M/V Yacht Express - DYT Yacht Transport

M/V Yacht Express

Meet the Yacht Express

The launch of Yacht Express on January 19th, 2007, was a significant milestone in developing the yacht transport and delivery industry, and DYT (formerly known as Dockwise) was proud to be at the forefront of it.

Yacht Express is semi-submersible and offers our unique float-on/float-off loading method. It has an impressive length of 209 meters (685.7 ft) and a beam of 32.2 meters (106 ft). Your yacht is safely accommodated between spray covers in the docking bay, which measures 165 meters (541 ft) long and 31 meters (102 ft) wide. With a deck space of 5,115 square meters (55,060 ft), DYT can transport many yachts in one voyage.

This sophisticated yacht delivery vessel is designed to have a service speed of 18 knots, meaning that a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Mediterranean to Florida/Caribbean with this ultra-modern yacht carrier will be significantly reduced from 10 to 15 days! Owners can enjoy the advantage of extra onboard riders accompanying the yacht during the voyage and enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities.

The loading process involves the carrier taking on ballast water until the main deck is submerged to a critical depth that allows the yachts to sail aboard. When all the yachts are loaded, divers are dispatched to attach temporary supports to keep the boats elevated as the ballast is released. The ballast water is then pumped out, bringing the carrier back above the waterline. When the carrier deck is dry, the yachts are then welded to specially designed seaworthy fastenings to maintain them safely for transportation.


Yacht Express Specifications

  • Length: 209 m. (685.7 ft)
  • Deck Space: 5,115 sq. m. (55,060 ft)
  • Gross Tonnage: 17951
  • Net Tonnage: 5386
  • Max Submerged Draft: 13.2 m
  • Cruising Speed: 13 knots
  • Port of Registry: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amenities for the ride-aboard crew:

  • Conference room
  • Media room
  • Atrium with lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness room
  • Laundry facilities