On June 30, 2011 we contracted with Yacht Path International, LLC to ship a 50 yacht from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Jeddah, SA. On July 6, 2011 we wire transferred the payment for the voyage ($35,000.00) to Yacht Path International, LLC. At this time no ship had been nominated to carry the yacht to Jeddah.
On July 13, 2011 at the end of the working day an email was sent from Yacht Path International, LLC to inform us that a ship had been located/ nominated to take the yacht to Jeddah. In addition, we received an email showing the loading schedule based on the ships arrive in Port Everglades, Fl. The loading date would be July 20 or 22 and we were instructed not to make any travel plans until the ship arrived in Fort Lauderdale for loading. On July 14, 2011 we telephoned our representative Lauren Bowman and informed her that we would have to cancel the contract. On July 15, 2011, we formally cancelled our shipping contract for the Jeddah shipment due to a documentation problem. [continued below]....
..... We advised Yacht Path International, LLC that we would ship the yacht with them, once we could obtain the missing documents. In the mean time, we requested that the funds ($35,000.00) be returned to our account.
By mid August, we still had not received any refund. We continued to request the return of our monies about twice a week. On August 29, 2011, we contacted Lauren Bowman again via email and telephone about are refund and the next sailing date to the Port of Genoa. Genoa was now are new destination for this yacht. Lauren said, we should contact the companys account Denise Leonardo about the refund and she would email us the next sailing date to Genoa. We contacted Denise Leonardo via telephone and email about the refund. She said, the information had been give to Dennis Cummings and that was all she could do about the issue.
Denise Leonardo told us that the company was moving to Fort Lauderdale from West Palm Beach but didnt know the location. We were now seriously concerned about recovering are refund and/ or getting are yacht shipped. We called to Lauren Bowman and she didnt know the new address of the company either and she was the outside representative for Yacht Path International, LLC.
It was now time to gather more information about Yacht Path International, LLC, so we contacted a reporter at Trident News about our problem with Yacht Path International, LLC. After our original contact with Trident News, Dennis Cummings the C.E.O. of Yacht Path International, LLC called and claimed that because we had cancelled the shipment, we were not owed any refund. We expect they had not paid the transport ship and claimed this was unfair enrichment on the part of Yacht Path International, LLC.
Dennis Cumming replied that he would ship the yacht on the next ship to Genoa for us and we agreed to the same. A new contract was issued on September 23 and returned signed the same day. On September 26 a paid in full receipt for the shipping fee was sent to us from Yacht Path International,
LLC for the Genoa sailing. The new ship was loading on September 28th and we would finally be shipped to Genoa. But after watching the ship load for two days and waiting are loading turn. We were informed by Kevin Cummings that a mistake had been made on the deck plan and we would not be loaded as planed but would be loaded on the next ship to Genoa. In the meantime Kevin Cumming said that Yacht Path International, LLC would take care of the dockage and captains fees until the next ship arrived for loading.
On December 7, 2011, Dockwise Transport had a ship to Genoa and Yacht Path International, LLC promised to ship us on Dockwise, if no other transport ships were available. We called Kevin Cummings on December 2, the loading manager and the brother of Dennis Cummings and part owner of Yacht Path International, LLC about shipping us on Dockwise and the loading time. Kevin Cummings text me back that he was working on it and was presently receiving the document from Dockwise. We called Dennis Cumming about the same matter and left a message with no call back. On the morning of December 6, we called Dockwise directly and asked if they knew anything about our shipment. They said they had sent out the document to Yacht Path International, LLC on December 2 and again on December 5 but have not received any payment and that it was now to later to change the float plan to accept our yacht.
WE ARE STILL WAITING IN FORT LAUDERDALE FOR YACHT PATH INTERNATIONAL, LLC TO SHIP THE YACHT AS CONTRACTED AND PROMISED.
So the story continues; the service from Yacht Path International, LLC has been simply lip service. If you have a story about this company, please post it on www.ripoffreport.com
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