The seasonal migration of super yachts begins in late August from the Mediterranean to the wintertime cruising grounds of the Caribbean and South of Florida.
All Services is pleased to offer this service through our suppliers who have been operating for 26 years in the yacht transport industry. Recent bookings include the most valued super yacht that the experienced company has ever transported, the new 214-foot m/y Galactica Star, built by Heesen, which has booked a round trip from Genoa, Italy to Martinique this Autumn and from Port Everglades back to Genoa in Spring 2014. Whereas Dockwise has the capability to ship yachts from 30 feet to more than 200 feet, it regularly ships those in the 120-foot to 165-foot range, mainly to and from the Mediterranean.
There are two ways for a yacht to make its way across an ocean: on its own keel or docked safely aboard a transport vessel. The expense of having a yacht shipped by a qualified yacht transporter typically is outweighed by the substantial insurance requirements and costly wear and tear of a long sea journey. Using semi-submersible ships, also known as float on float off, a method that is much less stressful on yachts than being hoisted by crane. In addition, these unique yacht carriers are equipped with 14.1-meter (46.25 feet) dock walls which protect the yachts from the elements while underway.
To and From the Mediterranean
We offer this service in the most popular global cruising areas, including Newport, Rhode Island, the Caribbean, Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Costa Rica, Australia and New Zealand. seven sailings are offered originating in the Mediterranean, from Genoa, Italy, or Palma de Mallorca, Spain and calling ar ports in either the Caribbean or Port Everglades, Florida. The return to the Mediterranean for the spring/summer cruising season begins with voyages in March each year. Another boat transport in early November picks up boats in Newport and unloads them in St. Thomas, and another annual voyage commences in Palma de Mallorca in November, stops in Martinique, Port Everglades, and then Golfito, Costa Rica in December before proceeding “Down Under” via Brisbane, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand and returning via the same ports.