August 30, 2021
When it comes to professional yacht transport, few companies can compete with the expertise and experience of DYT Yacht Transport (DYT). For over 30 years, DYT has provided specific routes that superyachts depend upon every year. The Caribbean, Balearics, South of France and Florida are – unsurprisingly – the most sought after yacht transport routes.
According to the experts at DYT, what’s surprising is that these migration routes have been relatively unaffected by the global upheavals of the pandemic.
“The pandemic has certainly affected the migration of yachts but not in the way you might think,” says DYT General Manager Laura Tempest. “Looking back now, it’s clear that most superyachts, specifically those that were for charter, had their seasonal plans change. What DYT witnessed was the migration of privately owned yachts of every size, needing to repatriate to their home countries. Our vessels were able to keep their original scheduling for the most part and provide services to the yachts that needed to get home.”
The services provided by DYT minimised disruption during the chaos of the pandemic, but DYT noticed another trend. As the market saw an increase in yacht sales during the second quarter of 2020 through to today, this created new business opportunities for yacht transport companies like DYT. All the yachts sold neeed to make their way to their new owners, after all. “As most of the world has witnessed, the pandemic created a boom in yacht sales,” Tempest explains. “So as the market picked up, over the past 18 months, DYT was fortunate enough to transport many yachts to their new owners.”
“My role is very simple,” Tempest continues. “I ensure our clients are receiving the highest level of service and attention with regards to their transport needs. It takes an incredible group of people to make sure this is accomplished every day, and I’m lucky to be alongside each of my colleagues to get it done.”