My friend Joe may have sailed solo across the pacific from Mexico to Tahiti, but he's taking a commercial airplane home. According to his latest email update, he's actually shipping his sailboat back. On a ship.
I don't know anything about yachts or sailboats, but apparently, you can have one shipped almost anywhere in the world by a company called Dockwise. They have giant floating drydock ships that sink themselves low enough to let boats "float on and float off" for long distance transport. Neato. Check it out: http://www.yacht-transport.com/