Trust on the water is generated by over 50,000nm of yacht and motor experience.
Top Yacht Deliveries provides a responsible, experienced and resourceful licensed captain and crew to ensure an efficient, dependable and safe delivery of your power or sailing yacht. Our schedule is flexible to fit your needs.
ABOUT THE SKIPPER & TOP YACHT DELIVERY
Top Yacht Delivery owner Mark Verdon has spent a lot of time on various types of vessels from small cruisers through to race yachts.
He saw an opening demand for an honest and professional reliable yacht delivery business for assisting owners and brokers for a fair price and transparency in the details, with this he created "Top Yacht Delivery" or TYD for short.
With a long career within the sailing world and marine industry in general, has the expertise to ensure that his customers are provided with the best services at all times.
This has given the accumulation of 1000's of sea miles that has led to formal qualification from RYA Yacht-master and RYA Cruising instructor.
Mark Verdon is owner and operator of Top Yacht Delivery, a company that is dedicated to offering professional services to yacht owners around Australia.
MY TOP YACHT DELIVERY
Mark Verdon owns and operates Top Yacht Delivery, a business that's dedicated to professional boat deliveries and services to new boat owners, agents, and brokers around Australia. Mark is a fully qualified RYA MCA endorsed Yacht master and RYA Cruising Instructor who has covered over 30,000 nautical miles of sea time, competing in numerous yacht races and skippering many vessels plus deliveries of various types and sizes.
MY WORKING CAREER
Before Mark left school he was already working in the marine industry, working in a local chandlery on the north side of Brisbane close to where he grew up sailing, From here as time past Mark moved in to other areas of the industry, working in fields such as manager of chandleries, warehousing + manager, yacht rigger, sail maker, boat builder supervisor, and purchasing officer, and is still busy within the marine industry with bareboat briefing, yacht management in the Whitsundays for the past year+.
MY SAILING CAREER
From early beginnings, starting out in sabots at the age of 6 years, Mark progressed through a range of sailing dinghies before advancing into the yacht scene in the late 80's, competing in numerous races and completing deliveries
This has included many passage miles up and down the Australian East coast and other areas, including a return trip with owners onboard from Brisbane to Lord Howe; Bass Strait crossings, Darwin down the East coast to Port Hacking and sailing time spent in the Mediterranean. Mark has competed in several Sydney to Hobarts, Pittwater to Coffs Harbour races, Sydney to Gold Coast races, plus deliveries to and from the start and finish ports. He has also sailed in the Hamilton and Airlie Race Week regattas.
And is still actively sailing!
Yacht Master commercially endorsed.
AMSA Exemption 18 (Sailmaster)
Australian Sailing Instructor
RYA Sea Survival Cert
RYA Cruising Instructor
Marine First Aid and Provide first aid & CPR
Advanced First Aid HLTAID003
VHF Radio license, Australian Maritime College
Safety & First Aid
Mark welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you the best service within the yacht delivery sector!
Back sailing dinghies to hone the vital sailing agility skills, after 30 years away from the class of Sabre's.
Back in dinghies!
These photo's taken at Blue Pearl Bay, north of Yeppoon. Whilst on a delivery of a Jeanneau 50, early fog cascading over the ridge.