Dutch yacht transport specialist has made plans to expand its fleet of semi-submersible vessels currently comprising of the Yacht Express and the Super Servant 4.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has recently commissioned a Chinese shipyard the construction of a semi-submersible vessel to join its fleet.

The company says the project aims to respond to the changing market in float-on,float-off superyacht transport.

“Sevenstar, under de name DYT Yacht Transport, has made plans to expand its fleet of semi-submersible vessels currently comprising of the Yacht Express and the Super Servant 4,” comments Sander Schuurman, marketing and communications at Sevenstar.

Schuurman adds: “With new markets opening up the recent years and the increase in size of the yachts, the demand for a different Superyacht carrier is there.”

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The new float-on,float-off yacht transportation vessel will be able to transport the largest of yachts with a limit of 140m.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport was founded in 1985 to serve the North European market. The firm was acquired by Dutch worldwide shipping company Spliethoff Group in 2000.

The group operates a fleet of over 100 vessels. In the last year alone it has added eight vessels to its fleet.

Since 2000, Sevenstar Yacht Transport has expanded to become a worldwide network with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia and Turkey, and agents in Monaco, Germany, Russia and New Zealand.