There are primarily two options for transport: going as on-deck freight or on a semisubmerged ship.
The potential of a slip and fall worried the crew as the vessel was loaded.
A yacht traveling on deck must be secured well enough to handle near-hurricane-force, 70-knot winds.
Semisubmerged ships, like the one above from Dockwise, are helping to bring exotic locales within reach.
The crew waits for its turn to secure its spot.
A Dockwise diver comes up for air.
Jack stands and blocks helped to minimize Brier Patch's on-deck movement during the transport.
Dockwise is building several new semisubmerged ships specifically designed for yacht transport.