Year: 2020

22 Jul 2020

Privilege 64 “Allure” Launched

Last week we embarked on the delivery of a Privilege 64. Starting in Les Sables d’Olonne, fresh out the factory, we will take the boat to St.Thomas, USVI.

Check out this video to see the boat being launched.

Clips taken by our skipper, Nic Boutteloup, and then edited by the yacht’s owners, Shangri-La Charters.

04 Jun 2020

Shipping Rates

Yacht Shipping Rates

We can report this week that yacht shipping rates are finally stabilising after running for weeks at unprecedented and very high levels. The limited ability to move yachts on their own bottoms during the COVID19 crisis had limited client’s options with resulting shipping rates remaining high. We have seen examples of rates fluctuating and in some cases rising by more than 30% overnight.

Now more and more capacity is coming to the market, and we are seeing rates slow down and, in some cases, even reverse.

At Reliance Yacht Management we are monitoring shipping rates across the market. This allows us to make the best decisions on carriers and routes on behalf of our customers.

Nick Irving Reliance Yacht Management Founder says ‘seeing rates of Europe to Caribbean routes coming down will help all our fleet customers get back on track quicker and with many factories returning to production this week it all starts to point at normalising.’

With travel restrictions easing for professional yachtsmen, crewed deliveries are also normalising giving clients wider choices of options and budgets.

Our Reliance Yacht Management customers need to be decisive when we price Freight or Crewed rate as prices for shipping rates move really quickly and don’t hold.

No one really knows what the new normal is going to be. Reliance Yacht Management will continue as ever to strive for the best in yacht shipping and crewed deliveries.

Get in touch for quick quotes on all yacht deliveries.

02 Jun 2020

X46 Onnex Launched

X46 Onnex

When COVID19 means you can’t travel to see your yacht launched, Reliance Yacht Management can be there to record the event for you

Reliance Yacht Management delivered this beautiful X46 to Greece a few years ago. We have now been appointed again for its return delivery home to Finland. Our crews were there to see the launch and record it.

30 May 2020

Croatia Borders Open

As Croatia opens it borders, the charter industry is already seeing guest returning. Reliance Yacht Management is helping to meet the demand with new catamarans arriving today in Split and more on the way. Here we can see 3 new catamaran heading down the Portuguese coast this morning bound for the Dalmatian coast. The convoy includes a Lagoon 450, a Lagoon 40 and a Bali 4.3. Our clients will be tracking these boats and taking charter bookings.

04 May 2020

Sunreef 50 Collected

We are proud to announce that today we are collecting the beautiful Sunreef 50 Adana from the yard in Gdansk, Poland by one of our specialist catamaran captains, Hanna Golebiewska. This is the latest in several Sunreefs we have been contracted to deliver. Adana will be delivered to Athens where Hanna will brief the charter captain on systems and operations. More details.

01 May 2020

Where Will You Spend Hurricane Season

If you own a yacht along the US Atlantic Seaboard or in the Caribbean then you should be asking yourself that question now. Planning is essential and especially with COVID 19 restrictions affecting so many areas.

Pleasure sailing is almost banned in the Caribbean and travel is severely restricted. Flights are hard to find and many islands impose 14 days quarantine. So what do you need to do?

What Reliance Yacht Management can do is advise you what is possible and put together a plan of action to get your boat safe. We have a worldwide network of local contacts in all the major yachting destinations.

If you plan to leave your yacht in place during the season but cannot travel to prepare it, contact Reliance Yacht Management. There is a good chance that we can provide a local service to prepare your yacht and monitor it during the season.

If you plan to move your yacht for the season contact Reliance Yacht Management for an assessment and delivery proposal.

It’s important to be proactive and to keep your yacht protected before the hurricane season.

