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The Dockwalk Guide to Yacht Transport

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Louisa Beckett is the former editor of Motor Boating, ShowBoats International, and Southern Boating magazines, and a longtime contributor to Dockwalk. Over her career, she has written about a wide variety of vessels ranging from Sea-Doos to superyachts, and has had many adventures on the water, including riding in a U.S. Coast Guard “rollover” boat in heavy surf off Cape Disappointment, Washington.

Even now, in the third year of the pandemic, we’re seeing headlines about global supply chain disruptions caused by worker shortages and other factors related to COVID-19. In particular, the maritime shipping industry has been affected, with long lines of cargo ships frequently sitting idle as they wait to be unloaded in port.

“It’s a very difficult marketplace at the moment. The freight rates are higher than they’ve been in decades. Congestion in ports is at an all-time high, all these things are affecting our ability to get ships where they need to be on time, and space on ships is at a massive premium,” says Simon Judson, CEO of global logistics firm Peters & May , which organizes passage for yachts on board a wide variety of commercial cargo ships.

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Right from the start, the pandemic dramatically transformed the yacht transportation industry. In early 2020, the number of bookings by the usual clients, including owners and captains wanting to move their yachts to seasonal cruising grounds and sailing yacht owners and captains following the regatta circuit, fell off dramatically. At the same time, bookings increased from yacht owners who were unable to travel to their vessels and wanted to have them shipped home instead. Then, as COVID-related lockdowns and sheltering began to fuel the demand for new and brokerage boats, yacht manufacturers, dealers, and brokers around the world began to use yacht transport companies to ship boats to clients who couldn’t get to the vessels or send crew to pick them up. “I think COVID has changed everybody’s way of doing business,” says General Manager Laura Tempest of DYT , which owns and operates semi-submersible yacht-transport ships.

Port closures and travel restrictions also made it difficult for yacht transport companies to move their loadmasters into position around the world in order to supervise loading and unloading. In addition, “We have had a shortage of loadmasters at times when they came down with COVID,” said Uta Scarlata, who handles transatlantic and Caribbean sales for Sevenstar Yacht Transport , which operates its own fleet of 120 cargo vessels.

“Everything about the logistics of shipping a yacht from A to B is ten times harder,” Judson says, but he adds, “As we moved through the pandemic, we learned a little bit about how to adapt. Today we are using what we’ve learned to be better placed. That means making sure we’ve got the right people in the right places a lot further in advance [and] thinking about relocating our cradling and lifting equipment and everything we need to load the boats a lot further in advance.”

While internal logistics such as these typically are handled by a yacht transportation company behind the scenes without affecting its clients, industry experts agree that this year, yacht captains are going to have to act earlier than usual in order to secure transportation for their yachts.

If you do need to ship a yacht overseas, there are two basic means of transport: on the deck of a commercial ship or inside a semi-submersible vessel.

“It’s kind of going back to old days when if you didn’t book well in advance, you are not going to have a space…. People are done [with sheltering]. They are going to start using their yachts whether it be in the Med or in the Caribbean,” says Tempest. “We are seeing all of our repeat customers coming back, and the ones we met in the last year and a half that we didn’t know before are coming back.”

“Every ship that we’ve put on from the middle of last year has been fully booked probably a month before it comes to port. That was never the case before. We would always have some space a week before,” says Judson, who also predicts that demand for yacht transportation will increase in 2022 as owners return to pre-pandemic levels of cruising and racing. “If there’s a reason to book early, it would be to avoid disappointment in the fact that there may not be space,” he says. “To be safe, you should be thinking at least two months out.”

Cargo Ship vs. Semi-Submersible

There are a variety of reasons why an owner or captain would want to arrange to have a yacht transported from one location to another. It might be to change cruising grounds with the seasons, or to take the yacht to an event. Some yachts are able to make the voyage on their own bottom, but others must be shipped because they may be too small or have an insufficient fuel capacity to make the trip, their owner wants to avoid wear and tear on the vessel, or the yacht is booked for a charter in the new destination and the timing is just too tight.

Booking space on a cargo ship gives you the advantage of being able to transport a yacht pretty much anywhere around the globe where that vessel is scheduled to deliver freight.

If you do need to ship a yacht overseas, there are two basic means of transport: on the deck of a commercial ship or inside a semi-submersible vessel. Which method to pick depends on a variety of considerations, including the location where you want to ship the yacht, the flexibility of your schedule, whether or not you want to use the transit time to get work done on board, and the price.

In the most common scenario, the yacht is lifted by crane onto a commercial ship and secured in a custom-built cradle on its deck, where it shares space with other cargo for the duration of the passage. Since cargo ships typically make multiple stops and can experience delays in loading and unloading cargo, it’s important to have a flexible schedule. “Shipping is not an exact science. You can’t expect to ship on a certain day and unload on a certain day. You have to give yourself flexibility,” Judson says.

On the other hand, booking space on a cargo ship gives you the advantage of being able to transport a yacht pretty much anywhere around the globe where that vessel is scheduled to deliver freight.

The other yacht-transport method, pioneered by Dockwise Yacht Transport (now DYT) in the 1980s, is “float on/float off.” DYT’s semi-submersible ships are partially submerged in the water; the yacht floats into it and is secured in a cradle on the deck by divers. Then, the water is drained from the hold. At the end of the voyage, the process is reversed and the yacht floats out.

“When the world woke up with a bang, the amount of consumer goods to be shipped outweighed the space available to ship them. That will take some time to stabilize,” he says.

DYT offers a limited number of routes designed to match typical yacht-shipping patterns, such as from the Mediterranean to Fort Lauderdale and the Caribbean and back. “What I think sets us apart from anyone else is that we have a set schedule — there is no deviation; there is no change. That is why charter yachts depend on us,” Tempest says.

When clients want to ship their yachts off the beaten path, DYT will refer them to its sister company, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, for bookings on board its cargo ships.

DYT recently launched a third ship, Yacht Servant , which was built in China and is scheduled to start transporting yachts in May. For a short window in 2022, DYT will have three semi-submersible vessels in operation, which should help to meet the rising demand for yacht transportation.

Riding Along

Before the pandemic, captains typically could send one or two crewmembers along with the yacht during either type of transportation, enabling them to use the passage as a mini yard period to get a variety of jobs done on board.

While most cargo ships do not permit riders to sleep in their yachts while in transit, before the pandemic, they often would assign them cabins in the ship and let them eat in the mess hall and recreate with the ship’s crew. However, when COVID-19 hit, most ship operators suspended this courtesy in order to reduce the risk of the disease spreading on board, which could lead to serious delays if the ship was forced to quarantine before unloading in a port.

“When things calm down, we will accept riders again,” Scarlata says. On DYT, “We still allow riders as it’s such a crucial part of the service that we offer,” Tempest says. In fact, the semi-submersible ships provide power to the yachts so that riders can sleep and work on board. At the height of the pandemic, however, the company limited the riders’ interaction with the ship’s crew. “They needed to provision their yacht for the duration of the voyage. They had to stay in the yacht and on the deck of the ship; they could not go into the ship’s superstructure.”

