Trade Ocean is versed in managing the needs of superyachts, no matter their size or specific requirement.
We offer a range of large and small-scale essential services to ensure the operations of any superyacht run seamlessly.
Whether you require shoreside support, assisting with customs clearance communications services, and data contracts or obtaining permits for your vessel and crew – we offer a variety of services to assist you on your journey.
As a leading ships’ agency, we have gained extensive experience servicing superyachts within ports across South Africa and Namibia.
We also help you manage logistical headaches such as delivery of yachting supplies, and yacht maintenance. We can source any essential equipment for yachts and recreational equipment for activities such as water sports.
OUR SUPERYACHT SERVICES INCLUDE
SHIPPING, LOGISTICS AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
From documents to engine spares, speedy and reliable shipping is a basic and important requirement of all yachts. We work with all the major shipping companies to offer you an array of options depending on your needs.
Inbound shipments can be delivered to our office or warehouse where they are registered on arrival. Delivery can be made the same day, if required.
Items arriving from outside of South Africa require customs clearance which can be done with minimum delay provided the appropriate paperwork (commercial invoice, CoR, and air waybill) is in order. The bonded delivery of non VAT/duty paid items onboard commercial vessels when appropriate is also available. In addition, long and short-term storage facilities are available.
ADVANCED PROVISIONING ALLOWANCE (APA) SERVICES
Getting cash onboard is a service essential to a vessel’s operations, however, it is increasingly difficult to get hold of. We are able to receive and hand over cash for vessel operations or charter APA.
Contact us for bank account information and updated paperwork requirements to start the process. Please allow sufficient notice as all cash needs to be ordered from the bank in advance, which can take up to five working days. For extra peace of mind, a secure and insured delivery direct to the yacht is available.
We can provide advice and relevant documentation for your customs cash declarations on arrival and exit from South Africa. All vessels carrying R100,000.00 or more (in value) of cash onboard are required to have a cash declaration form signed and stamped by South African Customs. Failing to do so can result in the amount being confiscated by authorities.
CREW VISA SERVICES
We work closely with border authorities to ensure transit paperwork and visas are in good order so that you can confidently continue your work onboard. These laws are often amended as countries evolve to keep their borders secure, so please get in touch if you have any questions about your own situation. Your privacy and discretion are assured.
MOBILE PHONE AND GSM DATA CONTRACTS
We have the solution to your GSM communications requirements throughout Southern Africa and beyond. Pick the package that suits your needs best and benefit from high-speed data and excellent coverage to keep you connected.
TEMPORARY ADMISSION PERMITS & FORMALITIES
If you are on a privately registered vessel and plan to do extensive works onboard while in a South African port, it may well be beneficial to temporarily import the vessel and avoid paying VAT on parts and labour.
Contact us to assess your situation and paperwork or to assist you with all of your temporary import administration.
SUPERYACHT CARPENTRY, STAINLESS & ELECTRICAL WORK
We work closely with excellent carpenters, metal workers, and electricians who have the knowledge, experience, and skill-set to competently take on almost any project or essential repair and make it happen in a timely fashion.
They understand the importance of the work needed, and due to our many years in the business will make time to fit in our requests when they may otherwise have said it was impossible to do.
ESSENTIAL SUPERYACHT CLEANING SERVICES
When the to-do list is long and the time between trips short, you can count on our professional team and extensive network to lessen your burden and take care of these and other essential services on your behalf.
Whether it’s overnight carpet cleaning with the next guests arriving in the morning, flowers, and vases needed throughout the yacht for a last-minute event, or laundry and dry-cleaning services with a quick turnaround – you can be sure we’ve handled all kinds of requests and delivered on them!
WATER SPORTS, DECK AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Irrespective of whether it’s renting or buying jet skis, the latest Seabob, SUP or towable; our relationships forged over many years with local suppliers means that we can source it for you. Even more there is a high chance we won’t just say “Yes” to your next request – but we will be able to offer a well-priced solution including delivery and collection too. The same can be said of our ability to provide good quality and well-priced deck and safety equipment wherever you are!
SUPERYACHT PROVISIONING SERVICES
We are experts at sourcing fresh, local produce (which we believe to be the backbone of exceptional yacht provisioning) and delivering to your yacht worldwide.
We use our understanding of the products, Chef, interior time constraints, and the industry to provide the best of the best while helping to reduce the stress and use time effectively. These are just some of the reasons that make our superyacht provisioning service stand out.
SPECIALISED SHORESIDE SUPPORT & SAILING SUPPLIES
Together with our destination management partners Pangaea, we are able to handle all sourcing and concierge services for Superyachts that are inbound or based in Cape Town. Their role is to get the detailed tasks that Superyachts require completed timeously at t standard that goes beyond the superyacht industry’s expectations. Services include: bookings, travel, transport/transfers, tours, crew services, security, sourcing of products, specialty provisions, supplies, materials and equipment.
There is no request that is too big or bold for us to handle.