At Port Manatee, a shipment of 14 catamaran yachts – each as long as 54 feet – is offloaded Aug. 7 from Fednav’s Federal Baltic, the latest such delivery from China for MarineMax Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer.

At Port Manatee, a shipment of 14 catamaran yachts was offloaded Aug. 7 from Fednav’s Federal Baltic, the latest such delivery from China for MarineMax Inc.

Port Manatee is serving as import hub for MarineMax, the recreational boat and yacht retailer, underscoring capabilities for moving oversize cargoes via the port. Recently, Port Manatee received a shipment of 14 Aquila catamarans measuring as long as 54 feet each. The yachts arrived at Port Manatee from China’s Port of Changshu on Saturday, Aug. 7, aboard Fednav’s Federal Baltic, and were all discharged the same day, with 11 of the catamarans heading by water to MarineMax locations in the Tampa Bay area and the British Virgin Islands and the remaining three boats going on flatbed trucks to MarineMax stores in Florida, Georgia and New York. Port Manatee anticipates receiving its next shipment of yachts in October.

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