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One thing that has not changed in the yacht transportation industry is the need for owners and captains to ensure their vessel is properly insured for the passage. “Some people get caught out on this. They think their hull and machinery insurance will automatically cover them. They need to take out a separate marine cargo insurance policy,” Judson says.

Both Sevenstar and DYT include an all-risk insurance policy in the rate they quote for yacht transport. “Usually, one of the questions we get is, ‘Can we leave it out?’ It’s not optional,” Tempest says. “It covers everyone on board and eliminates the need for multiple underwriters.”

Price Increases

Captains booking transport for their yachts today are finding that insurance rates have gone up. “The whole insurance market has hardened over the last couple of years,” Judson says.

As for shipping, no matter what method you choose, you are bound to see a COVID-related price increase. “DYT rates have increased over the past six months. Many factors have attributed to this but certainly a large portion is a consequence of the global pandemic,” Tempest says.

“In the last ten years, freight rates have been very low…. Now the market has flipped a little bit,” Judson says. While there are a number of reasons behind this, the main one is the reduced amount of cargo space currently available.

As for shipping, no matter what method you choose, you are bound to see a COVID-related price increase. 

In early 2022, Judson reported that his company had seen rates for shipping yachts between the U.S. and the Caribbean go up 15 to 20 percent; transatlantic shipping rates had increased a 60 to 80 percent, and rates to and from the Far East had gone up 200 to as high as 300 percent. “Coming out of Asia, every ship is full to the gunwales and if you want some space, you have to pay through the nose for it,” he says.

“There are not as many people who are prepared to pay the increased freight rates we are seeing at the moment. There are a lot of people who are holding back…,” Judson continues. “Not everyone who ships a yacht is a multi-millionaire. We’ve got lots of clients who are dealers, brokers, and manufacturers who are moving their boats where they need to be to be sold as new boats…. I think the people and companies who are shipping their boats now are the ones who have more of a commercial need.”

This feature originally ran in the April 2022 issue of Dockwalk.

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How To Ship A Yacht and Average Costs Associated With Yacht Transport Services

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Shipping a yacht can be a complex and costly endeavor, requiring careful planning and coordination. Whether you’re relocating your vessel to a new sailing destination or participating in international yacht races, understanding the process and associated costs of yacht transport services is crucial.  Here, you will learn a few steps involved in shipping a yacht and  we will also provide insights into the average costs you can expect to encounter during the process.

Choosing the Right Yacht Transport Method

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The first step in shipping a yacht is determining the most suitable method of transport. There are two primary options available: yacht shipping via cargo ship or yacht delivery by a professional yacht transport company. Cargo ships are commonly used for long-distance transport, while yacht delivery services are preferred for shorter distances. Cargo ships offer secure and reliable transport but are generally slower and require adherence to shipping schedules. On the other hand, yacht delivery services provide more flexibility, allowing you to sail your yacht directly to the desired destination. Factors such as distance, time constraints, and budget will influence your decision.

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Preparing Your Yacht for Transport

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Before shipping your yacht, thorough preparation is essential to ensure its safety and minimize potential damage. Here are a few tips for preparing your yacht for transport:

  • Thorough Cleaning and Inspection 

Before shipping your yacht , conduct a comprehensive cleaning to remove dirt, debris, and marine growth. Inspect the vessel thoroughly, paying attention to the hull, engine, and other critical components. Document any existing issues or damages and take detailed photographs for insurance purposes.

  • Securing Loose Items and Removing Personal Belongings 

To prevent damage and ensure a smooth transport, secure all loose items on board. This includes removing personal belongings, such as furniture, decorations, and equipment. Store them safely onshore or in designated storage areas to avoid shifting or potential loss during transport.

  • Compliance with Transport Company Requirements

Consult with a professional yacht transport company such as A-1 Auto Transport to understand their specific requirements. They may provide guidelines on reducing the height of antennas, removing sails, and securing rigging. Take necessary precautions to protect fragile components, such as wrapping them securely or using protective covers. Disable or secure sensitive equipment to avoid damage from motion-induced vibrations. 

By following these preparation steps, you can ensure that your yacht is well-prepared for transport, reducing the chances of any mishaps during the shipping process.

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Understanding Average Yacht Transport Costs

The cost of shipping a yacht can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the distance, destination, vessel size, and transport method. On average, yacht transport via cargo ship can cost between $20 and $25 per nautical mile. For example, transporting a 40-foot yacht from Florida to the Mediterranean, covering approximately 4,500 nautical miles, would typically cost around $90,000 to $112,500. Yacht delivery services, which charge a daily rate or flat fee, can range from $1,000 to $3,000 per day, depending on the yacht’s size and crew requirements. Additional expenses may include fuel, insurance, permits, and customs fees. It’s important to request detailed quotes from multiple transport providers to compare prices and services.

Researching and Selecting a Yacht Transport Service

Choosing a reputable yacht transport service is crucial for a smooth and hassle-free shipping experience. Begin by researching different companies and their track records in the industry. Look for providers with experience in transporting yachts similar in size and type to yours. Check customer reviews, ask for references, and inquire about insurance coverage. It’s also essential to verify their licenses, certifications, and compliance with international shipping regulations. Engage in detailed discussions with potential transporters to clarify any concerns or specific requirements you may have. Ultimately, select a company that not only offers competitive pricing but also provides reliable communication, excellent customer service, and a proven track record of safe and efficient yacht transport.

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When it comes to shipping a boat across the Atlantic from the EU to the US, different methods are available depending on the boat's size and budget. Each method has its associated costs, so let's take a look at several options for transporting boats .

Methods for Transporting Boats
Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping
Container shipping
Flat rack shipping
Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) shipping
Transport by delivery captain

It's always a good idea to get quotes from multiple shipping companies to compare costs and services and to help you find the best deal for your needs. Prices may vary depending on the time of year and the current demand for boat shipping services. Factors like crating, insurance costs, and customs fees may also influence the total shipping cost.

Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping: rolling onto a ship

Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping involves loading the boat onto a trailer or cradle and then rolling it onto a ship.

This method is suitable for boats that can fit on a trailer and be rolled onto the shipping vessel. RoRo shipping is the most common method for boat transport due to its relatively low cost and ease of use. This method offers a good balance of price and convenience for a range of boat sizes . On average, RoRo shipping can cost from $1,000 to $2,000 per linear foot of boat length for transatlantic transport. Prices may vary depending on the boat's size, weight, and destination.

Container shipping: loading into a container on a cargo ship

Container shipping involves loading the boat into a container and then shipping it on a cargo ship.

