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Discussion in 'Yacht Transport Ships & Dockwise' started by Jasper, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Jasper

    Jasper New Member

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    Now this is a way to transport your yacht if you want to save some money. I think it is al little bit less expensive then dockwise yacht transport. I wonder where they are going with this load. It is photographed in IJmuiden in Holland a few weeks ago. Some nice boats. The middle, blue one, is a new Royal Denship 80'.

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  2. Nicky

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    Not only are they expensive, they can't ship you to some destinations. We just transported a sailingyacht on a freightship, the amount of preparation and insurance is different compared to Dockwise, but certainly doable. :p
  3. djack

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    east/west transportation

    what other posibility for transportation a boat from coast West to coast Est?
    Road, train, what size limit?
    thank you
  4. Yachtguymke

    Yachtguymke Senior Member

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    Kind of Boat?

    What kind of boat are you trying to ship? I would start with that question. We ship alot of boats from NC to the Great Lakes - Mainly Tiara 44 Sovrans. You need numerous permits for each state and there are certain routes you can only take (Height Restrictions.) I have never heard of someone shipping a boat by rail (Not a bad idea.) Airplane would work but it would probably have to be that Russian Plane. Hope this helps.
  5. djack

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    exceptional convoy

    I am French and in France ,you transports boat in exceptional convoy on road
    I wondered whether a boat of 56 "X 15" and 18 ' top, passed by the road to the USA.
    thank you
  6. djack

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    rectify size

    56' x 15' x 18 top
    sorry
  7. TSI AV

    TSI AV Senior Member

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    That's not so difficult...

    Hi, guys

    I worked for some years for a company, what has experience with this kind of cargo operations.

    Please have a look.

    Sometimes we had appx. 80 yachts in cargo hold and on deck...

    If interested, I will post more pics ...
    If interested in this kind of service, please call ....:D

    Regards,

    Andrei

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  8. taobsu

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    I am very curious about yachts in cargo hold. Any price advantage compare to on deck. I guess you have to fill the whole cargo. Any length limit such as 40' or 50'.

    Yes, post more pictures if you can. Thanks.


    - Taobsu
  9. RVN-BR

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    I just obtained some quotes for transporting a 80ft Flybdridge yacht from Florida to the Med, and then back to Florida after the season, and Dockwise came out about 40% more expensive than on-deck transport. Both prices include insurance and cradle for the on-deck one...

    Are there other companies doing float-on service which wouldnt be as expensive as DYT? Their price was really almost 1.5 times the on-deck price for the 2 ways. Even if we prepaid everything and secured a spot 3mos early, it would be about 1.2x the price of a non-prepaid on-deck voyage.
  10. RoxyFish

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    Very nice pictures what company where the yachts transported on? I have used various companies over the years including Dockwise, Yacht Path and 7 Seas over the years all are great companies and was happy with most of the prices and how they handled business.....
  11. RoxyFish

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    What company for on deck cargo? I have a freind that wants to ship to Australia and is looking at different options. Thanks!!!
  12. Capt J

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    Yachtpath- based out of Palm Beach specializes in shipping yachts on deck. As does Seven star
  13. Marmot

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    Geez, I wish I still had the pictures. Several years ago I was sailing on a containership run from Seattle to Hong Kong with a few stops along the way. We picked up a nice 45 - 50' trawler yacht in Kaohsiung, Taiwan as deck cargo for Seattle.

    The best place to carry it was on the aft deck where we would load "flats" and other oddball cargo. At that time, the builders didn't use shrinkwrap to seal the boats but just covered them with blue tarps tied down with a mile of heavy string. I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Where it all started to go terribly wrong was that our ship was one of those converted steam powered LASH ship.

    These ships are unique in that the the engine room is beneath the hold just aft of midships with a separate stack for each boiler on each side of the ship in a "stack house" kind of setup. Like most containerships, these things are fast, and have high freeboard. The stern was designed to serve as a giant dock when the ships were used to carry LASH barges so it had a very flat stern, sort of like a station wagon. And, just like a station wagon, that high flat stern created a back eddy of air that brought a great deal of wind back onto the aft deck.

