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Yacht Shipping
Richard Collings
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:09 AM
Joined: 14/10/2008
Posts: 3


Has anyone got and experiences or advice to share regarding shipping yachts using one of the well know yacht transport companies?


Brett
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:26 AM
Joined: 09/05/2008
Posts: 10


I have used Dockwise 3 times and they are very good and efficient. A person just has to book well in advance for the main routes. There are last minute cancellations. Good Luck.
rodsteel
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:33 PM
Joined: 25/06/2009
Posts: 277


Are there pros and cons to "float on - float off" versus "load on - load off" ??

 

Rod

 


Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:14 PM
Brett wrote:
I have used Dockwise 3 times and they are very good and efficient. A person just has to book well in advance for the main routes. There are last minute cancellations. Good Luck.


We're currently on Dockwise and we're running about 2 weeks late

Anonymous
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 7:17 PM
I've just used Yachtpath to load onto and off a big freighter, Huge job with cranes for a 200T boat. Quite stressful, but no problems. Main advantage is you can go where you want... not where they want to drop you. Seven Seas also work well, part of a Dutch shipping company. Need good insurance, good lift plans and you cannot miss the date!
Captain Andy
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 7:29 PM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93


Try Yachtpath! Have used them three times and am due to be collected again in a week or so to make the transit back to the USA! Once a little late and changed the pickup point, but they even paid for yacht's fuel to get to the new pickup point! Will let you know how it goes .....
turbochocko
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:59 AM
Joined: 15/10/2008
Posts: 3


Float on- float off is usually better suited to yachts and crew.  It gives the crew a well deserved break, the yachts are secured well.  It's a great oppurtunity to give the engineer a break if a 'delivery' engineer is hired for the passage.
 
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