If your boat can fit into a shipping container, this method provides added protection and security. Container shipping can be quite cost-effective, with average prices ranging from $5,000 to $12,000. This can be an affordable and safe option for smaller boats, with pricing determined by the size and number of containers required. However, this method is only suitable for small boats that can fit comfortably within a standard shipping container.

Flat rack shipping is for larger boats that can't fit into a container

This involves securing the boat to a flat rack and then shipping it on a cargo ship. The average cost for flat rack shipping is around $4,000 to $5,000 per flat rack.

Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) shipping is for boats that are too large for RoRo or flat rack shipping

This method is ideal for larger boats that cannot fit on trailers. As the name suggests, the boat is lifted onto the shipping vessel by a crane and secured for transportation. LoLo shipping typically costs more than RoRo shipping, with prices starting from $5,000 to $6,000 per lift. Again, the cost may vary depending on factors such as boat specifications and distance.

Transport your boat by delivery captain

For an on-the-water option, consider hiring a delivery captain to sail your boat across the Atlantic. This method may be most appropriate for larger, ocean-going vessels. Fees for this service can vary greatly depending on the captain's experience, the boat's size, and the length of the journey. Expect to pay $1,000–$2,000 per week for the services of a competent delivery captain.

A delivery captain is a professional who specializes in transporting boats from one location to another, and they can handle all aspects of the journey, from navigating the seas to ensuring that the boat is properly secured and maintained during the trip.

One advantage of transporting your boat by delivery captain is that it allows you to keep your boat in the water throughout the journey, which can be a more convenient and comfortable option for some boat owners. However, it's important to note that this method can also be more time-consuming and unpredictable than other shipping methods, as weather and sea conditions can affect the timing and duration of the journey.

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On average, you can expect to pay between $5,000 and $20,000 for shipping a boat from Europe to the US.

The cost of shipping a boat from Europe to the US can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the size and weight of the boat, the shipping method used, and the distance traveled.

Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) Shipping is a popular and cost-effective option for transporting boats of various sizes. In this method, your boat is secured on a specialized trailer or cradle and rolled onto a large vessel for transport. The cost for RoRo shipping starts at around $1.25 to $15.00 per mile, depending on your boat's size and the distance it needs to be transported.

Lift-On/Lift-off (LoLo) Shipping offers a more tailored solution for boats that are too large or too heavy for RoRo. During LoLo shipping, your boat is lifted onto the deck of a cargo vessel using large cranes. The cost for this service starts at a higher rate than RoRo—approximately $1,000 per foot. However, it's worth noting that this method may provide better protection for your yacht during transit.

Container Shipping can be suitable for smaller boats, providing excellent protection from the elements. In this method, your boat is securely placed inside a standard shipping container. Pricing for container shipping may vary significantly based on factors such as container size and destination but generally falls within a similar price range as LoLo shipping.

Yacht Delivery under Sail is another option for boat owners who prefer to have a skilled crew sail their boat to its destination. This method can be cost-effective for smaller boats, but it may not be ideal for larger vessels or those that aren't seaworthy. Depending on the size of your boat and the distance traveled, the average cost of yacht delivery ranges from $3,000 to $15,000, although these prices will vary based on boat size and destination.

On average, you can expect to pay between $5,000 and $15,000 for shipping a boat from the USA to the UK.

This is just an average estimate, and the actual cost of shipping a boat from the USA to the UK can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the size and weight of the boat, the shipping method used, and the distance traveled.

In this section, we will discuss the costs and options for shipping boats of different sizes: small boats, medium boats, large boats, and yachts.

Size of Boat
Small boats (under 20 feet)
Medium boats (20 to 40 feet)
Large boats (over 40 feet)
Yachts

Small boats can be transported by container shipping

For small boats , usually under 20 feet, the most common method of transportation is container shipping. In this method, your boat will be securely stored inside a shipping container. The average cost of shipping a small boat using container shipping ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. Remember, the final cost will depend on the specific dimensions and weight of your boat.

Medium boats may require specialized trailers for shipping

Medium boats, typically ranging from 20 to 40 feet, may require specialized trailers for shipping. One common method is Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping, where your boat is securely placed on a trailer, rolled onto a vessel, and securely fastened. The average cost for transporting a medium boat using RoRo shipping can range from $8,000 to $15,000, also influenced by factors such as the boat's exact size, weight, and pickup and drop-off points.

Large boats can be transported using LoLo shipping

Shipping large boats (over 40 feet) becomes more complex due to their size and weight. Options include Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) shipping, which uses cranes to load and unload the boat from the shipping vessel. The cost of shipping a large boat using LoLo can vary greatly, starting from around $20,000 and up. Again, factors such as your boat's dimensions and weight, as well as the distance and specific locations, play a significant role in determining the total cost.

Yacht transport can involve multiple methods

Transporting yachts is the most specialized service, often requiring bespoke solutions. Yacht transport can involve multiple methods, such as float-on/float-off shipping or custom cradles and trailers. Due to the unique requirements and high level of expertise needed, yacht transport costs can range from $30,000 to $200,000 or more, depending on the yacht size, value, and distance to be shipped.

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Distance and route when shipping a boat

The cost of shipping your boat across the Atlantic varies depending on the specific starting and ending locations. Longer distances will naturally result in higher costs. Additionally, shipping routes that pass through high-traffic or hazardous areas may incur additional fees.

Seasonality also affects shipping prices

During peak boating seasons, the demand for boat transport services can drive up prices. To save on shipping costs, consider shipping your boat during off-peak periods when demand is lower and discounts may be available.

Insurance coverage of boat shipping

Boat shipping insurance is typically based on the value of your boat and the level of coverage you choose. Higher-value boats will generally require more insurance, resulting in higher total shipping costs.

Additional services when shipping a boat

When planning for your boat shipment, you might require extra services such as shrink-wrapping, special cradle construction, or customs assistance. Additional services can add to the overall cost of boat shipping.

When it's time to prepare your boat for shipping, follow these steps to ensure a smooth and safe journey:

Step 1: Clean and inspect your boat. Ensure the hull is clean and free of algae or barnacles. Take photos of your boat's current condition, making note of any existing damage, as this documentation will be useful in case a damage claim arises.

Step 2: Secure loose items. Remove any items that could potentially move around during transit and cause damage, such as antennas, electronics, and personal items. If you have a cabin, make sure to lock and secure the doors and windows.

Step 3: Drain fluids and disconnect batteries. To avoid potential leaks or spills during transport, drain fuel and water tanks, and disconnect batteries.

Step 4: Protect vulnerable areas. Wrap and protect fragile parts like windshields and railings with bubble wrap or another protective material. If you have sensitive equipment on board, consider removing it and shipping it separately.

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The average cost to ship a boat can range from $1.25 to $15.00 per mile, and your choice will also be influenced by factors such as distance and time constraints.

Trailering and land transport is a viable option for smaller boats. In this method, your boat is securely placed on a trailer and transported over land to the nearest port, where it will be loaded onto a ship for the ocean crossing. Costs vary depending on distance and boat size.

