When it comes to yacht transport, you want to save money, and at first glance, actually having your boat loaded onto a transport vessel probably looks very expensive. A typical trip is probably going to cost you $500,000 or more, but when you take into consideration the cost of moving the yacht yourself, you’re going to find that it’s well worth it to pay us to get the job done.
A Look at the DIY Costs of Yacht Transport
So, what kind of costs would you be looking at if you attempted to sail to the Mediterranean or any other destination on your own? Short range trips are perfect for consumer yachts, but when you start talking about crossing oceans, you’re probably going to have a bit of an issue. The following are a few of the costs that you should be concerning yourself with:
Fuel – This is one of the single largest expenses that you’re going to deal with – did you know that it can cost you more than half a million dollars in fuel just to get from Miami to the west coast? That’s more than it would cost to have a yacht shipping company like ours get the job done for you, and that’s absolutely unforgivable.
Crew Costs – Unless you’re an expert sailor you’re going to need to pay some crew to help you get from Point A to Point B. The crew will complete various tasks, including engine maintenance to make sure that everything runs smoothly. The last thing you want is to find yourself stuck out on the water without a crew to help you repair a busted engine.
Supplies – A long trip is going to burn through supplies – of that, there is no doubt. You will find yourself going through food, water, and all sorts of other equipment designed to keep you alive during your long trip. It all adds up, and soon enough, those protein bars you packed are going to start looking like dollar signs.
Maintenance – Last, but certainly not least, you’re going to have maintenance costs. Sailing is hard on any yacht, but if you’re taking it over a long distance you’re definitely going to have some problems. That being said, you’ll need to make sure you have several thousand dollars set aside to repair the damage once you get into port. We’re not just talking about damage to the exterior of the boat, we’re talking about damage to the engine and many other parts – it’s all important.
Hire a Yacht Transport Company Instead
Instead of taking on the journey yourself, why not hire a company that knows what they’re doing and can get your boat to the other side of the world safely? Sure, it’s going to be a bit expensive, but it’s far cheaper than the alternative, which would be to pay for all of the items that we mentioned above. United Yacht Transport not only has access to the best equipment, but also the skill to make sure that your boat makes it from Point A to Point B without a scratch, and on time. Want to know more? Are you ready to start your yacht transport journey? You might just be on your way to a dream vacation, a boat show, or a new home, and it can happen faster than you think. Give us a call today to find out more!