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YACHT DELIVERY FACTS

YACHT DELIVERY FACTS

YOUR YACHT DELIVERY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

We have tried to answer some of the frequently asked questions here. If you cannot find the answer to your query please feel free to contact us. We are always available to offer advice.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

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 into 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 with the outstanding balance to be paid upon completion, plus travel expenses, enroute fuel and any extra days accrued due to equipment failure or extreme weather.


WHAT TYPE AND SIZE OF VESSELS DO YOU DELIVER?

Our skippers and crew 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, motor cruisers and catamarans.

WHAT IF BAD WEATHER DELAYS A DELIVERY?

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 and possible problems with a vessel can hold us up longer. Should this occur and we are forced to take shelter or make repairs causing us to exceed that allocated time, a daily fee is applied. This fee will be outlined in your contract before the delivery commences.

WHICH LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD DO WE DELIVER TO?

We offer a worldwide service. The majority of our work is European based, however we regularly undertake Transatlantic deliveries and have completed deliveries in the USA and the Caribbean.

WHEN DO YOU OPERATE?

Our yacht delivery service operates 365 days a year.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A YACHT DELIVERY?

Once you have decided to go ahead with your delivery, what is involved?

  • Oceantrax will issue a contract and invoice for the deposit amount.

  • It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the vessel is insured for the delivery. Once this is confirmed, suitable crew will be assigned to your vessel (usually a minimum of 3).

  • Before departure the vessel will be thoroughly inspected including standing, running rigging and sails. The engine(s) and the hull will be inspected for stress and damage.

  • Any defects will be noted and reported to the owner and if necessary repairs made before departure.

  • 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 underway the crew will usually sail 24 hours a day unless conditions do not allow or the vessel is not suitable. 

  • Upon completion the vessel will be thoroughly cleaned and any defects reported before handover.

  • Owners are welcome to join the delivery crew should they wish.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED ON THE VESSEL?

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

  • Vessel's registration

  • Bill of sale and proof of VAT status

  • Paperwork can be sent to our office if not on-board. If equipment is missing please contact us as we may be able to provide hire for the delivery, or supply through our contacts in the industry at a reduced cost.

Please note these are our minimum requirements. For ocean passages there may be additional requirements.

If the vessel has had a recent survey, then a copy of the report should also be sent to our office.

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