For yacht transport in the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico specifically, the port of Savannah in Savannah, Georgia is easily one of the best options. One of the busiest seaports in the United Seaports, this port can handle more than 2 million twenty foot equivalent units in a single year.
The city of Savannah itself is known for its balmy, subtropical climate, its cobblestone pedestrian malls shaded by emerald tree canopies, and its many food and music festivals. The city has a rich history, having been of particular importance during both the American revolution and the civil war. The port was also strategically important during the second world war as a it served as a shipyard. The port facilities line both sides of the Savannah river, and there is much to see and do in the neighborhoods that are adjacent to the riverside. There is the historic district (one of the largest of its ind in the country), the 'Factors Walk' neighborhood with its restored cotton warehouses that have been converted into pubs, restaurants, and other establishments, the city market, and of course River Street--a hustling and bustling promenade that is the heart of the city in many ways.
The port of Savannah is one of the fastest growing ports in the country, and there are no signs that things are going to slow down any time soon. With nearly ten thousand feet of continuous dock space that operates on a "first-come-first-served" basis you are unlikely to have to wait in line for long if you are transporting a yacht. The Georgia Port Authority have a well deserved reputation as being masters when it comes to logistics and scheduling, and they have all of the manpower and technology needed to get any yacht transport job done properly. When you combine these factors with the fact that the city of Savannah is a cultural marvel, you will be glad you decided to bring in your yacht at the port of Savannah.