F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > 3 and 4 Series Ordering / Pricing / Order Tracking Forum (and European Delivery) > Anyone On "Gentle Leader
MINHS Auto Care Center
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Anyone On "Gentle Leader

Anyone on the gentle leader? It picked up my car on 1 Feb and is due in to Port Hueneme on 26 February. Right now it has just left the English Channel. Due in Panama in 12 days.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893

Last edited by vonmayr; 02-04-2013 at 03:04 PM. Reason: hit enter too soon
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

Yo man! Just replied your post lol. I just contact my dealer!!!! Luckily we are "on the same boat" literarally and metaphorlly.
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m2michael23 View Post
Yo man! Just replied your post lol. I just contact my dealer!!!! Luckily we are "on the same boat" literarally and metaphorlly.
Glad to hear about it. What did you order? What city will the car be delivered to?
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonmayr View Post
Glad to hear about it. What did you order? What city will the car be delivered to?
335i EB with paddles, heat seats and tech pack.

how do you check the ship schedule?
Appreciate 0
      02-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m2michael23 View Post
335i EB with paddles, heat seats and tech pack.

how do you check the ship schedule?
Gentle Leader is an NYK lines ship. NYK lines offers NO good web or phone based data on ship schedules or cargo.

According to my client advisor, the ship is due in Port Hueneme on 27 Feb. Tracking the vessel on www.marinetraffic.com when it is near the coast and on sailwx.info when it is at sea (longer intervals between updates). This morning the ship was just off the Portugese coast. Due Panama canal 10 days from now (2/15).

Last Position Received 16 hours ago Lat: 43 01' N Long: 12 16' W

Sounds like a cool build.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-06-2013, 01:16 AM   #6
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonmayr View Post
Gentle Leader is an NYK lines ship. NYK lines offers NO good web or phone based data on ship schedules or cargo.

According to my client advisor, the ship is due in Port Hueneme on 27 Feb. Tracking the vessel on www.marinetraffic.com when it is near the coast and on sailwx.info when it is at sea (longer intervals between updates). This morning the ship was just off the Portugese coast. Due Panama canal 10 days from now (2/15).

Last Position Received 16 hours ago Lat: 43 01' N Long: 12 16' W

Sounds like a cool build.
thanks for the info, I think i ll put all this behind and enjoy my rest of the "no car period" lol
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Location

Here's the ship as of this morning.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonmayr View Post
Here's the ship as of this morning.
Still long way to come. it's been two months for me. You?
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #9
bizzyqu
Lieutenant
10
Rep
468
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW 335i xDrive M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Sorry I had too
__________________
07 E83 BSM Sport-->10 E90 335i xDrive BSM M-Sport-->(current) 13 F30 335i xDrive EBII M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      02-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m2michael23 View Post
Still long way to come. it's been two months for me. You?
I placed my order 14 December. So I have been waiting close enough to 2 months. A glass half full way of looking at it is that we are about a month from getting the car so we are over half way in our wait.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #11
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

She should be in tracking range of the Carribean by mid day on Wednesday. Looks like she stayed south of the storm track from last weekend.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bizzyqu View Post
Sorry I had too
Yup, I'm a dog person. I laughed my ass off when I saw the name of the ship!
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #13
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Ship on schedule - just sighted off the shores of the Domincan Republic.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #14
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

@ Panama Canal

Here the ship is again, back on the tracking screen. Waiting to go through the panama canal.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Going Through the Gatun Locks

After about 24 hours at anchor, the Gentle Leader passed through the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama canal just after sunrise this morning. She is now "Southbound" as it is termed in the Canal. It was fascinating to watch the whole process live on webcams. Here are some captures from the panama canal webcams and from marinetraffic.com
Attached Images
      
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

In the pacific. Due San Diego 2/25/13

A couple of captures from the Miraflores Lock webcam as the Gentle Leader is lowered to Pacific ocean sea level. She will drop off the AIS tracker websites until the 23rd or 24th.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #17
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

What is the final destination? Is it ahead of sechdule ?
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Her next port of call is San Diego on 25 February. Maybe Long Beach on the 26th, if past BMW West Coast schedules hold. Then Port Hueneme on 27 Feb where our BMW's will be unloaded at the West Coast Vehicle Processing Center. From there it's 5-7 days till delivery.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2013, 02:25 AM   #19
m2michael23
Lieutenant
12
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tempe, AZ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonmayr View Post
Her next port of call is San Diego on 25 February. Maybe Long Beach on the 26th, if past BMW West Coast schedules hold. Then Port Hueneme on 27 Feb where our BMW's will be unloaded at the West Coast Vehicle Processing Center. From there it's 5-7 days till delivery.
Day comes so close! I think about the moment I pick up the car every night before I go to the bed. It's a torture!

I emailed my Internet Agent couples times, he ignores me. It makes me kinda anxious now.
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #20
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m2michael23 View Post
Day comes so close! I think about the moment I pick up the car every night before I go to the bed. It's a torture!

I emailed my Internet Agent couples times, he ignores me. It makes me kinda anxious now.
Anxiety is certainly building. Ship is still out of range, as expected. I have started the pre-delivery checklist in my head. I'm ready!
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 12:17 AM   #21
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Off the coast of Baja

Here she is back on the screen for a little bit as she steams past the coast of Baja California. Still on track for a 1300 Monday docking in San Diego.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #22
vonmayr
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
109
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

She docked at San Diego this morning at 0730 my time. As of now she's still tied up there at the auto pier.

Only 2 days before the cars are offloaded. After that we lose ALL visbility into what's going on. Next up will be a call from our CA saying the car is at the dealership ready to be picked up.
__________________
Best Regards, Robert
2013 335i -///M Sport Line EBII over Coral ZTP ZPP HK 6MT
Delivered 05 Mar 13 (BMWCCA # 471893
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST