Yacht transport companies are looking forward to bigger shipments on the horizon, with the creation of the Can Am Oceanic Yacht Alliance (COYA).
Baila Lazarus recently reported in Business in Vancouver that BC’s yacht building industry used to be a fair size but only a few companies are left. In 2007 Mears, who is the owner and president of North Vancouver’s Pacific Northwest Ship & Cargo Services, imported 233 yachts between 50 and 150 feet in length to BC waters and exported 57. That’s up from 55 imported and 44 exported in 2003.
A typical fee for transporting a 40 foot yacht from La Paz to Vancouver is US$15,000 one way. Mears welcomes the work of COYA and the new support for mega yacht berths in BC because more public-city and marina space means more work for this and other companies. Read more