Sevenstar launches sport fishing logistics division
“The world of sport fishing is a world of its own”, says Wiebke Bokelmann Ratha, Sevenstar Trade Manager USA East to USA West, Asia and Pacific v.v.
“Sevenstar has been catering to the sport fishing community since 2012. Offering regular dedicated sailings for Sport fishing tournaments all over the world as well as continuing to sponsor publications and tournaments throughout. After 10 years of lifting, stowing and lashing these unique yachts, Sevenstar has developed the industry’s most experienced and advanced operational procedures. We have learned that the sport fishing client group has its own specific requirements and needs its own approach and attention. Therefore, a new Sevenstar Sport Fishing Logistics department has been launched, spearheaded by Kris Caren, who is also managing our USA West Coast Office. In this way we can provide an even more personalised and dedicated service and offer better shipping solutions to our sport fishing clients”.
Dedicated and personalised approach “Shipping a sport fishing boat is different from relocating other yachts. Fishing boats have a different technical set-up with multi-level high towers and outriggers. Clients need a load master in port longer beforehand to help prepare the boat for transport. With the boat also comes the need for power and water while on deck, the need for riders on board and for shipping (sometimes cooled) containers with fishing gear together with the boats, all cargo to arrive in time for the events.”
Custom sailings for sport fishing tournaments “Sport fishing is a big thing in the USA and that is why we schedule dedicated sailings with round trip packages for the main sport fishing tournaments”, says Kris Caren, “and also why we are the official sponsor of Bisbee’s Black & Blue in Mexico, one of the main tournaments on the calendar.
For the coming Bisbee’s Black & Blue events, held from the 25th to the 29th of October off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, we have scheduled a September sailing with our MV Deltagracht vessel from Palm Beach to La Paz. Perfectly in time for yacht owners from the USA planning to join this epic event with their own sport fishing yachts”.