August 26, 2020
We’ve been living in a world of uncertainty since March 2020, with Covid-19 restrictions making it difficult to plan travel. But as sure as the sun will always set in the west, DYT’s sail schedules remain undiminished. For yacht owners looking to make up lost cruising time or just keen to soak up a little East Coast sunshine this winter, now is the time to book your boat aboard our semi-subs and make the most of America’s open waters.
Fort Lauderdale is one of the world’s main yachting hubs, with year-round marinas, shipyards and marine businesses available at every turn. While many of the main yachting events have been cancelled this year in the wake of the coronavirus, the 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show remains on schedule to take place from 28 October – 1 November 2020.
As the largest in-water boat show in the world, one of FLIBS’ main attractions is the Superyacht Village, which showcases a range of 30m-plus vessels. And with the Monaco Yacht Show postponed until 2021, many of this year’s exciting yachting debuts will no doubt be unveiled at the show’s dedicated marina. In 2019, no less than seven yachts made their world debut, including German shipyard Lürssen’s 95m Madsummer, the show’s largest debut to date.
For many yacht owners, DYT’s trusted Mediterranean to US East Coast route sailing schedule has been an efficient way of guaranteeing their yacht is present at the show each year, whether visiting or exhibiting. Throughout the months of September, October and November, our semi-submersibles will be sailing from Genoa, Palma de Mallorca and Taranto to Fort Lauderdale. In fact, our schedules are so reliable, captains have been known to set their watch by them.
And of course, Fort Lauderdale is the gateway to blue water Bahamas cruising, not to mention the island-hopping opportunities of the Caribbean. From November 2020, our routes between Fort Lauderdale, St Thomas, Le Marin and Golfito will provide easy transport to yachts looking to escape the sound of the city and find a little respite anchored off of a remote Caribbean island.
Our international routes and schedules operate year-round. Our float-on, float-off system means it couldn’t be simpler. And when you meet your yacht in port, a world of winter summer cruising awaits.