On 4 January DYT Superyacht Transport took delivery of, its purpose-built semi-submersible vessel, YACHT SERVANT (registered in the Netherlands). Three days later, the vessel embarked on her maiden voyage from Shanghai to Panama.
With an LOA of 213.70m, a 46m beam and a 4.6m draft, YACHT SERVANT provides virtually double the capacity than her predecessors. The IMO Tier-III compliant vessel is also 32% more fuel efficient, while her 6,380msq deck space – 30% larger than her sistership Yacht Express – facilitates the transport of more vessels per crossing, including deep draft sailing yachts.
Whereas the current vessels in DYT’s semi-submersible fleet require operating water depths of around 14m, YACHT SERVANT only requires an operating water depth of 9m using a unique float-on, float-off system that is widely considered to be the safest and most efficient in the world. YACHT SERVANT’s new specialised deck located behind the bridge built to accommodate tenders, containers and small race boats also opens a new world of convenience and flexibility for owners.
Source: DYT Super Yacht Transport