While observing yachts onboard ships can be an amazing sight, even Captain Jack Sparrow would have been impressed watching the historic replica of Ferdinand Magellan’s galleon, NAO Victoria, sail onboard DYT Yacht Transport’s semi-submersible yacht carrier, Super Servant 4, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on November 28th. Dedicated to yacht transport of yachts of all sizes, DYT is best known for its fleet of unique ships that submerge to a draft required by the yachts loading to safely and easily sail on and off.
Upon her arrival in Port Everglades, Fla. mid-December, the 25.9-meter (85-foot) carrack will sail to St. Augustine for the Christmas holiday before beginning a cultural exhibition tour that will take her along the coast of Florida and up the U.S. East Coast to educate the public about the first complete circumnavigation of the world by Magellan’s expedition in the 16th Century.
“Although she can sail perfectly on her own keel, she would take nearly two months to get from Spain to Florida, so we decided to ship her to reduce the voyage time,” said Eduardo Almagro Blanco, the general manager for Fundacion NAO Victoria, the Spanish not-for-profit foundation that manages NAO Victoria along with El Galeon, another historic Spanish replica. He added that the organization chose DYT based on its credentials, unique float-on/float-off loading method, and timely schedule. With excellent safety standards and an experienced staff behind the operation, DYT’s Super Servant 4will complete the delivery of NAO Victoria from Palma de Mallorca to Port Everglades, Fla. by mid December.