All inclusive transport services
Insurance, customs, and more
Yacht Transport Insurance
For yacht transport by ocean liner, we issue all-risk marine cargo insurance policies for every boat that is transported for full replacement value.
For yacht transport by truck, each and every boat is fully insured by the motor truck cargo insurance policy associated with that truck, and excess policies for boats greater than $1,000,000 USD in value may be provided by Lloyd’s of London.
Marine Cargo Insurance
Most boat owner insurance policies do not cover yacht transport, so we gladly provide Marine Cargo Insurance to our customers. While in some cases insurance companies will write a rider for marine transport for a yacht owner, in most cases they will not. Additionally, since we are able to work directly with the Marine Cargo Insurance companies on a regular basis, we are able to get better rates and help pass that savings along to our customers!
Most yachts will require that cradling be built in order for their boat to be transported. Cradles vary in the way that they are built. Sometimes made from steel, and in some cases made from wood, we will always make sure that the cradling for your boat is top quality and safe for transit. If you already have a trailer or cradle, and would like to use it instead, that is perfectly acceptable as long as we can verify that it is safe for transport.
If you need help with getting your boat to port for loading, licensed area sea captains may be your solution! We’re glad to refer reputable skippers that can captain your boat to port.
When shipping your yacht internationally, customs procedures must be handled on both sides. Whether you are importing your yacht permanently, or just require a temporary cruising permit, we can help put you in touch with customs and port agents to make your legal entry a smooth one.
While it is typically not necessary to shrink wrap your yacht for transport, we are certainly happy to offer this service where possible! In most cases, shrink wrapping your yacht is far more expensive than having it cleaned at destination. However, we are glad to discuss this option and help arrange for this service if necessary!
Door to Port
If you are transporting your yacht with us by ship, but still need to get your boat to port for loading, in many cases, it is easier and more cost effective to bring your boat to port by truck! In these cases, we will be glad to help arrange for trucking as part of your ocean transport.