What is Mega Yacht Shipping?
As the owner of a yacht or as a yacht enthusiast, you’re probably wondering how a water vessel so large is shipped all over the world. Obviously it’s possible because dealerships and manufacturers of yachts and boats use these shipping services every day to get their inventory safely to its destination. The key is to find a reliable yacht transport company with years in the industry and a lot of experience. It will take durable shipping equipment, haulers, freight ships, trailers, and the latest in shipping technology to successfully get a mega yacht from one location to the next.
A mega yacht may exceed over 100ft in length which would call for some heavy duty equipment and a large enough freight ship or trailer. In most cases, these large vessels are transported by submersion or flat rack methods when being shipped overseas. When the yacht is ground transported, it is usually done by trailer. The smaller the yacht, the more shipping options you will have.
Insurance Coverage for Mega Yachts
All licensed shipping companies are required to provide insurance coverage to any customers purchasing transport services. By state law, they must have at least the minimum coverage. Don’t hesitate to ask what kind of coverage they provide during your mega yacht’s transport. If it isn’t enough to cover the entire value of your yacht, ask if you can purchase additional insurance through the transporter.
When your yacht arrives at its destination, evaluate it for damages. If you happen to notice anything that wasn’t there before it was transported, make sure you say something right away. The transport company will fill out a report and have you sign it. After an evaluation, they will decide whether or not they can file a claim with their insurance company.
The Benefits of Shipping Services
Professional shipping services are the safest and most reliable way to get your mega yacht from one place to the next; no matter how near or far it must travel. These services are cost effective and affordable too. Most transporters charge by the weight, shipping method, and distance of travel.
You can expect your auto transport company to be there with you every step of the way. They’ll offer their experience and guidance the whole time and even provide satellite tracking services so you can watch your yacht as it makes its way to its destination.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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