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Sevenstar Yacht Transport strengthens their commitment in the West Coast, North American market.

By Sevenstar Yacht Transport — last modified Apr 04, 2013 09:41 AM
Following several scheduled sailings to and from Palm Beach, Panama, Golfito, Manzanillo, Ensenada, and Victoria, B.C. in 2012, Sevenstar Yacht Transport is committed to increase their regular sailings for 2013.

Published: 2013-04-04 00:00:00
Topics: Global Yachting Services
Countries: Canada , China , Costa Rica , Japan , Mexico , USA

Sevenstar currently operates the following sailings:

 MV Eurogracht loading in Palm Beach April 15th for Golfito, Ensenada, and Victoria,B.C. and onward to Yokohama, Japan and Yantai, China.

 MV Thorco Liva loading Palm Beach April 15th for Golfito and Manzanillo, MX.

 MV Aggersborg loading Ensenada April 22nd for Golfito and Palm Beach.

Due to the strong demand for these routes, they now have sailings planned for May with the MV Dynamogracht and in June with the MV Deltagracht.

With recent developments in the yacht transport industry, Sevenstar Yacht Transport stands out as a provider who can offer first rate, on time service, at competitive all inclusive rates. With a fleet of over 100 vessels they control their own schedules and aim to ship in a timely manner. Unlike other providers, Sevenstar Yacht Transport only requires 25% of the freight to reserve a position with the balance due upon loading.

As Richard Klabbers, the managing director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport based in Amsterdam states, “We are making both the financial and scheduling commitment for clients who want to experience seamless and professional transport for their yachts to and from the West Coast. We want our clients to be totally satisfied with our service, a repeat customer is a tribute to our commitment."

Prior to making a commitment with any yacht transport company, it is recommended you do your research and carefully evaluate the terms of the contract. Some providers have ambiguous conditions and require upfront payments before a vessel is even confirmed on a particular route. In addition, the contract may state they have up to a year from the date of the contract to perform. Look for a user-friendly contract including a reasonable cancellation policy.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport - USA Agencies
Phone: +1 5616227997
Email: info@sevenstar-usa.com
Website: www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com

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roddycoleman
roddycoleman says:
Dec 26, 2013 01:41 PM

We contracted with Sevenstar to transport our 54' sailboat from Newport, Rhode Island to Marmaris, Turkey in late September 2011. We sailed south to Newport where we left the boat, waiting for final loading instructions. A week before the anticipated date, Sevenstar advised us that the sailing was cancelled and told us to sail nearly 400 miles north to Eastport in the Bay of Fundy on the Canadian border. We returned to the USA from the UK in October and set off despite some mixed weather. The American Sevenstar agent advised us that there was no great hurry, as the ship which would carry a main cargo of pregnant cows was running late. Suddenly, as we were making our way to Eastport it all changed, as the ship had arrived and we were told to be in Eastport within 48 hours. Despite the adverse conditions we arrived in time for loading. The Sevenstar US representative said that we would be compensated for lost flights, the cost of travel back from Eastport, fuel, etc. Eventually after some time, they reduced the shipping by $2,500, a figure which did not compensate us for our losses. The ship left with our boat on deck a couple of weeks later we communicated with the captain en-route to the Mediterranean regarding the anticipated arrival in Marmaris. We were shocked when he told us he was not bound for any Aegean ports, but for Terkidag in the Sea of Marmara, nearly 500 miles distant from our contracted unloading port. This threw our plans with the Turkish yards for winter work into disarray. We had returned to the UK and suddenly with haste we were flying out to Istanbul to find a winter berth before the ship arrived. Again the Sevenstar US agent reassured us that they would make things right and we would be compensated for any losses. We managed to find yard space where the boat could be left until the Spring near Istanbul at greatly inflated prices. Once the ship arrived and our agent had cleared Customs, we were lowered over the side just before nightfall and told to cast-off 10 minutes later to allow other boats to be craned in. With our boat empty of bunkers on Sevenstar’s instructions and everything lashed-down for the Atlantic crossing, it was not the arrival we had anticipated. There were no facilities for yachts within Terkidag Port and the Authority instructed us to leave immediately, so we headed off into the late November night and busy shipping lanes in 30 knots of wind without the preparations we would have preferred. We later contacted Sevenstar who now took a different attitude. They claimed they had no control over the ship which they said “was owned by another company” and that it was basically just unfortunate that we had arrived somewhere 500 miles from the contracted destination. It was pointed out to them that Spleithoff the ship owners and Sevenstar were under the same ownership. After much communication, Sevenstar suggested they would engage a delivery crew to take our boat to Marmaris. We declined, not wanting unknown persons moving the boat. Finally, we received a further $2,500 refund, a figure which no way compensated for the high yard costs near Istanbul and the fact we had lost 6 months sailing. The press release above takes a different stance when it says it has a fleet of 100 vessels and aims to ship in a timely manner. The ship's crew were great and very professional. Senior management in The Netherlands the USA behaved badly.

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