We put together a short checklist;

  • Take a look at your insurance policy to see if there are geographical restrictions during the season and if you are required to follow a course of action in order to comply with the terms.
  • Check your marina’s policy for hurricanes. The time is now to learn if you need to vacate for the hurricane season.
  • Check all emergency equipment is working, such as radios, first aid kit, and flashlights. Make a list with each item’s location on board. You may need to give this document to others.
  • If you plan to move your boat, plan now. Book the delivery in good time.
  • If you are not going to move your boat, who will be looking after it?
  • Plan what will be removed from your yacht and stowed on board or ashore – sails, biminis, tenders etc,
  • Make an inventory of the property on your boat. Smart phones are excellent to record with photos or video.
  • Put all important legal documents including licenses, rental agreement, insurance policy, registration, in a secure container on board or ashore

Reliance Yacht Management is here to assist and advise

20 Apr 2020
Annapolis boat show

Are You Going to Annapolis Boat Show?

Every October sailors from around the world gather in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis to celebrate yachting. This internationally recognized and prestigious boat show is acknowledged as one of the world’s important boat shows. If there is only one boatshow you you vist in the US whether as a visitor of as an exhibitor this show is essential.

This year the show is open from October 8-12

Is the Annapolis Boat Show Worth It?

Yes – no doubt. The Annapolis Boat Show is every boater’s dream. As an exhibitor you will be amongst the latest sailboats, from  cruising yachts, to race boats, to catamarans. It is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people. As a dealer or charter fleet manager, the show is an excellent opportunity to showcase your range and services with others, and keep up to date with the latest trends in the industry. But getting your yacht there can be a challenge.

Why Getting There on Yourself Is a Bad Idea

Yacht delivery requires a certain set of skills and resources to get the job done. Our yacht captains all hold professional qualification and have the relevant experience to ensure your yacht is is the best possible hands. If your yacht is being shipped, we work with all the major ( and minor) freight companies coordinating transfers, loading, waybills, offloading, cargo insurance etc. all the logistics that make the delivery smooth and hassle free.

Working with a Professional Team

Reliance Yacht Management is the professional yacht delivery company and best placed to  take care of your boat movements. Our experience, knowledge and recognised business standards.

We are the largest yacht transport carrier in the world and have completed thousands of jobs with a perfect record.

Get in touch with us now to request a free quote and learn more about transporting yachts safely.

Reliance Yacht Management provides an unparalleled level of service. We offer world-class captains and crew with a dedicated 24/7 management support.

We are the only delivery company that has reached the safety and operational standards to be awarded ISO 9001 accreditation.

17 Apr 2020

Lagoon 40 Arrives to Croatia

We report with great pleasure that we have managed to deliver a new Lagoon 40 for our client to Split. Despite all prohibitions and limitations all over Europe and the Mediterranean, on 22  March 2020 the new catamaran has sailed into the harbour of Split.

See the client’s article: Read more

13 Apr 2020

Recent Arrivals in Greece

A walk along the dock in Greece

Thanks to Captain Lionel Lebrenn for this video taken on his arrival in Greece. Lionel delivered a new Lagoon 42 from France under difficult circumstances. Thanks also the local authorities for granting permission for commercial deliveries to enter Greece. The process was relatively straightforward and clearly contrary to incorrect reports in the press.

09 Apr 2020

Separated from your Yacht?

Maybe we can keep an eye on it?

The restrictions on travel imposed as a result of COVID 19 have created many challenges for our clients. Many have been separated from their yachts and have contacted us for help to reunite them.

Reliance Yacht Management has a well-established network of colleagues, suppliers, crew and clients around the world. Until movement restrictions are eased and ports are opened, we can, where possible call on our network to keep an eye on you yacht.

As professionals, we often have greater access to marinas and ports with the opportunity to visit boats on land or already in the water to inspect them – at least from the outside – for damage or defects or simply to check that everything is in order.

Areas where we can be of help include;

South coast UK | West coast France | Portugal | Greece | Turkey | Florida |
Chesapeake | Texas | Tortola | St Martin | California | South Africa | Croatia | Malta

If you interested? Then simply send us your request by email to info@reliance-yachts.com. We will contact you for more details and discuss how we can best help.

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