The yacht industry grows more complex every single year and it can be difficult to keep up with it at times. One thing that always remains constant is that yacht owners, builders, and sellers will need yacht transport services at some point in time. This applies whether they are taking their vessel to a boat show in Fort Lauderdale, transporting it for sale to a client, or going on vacation with their beloved boat. If you need to transport a yacht for any reason whatsoever, then you are going to need not only a good carrier but a direct line to that carrier. This is where the difference between yacht transport carriers and yacht transport brokers comes into play.
Yacht Transport Brokers – Not the Best Idea
There are many reasons that you might find yourself drawn to a yacht transport broker, but the most typical of these is the price. We’re not going to mince words here: yacht transport is expensive. With a company like United Yacht, you might pay $30,000 – $40,000 to transport your boat which might sound like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to other shipping methods. As a solid example, say you want to transport your boat from Florida to the west coast and you are reviewing your options. You will quickly discover that having it towed via flatbed truck is even more expensive, and a lot more dangerous.
So, what is it that brokers can offer you? The first thing you need to know is that brokers operate as the middleman, so to speak. They deal with the yacht carrier on your behalf and they are sometimes able to offer you deals that you might not get from the carrier. That is the problem, however. More often than not, you are going to find that the broker offers a price that the yacht carrier has no intention of honoring, and they may not tell you for some time. This will leave you high and dry and you may miss out on your travel window. All in all, brokers are not the best idea when it comes to scheduling yacht transport.
Going Directly to the Carrier
You don’t have to work with a yacht broker to get your sailing underway. You can come right to us and make the arrangements, which is what we would prefer, actually. In fact, if you visit our website you will quickly find our list of available destinations, and you can feel free to inquire for more information using the form. Just as with a broker we will ask that you provide us with vital information regarding your boat. This includes the size of the yacht, the weight, engine capacity, etc. If we have this information, we will be better able to accommodate your yacht on one of our sailings, and if you schedule early enough, we may be able to help you save a significant amount of money. In an operation like this, every penny counts for the customer.
Get Ready to Get Underway
We are a premium boat shipping service that has more than twenty years in the industry, and a passion for transport unmatched by most other companies in South Florida. We take great pride in not only getting your boat to the destination but making sure that it gets there unharmed. There are many other transport companies out there that tend to not take their job seriously and can potentially cause damage to the yachts that they are trying to transport.
This is especially true for those companies that would rather directly sail the yacht rather than load into onto a carrier. United Yacht charters a special carrier for each shipment, ensuring that you not only have a spot on the boat but that the trip is tailored to you, the customer. Call us for more information and to get underway as quickly as possible.