& Boat Transport
is Yacht Transport
transport is the shipping of a yacht to a destination instead
of sailing or motoring it. Yacht transport is an alternative
to the traditional passaging to reach
desired destinations around the globe. Transport when compared
to passaging is cost effective, safer and improves availability.
many serious cruisers, financial, business and family considerations
argue against the long-term full-time
dedication that ocean crossings require. Yacht transport
becomes an alternative when the destination and cruising
is more important than the passaging.
transport generally eliminates costly, time consuming,
and dangerous difficult ocean crossings, opening up cruising
to more people. Container cruising, one approach to yacht
transport, is significantly less expensive and has greater
flexibility with respect to timing and destinations.
Small boats being transported short distances are often
moved using private or commercial trailers. As the boat size
and the over-land distances increase, commercial trailer
services are typically employed by boat owners to move vessels.
Yachts can be shipped as deck cargo. Yachts are loaded directly
from the water or from shore. Yachts are loaded by ship or
by shore cranes in cradles either supplied by the carrier
or the owner.
If a yacht meets the restrictions imposed by container sizing,
typically 39 ft. (11.9 m.) x 7.5 ft. (2.3 m.) x 9.3 ft (2.8
m.), container shipping is an alternative. Container shipping
is arranged through freight forwarders.