Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has announced the simultaneous opening of offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US) and Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Egge Kloosterboer, who recently joined the company, will be managing all North American operations.

“We are delighted to have Egge joining our team as we expand our services to the North American market. We have responded to a growing demand in the market for viable options to transport yachts,” comments Christian van Hoorn, managing director of GBS.

Global Boat Shipping is part of EMS- Fehn-Group. The company has direct access to a fleet of cargo vessels and contacts in the shipping and logistics industry, allowing GBS the flexibility in offering load on / load off services as well as float on / float off services for superyachts.

“With the recent acquisition of Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) by Sevenstar, there are fewer choices left for clients seeking reliable yacht transport. Now with our expansion into North America, we are in a position to offer clients another dependable and consistent alternative,” says van Hoorn.

Based in Leer, Germany, GBS has been active in Europe for more than 10 years. The company offers full package that includes cradle systems, insurance and all handling. The company is exhibiting at the Düsseldorf Boat Show this week.