Professional boat shipping companies offer over-sea services for boats of all sizes. They can provide on-the-water shipping by hiring a delivery captain, or they can ship your boat using a yacht transport vessel. The cost will be higher for larger boats and longer distances.

Yacht delivery under sail refers to hiring an experienced crew to sail your yacht directly across the Atlantic. This option is typically reserved for seaworthy yachts and catamarans. Prices will depend on numerous factors, including the complexity of the voyage and crew fees.

The most common approach for boat transport across the Atlantic is to engage a professional boat shipping company. The reason for this popularity is due to their familiarity with the mandated regulations, customs clearance procedures, and their ability to handle different boat sizes.

As you evaluate shipping companies, consider factors such as their reputation, experience in boat transport, and the services they provide. Don't hesitate to ask for references and check online testimonials. Also, make sure to request quotes from multiple companies to get a good understanding of the overall price range and the services they offer.

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Peters & May, the industry’s forefront boat transport solutions provider, exceeds client expectations across the board. We handle vessels from tender-sized boats to impressive 40-meter giants.

Whether your goal is an extended cruise or attending a yachting event, our decades of experience lead us to the right transport solution, aligning with your unique needs, budget, and timeline.

Our exceptional service and vast knowledge let us tailor boat shipping solutions that meet your requirements.

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Destination variety:.

As a global leader in yacht transportation, we’ve delivered yachts to a diverse array of destinations. From the azure Mediterranean to the serene Caribbean, our clients enjoy the benefits of our expansive reach.

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We operate from a multitude of strategic locations worldwide. Our presence spans continents, with offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, guaranteeing easy access to our services.

Why Choose Peters & May

Peters & May is your unrivaled choice for seamless shipping solutions. Our wealth of experience, global reach, and dedication to precision make us the preferred partner for all your shipping requirements. Our team of experts ensures your cargo arrives safely and on time, wherever your destination may be. You can trust Peters & May to deliver excellence every time. Join the ranks of satisfied customers who choose us as their trusted shipping partner.

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Our genuine passion for yachts transcends mere logistics. At Peters & May, we treat every yacht as if it were our own, ensuring the safety and care it deserves.

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We’re not just a logistics company; we’re an active member of the yachting community. Our sponsorship of prestigious yachting events and regattas is a testament to our deep understanding of the unique needs of yachts and their owners.

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Peters & May’s logistics expertise ensures that your yacht’s journey is managed with unrivaled precision. Our team is dedicated to overseeing every detail, providing the highest standard of service.

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Peters & May’s unwavering commitment to excellence extends far beyond logistics. With us, your yacht’s transport isn’t just a service – it’s a journey of excellence.

Peters & May has over 50 years of experience in international logistics and a track record of successfully transporting yachts worldwide. We offer a comprehensive service, handling everything from shipping the yacht itself to equipment, customs, and more. Our clients trust us for our commitment to excellence and passion for the industry.

The shipping duration can vary depending on the destination, the size of the yacht, and other factors. We’ll provide you with a timeline as part of our proposal to ensure you have a clear understanding of the process.

We’ll provide you with a comprehensive proposal that outlines the entire process from dockside to delivery, demonstrating the equipment and methods we’ll use. Our experts will guide you on the necessary preparations and handling of your yacht.

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Yacht shipping versus yacht delivery under sail – which method really costs more and why?

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Depending on the size of your yacht and the distance between ports, the difference in price between yacht delivery and yacht shipping may be smaller than you think.

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A transocean passage can be a cruising delight, but it can also represent a logistical challenge. Owners who are constrained by time through work and family commitments, or who need to have their boat in a certain place at a set time, be it for a regatta or a charter, may not be able to sail their own yacht to its next destination.

Over the past ten years the business of moving yachts has seen significant developments. Several delivery companies now offer the services of qualified crew, 24-hour engineering support and satellite tracking as standard. In parallel, global yacht shipping has expanded vastly, resulting in faster deliveries and more destinations covered.

What is the difference in price between yacht delivery by sail and yacht shipping? We requested a quote to move a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44DS with a value of £250,000 from Antigua to Palma following the 2017 ARC. By ship: we were quoted £12,900 , including insurance and cradle rental. However, the shipment offered was later than the departure date we initially requested. By sail: quoted £8,500, not including fuel (estimated at £1,400), marina fees (est. £250), and return flights for three crew to UK (est. £1,800) giving a total of £11,950 .

Jeremy Wyatt, director of World Cruising Club, sees many yachts moved by both methods following events like the ARC.

“In general there are two types of cruisers, the ‘traditional’ liveaboards who will cruise the Caribbean then sail home to Europe or the US. More recently, though, we have seen more time-poor sailors, usually because they have not retired or are not able to spend extended periods sailing,” he comments.

“These are the owners who would be expected to ship back home. The convenience to them is not needing to spend six weeks preparing and sailing a boat back via the Azores and [that convenience] outweighs the cost of shipping.

“There is also the argument that shipping saves wear and tear, which is a hidden cost of sailing it back. Some boats, particularly catamarans, are also not really suited to the North Atlantic route back to Europe.”

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Trusted hands

Engaging a delivery company involves putting a valuable asset in the hands of a skipper and crew you have probably never met. So how do you decide if they are up to the job?

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Simon Weeks is a freelance delivery skipper, based in Hamble, UK, who sails worldwide. “As a minimum, I would always ask for a skipper’s CV, verifiable references, and some contact well in advance of the trip,” he recommends.

Pete Green, owner of Halcyon Yacht Delivery, has developed clear criteria for both skippers and crew. “We run with a minimum of three crew on short and medium trips and four crew on transocean deliveries,” he comments.

“Our minimum skipper qualification is RYA Yachtmaster Ocean with lots of previous experience. In terms of crew, on medium to long trips we insist that one of the two crew must be a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and, on shorter trips, a Yachtmaster Coastal. The third crew member must have RYA Day Skipper or equivalent experience.

“Anyone going on a Halcyon delivery has to supply two referees who are followed up, plus either a face to face or telephone interview during which a short theory exam is undertaken to assess the extent of the crew’s knowledge.”

It is perhaps not surprising that, in a market where margins have been squeezed in recent years, not all yacht deliveries go to plan. “There are certainly some cowboys out there,” comments Weeks. “We pick up numerous deliveries every year from owners that have been let down.”

“There was one yacht we delivered from Spain to the UK that had been left by another skipper who decided he didn’t want to finish the trip. We were given a list of defects that the previous skipper had identified.”

“We were prepared for some maintenance before setting off but were surprised to discover that the yacht was absolutely fine. It turned out the list had been created so that the skipper could justify going home early.”

How yacht delivery companies operate has also been publicly called into question on several occasions. Many operations rely on unpaid volunteer crew keen to build their experience, a practice that not everyone in the industry supports.

