Float-On / Float-Off Ships
This is done by partly submerging the ship, until only the forward deck and stability towers aft remain above the surface. The cargo is then floated over the cargo deck, which is now deep (up to 10m) under water. When the cargo is in the correct position for loading, the heavy lift ships pump out water and de-ballast, leaving the cargo on deck. Learn more.
With lift-on/lift-off, cargo is loaded and discharged over the top of the vessels and other vehicles using handling equipment such as cranes, allowing for cargo to be loaded onto a specific location on the ship or vehicle. Learn more.
Roll-on/roll-off Ships operations use ramps
Roll-On/Roll-Off ship is specifically designed to carry wheeled and tracked vehicles as all or most of its cargo. Vehicles are driven or towed on and off the ship by means of either the ship's own ramps or shore-based ramps. Because it is designed to accommodate cargoes which cannot be stacked but which vary in height, below-deck space and volume utilization is generally less efficient than on a container ship. RO/RO ships are thus commercially viable only in certain specialized trades. Learn more.
Cargo is carried outside (on the deck) rather than within the enclosed cargo spaces of a vessel. Typically it is less expensive to ship as deck cargo with a conventional cargo ship however service is limited to size and weight. Learn more.
Inland Boat Transportation
Service is a promise both made and kept whether you are a private owner or a member of the marine industry. You will have unlimited access to flatbeds, special tow trucks as well as drop-frame semi-trailers, step decks and other "Custom built" specialist boat trailers. Whether it's a "day cruiser" or a super yacht, motor yacht or sailboat, new construction or seasoned vessel,Yacht Exports can arrange trip permits accompanying of the cargo by escort vehicles if required, road Patrol Service and personal supervision. Learn more.
Enclosed Boat Container
Most liner vessels around the world today are full container vessels. If your boat fits the dimensions of a standard container (40' long, 7'8" wide and 7'10" high) boat transporters will ship it in a container. These vessels are perfect for cargo that fits neatly into a standard 20'or 40' container. However, when shipping an over-sized boat, we recommend that the manufacturer will disassemble certain parts from the boat such as engines in smaller boats, upper cockpits, Bimini top, etc.
For over-sized boats, transporters use a flat rack and strap to secure your boat to the vessel. We recommend shrink-wrapping the boat to protect it from damage or debris getting into your boat.
Water to ship moves
Boat movers load and unload your boat directly from the water.
Barge to ship moves
Boat movers load and unload your boat directly from a barge in the water to the ship.