Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-05-2016, 02:20   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cebu
Boat: Cranchi Atlantique 48
Posts: 250
Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

Hi all,

As a new owner of a motoryacht in the Med, I would like to have it transported to Asia, on board a ship... To somewhere around Singapore, that is.

Can anyone suggest a reliable shipping broker or agent to contact about this?

The boat is a 48' Cranchi Atlantique... a bit too big to go in a container, but too small to sail to Asia on its own.

I have spoken to Sevenstar, who seem to be the leader in this field and are said to provide a superb experience - but their prices are a bit out of my league.

All the threads about this kind of thing mention that you need a good agent or broker... and it seems attractive deals can be found along the main trade routes... So I am looking for names and perhaps your opinions about specific contacts.

Kind regards.

__________________

__________________
Zven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2016, 04:19   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cebu
Boat: Cranchi Atlantique 48
Posts: 250
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

For anyone who take an interest in this kind of thing...
Here is an article with lots of general information and pictures:
Dockwise Yacht Transport — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News
__________________

__________________
Zven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2016, 04:23   #3
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 6,891
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

Hi Zen

If this is a used yacht then finding a local Shipping Agent is what you are after.

Local yacht brokers can help you as you will need to Build a lifting cradle before having shipping agent shop for cheap deck cargo on empty container ships bound for HK.
(Last minute cargo gets you the best deal)

But first you have to decide on which Port you wish to offload at.

If destination is CEBU then Hong Kong is a better/safer choice for delivery via easy clearing in at Subic.
__________________
Pelagic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2016, 22:26   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cebu
Boat: Cranchi Atlantique 48
Posts: 250
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

Thanks Pelagic.

Yes I am trying to find and talk to agents about this kind of thing.

Regarding destination, yes my final one is Cebu but I quite like the thought of cruising in Malaysia and perhaps even Thailand. I could perhaps use a year or so for that. Hence I am looking to offload the boat somewhere like Phuket, Penang, Port Klang, or Singapore.
Later I would enter the Philippines via Palawan.
I guess I could still do the clearing in at Subic, if that is to be recommended rather than Puerto Princesa. (Sailing along the North side of Palawan might be safer perhaps.)
Do you see any problems with this plan?
__________________
Zven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-05-2016, 06:15   #5
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 6,891
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

Your plan makes sense if you want to cruise from Singapore to Phuket first.

No problems clearing in/out of Puerto Princessa and I would recommend Kudat over KK as a Malaysian departure point
__________________
Pelagic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28-05-2016, 09:26   #6
Registered User
 
KadeyKrogen38's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Clear Lake, TX
Boat: Kadey Krogen 38
Posts: 89
Images: 1
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

If you utilize Dockwise you would not need a cradle. You float on and ship personnel block the hull for transport as they would do for floating dry dock. Basically that is what Dockwise is anyway
__________________
KadeyKrogen38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-05-2016, 17:31   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sydney
Boat: Farr 1020
Posts: 223
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

I was looking at shipping a short while ago:

Hannah Clark - at PSP Logistics (+44 (0) 1489 565577) was really helpful.

I was getting mixed results for a while and finally tired of most yacht brokers who did not want to put any effort into providing info on the boat itself, they were more interested in reading the advert in response to queries. I have now given-up the idea anyway.

Some of the big US based organisations are completely uninterested.
A local agent in Sydney finally woke-up, but the delay was reportedly the US side of things. Hopefully you will get better results from the Med.
__________________
Djarraluda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2016, 03:36   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,311
Images: 75
Re: Recommended agent/broker for transport of boat across the world?

I delivered a catamaran to palma,that was then transported to Singapore by sevenstars,i then flew out to deliver the boat to pattaya in Thailand.

seven stars were great and we used the agents they nominated that handle all the customs formalities for their shipping in those ports,agents charged 600euro in palma,and 600US$ in s'pore,which included a local skipper for loading and unloading.

seven stars will weld temporary supports under the vessel for transport,so no cradle needs to be supplied.

customs in Singapore is quite strict,and you will need to have a bill of lading from your European agent,a current registration certificate for the boat,and current insurance with a wreck removal clause for Singapore and details of their Singapore agent,plus email copies of the crew passports to the agent for your access permit to the port if you are going to be there for unloading.
__________________

__________________
my catamaran building project updates http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...36#post2502136
atoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
men

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended sailboat broker in Bay Area? heylaerz Monohull Sailboats 13 30-09-2014 07:05
If it's Better to Buy Through a Broker-to-Broker Arrangement, I Need a Broker YesIsail Multihull Sailboats 4 14-11-2011 10:00
Broker or No Broker ? Nick & LA Multihull Sailboats 12 10-05-2010 07:29
Broker or No Broker dingoman General Sailing Forum 8 26-02-2010 14:23



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:21.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.