Yacht Delivery FAQs
Your Yacht Delivery Questions Answered
We have tried to answer some of the frequently asked questions here, if you can not find the answer to your query please feel free to contact us. We are always available to offer advice.
Let’s get the biggest question answered first.
Every delivery is different, mileage, location and type of vessel all play a part in the cost so every quotation is based on these variables.
Taking in to account these factors we will come to a mutually agreed timescale with the owner of how long the delivery should take and a total cost, before departure 50% of this fee is payable. The reminder to be paid upon completion plus travel expenses, en route fuel and any extra days due to equipment failure or extreme weather.
Our Skippers and Instructors are well experienced in all types of yachts from classic to racing and are certified for a range of craft up to 24 metres in length. This includes monohulls, powerboats and motor cruisers and catamarans.
All deliveries are given an allocated time which is quite generous and will usually allow for a short delay at some point, however unforeseen weather can hold us up longer. Should this occur and we are forced to take shelter causing us to exceed that allocated time a daily fee is applied. This fee will be outlined in your contract before the delivery commences.
We offer a worldwide service, the majority of our work is European based however we regularly undertake trans Atlantic deliveries and have completed deliveries in the USA and Caribbean.
Our yacht delivery service operates 365 Days Per Year.
So once you have decided to go ahead with your delivery what is involved?
Firstly owners must ensure the vessel is insured for the delivery, once this is confirmed suitable crew will be assigned to your vessel, usually a minimum 3, and before departure the vessel is thoroughly inspected.
Standing, running rigging and sails inspected, engines checked, hull inspected for stress and damage.
Any defects will be noted and reported to the owner and if necessary repairs made.
Provisioning will then be made for the duration of the trip, once the delivery departs stops will only be made for fuel or bad weather.
Once under way the crew will sail 24 hours a day with a suitable watch system.
Upon completion the vessel will be thoroughly cleaned and any defects reported before hand over.
Owners are welcome to join the delivery crew should they wish.
All vessels must be seaworthy and carry the relevant safety equipment.
Essential equipment/documents include;
– Life raft in date,
– Suitable in date flare pack
– Working VHF
– Proof of insurance
– Vessels registration
– Bill of sale and proof of VAT status
– Paperwork can be sent to our office if not onboard. If equipment is missing please contact us as we may be able to provide on hire for the delivery or supply through our contacts in the industry at a reduced cost.
Please note this is our minimum requirements, for ocean passages there may be more requirements.
If the vessel has had a recent survey than a copy of the report should also be sent to our office.