Top Yacht Delivery, skipper and crew relocate, Cruising yachts, Classic yachts, Race yachts and Catamarans. Delivery offshore, coastal and ocean passages. Our service, we take 100% care of all aspects for the relocation of your vessel.
A Common Yacht Delivery Process.
Pre Yacht Delivery
We can organise every aspect of the delivery passage and there is no requirement for a formal handover from the owner or his representative. Or alternatively you are welcome to prepare your boat, TYD can forward you a PDF checklist to complete.
We welcome Owners to join a delivery although we do sail with our own crew. Please consider this if you are joining us, you will be required to participate in the day/night watches throughout the delivery.
On joining a vessel, the skipper and crew spend at least 48 to 24 hours checking all the boat’s equipment, systems and preparing the boat for passage, victualing, re fuelling (if needed) even for short deliveries.
This includes a detailed checklist covering the function of systems, equipment, and fittings from pushpit to pulpit and below etc... Anything that is not working and might influence the delivery passage will be reported on, and rectified if practical, before departure. We ask that the engine/s be serviced and the rigging be inspected, the mast spreaders should be wrapped and taped to avoid alloy rub marks or damage on the main sail that can occur when sailing downwind for extended periods. Please remember delays for repairs can be costly waiting several days or weeks for repairs to be carried out. Best to get these simple items done prior to TYD arriving. TYD offers an optional service for all vulnerable areas of woodwork and upholstery below decks be encased in protective bubble wrap to avoid any inadvertent damage while at sea in rough conditions. It’s a long and time-consuming process but very worthwhile to ensure that the joinery stays protected.
During the Yacht Delivery
Once out on passage the skippers establishes and maintains a rate of progress towards the destination to complete the passage in a safe and efficient, this progress will be under sail, however if the wind dies then the engine will be used to ensure that the delivery is not slowed. TYD sail with their own crew always, this is because they know each other’s capabilities and the delivery crew will routinely sail 24 hours a day with only brief stops as necessary for provisioning and fuel, or to avoid severe weather. We monitor the progress by traditional means of navigation, only using GPS for a backup. Monitoring of vital systems onboard is essential to a safe and damaged free delivery, we logbook all navigation and systems inspections.
Safety is always the priority and the skipper’s judgement at sea is never questioned. If the skipper decides that the conditions are too rough to proceed then the yacht will head for shelter. The level of experience and sailing expertise required for the TYD skipper and crew allows them to make good progress in conditions of wind and sea that would keep most leisure sailors firmly in their bunks on dry land.
TYD and the Skipper's policy is to sail conservatively and not over-stress sails, rigs, or engines.
Post Yacht Delivery
On completion of all deliveries the Skipper and crew set about completing a detailed condition report on the vessel and its’ systems so that owners have a picture of their boat’s condition on arrival. We consult with you (Face to face or via internet chat) at our first reasonable opportunity to finalize the delivery paperwork and give an apprasil of how the delivery went and the boat handling. Washing the boat down and ensuring its ready for your next adventure.
We never forget how important your boat is to you.
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 16:30
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday: By Appointment