(CNBC) — It's springtime, which means it's also time for the annual migration of yachts from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.
And for yacht owners who don't want to bother with the time and hassle of an ocean crossing, there's an alternative: shipping the yacht by boat.
A growing number of companies are offering "yacht shipping" services, where yachts are loaded and carried on giant cargo ships to distant locations. Most of the boats being carried are charter boats on the seasonal migrations between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
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