Destinations

Port of Vancouver, Canada

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United Yacht Transport provides yacht shipping services to the Port of Vancouver. United Yacht is a premiere yacht transportation provider for clients seeking a reliable company to move their vessels around the world in secure manner. United Yacht Transportation has been transporting yachts to the Port of Vancouver for over 10 years, as it is consistently marked as a superior city. Clients love the coastal seaport, numerous attractions and the numerous links to other cities.

The city of Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. Vancouver is a rich and vibrant city with a unique arts culture. Its prominent theaters include the Arts Club Theatre Company, Touchstone Theater and Studio 58. The Vancouver International Film Festival, which runs in September, is one of the largest film festivals in North America.

There are also many activities to do in the city of Vancouver, such as ski, snowboard, hike, camp, kayak, golf or go to the beach. For luxury hotel, choose the Rosewood Hotel Georgia where Queen Elizabeth II stayed as well as Elvis Presley. It reopened in 2011 after a one hundred-twenty million dollar remodel. In summer, one of the city’s poshest spots is just upstairs at the Hotel Georgia’s rooftop patio/bar Reflections.

There are many sights and sounds to experience in Vancouver. United Yacht has schedules to transport your yacht to this destination as well as many other locations around the world. Our experience in the yacht shipping industry is designed around giving you the most value while minimizing your concern to zero so that you can best enjoy your trip and city.

 

 

Port of Golfito, Costa Rica

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United Yacht Transportation creates a secure yacht shipping service line to the Port of Golfito, Costa Rica. Golfito is located in the Puntarenas Province on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama. Golfito is located along a narrow strip of land between a bay and a shopping & residential area to the south. Golfito is Costa Rica’s only city situated within a declared protection area. Originally a banana port during the 1950’s, Golfito now relies on duty-free shopping and tourism as its economic strength.

The beauty and natural simplicity of Golfito is unmatched anywhere in the world. Botanical gardens nearby produce a calming experience as the location is ideal for visitors who wish to wander peacefully amidst thousands of plant species, butterflies and birds. Along the south are magnificent beaches for surfing, snorkeling, and swimming. Nearby is the Coto Colorado River with small rivers that is lined with diverse wildlife. Just south of Golfito is a peaceful town named Pavones. Pavones doesn’t offer much except for great surfing, seafood and very warm ocean water, perfect for a day of lounging. Popular attractions are the Golfito National Wildlife Reserve, a famous national park with diverse flora and wildlife. Cataratas y Sendenros Avellan is a guided two hour hike through the forests and a visit to a beautiful forest waterfall. The waters off Golfito offer some of the best sportfishing in Costa Rica anywhere in the world. Most game fish species can be caught here year round including blue and black marlin, sailfish, and roosterfish.

Port Everglades, Florida

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Port Everglades is a yacht transport destination that is frequently known as the “powerhouse port” in South Florida. As one of the most distinct seaports in the United States, Fort Lauderdale’s yacht shipping port is among the most active ports in the country. Located at the epicenter of the Greater Fort Lauderdale and the city of Hollywood, Florida, Port Everglades has become a reliable seaport for United Yacht Transportation clients seeking a location for which they can confidently and securely ship their yacht without fear of mishaps as possible with inferior shipping companies.

For our clients that will be using the United Yacht Transportation services, and seeking activities to do before they set off on their voyages, the city of Fort Lauderdale has much to offer. The Intracoastal Waterway is an excellent sailing route whereby interested parties can navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale the nickname of, “Venice of America”. Whether you sail yourself or would like to hop aboard one of the water taxi’s that frequent up and down the canal, the view is sure to be quite an enjoyable experience for all.

Fort Lauderdale is also home to numerous museums United Yacht Transportation clients may enjoy such as the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art, or Naval Air Station Museum. In essence, Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has become a consistent hub of the yacht shipping destinations because of its logistical reliability.

 

Port of Lavrio, Greece

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United Yacht Transportation offers a secure yacht transport service for clients seeking to move their vessels to the Port of Lavrio, Greece. The city of Lavrio is located in southeastern part of Attica, Greece. Lavrio is among the most beautiful of the three ports in Greece. Creating an intimated experience making visitors feel as if it’s a Greek island all its own.

Lavrio is home to a very interesting Archaeological Museum and a Mineralogical Museum where it’s the city’s mining heritage is shown off. Lavrio has an ancient history and was the premier port serving profitable silver mines in antiquity. The Mineralogical Museum was founded in 1986. The minerals which are housed in the building are of indescribable beauty, some unique on the world and bear the names of those who discovered them. Anyone interested in the history of Greece will admire the concise presentation of everything that happened in the previous centuries.

Lavrio has remnants of habitation from the Neolithic period, which attracted persons looking for fertile subsoil. Currently, Lavrio has a population of around 10,000 residents, while in the summer months; the population grows to about 20,000 residents. In town, visitors can view the Old Town Hall, the oldest building in town or see other sites such as the Agora , the town market and Kyprianos. United Yacht prides its establishment and it values on providing an on time yacht shipping service to the clients who seek the Port of Lavrio, Greece as their destination of choice.

