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The allure of bucket list races and regattas around the world and the strong interest in participation has prompted a revolution in yacht transport. ‘It’s quite amazing how we have been able to modernise what has been a traditional industrial sector to adapt to the unique demands for safe and effective transport of fragile items like racing yachts,’ says Wouter Verbraak, head of racing logistics at Sevenstar.

Decades ago most boats were delivered from one region to another, with the length and difficulty of the voyage often constraining the choices of which races were within reach. Deliveries were often epic adventures for the delivery crews, but they could also be very time-consuming and often prone to delays and damage.

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