers all risk insurance that will adequately protect your vessel if anything should go wrong.

Tip #3: Inform the yacht transportation company of your vessel’s specs in advance. Make sure your measurements are accurate because they are allocating space for your boat according to the information you give them. When a sailor or boat owner is preparing to move their yacht or vessel in another destination such as North America to Asia, it’s important to understand the options available for their yacht size.

Yacht transportation options are determined by the weight, length, and beam of their yacht. Yacht shipping specializes in the transportation of yachts to any worldwide destination. They have a highly skilled and experienced management team, both onshore and aboard their ships, they’re dedicated to providing clients with a safe, efficient and reliable marine transportation solutions.

They’re one of the most progressive and innovative in the yacht transportation industry. They strive to exceed expectations with customized yacht transport logistics and solutions. They’re the leader in competitive shipping, pricing, services, and customer flexibility.

Tip #4: Inspect your boat for damages and take pictures to document any that already exist. Also, if you dismantle any parts to fit size requirements or prevent them from getting damaged, be sure to take pictures of their location and set-up.

Tip #5: Remove all personal items from the cabin and store any breakables in a safe place. Your boat may be traveling on another boat, but it’s still going to experience the force of the ocean. Don’t forget to remove any prohibited items from your vessel’s lockers, especially if you’re going to be passing through customs.

Tip #6: Power down everything, unplug your batteries and store your cables to prevent any contact. You don’t want dead batteries when your vessel is offloaded at your destination.

Why Choose United Yacht Transport

There are several important steps you need to take to ensure smooth sailing for your vessel. However, once you do the preliminary work you are free to sit back, relax and rest assured knowing that your yacht is in good hands. They’re your one-stop shop for everything pertaining to the transportation of your yacht. They handle logistics, customs clearance, risk insurance, marine slips and more.

They are just a phone call away and they have knowledgeable staff that can assist any yacht owner and gives a boat shipping cost for your yacht. Contact us at 954-383-4448 or visit our site to let us handle your largest yacht transport carrier needs at our worldwide destinations.

 

Best Spots to Sail in Southern France

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Southern France, with its magnificent beauty, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are many reasons why Southern France attracts travelers from all over the world: a city of love and adventure, museums, cathedrals or the dazzling bodies of water. Choosing where to go sailing in Southern France often depends on your sailing experience and what kind of spot you are looking for.

There is nothing like the calm waters of the Mediterranean in the south that are great for experienced or beginner sailors who are looking to relax and discover the glamorous waters. It may be difficult to decide where to go sailing in Southern France. To help you decide where to spend your next boat vacation or holiday sailing in Southern France, check out these beautiful sailing destinations in Europe.

You can sail off the coastline stopping off at the best spots in Southern France. So charter your huge yacht transport and sail off into the gorgeous bodies of water for adventure, exploring and relaxation. Sail away to the alluring coastal spots that Southern France has to offer for an experienced sailor.

Sailing in France: Where to start?

Southern France offers almost every opportunity available on water: sailing is one of those extraordinary opportunities. There is more to sailing in Southern France than cruising the French Riviera. If your idea of a perfect spot includes gentle cool breeze while seeing the visuals of the sparkling blue sea as your boat transport sailing the regions of France.

Enjoy the splendid beauty of the different part of the French coast by visiting Brittany, with its dazzling sailing waters and beautiful offshore islands, its small quiet towns and large cities that dot the mainland coast. With that in mind, consider the south coast of Brittany for your next boat or yacht transportation charter. You won’t be disappointed. Explore the gorgeous coast as you sail from one marvelous but chic city to the next.

Sail the beautiful cost in Brittany

Take your beautiful yacht or boat exploring the waters in the Bay of Biscay, the south Brittany coast offering the best European sailing season north of the Mediterranean. Sailing in Brittany is a great place to sail in season, with lots of on-shore attractions to explore and enjoy.

South to île d’Yeu

The sailing grounds out of La Trinité-Sur-Mer as far as Belle-île present an amazing sailing experience.about all, you can cover on a one-week charter. If you are planning to yacht shipping to sail on the open water then île d’Yeu is the spot for you. Ile d’Yeu is a magnificent destination in itself.

The Finistère Coast of Sailing

Another popular Brittany sailing charter destination is île le de Sein. You’ll have so much to see up there, but with some gorgeous but famously-tricky waters to navigate through for boat shipping, especially around île de Sein.

If you love exploring and up for an adventure you’re likely to consider a journey that far northwest from La Trinité-Sur-Mer a bit ambitious. Any sailing expedition along Brittany’s southern coast should also include the îles de Glenan, a convenient half-day sail westwards from île de Groix and a good spot from which to see a bit more of the mainland.

Bormes-Les-Mimosas go-to spot

Another great spot for sailing is Bormes-Les-Mimosas, a beautiful Provencal village with the splendid natural scenery. This is a wonderful spot that is known for its full beauty for its forested mountains and extensive beaches that allow a wide range of watersports, but for its history as well. We guarantee that this is the spot for your sailing needs because it is surrounded by astonishing fortresses such as the historical fort de Brégançon, which has been the holiday home of the president of the French Republic since 1968. So now you know the best spot to go if you feel like starting off your sailing trip to the Côte d’Azur from a destination that meets the high standards of a president.

