The sheer size and configuration of the specialist ship Yacht Express demands an audience, but when the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) fleet of semi-submersible ships arrived in Ft. Lauderdale October 24 with a record breaking cargo of superyachts valued collectively at $270,341,000, it was nothing short of a show stopper.
The signature gray and orange super ship berthed in Port Everglades and began an hours-long de-ballasting process that allowed sea water to flood its dock bay and 19 superyachts to safely motor out through the stern and on to new adventures.
The largest of the vessels was the 58 metre super yacht Mi Sueno, which loaded onto Yacht Express in Genoa, It had just returned from the Monaco Yacht Show and attended the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in October.
“The reason that Mi Sueno is shipped must be credited to the yacht’s owner who really knows how to look after his crew and boat,” said Mi Sueno’s Captain Glynn Smith. “The crew needs time off after such a busy charter season in the Med, and shipping with DYT gives us that option. The other consideration is the wear and tear on the yacht during the Atlantic crossing. The average crossing adds 400 to 500 hours on the engines and generators, not to mention unforeseen incidents that can occur in the middle of the ocean.”
Several of the yachts on Yacht Express have shipped with DYT multiple times, including
- Casino Royale
- Zoom Zoom Zoom
- Miss Rose