May 27 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has arranged the transport of the 115-tonne catamaran Windcat 101 from Antwerp to Abu Dhabi on board the vessel Rickmers Chittagong.

The 28 m long catamaran, which has a 9.6 m beam, has been used to transport workers between the east coast of England and wind farm construction sites in the North Sea for the past three years, but is now destined for use as a workboat off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Christian van Hoorn, managing director of GBS explained that the company's practical experience in lift-on, lift-off transports of yachts can provide its clients with tailor made solutions such as this one.

"We provide a complete package including stowage planning and the supervision of loading and discharging by our own staff," added van Hoorn.

GBS recently joined forces with BBC Chartering, which gives the company access to the multipurpose shipping company's fleet, allowing GBS to offer fixed sailing schedules to and from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Middle and the Far East.