On November 3, when the 556-foot Super Servant 4, one of Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) fleet of four semi-submersible ships, leaves Newport, R.I., it will be packed stem to stern with a record load of 50 recreational cruising and racing boats, worth upward of $41 million. The ship will head to Freeport, Bahamas, a newly added port of call for DYT, where it will unload eight of the vessels (six motor yachts, one sport fishing boat and one sailboat), then carry on to St. Thomas, USVI, where the remaining vessels (17 motor boats and 25 sailboats) will disembark in time for the Caribbean boating season.
Super Servant 4 is scheduled to arrive Saturday, October 31st, in Newport Harbor, and will soon thereafter begin loading its cargo in the vicinity of the Pell Bridge in preparation for its Nov. 1st departure. After arriving in Freeport, the process – with all the same professionals in attendance — will be reversed for the partial unloading. The ship is expected to arrive in St. Thomas mid-November.
DYT's global routes currently include the U.S. East Coast (Newport, Rhode Island; Port Everglades, Florida) Freeport, Bahamas, the Mediterranean (Toulon, France; Genoa, Taranto and Olbia, Italy; Marmaris, Turkey; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Northern Europe (La Rochelle and Cherbourg, France), the Caribbean (St. Thomas and Martinique); the Pacific West Coast (Golfito, Costa Rica; La Paz and Ensenada, Mexico; and Vancouver, B.C., Canada) and the South Pacific (Papeete, Tahiti; Auckland, New Zealand; and Brisbane, Australia).