Dockwise Yacht Transport has established itself as a leader when it comes to carrying yachts of all sizes to and from the most popular cruising grounds around the world. Since 1987, it’s been providing float-on, float-off transportation services, in which yachts literally cruise on and off the carrier ship, thanks to them being fitted with submerging bays. Other companies solely use cranes to lift yachts on and off their carrier ships, which are certainly suitable, but some owners prefer the convenience of driving right onto/off the vessel.

Earlier this week, Dockwise’s Super Servant 4 arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, after a trip that originated in Palma de Mallorca and made a stop in St. Thomas, to pick up more yachts. More than 30 boats ranging from a 30-foot sailboat to the 112-foot megayacht My Iguana were onboard the 169.39-meter (556-foot) Super Servant 4 upon arrival stateside. I was among three journalists who, along with owners and crew, got to board the vessel for the offloading process.

Written by: Diane Byrne
Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the daily updated website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she also contributes to Yachts International, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association.