Why choose Sevenstar
When shipping your yacht, you want to know and feel that you and the yacht are in good hands. Getting your vessel safely from port A to port B on time and within budget is your number one requirement. Having said that, yacht owners or professional crew who have had their precious yachts shipped before, can tell you there is quite a bit more to be considered. We promise you that we, and our carefully selected network of business partners, will take good care of you throughout the shipping process from enquiry to booking and from loading to the final delivery of the yacht. Read on to see what is involved in our promise.
Safety not only applies to your valuable yacht arriving in one piece at the other end, but also to everyone involved in making the shipping happen. From the skipper or yacht captain and crew to the loadmasters, assistants, the master and crew of the cargo vessel, the stevedores, the local agents and many more. Both your yacht and the total team need to be kept safe before, during and after operations. We ensure this by:
Working with DNV-Certified, experienced Loadmasters who help prepare and who supervise loading and discharge operations. An in-house engineering team that creates the lift- and stowage plans for your yacht and engineers custom solutions. Using our own quality-controlled cradles and lifting materials, that are managed from our global warehouses. Well-trained and experienced crew on board of our vessels, who know the specifics of handling yachts.
RELIABLE Whatever it is that you want to do with your yacht, you demand first and foremost that you can count on the parties you are dealing with. Being a reliable shipping partner with transparent communication is one of our core values. We make sure that your yacht is taken care of from contract signing to delivery at destination. You can lean back and relax while we do the heavy lifting! We operate guaranteed global sailings from and to all major ports around the world, giving you easy access to the main yachting destinations. For shipping your yacht, we have access to 120+ company-owned cargo vessels as well as to an outside fleet of (heavy lift) vessels, that we contract only from reliable shipping partners. Our in-house sales, operations and engineering teams ensure short communication lines, efficient operations, and quality control. Your yacht is insured during transport with a Marine Cargo Insurance that has the best coverage in the yacht transport industry.
“Shipping yachts means that we are always dealing with a unique piece of costly cargo”
PERSONAL Sure, Sevenstar is not a small company and that’s exactly why we make our services fully personal. Of course, there is red tape involved when shipping your yacht. However, we take the normal headaches out of the equation. Your personal account manager guides you around all the potential pitfalls for a smooth sailing. Your account manager is your own personal single point of contact from enquiry to discharge. Our experienced local customs agents look after the paperwork for your export & import clearance. A global network of expert Sevenstar offices and local yacht service agents are ready to assist you with local logistics and legal matters, such as visa, sailing permits, local conditions and berthing.
TRUSTWORTHY If there is one thing that clients give as feedback on our services, it is that Sevenstar is a trustworthy shipping partner, providing consistent quality. And we work hard at upholding that accolade!! For you, and all our other clients. Transparent offers with fair pricing inform you what is included in our services and what is optional. Sevenstar has 30+ years of dedicated yacht transport experience with a traceable track record. Check us out! Major boat yards and yacht brands choose Sevenstar as their preferred shipping partner. Your deposits and other payments are safe with a financially stable company. Our heritage as member of Dutch shipping company Spliethoff Group (established in 1921), shows we are well-embedded in the shipping industry.