Apr 20, 2016

Custom Cradles – What They Are and Why They’re Important in Yacht Transport

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Cradles are necessary for yacht transportation to several destinations. This is especially true if your vessel or boat does not have a trailer. At United Yacht, we specialize in custom cradles that secure and safely handle your boats during their shipping journeys. These units are made of steel or wood, and can always be customized to meet your boat’s specifications and sizes. As your premier yacht transport company, we are committed to protecting all boats we ship to worldwide docks and marinas. Whether for boat shows, trade shows, or family sailing vacations – custom cradles can easily protect vessels of all types, brands and unit sizes.

The Benefits of Cradles

Like the name suggests, cradles are sturdy units that can secure boat shipping to and from global destinations. In fact, these units prevent boats from slipping and moving while en route to their port-of-calls. At United Yacht, we create study, durable custom cradles for all type of yacht shipping. These units are fastened with chains and links, which prevent boats from slipping and falling off carriers. Unless your boat has its own trailer, the only way to secure safe shipping is with custom cradles. We are proud to offer the following cradles for all types of vessels:

  • Luxury yacht shipping cradles.
  • Sailboat, speed boat, bulk volume canoe cradles.
  • Cutters, cruisers, small – medium – large boat cradles.
  • Power boat cradles and much more.

The United Yacht Guarantee

With years of extensive industry experience, United Yacht remains committed to excellence in all boat shipping services. However, if you are looking to export or import a vessel by ship – you will be required to place the unit on a shipping cradle. This meets all maritime shipping laws and requirements, as well as safety rules and precautions. We have a special cradle department that can help you with this process. Whether for expedited or normal shipping, your boat must be safe and secure during transportation. Similarly, it will have to sit on a well-built, sturdy and durable cradle that we can customize to your boat’s specifications.

While other boat shipping companies only care about the dollar value, we are genuinely committed to providing you with the best custom cradles and equipment. This also goes for our first-class customer services, which handles all aspects of your boat shipping from start to finish. This includes complimentary consultations, free estimates, insurance and all paperwork (port-of-call, dock, and marina registries) for the journey.

As part of our guarantee on all vessel shipping and services, we are proud to offer the following:

  • Customized cradles for small speedboats, power boats, and sailboats.
  • High-quality custom-built cradles made from wood, steel, and other sturdy components.
  • Cradles that are specifically tailored to fit your boat and needs.
  • All wood and steel cradles are tested in order to ensure maximum safety for vessels of all sizes.
  • We also specialize in a custom built trailer for boats, along with rolling cradles (dollies) for a wide array of boats.
  • Our professional customer service team will meet all your needs within time and budget.

Ship Your Boats Today

If you are ready to ship your boats today, go no further than United Yacht. We handle all the particulars for you – including boat shipping estimates, cost fees, and estimated departure and arrival times. From companies to personal clients, we are committed to providing the best experiences for all our new and recurring customers. This includes but is not limited to:

Ensuring all yachts, boats and vessels are registered with departing and arriving docks. All boats must pass pre-shipping inspections, as well as meet all docking, security and maritime laws.
All paperwork, payments, and insurance must be completed before any boats or luxury yachts are shipped. This includes handling all repairs and modifications, along with ensuring recipients or harbormasters are present to sign for incoming yachts and boats – of all sizes.
For more information, simply contact us today.

 

The Mediterranean’s Natural Wonders: Melissani Cave

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Yacht transport to the Mediterranean is pretty popular this year, and why shouldn’t it be? There are so many different things to see, do, and experience throughout the entire area. You also have the chance to take some amazing pictures back home, which more than helps compensate for the boat transport cost. Today we’re going to talk a bit about Melissani Cave – an outstanding destination for anyone thinking about yacht transportation to the Mediterranean.

Get Yacht Transport and Visit the Cave of Melissani

If your plan is to visit this outstanding location, you’re going to find it right outside Sami. As far as destinations go, this is definitely one that you’re going to want to visit, and with good reason. There’s a lot of mystery here for new and old tourists alike, along with the forests surrounding it. Inside the cave, you’ll find two chambers separated by an island in the center. Above, a caved roof allows sunlight to seep through and at the right time of day (at noon) the entire cave appears to be filled with blue light. It’s an illusion, of course, but it’s definitely something to see, and a great reason to arrange for yacht transport to ensure that you DO get to see it at some point.

Other times of the day work their own brand of magic on this natural wonder, meaning that while noon is definitely the ideal time to stop by, you can enjoy it at virtually any time of day. If you want to see something really cool, visit in the early morning. The water in the cave is 20 to 30 meters deep, which is actually pretty considerable, but at the right time, and with a boat of your own, you can enjoy the illusion of boats floating in a pool of light. To put it simply, that’s just plain cool.

If you’re interested in seeing a different view of the cave, then you’ll definitely want to take a hike to the top where you’re going to have access to a small balcony that allows you to look down on the interior. You can see this cave from all different angles, and you can also see it from several different perspectives. For example, the first chamber of the cave is sunlit, but the second is still dark, covered in moss, and features many stalactites. To put it simply, if you visit this cave, it’s one that you are going to remember for the rest of your life.

Get the Best Yacht Transport to the Area

If you want to see this cave in style then you’re going to want to bring your yacht. Don’t worry; you can do exactly that with the right yacht transport company. United Yacht not only has the ability to get your boat across the sea, we have a combined thirty years of experience which will ensure that your yacht is loaded properly at the Port of Miami and will reach its destination on time and without a single scratch. Want to know more? Are you ready to undertake the ultimate adventure to the Mediterranean with your precious yacht in tow? We have the equipment, we have the experience, and we have a list of great destinations that we ship to every single year. For more information and to get your ultimate vacation started, give us a call and see what we have available. Not only is it a more convenient option, it is far cheaper than moving the yacht on your own. We have your best interest at heart and we’re going to get the job done right.

We have the equipment, we have the experience, and we have a list of great destinations that we ship to every single year. For more information and to get your ultimate vacation started, give us a call and see what we have available. Not only is it a more convenient option, it is far cheaper than moving the yacht on your own. We have your best interest at heart and we’re going to get the job done right.

 

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