There have also been reports of skippers pressured to sail into unsuitable conditions. In 2012, Farnborough-based Reliance Yacht Management was successfully sued for negligence after the deaths of a delivery skipper and two crew.

The wear and tear inflicted on a yacht on a delivery passage is a major consideration. With brand new yachts, the job becomes particularly involved, explains Green.

“It’s always a challenge to deliver a brand new yacht thousands of miles in perfect condition. We spend time bubble-wrapping every inch of the interior to protect it. Also, we don’t use certain items, including the oven, and we put foil on the top of the hob to make sure it is protected.”

“On the exterior, we check all fixtures and fittings before setting off to make sure blocks are secure, winches have been tightened to the deck sufficiently, and sails have been bent on correctly. Lifejackets and harnesses stay on deck to avoid scratching the interior.”

At the other end of the scale, some yachts being delivered haven’t been sailed in years. “It can be a tricky issue,” comments Green.

“Nearly all delivery companies and skippers specify minimum levels of equipment as part of the contract, but boat condition can be more problematic. Contact will be made with the owner beforehand to establish the yacht’s age and whether there has been a recent survey, but this only gives half the picture. My checklist includes all the seacocks, the rig, engine and much more.”

Shipping routes

Shipping yachts has become an increasingly popular option for many owners in recent years. It’s an appealing prospect, largely due to the inherent predictability of an operation that relies on big ships that can handle all but the worst weather with ease.

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Shipping companies increasingly charter purpose-built vessels that speed up the operation further.

“It’s possible to ship with the mast left up, the shore power connected and crane the boat straight into the water at the other end,” explains Josh Flavell, a former delivery skipper who now works for Peters & May.

The list of destinations covered has also grown. “Whilst routes used to be dictated by the traditional yachting seasons and its major events, such as the ARC, today we are delivering to some of the world’s remote cruising grounds as well. Alaska and Tahiti are two of the more far-flung places we sailed last year,” reports Sander Shuurman from Sevenstar Yacht Transport.

The Oyster Yachts team in Palma manages many yacht handovers to and from shipping companies on behalf of owners. “It’s a very popular option,” explains Mark Durham, Oyster Palma’s operations manager.

“Although the shipping fees appear higher than the professional delivery companies, higher wear and tear heading east across the Atlantic means many are choosing what is a much more predictable option.

“There are some downsides. One is [to do with] the vagaries of loading dates. It can lead to multiple rescheduling, both of the loading and offloading team’s plans, and of course the planned program after arrival.

“Although the passage time will almost always be shorter than the own-hull sailing time, the additional costs incurred at each end due to delays can add substantially to the basic charges, so they should always be budgeted for as well.”

Whilst yachts won’t incur sail or motor maintenance issues, Hamish Burgess-Simpson, project manager from Oyster, warns that shipped yachts can arrive “truly filthy”, depending on their loaded position on deck.

“The dirt washes off the topsides with a bit of effort, but it can be permanently ingrained in the canvas work,” he adds. This dirt, generated largely by the ship’s stacks, can be mostly avoided by ensuring your yacht is placed forward of the exhaust system, but it’s still advisable to stow all canvas.

The price of moving a boat, whether by ship or delivery crew, can be hard to estimate. “In recent years the bottom line for owners has become increasingly price driven, so we try to provide quotes that include all of the major expenses, including cradle hire and insurance whilst the boat is in our hands,” says Josh Flavell from Peters & May.

“Our costs vary quite significantly. If we are utilising a scheduled ‘liner’ service, then the cost can be higher as the ship sails whether it is full or not.

“However, where we are using a chartered service ship, [which accounts for] about 70 per cent of our shipping, we can often offer a much lower price.”

Despite an ever-increasing choice of routes, some destinations will always require a delivery crew, or a combination of shipping and delivery. “We recently delivered a yacht to her owner’s private island in the Western Isles,” says Pete Green of Halcyon Yacht Delivery.

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Photo Wayne Larris Photography/Peters&May

Hidden costs of yacht delivery and yacht shipping

Both shipping and sailing a yacht can potentially incur hidden costs:

  • Cradle hire: yachts being shipped are secured to the deck in cradles. Whilst you may own one, it may not be suitable for shipping. If it is, there will also be an additional cost of shipping the cradle itself or storing it ashore.
  • Insurance: many shipping companies include insurance from when the yacht goes into the ship’s crane to when it comes out, but not all – check with your insurer in advance.
  • Berthing: ships are delayed sometimes, particularly due to loading and unloading.
  • Satellite communications: one owner we spoke to reported a satellite phone bill in excess of £15,000 following a transatlantic delivery. The data connection had been left open by accident by the delivery skipper. If allowing use of your own satellite communication equipment, agree terms in advance in writing.
  • Wear and tear: on long passages, particularly heading into prevailing weather systems, some wear and tear on equipment should be expected. Consider timing of cosmetic work to the yacht carefully and ensure running gear works freely before handing over to a delivery company.
  • Insurance: again, check your policy. Your insurer may specify requirements for the delivery which may go beyond the skipper’s qualifications. Crew may also need to meet certain requirements.

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William Bruton, 27, grew up in Lancashire and learned to sail in 2012. He now works as a freelance skipper all over the world, specialising in Oyster yachts. He is currently based in Japan.

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What is the difference between yacht shipping and yacht transport.

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Dockwise Yacht Transport: A Practical Choice for Cruisers

  • By Michael Lovett
  • Updated: August 28, 2009

For cruisers lacking the time, or the temerity, to sail across an ocean, the traditional means of delivering one’s boat to far-flung destinations involved hiring a captain and crew and having them do the dirty work. And when you consider the costs involved in such a delivery-including wear and tear on the boat-paying $35,000 to load your vessel onto a Dockwise cargo ship for a stress-free ocean crossing starts to make a lot of sense.

At least, it started to make sense to me after I took a tour of Yacht Express, the 685-foot flagship of the Dockwise Yacht Transport fleet, and saw how professionally these guys operate.

Earlier this summer, the world’s first purpose-built yacht carrier made its inaugural visit to Newport, Rhode Island, and Dockwise invited members of the media aboard to witness the loading and unloading process. Approaching the ship through the fog, I didn’t grasp its enormity. It wasn’t until a few minutes later, standing on the upper deck, looking over the dock bay where boats were floating in and out like transients at a marina, that I realized the scale of the operation. Wait a minute, I just watched a 49-foot boat pull a U-turn in the belly of a ship!

As colossal an undertaking as the Dockwise process may seem to a first-time observer like me, it’s becoming part of the routine for many sailors. William Borel is project manager for Challenge Twelve, a 12-meter racing campaign based in Antibes, France. When the boat’s owner opted not to sail in the 2009 12 Metre World Championships (Sept. 22 to 27), the crew came together to finance the regatta themselves– and chose Dockwise as the logical means of transporting the boat from France to Newport. On a July morning, Borel hopped aboard KA 10 and, with a skillful touch and an air of insouciance, backed it off the ship and into Narragansett Bay.

