Deliveries Assisted Passages Own Boat Tuition Charter Yacht Skipper
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
very personal to you.
With this in mind I offer the following:
the yacht myself and only using qualified and experienced crew.
thorough inspection of the vessel and equipment ensuring all safety
equipment is on board and in date.
all vunerable surfaces, upholstery and woodwook are protected for the
duration of the delivery.
a schedule that does not overstretch the boat or the crew.
the boat conservativly to ensure any wear and tear is minimized.
crew provide their own bed linen, cuttlery and plates and leave your
personnal items untouched.
reports at required intervals.
provide a full post delivery report highlighting and areas we think
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
delivery contract for you to sign and return. Once I
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.
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.
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
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
an advisory role.
crew for the passage can be provided by yourselves (family or friends)
or I can provide
deckhands from my pool of sailing collegues.
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.
Turn a bareboat charter into
skippered charter by hiring your own freelance charter skipper.
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
holiday, looking after the boat and the navigation and
helping to make sure that everybody has a great time.
of Hiring a Freelance Charter Skipper
assistance in finding the best boat at the best price.
assistance in booking, organising charter insurance, etc.
RYA qualified, English-speaking skipper.
instruction if you wish - at your own pace.
rates - often lower than those charged for skippers by charter
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
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
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