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Dockwise Yacht Transport Forms Partnership with The Billfish Foundation

By James Greenwald last modified Apr 07, 2008 11:06 AM

Published: 2008-04-07 11:06:00
Topics: Global Yachting Services

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), the world's leading yacht logistics company with its own fleet of semi-submersible ships that offer a unique float-on/float-off service, has entered into a corporate conservation partnership with The Billfish Foundation (TBF). TBF is the only non-profit organization dedicated solely to conserving and enhancing billfish populations around the world. Its constituency is a comprehensive network of anglers, captains, mates, tournament directors, clubs and sportfishing businesses.

"While we have continued to improve our services to the yachting world, we have committed to offering more targeted routes for the sportfishing community with its growing mobility needs," said DYT Vice President Raymond Fisch. "By supporting TBF, we are supporting such programs as the organization's signature research project, a Tag and Release Program in the Gulf and Caribbean Conservation Zone that uses the efforts of anglers to provide data and research to scientists and fisheries managers. As the largest and most successful international billfish tagging program in the world, it unites thousands of anglers from every corner of the world through a common pursuit--fishing the world's oceans and improving billfish conservation."

DYT's new super ship, the 686-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, already is partnered with the International SeaKeepers Society to sample, measure, record and then transmit ocean monitoring data to various scientific and public communities across the globe. Yacht Express is the largest vessel of its kind in the world and has been added to the DYT fleet this year to provide yacht owners with faster and more frequent delivery of their power and sailing yachts across the oceans.

"It is a pleasure to see Dockwise Yacht Transport willing to put such an emphasis on the importance of conservation in the marine industry," said TBF President Ellen Peel. "They set an example by giving back to the resource, and without the support of businesses like them we could never hope to accomplish our goal of keeping billfish in the water for future generations of anglers to enjoy."

More about DYT

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., specializes in the maritime transport of private luxury yachts and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd., the global leader in maritime transports and installation. DYT's ships utilize semi-submersible dock bays that allow yachts of any size to be safely floated on and off as cargo. Since its maiden voyage in 1987, the company has transported over 9,000 motor and sailing yachts to various destinations around the globe, offering owners and charterers safe and easy access to many of the world’s premier cruising grounds. Along with area representatives around the globe, DYT has additional operating offices in Italy, France, Martinique and Newport (RI). A partnership with BBC Chartering and Logistics also allows DYT to manage safe lift-on/lift-off service aboard BBC's fleet of 140 vessels transporting cargo around the globe. The service is for clients who need additional scheduling flexibility or the ability to get to a destination not normally serviced by DYT's semi-submersible ships.

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