World's largest sailing yachts get the GAC treatment

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    31 October 2014



Southampton, UK – 31 October 2014: GAC has smoothed the transit of the world’s largest sailing yacht through the Suez Canal, and was at hand when she called at ports in Oman and Sri Lanka.

The integrated package of support services at multiple ports for the 93-metre long three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner ‘Eos’ was coordinated by the GAC Bunker Fuels specialised superyacht department based in Southampton, UK.

In Egypt, GAC's Suez Canal Transit Services team took care of her passage through the waterway from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Her next port of call was the Omani port of Salalah, where the local GAC team took care of her inward/outward clearance and supplies of fuel and provisions, before the setting off for Sri Lanka to drop off her security detail - again with GAC acting as agent.

AthenaMurray Bishop, head of the GAC Bunker Fuels superyacht department, says close cooperation and communication between the various GAC offices and the yacht's crew was key to ensuring the yacht’s smooth onward journey.

On the same day that the ‘Eos’ entered the Suez Canal, GAC Bunker Fuels also arranged delivery of fuel for the world's second largest sailing yacht, the 90-metre long three-masted schooner ‘Athena’, at Nice in France.

"The fact that the world’s two largest sailing superyachts turned to GAC shows the degree of trust we have gained in this market," adds Murray. "We pull out all the stops every time, to continue to demonstrate our commitment to the superyacht industry and the high service levels expected."