Triton networking with United Yacht Transport
Date(s) - Aug 17, 2016
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Riverside Market South
Triton networking, Ft. Lauderdale. Join us and United Yacht Transport for the third Wednesday of the month event. No RSVP required, all captains, crew and industry professionals are invited from 6-8 p.m. www.the-triton.com
Join The Triton to network with United Yacht Transport on the third Wednesday of the month (Aug. 17) in Ft. Lauderdale. Everyone in yachting is welcome to join us from 6-8 p.m. Stay tuned to www.the-triton.com and tritonnews on social media for the Ft. Lauderdale location.
Until then, learn a little more about the yacht shipping business from the company president Paul Haber.
Tell us about United Yacht Transport.
We ship boats and provide all services related to yacht transport worldwide.
Why should yacht captains choose your business?
We are always reliable, best priced, and have the best safety record in the industry. Here at United, we understand how important accurate information is to a captain and crew. Our operations department gives up-to-date live data about our ships, as well as daily updates. Our frequent boat shipping sailings give captains the options they need to plan ahead.
United Yacht Transport’s pricing is the most competitive in the industry; and the contracted price is the price you pay, with no surprises, no delays and no surcharges. And that price is for the entire boat shipping cost, complete with cradles, cargo insurance, loading and discharge and documentation …soup to nuts.
We have a patented cradling system, the most experienced load masters, and the most sophisticated lifting in the industry. Safety is our first priority.
What do you wish captains and crew knew about your company?
No matter how many forwarders and transporters quote figures and dates, UYT is the only carrier in North America with regular, reliable service and schedules. Our performance speaks louder than words.
For example, United has had five eastbound sailings from Victoria, British Columbia, and Ensenada, Calif., to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale in the past six months. No other carrier has done more than one. The proof is in the pudding.
In 2016 here are the eastbound sailings we have had so far: BBC Lolland in January, BBC Bergen in March, BBC Oder in April, AAL Kobe in May and the Clipper New York in July.
How do captains request a quote?
They can fill out a free yacht transport quote request on our website (united-yacht.com) or give us a call anytime for any boat shipping needs. We have agents standing by.
While on our website, they can check out our more than 50 videos showing United at work, loading and unloading.
You recently set a company record. Tell us about that.
This year, 2016, has been a record year for United. Our spring season in North America was our best ever and sailings were chock-a-block.
United also significantly increased our heavy lift yacht transports of superyachts weighing over 300 tons, including one weighing over 500 tons. United has increased our frequency of boat shipments to and from the Mediterranean and are happy to announce monthly sailing from/to Port Everglades, Palma, Genoa, Lavrion in Greece, and Izmir in Turkey.
It must get busy at certain times of the year. How should crew avoid the rush?
Our best advice to any captain is to book their yacht transports several months ahead. In this way, the slot is secured with no surprises. We also offer an early booking discount of 15 percent to shippers booking 90 days or more in advance.
What are the most important things for crew to do to prepare to ship?
- Have at least 50 feet of lines on the stern and bow of the yacht.
- Have at least two fenders on each side of the yacht.
- Have an easy-to-read guideline on how to start the engines.
- Ensure that all loose equipment on the yacht has been secured (such as biminis, cushions, etc.)
- Add extra tie downs on loose items such as jet skis, tenders, kayaks, etc.
- Ensure that all hatches have been closed tight and locked.
The location for the networking event will be announced on www.the-triton.com. For more information obout United Yacht Transport, visit united-yacht.com or contact the company at +1 954-383-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or stop by the east coast office at 2830 Marina Mile Blvd. Suite 118, Ft. Lauderdale (33312).