Here we have our 2005 Grand Banks 42 Classic, in the Savannah River with the Savannah Convention Center in the background preparing to load on the M/V Statengracht for export to Europe. We sold her to a client from the Netherlands who took advantage of a very favorable exchange rate. He was referred to us and trusted us completely feeling like it was not even necessary to come to the U.S. to see the boat. He bought the boat based on our reputation for handling the transaction properly.
Our Grand Banks beside the ship as lifting slings are properly positioned.
Sevenstar, the shipping company, makes sure that everything is perfect under the boat by putting a diver in the water to correctly position the straps. They are very careful and have developed a good reputation for doing it right.
Our Grand Banks in the air with Savannah in the background.
The Sevenstar crew getting her properly positioned on the deck of the M/V Statengracht.
Tie downs being installed to make sure that our Grand Banks is secure. The process takes time and we stay with the yacht every step of the way from start to finish.
Huge cranes lift each yacht into place. The entire process is very well orchestrated.
The M/V Statengracht continues to load until her deck is full of yachts. First Fort Lauderdale, then Savannah and finally in Newport. Sellers that list with a broker that is an export expert have an advantage of selling globally instead of only in the soft domestic market that we are currently experiencing.
The 2000 Grand Banks 42 Motor Yacht ADAGIO purchased by Hank de Greef in the Netherlands on the way down the Intracoastal Waterway to Savannah for shipment on a Sevenstar freighter. We supply the captain and mate for the delivery to the ship and speak with them daily getting a full report for the new foreign owner.
Grand Banks 42 at Thunderbolt Marina in Savannah, Georgia awaiting the arrival of the Sevenstar freighter M/V Slotergracht. The Slotergracht will first load with clay and then secure the yachts to the deck. Sevenstar has several ships that call on U.S. ports every month and all transport yachts back to Europe.
M/V Slotergracht dockside in Savannah preparing to load a sailboat on deck for transport overseas. We are next in line and are waiting for directions from the loadmaster. The loading proceedure is very efficient and the crew is extremely careful to get each yacht fully secure before loading the next.
The Grand Banks 42 ADAGIO being loaded at dusk in Savannah. Cranes on board the ship are used along with slings to lift the yacht. A diver is in the water at all times making sure that the straps are in the right place before lifting begins. Safe guarding the yacht is their primary concern.
A crew of eight secure the Grand Banks to the deck of the M/V Slotergracht. Stands are placed for the yacht to sit on and welded in place along with pad eyes to make sure she is secure. We are with your yacht every step of the way assuring you that she is safe and sound. We photograph the entire process and then immediately e-mail them to you before the ship sails. We are not only your brokers, but also your agents throughout the entire process. This is yacht brokerage done right!
FROM START TO FINISH - WE HANDLE ALL OF YOUR EXPORT NEEDS
Virginia Yacht Brokers
on the ICW at Atlantic Yacht Basin|
2615 Basin Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States
Fax (757) 546-0374