In case we didn’t name all the best spots to sail in Southern France with our available shipping boats, you can explore many sailing destinations in Southern France. The beautiful Southern France sailing spots of Brittany, Bay of Biscay, île d’Yeu, île le de Sein and Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

 

Join United Yacht Transport at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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Join United Yacht Transport at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FLIBSIt’s back! The 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is here again. This spectacular event comes to the “Yachting Capital of the World” every year and along with it, magnificent boats and yachts will be on display. With more than 1,000 exhibitors, there is absolutely something for everyone. United Yacht Transport is also pleased to announce a record Mediterranean Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (“FLIBS”) sailing for our company. We filled the entire M/V Clipper New York, including the under deck, from the Mediterranean to Port Everglades just in time for display at this grand event! The largest boats on the Mediterranean sailing were the 124-foot San Lorenzo, 121-foot Couach, 110-foot Fittipaldi, 105-foot Monte Carlo and 92-foot Sunseeker. Several of these boats will be on display during FLIBS. “We are pleased to have another chock-a-block sailing from the Mediterrean”, said Paul Haber, President of United Yacht Transport.
The 57th annual Boat Show started on Thursday, November 3rd and will run through Monday, November 7th. This event is the largest in-water boat show in the world and it is expected that around 130,000 people will attend. This grand affair will cover seven locations with just about 1,500 boats on display. Locations include Bahia Mar, Swimming Hall of Fame, the Las Olas Marina, and the Ft. Lauderdale convention center. You won’t only see gorgeous yachts for sale, but also personal submarines, helicopters, sailboats, and luxury cars. There is a special toy for any high roller out there looking to have some fun, and United Yachts boat transport is excited to be a part of all the action! read more →

Buying a Yacht? Make Sure you Transport it Properly

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Nothing is more luxurious than a lavish and elegant yacht. Whether for charter fishing or family sailing vacations, these exquisite vessels are synonymous with true power and contemporary amenities. However, what if you need to ship your boat to a faraway marina or dock? It would be next to impossible to transport your yacht via road – unless it was a small cutter, speed or sailing boat. With this in mind, you need professional and cost-affordable yacht transport services. With years of extensive industry experience, United Yacht remains an industry leader in yacht shipping services for families and global companies.

What to Expect with United Yacht

As your premier yacht transportation company, United Yacht continues to receive stellar industry ratings and client reviews. They are also reputable, seasoned and experienced boat shippers; committed to excellence in transport services for boats of all sizes. As always, they handle all paperwork and particulars from start to finish. This includes a marina and port-of-call registries, along with insurance, fees, and maritime rules and regulations. No vessel is ever too big or small to ship and they are fully certified and insured as well. Here are a few more reasons why you should choose United Yacht for your boat transport needs:

  • The team specializes in boat shipping for family vacations, corporate junkets, boat shows, and even for personal transactions and trades.
  • United Yacht inspects each boat to ensure it meets all maritime shipping rules and guidelines. They also perform minor repairs, as well as abide by stringent safety rules to protect your vessel(s) en route to their destinations.
  • They offer cost-affordable rates for shipping boats to and from North America, South America, The Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
  • United Yacht is registered with hundreds of worldwide docks, marinas, and port-of-calls. This ensures hassle-free and smoothing boat shipping for all your vessels.
  • The team specializes in towing and pulling, along with on-board carrier services for timely and safe yacht transportation.
  • From large container vessels and luxury yachts to sailboats and cutters, United Yacht can ship any boat – to any destination – worldwide.

The United Yacht Difference

United Yacht puts its heart and soul into everything they do. This includes complimentary consultations, along with free estimates on boat shipping costs. They also work with new and recurring clients to meet their yacht shipping needs within time and budget. As a mainstay in several boat shows and exhibitions, United Yacht is truly a well-known company that continues to grow and expand. With a strong social media and online presence, they also showcase the latest news and informative articles – blog posts at their site. This helps keep them in the loop on current boat shipping industry trends, as well as the latest developments on new vessels and services.

Whether wishing to ship luxury yachts or boats, United Yacht can make it happen. They have the tools and expertise to safely and efficiently ship boats to global destinations. With a proven track record of success yacht and boat transfers, why choose anyone else when UY always get the job done? United Yacht always offers a comprehensive range of services to achieve all desired results. This includes pre-estimates on all boat shipping and transfers, as well as handling insurance and registration paperwork. Their highly-dedicated team is simply committed to excellence in all boat transfers – and their business continues to grow and expand across Fort Lauderdale and the world.

For more information on luxury yacht shipping services, simply contact or visit United Yacht Transport today. Whether for family charter fishing or exotic vacations in the Caribbean, you can rely on United Yacht to get the job done right. All it takes is a simple phone call or visit to their site to access a myriad of boat shipping services and information. You can also check their social media pages for up to date information on boat shows and industry events.