5 of the Best Boat or Yacht Shipping Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 2, 2024

If you don’t have time to sail your boat across an ocean and would like to have it brought to you instead, there are a wide number of yacht shipping companies ready to do the job.

(Photo: DYT Yacht Transport)

Depending on the size and type of your vessel, shipping can not only be cheaper but also quicker than travelling solo across long distances, especially when there are vast oceans to navigate along the way. There are a large selection of reputable companies that specialise in the transportation of yachts, with bespoke logistics services providing clients with the very maximum in convenience, security and peace of mind. We’ve picked out 5 of the best below.

DYT Yacht Transport

Founded in 1987, DYT Yacht Transport serves the global yachting community with safe, reliable, and on-time yacht transportation to destinations across the world. Their purpose-built, semi-submersible carriers utilise an innovative ‘float on-float off’ method that is widely considered the industry high water mark for the safest and most efficient way to transport vessels. This helps enable an average transatlantic delivery time of 15 days while carrying yachts up to 165m, loaded in impressive numbers on the carrier’s dock. The company also offer marine cargo insurance, customs and clearance guidance, and facilities for crew to ride aboard, providing clients with added peace of mind.

Legend Yacht Transport

Based in Florida, Legend Yacht Transport are trusted by some of the largest global yacht manufacturers, owners, and racers with managing the safe and streamlined delivery of boats and yachts to ports in worldwide destinations. They offer flexible, fully customisable turn key solutions to the marine industry with concierge yacht and boat transport logistics. With both charter and linear services available, they are particularly well-known for their transportation of motor yachts, shipping more boats of this type than any other. Comprehensive vessel insurance, logistics tracking, and 24/7 staff help facilitate stress-free delivery.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics

An international moving company, Schumacher Cargo Logistics arrange shipments directly from the US to global destinations including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe. When it comes to their yacht transportation services, whether it’s a 20-foot Nautique or 200-foot yacht, they help clients work out a plan that will make the relocation of their vessel overseas as easy and pain-free as possible. They use three main methods for yacht shipping: Lift on Lift off, Roll on Roll off and Semi-Submersible. Additionally, they are also a licensed boat importer for yacht shipments coming to the US.

Brooks Yacht Transport

Unlike the other companies on this list, Brooks Yacht Transport aren’t a general cargo shipping company, but instead specialise exclusively in yacht and boat transportation. Family-owned and managed, they pride themselves on delivering a personable, reliable and straightforward experience for clients that cuts through the highly technical and logistical procedures involved in moving vessels across oceans and seas. They carefully analyse each client’s time frame and type of boat being transported in order to determine the best shipping method and route, leveraging cutting-edge technology to do things in the most efficient way possible.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport

With 30 years of dedicated yacht transport experience, Sevenstar Yacht Transport provide door-to-door solutions for any yacht transport needs. The preferred shipping partner for many boat yards and yacht brands, they are renowned for their safe, reliable services that make use of liner and charter ships, or a mixture of both. An in-house engineering team creates lift- and stowage plans, while quality-controlled cradles and lifting materials are managed from global hubs. They also have a well-trained and experienced crew on board all of their vessels and a global network of offices and local yacht service agents standing ready to help.