Yacht Marine Transport
Shipping a yacht isn’t easy for someone without the proper gear and equipment. It takes special tools, freight ships and transport technology to ship a yacht safely to another location. Hire a reputable transport company with overseas shipping services and the capability of transporting a yacht. Fortunately, there are many wonderful yacht marine transport companies for you to consider.
There are certain attributes that a shipping company should have if you’re going to hire them for yacht marine transport services. By paying close attention to who you hire, you can assure a safe and successful transport. Below, you’ll find some of the qualities all dependable transport companies should have before you hire them for marine transport.
- They should have all the right certifications including state licensing, DOT registration and BBB approval.
- All licensed transport companies are required to provide the state minimum amount of insurance coverage to those who purchase shipping services through them.
- Yacht transport companies will have all the proper equipment, tools and shipping technologies to carry out a transport. Having the right gear is extremely important if you wish for your yacht to make it safely to its destination.
- International transport professionals will have training and experience in the industry. They’ll even help you gather the documentation needed and guide you through the process.
- They’ll have a variety of shipping services for those who wish to transport their yacht elsewhere. These services should be budget friendly. If you don’t see what you’re looking for offered by the transporter, they should have the ability to personalize your shipping services as necessary.
The Process of Shipping a Yacht Overseas
Before the day your yacht is scheduled to ship off, you’ll need to prepare accordingly. When shipping your yacht overseas, call the embassy of the nation you’re shipping to. They will give you all the information you need including what proof you must provide to Customs to gain import approval. You’ll also receive the current tax rates. All taxes must be paid in full to gain approval.
Once all the right documentation is given to Customs, start preparing the yacht. This may include a thorough cleaning and securing all latches and hatches to prevent them from opening during the yacht’s journey. Your transport company will give you further direction in regards to the preparation of your yacht.
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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.