Port of Hong Kong

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United Yacht Transport provides secure movement of client vessels as they seek to ship their yacht to the Port of Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong, located on China’s south cost and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions of the world, with a population of over seven million.

Hong Kong has a different political system from mainland China and its independent judiciary functions under common lawframework. Hong Kong is a world city and is considered the fifth most important city in the world. It is one of the world’s leading international financial centres and a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade.

Some of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong include Avenue of Stars, The Peak, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Sik Sik Yuen Won Tai Sin Temple, and the Clock Tower.

Hong Kong is described by many as a place where “East meets West”, and reflects the culture’s mix of the territory’s Chinese roots from its time as a British Colony. Hong Kong is United Yacht’s most frequented destination as visitors seek a city with a rich and vibrant culture. Client’s yachts are carefully supported with industrial strength straps and hoisted upon United Yachts yacht carrier. Yacht Transport is an important part of our service and we pride company on offering clients complete satisfaction.

Port of Genoa, Italy

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The port of Genoa is an important and large Italian seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. The port of Genoa is the busiest port in Italy by cargo and the second busiest in terms of large shipping vessels over twenty feet. The port of Genoa is favored as a strategic geographic location in industry and commerce of northern Italy and southern Europe. The port of Genoa stretches 22 miles and has increased traffic because of its focal point between other destinations. More than 150 line services link Genoa to major ports throughout the world.

The City of Genoa, is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy. It is located in the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa Industrial triangle of north-west Italy, and is one of the country’s major economic centres. Some popular attractions within Genoa, are the Ippolito National Ligurian Museum, the Natal house of Cristforo Colombo, Boccadasse, Spianata Castelletto and the Cathedral Museum. Among the various destinations, port lines and attractions from Genoa are Barcelona Spain, Valletta Malta, Bastia Corsicia, and Palermo Sicily.

United Yacht Transportation has been transporting yachts throughout the Mediterranean Sea for over a decade. United Yacht specializes in international yacht transport and is able to offer complete satisfaction as clients begin or end their voyages in Genoa Italy. Genoa Italy, although a busy port, is managed with care and efficiency as led by our competent captain. United Yacht is the preferred yacht carrier to Genoa, Italy. Contact a representative today to see how United Yacht will exceed your expectations.

Port of Yokohama, Japan

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United Yacht Transportation provides secure movement of their yacht vessel to the Port of Yokohama, Japan. Yokohama is a shining example of Japan’s trading culture and the unique collection of the town creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Beyond the charming town is the exciting movement of Japanese culture with shopping and entertainment centers all around.

The port of Yokohama is important in Japanese culture because it was the first port to be opened to trade with the outside world in the nineteenth century. Japan had closed its doors to world trade in the seventeenth century and the opening of Yokohama is representative of New Japan. Yokohama is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture and the second largest city in Japan, after Tokyo. It lies on the Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo in the main island of Honshu. Yokohama forms a major commercial hub for the greater Tokyo area.

Visitors frequent the Sankei-en Garden, an extensive garden that covers 175,000 square meters, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, containing jazz club & restaurants, Minato Mirai 21, the highest observation deck in Japan and the Kaiko Shiryokan, a museum chronicling history of Yokohama.

Visitors and clients of United Yacht tend to really enjoy the cultural aspects of Japan and its unique history- giving stories to discuss for years to come. As United Yacht Transport focus goes, we pride our establishment on creating a hassle free yacht service that is meant to get your cargo from point A to point B in an efficient and effective manner.

Port of Ensenada, Mexico

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The port of Ensenada is located in Ensenada, Baja California and is the second busiest port as well as the second most visited port-of-call for cruise lines and yacht transportation visits in Mexico. The city of Ensenada is a coastal city of Mexico, and is the third largest in Baja California. Residing just 78 miles south of San Diego, the city of Ensenada is commonly referred as “The Cinderella of the Pacific.”

A brief introduction to Ensenada will tell that it was one of the first settlements founded in the Californias, and has recently emerged as popular yachting destination, aerospace center and cultural retreat. Ensenada is a supported by small mountain ranges and its location near the Pacific produces a warm Mediterranean breeze all year round.

Ensenada is a popular yacht transport destination because of its numerous links to other Mexican cities of La Paz, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Acapulco and the American cities of San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles. United Yacht offers its yacht shipping and transport services to the Port of Ensenada, because of its reliability and record of operational efficiency. The cosmopolitan city is a reflection of the cultural dynamics of the city, and represents the unique heritage of Mexico and its many artifacts, buildings, parks and flora.

Watersports are a popular activity that many visitors participate it. The city of Ensenada, Mexico offers some of the best water skiing, kiteboarding, yachting, windsurfing, swimming, parasailing, and other activities in the world. The infrastructure for these sports are quite organized and United Yacht clients are quite sure to enjoy every moment of it.

