Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : DYT newest ship Yacht Express on maiden Voyage

DYT newest ship Yacht Express on maiden Voyage

'DYT Yacht Express departs Ft Lauderdale and is more than 130 feet longer than DYT’’s other carriers and features such added amenities as complimentary cabins, an atrium with lounge bar and swimming pool, restaurant and cinema, as well as conference, media and fitness facilities'    Onne van der Wal    Click Here to view large photo

Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) newest ship, the 687.5-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, left Ft. Lauderdale late today with a full load of cargo: $154 million worth of private luxury and sport fishing yachts.

The largest vessel of its kind in the world, Yacht Express was purpose-built at Yantai Raffles Shipyard in China with a semi-submersible dock bay that allows yachts of any size to be safely floated on and off as cargo. This is its first run on a regularly-scheduled round-trip route between Florida and the Mediterranean, which typically takes 15 days each way.

The super ship's size and power (it has a service speed of 18 knots) can pare down the transport time to as few as 10 days. The float-on/float-off process is unique to DYT, which operates three other semi-submersible yacht carriers. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, DYT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda), the global leader in maritime transports and installation.

'The first trans-Atlantic spring voyage of Yacht Express is a great milestone for us and the yachting community,' said DYT President Clemens van der Werf, 'as it provides yacht owners with a state-of-the-art transport facility with additional accommodations for crew who are riding along.'
DYT Yacht Express The Lounge Bar -  Onne van der Wal  


Yacht Express is more than 130 feet longer than DYT's other carriers and features such added amenities as complimentary cabins, an atrium with lounge bar and swimming pool, restaurant and cinema, as well as conference, media and fitness facilities.
DYT Yacht Express The State Room -  Onne van der Wal  


'I'm half tempted to come back across on the ship myself in the Fall,' said owner John Walsey (San Francisco, Calif.), whose first mate is accompanying Walsey's new power yacht, the 121-foot Broward named Java, on the ride across the ocean. 'Or maybe I should just charge my crew members for the ride, since this is like being on a cruise ship,' he joked. Walsey, who has used DYT's float-on/float-off services a half-dozen times, toured the new ship while Java was being loaded. With the rising costs of diesel, he calculates that the price tag for the DYT service saves him money in the long run, not to mention time. 'It also allows the rest of the crew some time off,' he said, 'and alleviates wear and tear on the boat and its engine.'


For more information, visit http://www.yacht-transport.com




by Media Pro Int'l

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=43432

4:07 AM Fri 11 Apr 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News





















Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,


Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest
Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore
Enhancing boating safety in the Mallacoota region
National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven
Yanmar selected for big torque at low revs
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature
China Yachting Conference lines up the speakers
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions   
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations   
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back   
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner   
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature   
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager   
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?   
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem   
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature   
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News








Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT