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Dockwise Announces New Routes
Buying a yacht in a foreign country has never been easier thanks to Dockwise, the ever expanding float-on/float-off company who will transport it home for you - or you can ship your yacht easily to a new playground. And easier and Easier as they introduce new routes.
'Yachts float as they are transported'
Following on the heels of a cooperative partnership with BBC Chartering & Logistics, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), the world's only float-on/float-off yacht transport service, has announced several new routes made possible by the lift-on/lift-off capabilities of BBC supplied vessels. Newly-set routes to Dubai (UAE), Southampton (UK) and Aarhus (Denmark) expand the Ft. Lauderdale-based shipping company's list of destinations, which currently include destinations in the Mediterranean, North West Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific West Coast of North America and Central America, and the South Pacific.
In addition to these new destinations Dockwise Yacht Transport and its Australian agents Aurora Global Logistics, are also adding two extra voyages from the Mediterranean to Brisbane, Australia, to complement the already existing float-on/float-off yacht transport service to the South Pacific. The extra voyages in March and October will give clients better options to benefit from the cruising seasons in the South Pacific.
'With BBC's ships added to the mix of DYT's own fleet of four semi-submersibles, it is now possible for customers to choose from more ports of call in regions that before were either inaccessible or not serviced directly by DYT,' said DYT President Clemens van der Werf. 'The difference in the transport procedure will be that BBC ships will utilize the more traditional lift-on/lift-off service, while DYT ships will continue with their float-on/float-off operations. In both cases, DYT service managers and loading masters oversee all details of a customer's experience, from planning to implementation, insuring the safe delivery of yachts of all sizes, both power and sail.'
Following is the schedule to the new destinations through 2008:
From (Departing) -- To (Arriving)
Port Everglades (End of January) -- Dubai (Early March)
Port Everglades (Early April) -- Dubai (Early May)
Genoa (Mid February) -- Dubai (Early March)
Genoa (Mid April) -- Dubai (Early May)
Genoa (Mid March) -- Brisbane (Mid April)
Genoa (Mid October) -- Brisbane (Mid November)
St. Thomas (Mid April) -- Aarhus (Early May)
St. Thomas (Mid April) -- Southampton (End of March)
St. Thomas (Mid May) -- Aarhus (Early June)
St. Thomas (Mid May) -- Southampton (End of May)
Southampton (Early October) -- Port Everglades (Mid October)
A complete schedule of voyages is available at www.yacht-transport.com. As destination offerings may increase or change, clients are encouraged to check back often for updates.
More about DYT
Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., specializes in the maritime transport of private luxury yachts and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd., the global leader in maritime transports of extremely large and heavy cargoes. DYT's ships utilize semi-submersible dock bays that allow yachts of any size to be safely floated on and off as cargo. Since its maiden voyage in 1987, the company has transported over 9,000 motor and sailing yachts to various destinations around the globe, offering owners and charterers safe and easy access to many of the world’s premier cruising grounds. Along with area representatives around the globe, DYT has additional operating offices in Italy, France, Martinique and Newport (RI).
Dockwise ship enroute - .. .
For more information please contact:
Dockwise Yacht Transport
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Catalina Bujor (PR/Marketing Officer)
Telephone: +1 954-525-8707
by Sail-World Cruising
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