Port of La Paz, Mexico

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La Paz is an emerging luxury travel destination. Set near the southern tip of Baja California Sur, La Paz is 140 miles north of the tourism mecca of Los Cabos. La Paz, meaning “The Peace.” is aiming to become a magnet for luxury travel and second homes without losing its tranquil, indigenous charms. This coastal gem offers warm Mexican hospitality amidst sugar-sand beaches, azure waters, and alluring wildlife.

Port of Mazatlan, Mexico

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Mazatlan, meaning ‘place of deer’ in the Nahuatl language, was a sleepy fishing village until the early 19th century, when it began its transformation into a bustling port receiving vessels from as far away as Asia and Europe. The city hosts major beach resorts and has the second largest fishing fleet in Mexico. Most of the seafood processed in the city is shrimp and tuna. Today, Mazatlan’s twenty-plus miles of beaches are the primary attraction, and the city contains a large number of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops. The city is also home to a brewery, a coffee factory, and two electric power plants. One of Mexico’s largest and oldest breweries, Pacifico, has its headquarters in Mazatlan.

Mazatlan’s 16 miles of golden sand beaches and attendant tourism are fringe benefits for the largest port between the United States and the Panama Canal. The city has a long and still-present history, picturesque surroundings to fuel a lifetime of day trips, and a thriving fishing industry. Besides its golden beaches, Mazatlan still boasts the inexpensive digs, fresh seafood, stellar sportfishing and Mexican day-to-day culture that has appealed to travelers since the 1940s.

Mazatlan’s Malecón is the longest in the world, a promenade that skirts the beaches of Mazatlan for nearly twenty-one kilometers. Along it, one can find cliffs, monuments, gazebos, old buildings, hotels, shops, bars, sculpture, street vendors – just about anything one would expect of a booming beach town. Sections of Mazatlan’s Malecón have recently been refurbished and extended. You can soak up more recent history on the Playa Olas Altas, Mazatlán’s first tourist beach, where a stylish crowd used to gather in the 1950s.

Consider teeing up for the ideal golf vacation in this relaxed setting along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Mazatlan features 3 different 18-hole golf courses to excite and challenge you. Experience extraordinary value in this popular golf destination, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific” in light of its authentic natural charm.

The Angela Peralta Theater, the 1874 opera house whose 1992 restoration launched the rehab of Old Mazatlan, now hosts a steady schedule of events, ranging from the state symphony to a local children’s chorus to visiting jazz bands. The restoration gave rise to the annual Mazatlan Cultural Festival, which hosts dozens of music, ballet, theater, movie and comedy events from early November into mid-December. Almost any visit is bound to coincide with a cultural festival, whether it’s the State Festival of Arts, the International Dance Festival, the Mazatlan International Film Festival, the Mazatlan Book and Arts Fair or the International Guitar Festival, all of which bring in international celebrities.

Port of Cristobal, Panama

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Cristóbal is a port on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. It is located on the western edge of Manzanillo Island and is part of the Panamanian city and province of Colón. There are several theories about the origin of the name “Panama”. Some believe that the country was named after a commonly found species of trees. Others believe that the first settlers arrived in Panama in August, when butterflies abound, and that the name means “many butterflies” in an indigenous language. Most of the population is of mestizo origins, descendants of Indian, African and Spanish heritages, although there is great ethnic diversity. The population density is evident along the coastal region of the Gulf of Panama, particularly on the Azuero Peninsula, and in the metropolitan areas of Panama City and Colón.

Revenue from canal tolls represents today a significant portion of Panama’s GDP. Panama has the third- or fourth-largest economy in Central America and it is also the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America.

Nature-wise, the dominant feature of the country’s landform is the central spine of mountains and hills that forms the continental divide. The divide does not form part of the great mountain chains of North America, and only near the Colombian border are there highlands related to the Andean system of South America. Panama’s wildlife holds the most diversity of all the countries in Central America. It is home to many South American species as well as North American wildlife.

Tourism in Panama kept its growth during the past 5 years due to the government offering tax and price discounts to foreign guests and retirees. These economic incentives caused Panama to be regarded as a relatively good place to retire in the world. Real estate developers in Panama have increased the amount of tourism destinations in the past five years because of the interest for these visitor incentives.

Port of Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Singapore is one of the world’s major commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial center and one of the five busiest ports. Its globalized and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which represented 26 percent of Singapore’s GDP in 2005.  It places highly in international rankings with regard to education, healthcare, government transparency, and economic competitiveness.

The Orchard Road district, which is dominated by multi-story shopping centers and hotels, can be considered the center of tourism in Singapore. Other popular tourist attractions include the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, which allows people to explore Asian, African and American habitats at night without any visible barriers between guests and the wild animals. The Singapore Zoo has embraced the ‘open zoo’ concept whereby animals are kept in enclosures, separated from visitors by hidden dry or wet moats, instead of caging the animals.

Jurong Bird Park is another zoological garden centered on birds, which is dedicated towards exposing the public to as much species and varieties of birds from around the world as possible, including a flock of one thousand flamingos. The tourist island of Sentosa, which attracts 19 million visitors in 2011, is located in the south of Singapore, consists of about 20–30 landmarks, such as Fort Siloso, which was built as a fortress to defend against the Japanese during World War II.