The world renowned boat transportation specialist, PSP Logistics, has delivered the 40m Sunseeker yacht Princess K to the 2013 Dubai International Boat Show on time. PSP, title sponsor of the PSP Southampton Boat Show, loaded the Sunseeker motor yacht Princess K onto transportation vessel ‘Palembang’ at Southampton Docks on February 7.
The 189,000-kilo Sunseeker 40M superyacht Princess K was skippered from the Sunseeker factory in Poole to Southampton Docks, where it was moored alongside ‘Palembang’ ready to be loaded.
PSP’s specially designed 45 metre cradle was positioned on the deck of the Palembang in readiness to accept the precious cargo. Palembang is equipped with substantial lifting equipment and this was rigged by the ship’s crew and PSP’s loadmaster and lowered into the water to accept the Sunseeker yacht Princess K.
Divers checked the positioning of the lifting strops under the yacht, which has a beam of around eight metres. The ship’s cranes then worked together to perform a tandem lift from the water to PSP’s cradle on the deck.
PSP then oversaw the Princess K yacht’s transportation to Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, where she was unloaded by the PSP Worldwide Boat Transportation alliance’s members in the country. From there, she was motored to the Dubai International Boat Show ready to be displayed to the public.
Interestingly, the superyacht Princess K was loaded and unloaded on the same day that the firm loaded and unloaded a 230-tonne workboat, showing the breadth of PSP’s service across leisure and commercial.
Frank Dixie, Managing Director of PSP, said: “In January we announced how PSP is moving higher volumes and bigger models of leisure boats and this latest project is evidence of that.
“Specialising in heavy lift leisure boat transportation has always been a logical next step for us and we are only expecting this side of our business to grow in coming years.”