    Those who know a little about steamboats are probably beginning to twig on the point of this story but for those who aren't well versed on steamship operations, bear with me for a little lesson in steamboat engineering. Burning heavy oil in a boiler produces a fair amount of soot. Good combustion is actually identified by what we call an "efficiency haze" coming out the stack. It means that we aren't wasting a lot of energy heating up the atmosphere above the South China Sea, just polluting it with unburned hydrocarbons. That also means soot, lots of really fine really black soot. I'm talking Buckyball dunes, not our sissy yacht generator exhaust stuff.

    Large amounts of this soot collects in the maze of pipes and fins and passages that make up the gas path in a marine boiler and it's pretty good at insulating the pipes, which is a waste of heat and fuel. So, a couple of times a day we shoot a few tons of steam through strategically located nozzles at the parts of the boiler that collect soot, it's called "blowing tubes" and it uses so much steam the ship has to slow down and it creates enormous clouds of inky black soot that have to be seen to believe. Not only do we have to slow down but we coordinate with the bridge watch to turn the ship to place the wind on the side so that fallout doesn't land on deck.

    Everything went well for the first week after leaving Taiwan on the return voyage. We departed Yokohama toward Seattle via the great circle which takes us above the Aleutians into the Bering Sea. As is all to common, we got nailed by a typhoon approaching the dateline and got the stuffing beat out of us. To make things more interesting, the course we had to steer to keep the ship from beating itself to death meant that changing course to keep the decks clean when blowing tubes was not a high priority for the girls in the wheelhouse.

    When we could go outside again the aft deck was an interesting sight. The blue tarps covering the trawler had turned into what looked like sailboat pennants dressing the bits of string that were still attached to the hull and cradle. It wasn't until getting a little closer did the the real "oh f@^*" moment arrive. The aft deck of the boat was covered with a thick layer of carbon plaster. The interior would have felt like home to Shackleton, if snow was inky black and never melted.

    There wasn't a square inch of that boat that wasn't covered with a layer of soot. It was in the bilges, under the seat cushions, in the fabric, inside the Morse cables, inside the circuit breakers, if air could reach something, it carried a cargo of microscopic spheres of carbon. The last I saw of the boat, it was offloaded into the water alongside and towed away to some unknown fate. If it is still around I know the latest owner is still wondering how the black stuff got inside the compass bowl.
  14. JWY

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    I requested 3 bids for shipping a 55' steel trawler from Ft. Lauderdale to Ensenada. Two were cargo transport and the 3rd was DYT. DYT was the same price but was more inclusive. Ship loads in May.

    Judy
  15. Henning

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    Between permits (over weight, over height, over width and over length), escorts, limited hours of time on the roads, often well out of the way routings, it's quite expensive. For deliveries to inland lakes we'll typically deliver as far as possible by inland waterways and then load them.
  16. Henning

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    You can contact Crowley Maritime. I don't know if they are doing yacht transport, but I used to do drilling rig moves and other heavy lifts using 435' semi-submersible barges they'd float the rig onto. Barge and tug is always cheaper than a ship as long as the barge is full. Considering the growth of the industry, they may be doing it. It would be worth a phone call. I'd give you a name, but Clarence retired a few years back so I don't know who to talk to there anymore.
  17. maldwin

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    Does anyone know the most efficient way to transport a 50 ft boat from Washington state to Florida?
    Many thanks,
    Maldwin
  18. Henning

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    Depends what type of 50'er. There used to be an operation where you'd run it down to Mexico and they'd truck it across, but I haven't heard of anybody doing it in a long time. If it's a good boat, I'd just run it down, cross the canal and head up to Yucatan and along Cuba. With an express boat, you have the option of trucking it. I'd probably take it across 90, throw it in the water in Wisconsin and run it from there. You have the option of running down the rivers, but I'd just run it out to NYC and down from there. Whatever you do, don't let it cross Arkansas on 40 loaded on a truck, it will be beat to death.
  19. swglasgow

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    I too have looked transport, but from east coast to west. $60k!!! Panama Canal is $1750 to pass through. Cost of a captain, provisions, canal transit, etc., seems to be the most cost effective and also a lifetime event.
  20. DanB

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    As a former OTR truck driver in the USA, I can attest over-the-road over-size boat/yacht transport is a "headache" for all persons involved, especially the owner of vessel. USA Rail transport has Height clearance problems, same as roadway. More-so with Width clearance!! Your solution, is best addressed by answer by HENNING. Dan

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