With the Owner on board for the whole of the Atlantic crossing you know he has seen the captain up close and personal. So it is good to know how well they got on and pleasing to receive the following feedback;
your skipper Alan was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, and always represented Reliance in a professional manner
Reliance Yacht Management is pleased to announce the delivery of the Lagoon 42 hull no. 199 sailing catamaran. Her maiden voyage was from the commissioning port in Les Sables d’Olonne, France to Ft Lauderdale. A voyage of 5000nm. The delivery was contracted by the leading Lagoon dealers, the Catamaran Company with offices in Ft Lauderdale.
The yacht delivery company prides itself on customer satisfaction and this latest delivery is a case in point. Thanks, has to go to Captain Andreas Fechs for the safe and efficient delivery. The client feed back on handover reads “Capt Andreas is very personable and professional….. the yacht was in great condition”
Care was taken from outset with protection of the vulnerable areas. The route taken was also important to minimise or eliminate any wear and tear. Timing your weather window to cross Biscay is essential in January. The yacht carried on to Cascais in Portugal where the engines had their first warranty service. Brief stops were made in the Canaries and the Cape Verde island before crossing to the Virgin Islands and then up to Ft Lauderdale.
The boat will be available to view at the Miami Show.
A BIG thanks to Captain Lionel Lebrenn and his crew for another successful delivery. Flo, a Nautitech 46 catamaran was collected from La Rochelle and delivered to her new home in the Grenadines where she will be available for charter. The care taken at every stage meant that Flo arrived in perfect condition and ready to start work.
Thanks also to Gregor at Aeroyachtfor appointing Reliance Yacht Management to complete the delivery.
The Yacht was commissioned in La Rochelle, France and the crew joined soon after. A series of quality control and procedures and boat preparation was completed before they were ready to depart. Weather can offer particular challenges in Biscay in winter and finding the right weather window for departure is essential to make a safe start to the delivery. Searout provide weather routing support for the Atlantic crossing
As a new yacht, the engines are required to have their initial service carried out by an authorised dealer. This was carried out by Yacht Works in Cascais, near Lisbon. The technicians had access to the vessel’s positions reports and ready to start as soon as the boat arrived to minimise delays and costs.
The Client was able to monitor the progress of all their yachts on delivery through their on line Yacht Delivery Management Dashboard. This secure management system gives access to the latest position status, captain reports, photos and videos.
Reliance Yacht Management are proud to be part of the team helping their loyal clients Horizon Yacht Charters deliver new boats into the fleet.
After Hurricane Irma many of our clients suffered significant losses to their fleets and it is amazing to see their response and determination to bounce back. The video shows just a few of the boats being delivered from Europe and the US by ship and by sea.
Reliance’s Mike Stewart arrives in the arctic circle Greenland as captain of expedition vessel NORTHABOUT.
we are currently in Upernavik at 73° degrees north. we will be taking the vessel with scientific and exploration personnel north into the Nares Strait in the coming weeks and will update you as we go. There is lots of extra ice about this year and this makes navigation difficult particularly in fog, lots of wildlife whales, seal and birds everywhere. we will be in Spanish media el correo etc TV this year.
Happy to fly the Reliance flag wherever I go. thanks for your support this year mate.
We are excited to be offering plenty of sailing opportunities this summer including many transatlantic from France to the Caribbean and beyond. Captains will pay for on board expenses and you may even get something towards your travel costs. When asked by the captains, vacancies will be posted to our Facebook page and to our email list. It is also worth bookmarking this new site www.deliverycrew.net.
Proud to learn that former Reliance Yacht Management delivery captain and friend Conor Fogerty was first in class in this year’s OSTAR. http://rwyc.org/ostar/
From Howth, Dublin, Ireland, Conor has been sailing most of his adult life. Growing up beside the sea created a want to sail over the horizon and explore the world. Leaving Dublin in 1995, he set off with dreams of sailing round the world. He now feels more at home at sea than on terra firma. During his travels, he has amassed over 300,000 nautical miles at sea. Completing over 30 transatlantics through racing and deliveries, two round the Worlds, one three year cruise on an Oyster 70 in 2000-03, and as skipper of Cardiff Clipper in the Clipper round the world race 05/06.