Our Services

 
Yacht Deliveries      Assisted Passages      Own Boat Tuition      Charter Yacht Skipper
 
I will provide a customised, personal service from quotation to final delivery and hand over of your yacht.I am very concious that your yacht is not only a substantial financial investment but also
something very personal to you.

With this in mind I offer the following:
  • Skippering the yacht myself and only using qualified and experienced crew.
  • A thorough inspection of the vessel and equipment ensuring all safety equipment is on board and in date.
  • Ensuring all vunerable surfaces, upholstery and woodwook are protected for the duration of the delivery.
  • Planning a schedule that does not overstretch the boat or the crew.
  • Sailing the boat conservativly to ensure any wear and tear is minimized.
  • The crew provide their own bed linen, cuttlery and plates and leave your personnal items untouched.
  • Progress reports at required intervals.
  • I provide a full post delivery report highlighting and areas we think require attention.
I will provide a fixed price quotation for delivery work. The price will include crew travel, flights, charts, almanacs,wages and food. The price will not include fuel, gas, marina, port and canal fees. The price does not include any repairs or servicing required before departure. Once my quote has been accepted I shall send you a full delivery contract for you to sign and return. Once I have received the signed contract and a payment of 50% of the delivery fee, I shall organise my crew and book all the necessary travel tickets. I shall require a payment to cover the cost of the outbound flights / trains 7 days before commencement of the passage.

Average mileage per day for sailing vessels is approximately 140 nautical miles, although this can vary substantially depending on weather, type of yacht and other factors.

All deliveries will require a Skipper and First Mate. Passages over 300nm will require an additional crew person. Normal expenses include budget airfare, taxi, train, bus or ferry costs to and from the boat, food, fuel and berthing costs. We will try to minimise expenses for the client where possible.

Assisted Passages

I also offer an "owner assisted passage" service, where I will assist you on a passage of any length. Assisted passages a charged on a daily rate basis plus travel expenses.

This is a great way of building up your confidence to conduct long passages while being in the safe
hands of a very experienced professional skipper. Whether you want to Skipper to yacht or not is your choice, I am happy to act as Skipper or in an advisory role.

Additional crew for the passage can be provided by yourselves (family or friends) or I can provide
willing deckhands from my pool of sailing collegues.

Own Boat Tuition

As a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, I am happy to give one to one tuition to yacht owners on their own boats. This is ideal for those new to sailing or for those wanting to take their skills on to the next level. Own boat tuition is charged for on a daily rate plus travel expenses.

Skippered Yacht Charter

Turn a bareboat charter into skippered charter by hiring your own freelance charter skipper.

Even if you are not an experienced or qualified sailor you can still enjoy the choice and flexibility of a bareboat charter by hiring a freelance charter skipper.

I will help you find and book a reasonably-priced quality bareboat charter in the sailing area you prefer, and then join you on the boat for the duration of your holiday, looking after the boat and the navigation and generally helping to make sure that everybody has a great time.

Advantages of Hiring a Freelance Charter Skipper
  • Impartial assistance in finding the best boat at the best price.
  • Expert assistance in booking, organising charter insurance, etc.
  • Friendly, RYA qualified, English-speaking skipper.
  • Sailing instruction if you wish - at your own pace.
  • Reasonable rates - often lower than those charged for skippers by charter companies themselves.
With a skipper onboard you don't need to get up 3 times every night to check on the anchor, you don't have to worry about refuelling the boat and the dinghy, filling up the water tanks, and all the other chores. You can be as involved, or as uninvolved, in sailing the boat as you like.

For a quick quotation or to learn more about how engaging a freelance charter skipper can save you money and hassle while expanding your sailing horizons, simply contact me or complete the brief form on the Quotation page