Buying a yacht can be quite an experience for the person making the purchase, especially if he or she already has had one before. This is because very few things can compare with the excitement and anticipation of choosing a new luxury vessel. However, if like many new yacht owners out there, one chooses to go for the broader selection of yachts that can be found in the United States, then things can easily get complicated due to the additional steps to take in order to bring the dream-yacht home.
Shipping a yacht (or any other vessel for that matter) from the United States is something that most people don’t even think about when purchasing their boats, but it is in fact far more complicated than the very buying process itself. This is because, in order to have his or her boat delivered safely, the owner needs first to decide and verify on the details of a particular transport method, and then he or she will need to comply with all the rules and regulations imposed by the customs departments of both countries. On top of that, a series of documents are required as well, which can further complicate matters if not submitted appropriately and on time.
Here is where the services of yacht shippers come into play. International boat shipping companies are companies that take care of delivering any boat purchased from abroad to its new owner in the fastest (and safest) way possible. These are far preferred over more “general” international freight companies, since the former boat shipping companies are highly specialized and are composed of groups of professionals that have a deep knowledge of the boat market. Also, some specialized freight companies like International Boat Transport go a step beyond, taking care not just of the shipping process, but also of all the required paperwork and administrative procedures involved in shipping a yacht.
To begin with, these companies provide advice and verification services in order for the yacht in question to be shipped with the method that is more convenient and cost-effective for the buyer. After that, they take care of helping the buyer to comply with all the customs regulations from his/her country, as well as with those of the U.S.
Of course, the amount of help they can provide is tremendous, since these companies always have agents on-site (in the U.S.) who have a thorough knowledge of the market and all its rules. And on top of everything, many of them are also based locally, which means that for the future owner of a yacht, it will be possible to stay in constant touch with someone locally in order to have the latest updates on the shipping of his/her yacht.