Professional Yacht Delivery Service
There will be times as a yacht owner you need have you boat delivered to a new location but you don't have the time to do it yourself. One choice is to have a professional organise this for you and this is where I can assist. I will take time to work with you to make sure myself and the delivery crew understand your expectations and requirements. My aim is to take the maximum care with the minimum fuss. I only use experienced, crew with solid blue water miles and recognised RYA qualifications. With your boat and our lives at stake, there is no point in using crew that aren't qualified for the task.
A yacht delivery is made up of a number of stages.
On joining a vessel we spend at least 24 hours checking all the boat’s systems and preparing the boat for passage, even for short deliveries.
This includes a detailed checklist covering the function of more than a hundred items of equipment and fittings from pushpit to pulpit, bilge to masthead. Anything that is not serviceable and might have an effect on the delivery passage will be reported on, and rectified if practical, before setting out. At your request, all vulnerable areas of woodwork and upholstery below decks can be wrapped in protective cladding to avoid any inadvertent damage while at sea.
Once underway we establish and maintain a rate of progress towards the destination to complete the passage in the budgeted timescale. For sail boats, this progress will be under sail, however if the wind dies then the engine will be used to ensure that the delivery is not delayed. You as an owner are welcome to join us onboard although on delivery we will routinely sail 24 hours a day with only brief stops as necessary for fuel, provisions or to avoid severe weather.
Safety is always the first priority and the skipper’s judgement at sea is never questioned. If I was to decide that the conditions are too rough to proceed then the yacht will head for shelter. It is my philosophy to sail conservatively and not over-stress sails, rigs or engines.
On completion of your delivery, I will complete a detailed condition report on the vessel and it's systems so that you have a picture of your boat’s condition on arrival. It's my responsibility to organise every aspect of the delivery passage and there is no requirement for a formal handover from you as the owner or your representative.
Yacht Delivery Quotations
Please contact me directly to discuss your delivery requirements and time frame. After an initial discussion and receiving your brief, I can put forward a detailed delivery plan and quote.