Sevenstar Yacht Transportation: Shipping Your Yacht
A better understanding of the ins and outs of yacht transport can not only assist you with making an informed decision when booking shipping, it also enables you to better plan your own logistics around the transport. Read on for a useful checklist, for anyone considering shipping their yacht.
Shipping Your Yacht? 5 logical steps before booking
Congratulations! You have decided to relocate your yacht to discover a new cruising destination, or perhaps you have just purchased a yacht and need to have it delivered. And now you are looking for the best solution to do so. But how do you find shipping options that meet your requirements? And what to expect in terms of service levels, prices, payment terms and what are potential pitfalls?
A better understanding of the ins and outs of yacht shipping can not only assist you with making an informed decision when booking transport, it also enables you to better plan your own logistics around the transport. Although it is impossible to describe what goes on in yacht shipping in just a few pages, this article is meant to provide a useful checklist for anyone considering shipping their yacht.
Read on to familiarize yourself with key factors in yacht and commercial shipping and learn how you can do your ‘due diligence’ by following five logical steps before booking.
Due diligence is the investigation that a reasonable business or person is normally expected to conduct before entering into an agreement or contract with another party. The phrase has been in use in a legal sense since the mid-1400s. It is a combination of two words derived from Latin: due, from debere, which means to owe and diligence from the word diligentia, which means carefulness or attentiveness.
Simply speaking, it is a big word for what you are already doing when spending a larger amount of money, for instance when buying a new car or planning a new kitchen. Key for the assessment is that: the purpose is to make an informed decision, the process through which to do so is systematic, and while doing the research, you can use both publicly available information (internet, recommendations from others) as well as directly ask the shipping provider to clarify specific details.
When doing due diligence for finding shipping solutions for your yacht, five logical, systematic steps to take are:
- Define shipping requirements & set your priorities
- Find suitable shipping options
- Find out more about the companies providing shipping
- Screening quotations
- Final assessment and booking your shipping
Follow below link for a detailed explanation and useful checklist for each of these steps.
Would you like more information about shipping your yacht with Sevenstar to or from Asia Pacific? Are you interested in our upcoming sailings, or do you have a dedicated enquiry? You are welcome to contact your local Sevenstar representative below.
Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore:
Marieke Derks (email@example.com) and
Chris Jongerius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hong Kong / China:
Charles Massey (email@example.com)
Lachlan Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Dean Sharples (email@example.com)
Alisha Hickling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This checklist first appeared in SEA Yachting Magazine June 2021.