In my first post on this topic, I concentrated on Dockwise Yacht Transport and their services, since they are the current leaders in the boat transportation arena, the most advanced and efficient. I also chose them, since their fleet is designed and dedicated to transporting boats using their unique float-on / float off method; and because I could give an account of my own personal first-hand experience of using their service.
However with the completion getting ‘hotter’ and the search intensifying for more attractive cost structures than those currently offered by Dockwise, the next few years will undoubtedly see some changes and jostling for pride of place. Currently other means of getting your boat to where you want it centre on the more traditional crane-on/crane-off shipping method; a method which may not seem as ‘sexy’ and streamlined as float-on /float off, but nonetheless results from the fine-tuning of the traditional method of carrying cargo, particularly deck cargo, that dates back hundreds of years.
All tucked in on deck