Learn About Top Yacht Delivery
A born "n" bred sailor!
Top Yacht Delivery skipper and director Mark (Spike) Verdon, here on a recent catamaran Custom built Grainger 40 delivery Airlie to Sydney.
His truly sailing the sabre class 2018 on the Maroochy River in Queensland. After some time out of dinghies, with the need to refine the sailing skills he has headed back to the class. Still sails from time to time between deliveries.
The director of Top Yacht Delivery on a recent delivery of a 93 foot motor cruiser from Cairns to Southport. 15th Jan 2021, 920nm, 4.5 days and four crew.
The director of Top Yacht Delivery has been racing and delivering all sizes and types of sailboats since the early days when traditional navigation and skippering techniques where the way. Sailing many thousands of sea miles acquiring the traditional skills of navigation and skippering.
Mark the director of Top Yacht Delivery, has been a sailor for many decades, a born and bred sailor in Australia. Sailing in dinghies from the age 6yrs (technically aged 4yrs) sailing dinghies for 11 years before moving at the of age 17 years into yachts, where he cut his teeth sailing a further 20+ years at various sailing events, participating at club level and competing in notable races such as the Hobart races, Pittwater to Coffs, Sydney to Gold Coast, Hamilton Island races the list go on and on!
From the yacht racing derived the deliveries at this early stage most where done as mate helping mate (Owner) out to get the boat to events and from. Now Top Yacht Delivery principle is based on the same principle "Mate Help Mate" motto, for a long career gaining experience and knowledge from being out there doing it, it only serve that Mark be rewarded for the time spent, hence the development of Top Yacht Delivery. Furthermore, in-between sailing commitments, Mark worked in many sectors of the marine industry within Australia and has run his own business in the field of yacht rigging, this has not only added to his wealth of knowledge already gained in sailing but sound marine product knowledge, and how-to skill is by doing it himself.
All this adds up to a very skilful maritime skipper that has confidence and knowledge, to assist those in need.
Mark offers deliveries for sailors because he is a sailor.
Mark saw and heard of nowadays owners struggling for time, experience, crew availability and of course the good old weather patterns not playing ball (as it always does!) with this in mind he set about and Top Yacht Delivery was born to assist owners of sailing craft requiring a service for heir boat relocated, with confidence and peace of mind in knowing that their investment is in sound knowledgeable experienced sailor's hands.
Delivering any sailboat, yachts catamarans etc is very weather dependent, Mark's experience on the East Coast and many other coastal stretches here and overseas has allowed him develop sound weather knowledge, enough to identify weather windows suitable for passage making safely. Utilizing weather models and his knowledge makes sure your boat is not subjected to harsh conditions. Focusing primarily on the East coast and Australian waters specialist. Mark's qualifications allow him to operate globally.
Top Yacht Delivery has its own selections of crew which are only experienced sailors and still learning as we all are.
Mark always welcomes owners on board so they can enjoy the ambience of sailing with professional sailors.
Mark asks for you to bear in mind Mark's ability along with his crew will in most cases sail in conditions that may well leave some sailors stay firmly tied to the dock, having said this Mark's skills across the broad arena of sailing boats, he guarantees that your boat would never be subjected to harsh sea conditions, Mark never forgets the amount of investment you have made for your vessel.
After many thousands of hour and sea mile accomplished, Mark the owner of Top Yacht Delivery and director/skipper has professionally qualified both internationally and domestically and insurance companies will recognize these qualifications and are willing in most cases to extend cover for us to deliver your yacht. (Simply ask your insurance company)
We are sailors for sailors!