Dockwise charges about $35,000 to ship a 40-foot boat from Newport to the Mediterranean. One family I met (they asked not to be named) had used the service to transport their Hylas 49 Insieme from the East Coast to Palma Mallorca, where they spent two years cruising, and then used it again for the return trip across the Atlantic. They were anxious to float off of Yacht Express and on to the continuation of their journey, two more years of cruising along the East Coast. “When you factor in the costs of hiring a crew and food and fuel and wear and tear on the boat, it just makes more sense to do this,” said the owner.

On deck, Yacht Express felt like your average marina on a Tuesday morning– people working on their boats, preparing for big races, setting out on cruises. The real action happens below the surface of the dock bay. To start the unloading and loading process, the ship takes on water until its cargo bay becomes a 27-foot-deep boat basin, the front of the ship open to surrounding water. Departing boats simply untie and sail off; oncoming boats move into their predetermined positions. As the ship rises and water drains from the dock bay, divers position supports beneath the boats. Before the ship departs, the crew welds seafastenings to the deck and straps down its precious cargo.

Not long after our tour concluded, Yacht Express departed Newport for Port Everglades, Florida. Currently, these are the only U.S. ports Dockwise services, but the company has plans to add Long Beach, California, to its list of more than 20 ports worldwide. www.yacht-transport.com

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Meet the yacht express.

The launch of Yacht Express on January 19th, 2007, was a significant milestone in developing the yacht transport and delivery industry, and DYT (formerly known as Dockwise) was proud to be at the forefront of it.

Yacht Express is semi-submersible and offers our unique float-on/float-off loading method. It has an impressive length of 209 meters (685.7 ft) and a beam of 32.2 meters (106 ft). Your yacht is safely accommodated between spray covers in the docking bay, which measures 165 meters (541 ft) long and 31 meters (102 ft) wide. With a deck space of 5,115 square meters (55,060 ft), DYT can transport many yachts in one voyage.

This sophisticated yacht delivery vessel is designed to have a service speed of 18 knots, meaning that a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Mediterranean to Florida/Caribbean with this ultra-modern yacht carrier will be significantly reduced from 10 to 15 days! Owners can enjoy the advantage of extra onboard riders accompanying the yacht during the voyage and enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities.

The loading process involves the carrier taking on ballast water until the main deck is submerged to a critical depth that allows the yachts to sail aboard. When all the yachts are loaded, divers are dispatched to attach temporary supports to keep the boats elevated as the ballast is released. The ballast water is then pumped out, bringing the carrier back above the waterline. When the carrier deck is dry, the yachts are then welded to specially designed seaworthy fastenings to maintain them safely for transportation.

Yacht Express Specifications

  • Length: 209 m. (685.7 ft)
  • Deck Space: 5,115 sq. m. (55,060 ft)
  • Gross Tonnage: 17951
  • Net Tonnage: 5386
  • Max Submerged Draft: 13.2 m
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots
  • Port of Registry: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Sailboat transport is an essential and very well-established boating service with numerous options.

Sailboats can be transported by single-axle trailers, multi-axle trailers, cargo ships, and occasionally trains. Sailboats can also be transported across an ocean on their own with the help of a hired captain and crew. Costs vary widely based on size and type, and they range from $200 to more than $15,000.

In this article, we’ll cover several of the most common sailboat transportation methods. We’ll cover the details and requirements of each method, along with the required method by sailboat size and type. Additionally, we’ll explore the average costs of each method for a typical production cruising sailboat.

We sourced the information used in this article from sailboat transport agencies along with government towing and transportation guides. We carefully researched pricing to help you get a basic idea of what it’ll cost to transport a sailboat.

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‍ Is Transporting a Sailboat Difficult?

It’s not necessarily difficult to transport a sailboat, but it does require care and careful planning. Your responsibilities as the sailboat owner range from trailer maintenance and careful driving to the organization of international logistics. In this article, we’ll discuss ways to streamline the process and make it easier.

Is Sailboat Transport Expensive?

Sailboat transport can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Obviously, moving a small sailboat is relatively cheap in comparison, especially if you already have a truck and a trailer.

The cost of transporting a larger boat is higher, as you’ll probably need to hire a shipping company or a crew.

There are multiple ways to transport a large sailboat, and the more economical method isn’t always immediately evident. Some boats may be cheaper to ship on a specially-designed yacht carrying vessel, while others may be cheaper if you hire a delivery crew.

Pricing varies between boats, locations, and destinations, so it’s essential to research all available methods and request multiple quotes. If you do, you could save thousands on transport and delivery, not to mention insurance costs to protect your vessel from possible damage.

Sailboat Transport Methods

There are several ways to transport a sailboat, and the ideal method depends upon the size and dry weight of the vessel. Dry weight is distinct from displacement, so it’s important to ensure that you have the correct number. Here are the most common ways to transport sailboats short and long distances.

Self Towing

Some sailboats can be towed, though the vehicle, trailer type, and license requirements vary based on size. The smallest and lightest dinghies and pocket cruisers can be towed by most typical cars, provided you have a heavy-duty tow hitch installed.

Larger sailboats, in the 20-foot range and longer, usually need to be towed by a pickup truck or SUV. A half-ton gasoline pickup truck is sufficient for lighter vessels, as long as the dry weight doesn’t exceed the vehicle’s towing capacity.

Also, remember that some automakers determine towing capacity under ideal test conditions, so your truck’s actual towing ability may be slightly lower than its rating.

You’ll have to collapse or remove the mast, boom, and standing rigging of the sailboat and secure it, regardless of its size.

Most trailer sailers can be towed by half-ton or 3/4 ton single rear wheel trucks. Larger sailboats, such as towable coastal cruisers, may require a multi-axle trailer and a gooseneck. This setup is often found with a dually 3/4 ton or 1-ton truck.

The Basics of Towing Rules in the United States

The rules of the road are clear when it comes to towing. With a Class C license (a standard driver’s license), the maximum overall trailer length you can tow is 60 feet. The maximum length of a Class C trailer surface is 53 feet.

Length usually isn’t the issue when it comes to towing sailboats. The maximum width of a class C trailer is 8 ft 6 in, which includes the items on the trailer. The regulations mean that the beam of your boat can’t exceed about 8 feet, give or take a couple of inches.

With a more advanced license or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you can tow a much larger trailer and drive a semi-truck. Some larger sailboats with greater beam width can be towed this way, though only if they remain below the maximum height.

Height requirements for trailers vary between 13 ft, 6 inches to 14 ft, depending on the location. This is measured from the ground to the top of the item on the trailer.

Be sure to plan your route carefully if you’re towing a boat with a full keel, as some older overpasses and railroad bridges are much shorter than 13 feet. 

