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Cruising yachts catch a piggyback ride

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT)’s fleet of four semi-submersible ships easily accommodate yachts of more than 100 feet, and even 200 feet, as well as owners of recreational fishing and cruising boats in the 40- or 50-foot range.

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This summer, for boat owners wanting to explore the Mediterranean, DYT is offering a special roundtrip package deal that will deliver their boat aboard the super ship Yacht Express from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., or Newport, R.I., in early August, to Sardinia, Italy, in late August. From there, owners, their families and friends can explore the magnificent Costa Smeralda, meander down the Italian and French Rivieras to coastal Spain and journey onward to the Balearic Islands and Palma de Mallorca, where Super Servant 4 is scheduled to arrive in late October for the return trip to Fort Lauderdale and Newport.

“With the roundtrip package, this is a great opportunity for owners who have thought about using our service to give it a try,” said DYT president Clemens van der Werf, who explained that DYT’s float-on/float-off service, overseen by expert DYT loading masters, allows for gentle loading and unloading of vessels while port-to-port delivery is speedy and safe, with vessels tucked securely into dry, protected, specially-designed holding bays. “It’s especially perfect for owners who have dreamed of cruising the Med on their own boats that don't have the cruising range to get there.”