Dockwise Yacht Transport and their Australian Agent, Aurora Global Logistics have been announced as the Official Yacht Logistics Provider to the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The event, in its 28th year and scheduled for August 19-27, hosts over 200 boats and is hosted by Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club on Hamilton Island, the leading island resort destination in the Whitsunday Islands, part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Aurora Global Logistics, DYT’s exclusive commercial agent for Australia, will manage the servicing of the event through lift-on/lift-off services.
“The appointment of Dockwise Yacht Transport/Aurora Global Logistics as Official Logistics Provider to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will no doubt strengthen the presence of both entities in the global marine community,” said Aurora Global Logistics President Jason Roberts, explaining that DYT can accommodate yacht transport with its own fleet of four semi-submersible ships that offer a unique “float-on/float-off” approach or through its shipping partners offer lift-on/lift-off services.
“We have earned the trust of owners and captains in coordinating their visits to the most beautiful places around the globe, and it is safe to say that Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has become a destination event that rivals all others.”
Shipping voyages for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week are scheduled for loading May 1-15 in Rotterdam or Antwerp to Port Everglades, where more boats can load May 20-30 for arrival in Brisbane, June 20-30. (This ship’s final destination is Wellington, NZ.) DYT & Aurora will also be working the spot market to accommodate customers who are not able to make these dates or ports.
“We are pleased to be working with the organizers of race week and look forward to assisting cruising yachts and competitors alike with their transport requirements prior to the commencement of the event,” said Roberts.