August 6, 2009: Considering the number of superyachts and “small” megayachts that travel to and from the USA, the Med, and other popular cruising grounds each year, it’s no wonder two powerhouse companies specializing in the transport of those yachts are joining forces.
Specifically, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) has signed a letter of intent to merge with Yacht Path International, with the goal being to create a new company that can take a private yacht, a shipyard’s latest delivery, and/or a charter yacht essentially anywhere in the world and with more options for transport.
If you’re familiar with DYT, then you probably know that it pioneered the use of submersible carrier vessels dedicated to the transport of megayachts to 200 feet, a.k.a. “float on/float off” transportation. Yacht Path uses cranes to lift the boats on and off its carriers. While it has found particular success with boats to 80 feet, it can accommodate yachts to 250 metric tons and about 180 feet. According to Yacht Path, the 80-foot-plus field alone represents 25 to 30 percent of the worldwide yacht-transport market.
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