Professional Towing Services

It’s usually best to leave the towing to professionals, especially if you’re towing a large boat. Experienced drivers with big rigs and commercial licenses can transport surprisingly large vessels safely but at a cost. The benefit of using a professional service is that you’re taking the risk off your shoulders.

Many professional towing services offer insurance, which is essential. Insurance protects the loading and unloading of the boat and covers any damages that occur en route. For the price, it’s a no-brainer.

In most cases, the tow company will not be able to help you launch your boat. You’re responsible for arranging boat crane services at your destination. It’s best to plan carefully, as you may end up paying more if you make the driver wait too long.

Cost of Professional Sailboat Towing Services

Cost varies widely based on the company, location, and size of the load. Most towing companies have a base fee, a fee of the assessed load, and then a per-mile charge. Some companies have different fee structures.

Companies that offer quotes usually predict a charge of between $500 and $1,000 for typical trips, though it can cost as little as $300 if you have a relatively small boat and it only needs to travel a short distance.

Shipping a Sailboat on a Cargo Ship

Large and small sailboats are frequently sent across oceans via cargo ships. This method is time-tested and relatively cost-effective, though it’s not as straightforward as just sailing the boat across.

Some people hire an agent to arrange shipping, which is the easiest and most reliable way to have a headache-free experience.

Shipping a sailboat by sea is slower than over-the-road transport, and schedules are less flexible. Often, you’ll have to wait for a spot to open up on a specifically-designed yacht carrying ship.

Once the ships are loaded, they set out at predetermined times that might be months ahead of when you booked. The best way to ensure you get a spot on a yacht shipping vessel is to plan well in advance of when you actually need to transport the vessel.

Logistics are the greatest challenge of shipping a boat on a larger ship. If you don’t work with an agent or an accommodating shipping company, you could have to work out the following and more:

  • Transportation to the shipping yard
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As you can see, there are lots of reasons to hire a professional to manage the minutiae of shipping a sailboat. The last thing you want is to have your boat seized at customs or have it dropped off in an unguarded yard in the wrong location.

Cost to Ship a Sailboat on a Cargo Ship

Shipping costs for ocean-going boat transport are lower than many people expect. A lot of factors are involved, including the size of the boat, its height (from keel to mast top), its displacement, and the distance it needs to be shipped.

The lowest prices you’ll find to ship an average-sized boat are around $3,000 to $5,000. A more typical estimate for an average sailboat is between $6,000 and $10,000. Some vessels and destinations cost upwards of $15,000. Costs tend to increase with the size and distance, and the value of your sailboat also plays a part.

Prices in the yacht shipping industry are competitive, which is why it’s relatively affordable to ship a boat over an ocean. It’s surprisingly popular as well, and there are more than a dozen shipping companies offering long-distance ocean transport specifically for yachts of various sizes.

Hired Delivery

Hired crews for boat delivery is the other way to transport a sailboat over the water. Crew services find a captain and a small professional crew to sail your boat for you.

This is a great option for large boats, as it’s often less expensive and time-consuming than shipping it on a larger vessel.

Hired crew delivery services are offered by companies and experienced individuals. You can even find a trusted friend to crew your boat for you, and they can hire a crew member or two to accompany them for the journey.

While under hire, the crew will be living in your boat. Crew members come from all backgrounds, and many sailors spend a summer or two working for a charter service to make some money or get free transportation to other countries.

Cost to Hire a Delivery Crew

Hired crew delivery costs vary, though the more hands you need, the more it costs. Crews and captains usually charge daily rates for yacht delivery services. A fast sailboat is almost always cheaper to transport than a slow sailboat.

As an example, we’ll use the services of Captain James Lowe , who is a USCG licensed 200-ton Master. As of the writing of this article, Captain James Lowe charges between $350 and $425 per day for his services, depending on the size of the vessel. Deckhands cost $175 per day per person, which is in addition to the Captain’s charges.

These are the base rates, and they’re a good representation of what professional crewed delivery costs. You may find cheaper rates with other groups or individuals, but it’s worth the cost if you want a trustworthy and experienced crew.

Additional charges often include transportation costs (to and from the destinations), fuel costs (for heating, cooking, and motoring), and a deposit is usually required for fuel. These costs are impossible to predict without knowing your specific plans, so it’s best to reach out to Captain James Lowe for a specialized quote.

Hired crew delivery services usually have a minimum crew requirement for different boat sizes and types. In this case, sailboats require a minimum of one deckhand in addition to a captain. Larger sailing vessels of 65 feet or greater require two or more additional deckhands.

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The only safe and affordable way to ship a yacht across the Atlantic is by hiring a professional transport company. They have everything they need to conduct a safe yacht transport overseas including the latest transport technologies and equipment. To have your yacht transported by sea, search online for the best boat transporters nearest to where the yacht is stored. The transporter must have experience in shipping a yacht overseas .

Prepare Accordingly for Your Yacht’s Transport

Once you have called around gathering quotes and have found the best yacht transporter to ship your yacht over the Atlantic, start preparing the necessary documents you’ll need. The transport company will inform you of what you need. For international yacht delivery , you’ll need to gain import approval from Customs from the country you plan to transport the vessel to. This includes paying the import taxes in full and providing proof.

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  • You will need to provide the transport company with the boat’s measurements. Have its length, width and height written down. Make sure these dimensions are correct and that nothing extends higher than the restrictions set by the company transporting it across the Atlantic.
  • The transporter will ask for specific documents including the vessel’s title and registration, proof of insurance, the Bill of Lading , and the Bill or Sale.
  • Have the addresses of the starting and ending locations for the yacht.
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Getting out on a river, lake or ocean in your very own vessel can be a dream come true.

But while owning a watercraft can provide a sense of freedom and excitement that no other form of transportation can offer, it's not without costs. In fact, boats can be more expensive than you anticipate, and not just at purchase.

Here is the difference between a boat and a yacht, and how each can come with a vast array of associated costs.

What Is the Average Cost of Owning a Boat?

The first cost associated with a boat is the purchase price. Fish and Ski Marine, a Texas-based boat dealership, reported the average purchase price for a new 20-foot boat in 2023 was between $40,000 and $60,000. If you bought the same vessel used, it would be between $10,000 and $20,000.

Boats come with other upfront costs besides the purchase price. Unless you'll be buying with cash, you'll finance the boat purchase .

The typical down payment is between 10% and 30% of the purchase price, and 15% is typical. According to Boat Trader , the average loan interest rate is between 7% and 10%, depending on your credit score, age, the type of boat and the economic climate.

You'll also need to register your boat and pay the sales tax, which may be added to the purchase price.

Fish and Ski Marine reports the annual cost of owning a standard fishing or pleasure boat typically ranges from $3,000 to $7,500 per year. This includes trailers, insurance, storage and marina fees, maintenance, fuel, education and licensing fees, and equipment and accessories.

