Preparing Transport for Yacht Shows

Preparing Transport for Yacht Shows
March 26, 2020 Aldo Flores
a luxury yacht floats on the water

Yacht Transport By Road vs. By Sea

Yacht transport by road or sea might just be the answer to your prayers. Dedicated sailors put love, time, and effort into their vessels. If you’ve always dreamed about entering a regatta or yacht show but have been uncertain about how to transport your yacht, we can help you work toward turning your dreams into a reality.

Getting your yacht to and from the destination by yourself might feel daunting, but that’s how Trans Global Auto Logistics can step in and help you. From determining the cost of yacht transport by sea vs. road, to getting you where you need to be, we have the experience and the know-how to transport your vessel.

Transporting Your Yacht on the Water

two tugboats in the harbor

When you consider yacht transport by sea, it’s important to plan ahead as much as possible. Some yacht carriers offer a timeline of 15 days, while other freight forwarders can make a lengthy trip in just nine days.

Sea transport offers a wide and varied price range. It all comes down to the carrier. Freight liners that deal exclusively with large ships can cost upwards of $20,000 or more when you include time, fuel, and other expenses. However, your yacht can also catch a ride with a cargo carrier, which won’t cost much more than overland transport. At Trans Global Auto Logistics, we own and operate our own packing facilities. We ensure that your investment is packed, shipped, and arrives in pristine condition.

Whatever method of sea transport you choose, you also need to think about the delivery crew. You can expect to pay extra for the help they provide.. Still, remember that they aren’t responsible for preparing your vessel for the journey. That’s probably going to fall on your shoulders.

Transporting Your Yacht Over Land

yachts anchored in the harbor

Choosing yacht transport by road makes sense in several instances. Loading a small yacht onto a semi-trailer or towing it behind your vehicle need not be difficult, and can sometimes be more practical. For interstate travel, especially, it may seem like the quickest option.

Consider that states have different regulations regarding the transportation of oversized yachts. Do your research or contact us for specific state regulations and what constitutes a yacht as “oversize.” Deciding to transport your yacht over land may depend on the route and the restrictions encountered over state lines. Generally speaking, land transport does tend to be the cheapest and fastest choice for transporting yachts long distances.

The best option is to have a frank discussion with each carrier company you consider for the job. Yacht transport by sea or road isn’t an endeavor to take on yourself. Discuss your options with a reputable freight forwarder that’s done this before. Start with Trans Global. Call us today to talk about the size of your yacht, the location of the yacht show, and any additional questions you may have.

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