Fort Lauderdale based Yacht Path Marine Group has been awarded the contract to transport the 270-ton, 140-foot custom-build pirate ship from Barbers Point, Hawaii to St. Thomas, USVI.
The replica pirate ship "Black Pearl" was most famously known for her role in Disney's blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
This replica tall ship set is constructed over the hull of another vessel, the "Sunset", which was once used to service the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Dennis Cummings, principal and managing director of Yacht Path said, “We are honoured to have been awarded this Contract. We are one of the few companies in the world with the experience and knowledge to safely perform such a complex transport project.”
Oliver Edwards, head Loadmaster for this project explained, “We performed the loading of "Black Pearl" utilising both ship's cranes in a lift most commonly known as a "tandem lift". The entire operational process; loading, blocking, cradling, welding and sea-fastening took approximately six hours from start to finish. The M/V "BBC Pearl" had departed Barbers Point, Hawaii on 12th November 2012 for a three week voyage to St Thomas.
Since 2001, Yacht Path Marine Group has become one of the world’s largest direct providers of lift-on/lift-off yacht transportation services carrying over 8000 yachts since 2001. With five offices around the world including Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Palma de Mallorca, Ensenada, and Kaohsiung, Yacht Path is a direct provider of transportation services for sport fish, motor and sailing yachts of all sizes.
For further information, visit www.yachtpath.com.