What Makes a Boat a Yacht

Boats come in a vast number of varieties, from those that don't have motors, like sailboats and catamarans, to those that do, like cruisers, speedboats and yachts. And while all yachts are motorized, for a vessel to be considered one it must have certain characteristics, including:

  • Minimum size . In general, a boat becomes a yacht when it is at least 33 feet long.
  • Recreational purpose . Boats can have a wide variety of functions, such as sailing, fishing and business, but yachts are designed for comfort, entertainment and pleasure . 
  • Luxury features . Yachts usually have spacious staterooms, complete kitchens, several heads (bathrooms) and other living spaces. After that there are countless extras, from pools and hot tubs to multiple dining rooms, bars and even helipads. 
  • Sufficient power . Compared to other types of boats, a yacht's engine should be powerful enough to travel far distances. 

The Bigger the Yacht, the Higher the Cost 

For yachts, size is a major factor in the purchase price. Per Galati Boat Sales data , the average costs in 2023 were:

  • Small (less than 50 feet): $500,000 to $2.5 million
  • Mid (50 to 70 feet): $2 million to $6 million
  • Large (70 to 90 feet): $6 million to $15 million or more
  • Super (90 feet and longer): $10 million and more
  • Mega (165 feet and longer): no average, but $600 million was a current going price 

Jim Burns, yacht broker with Knot 10 Yacht Sales in Granville, Maryland, says there are many factors that go into the cost of yacht ownership.

“Keep a boat in your driveway and it won’t cost much, but if it's in a marina slip, you’re paying for that,” Burns says. “The bigger the boat, the higher that cost will be. Everything is done in feet, and all the marinas vary.”

For example, at the Kona Kai Marina in San Diego, the range is $28 to $60 per foot based on boat length over all (LOA) or slip LOA, whichever is longer. At the Cooper River Marina in South Carolina, long-term dockage is $15.25 per foot.

Boat and Yacht Upkeep Costs

Once you have the vessel, you’ll have to ensure it remains in proper working order. Time spent on the water is a major factor in how much it will cost in maintenance.

“You’re putting a ton of stress on the boat, just from the wear and tear,” says Yosef Shimels, co-founder of Destiny Yachts, a Miami-based private luxury charter company.

“You’re utilizing the AC, the water pump and the generator. Anything can go out at any time. We have to keep reserves for unexpected maintenance costs. I learned that something will go out, and more frequently than I expected,” he adds.

Trish Taylor co-owns Fire Drill Charters, which operates on Lake Michigan, with her husband, and she has a warning.

“There’s a saying that 'BOAT' stands for ‘break out another thousand’ and that’s not just one time, but over and over again,” Taylor says.

“And it’s true. Most people have no idea of the upkeep on boats. Boat ownership is different from owning a car. They simply don’t know what they don’t know,” she says.

Be on the lookout for the cost of regular oil changes, fuel filters, adding necessary technology and storage fees.

To reduce the monthly costs of keeping the boat in a slip (if it’s too long to keep in your driveway), you may consider taking it out of the water and paying for a storage space. Burns says $200 a month is typical, but it ultimately depends on the size of the vessel.

If you can’t find covered storage, you may have to pay to have the boat shrink-wrapped so it’s protected against the elements. That too, can set you back. For example, at Michigan’s Pier 33, wrapping a boat between 34 and 35.11 feet will cost $805.

Are Boats a Good Investment?

“Boats generally lose value after purchase,” Burns says. “If you buy one for $100,000, know that you’ll never sell it for that.”

But what you put into the vessel as well as the type can help keep its value or even increase it.

"We own a 1993 Tiara Yacht we bought eight years ago,” Taylor says.

"Because of the tech and performance upgrades as well as a sought-after style that’s not made anymore, it can go for double what we bought it for. Buyers recognize well-maintained boats that have been upgraded to make the boating experience even better,” she adds.

Is Buying a Used Boat Worth It?

“In most cases a used boat is a phenomenal option,” Burns says. “For a 43-foot yacht you may pay $43,000 because it's 25 years old. To buy a new one it can be millions.”

Do make your purchase through a qualified broker, though.

“Private sales can be risky,” Burns says. “It's like buying a used car from a person online. As a broker we go through a process and handle all the transactions so the buyer gets a legal boat, and in a condition that’s acceptable for their intended use.”

It’s especially important to buy a used boat with the assistance of an expert if you're a first-time boat owner.

“If you don’t, you won’t know what to look for,” Burns says. “What’s underneath the shine? These things can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. It could be rotted out from moisture, and a fix could cost $30,000."

Pros and Cons of Owning a Boat

In the end, there are many reasons to have a boat or yacht of your own.

“They are pleasure crafts, so it's tough to put a price tag on being with your family, hanging out at a really good marina and having fun,” Burns says.

Shimels says chartering the boat out helps cover costs and provides him with residual income. "It’s also a tax benefit , because I can write off the depreciation,” he says.

As for the disadvantages, they include the unpredictable costs. “We just had an unexpected repair,” Shimels says. “A generator just went out, and it was $10,000.”

Finding the right people to help keep the boat or yacht in good working order isn’t always so easy, either.

“You have to find a good mechanic, someone to do the cleaning,” Shimels says. “There’s a variety of people you have to rely on.”

Finally, not everyone can handle the money and stress of boat ownership, and that’s OK.

“We’ve had customers who sold their boat and simply do multiple charters with us,” Taylor says. “All they do is walk on, fish and pay us. They love it. No cleaning or upkeep anymore for them.”

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14 June02:44 - 11:28 - 20:1201:44 - 21:1201:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
15 June02:44 - 11:28 - 20:1301:44 - 21:1301:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
16 June02:44 - 11:29 - 20:1301:44 - 21:1401:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
17 June02:44 - 11:29 - 20:1401:43 - 21:1401:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
18 June02:44 - 11:29 - 20:1401:43 - 21:1501:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
19 June02:44 - 11:29 - 20:1501:43 - 21:1501:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00
20 June02:44 - 11:30 - 20:1501:44 - 21:1501:00 - 01:00 01:00 - 01:00

Lytkarino Hotel

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Featuring a tennis court, sauna and private sandy beach on Lyudovna lakeside, this hotel is located 18 km from Moscow city. It also offers a hot tub and cottages with a flat-screen TV...
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Silky Way is a 4-star boutique hotel featuring 3 restaurants, spacious, uniquely decorated accommodation with LCD TVs, and a water-pipe bar. It is a short drive to Moscow...
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This hotel is set on the Pakhra River, 15 km south-east of Moscow in Grigorchikovo Village. Free Wi-Fi and a private beach with boats are featured at Grigorchikovo Resort Hotel...
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This maritime-style hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the Chulkovo Ski Resort and offers excellent motorway connections into Moscow city centre. It features a pizzeria, a café and free Wi-Fi...
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Hotel Korobovo is located 10 km from the M5 motorway, providing a direct connection to Moscow city centre...
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