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.

06 Apr 2020

COVID 19 Letter to Clients and Colleagues

On behalf of everyone at Reliance Yacht Management, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe at this time.

I wanted to write to you to let you know what’s been happening at Reliance.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard to repatriate crew from across Europe, USA and beyond and we will continue to work with governments to support the ongoing effort to get people home where needed.

However, with our number one priority being the safety and wellbeing of crew, and with the travel restrictions across the world, we took the decision to carefully monitor the evolving situation worldwide and carefully comply with local restrictions in each country where are operating.

If your yacht delivery is halted because of this, I am sorry. We will be in touch to let you know how things may progress. I understand that this has been a difficult and frustrating time for many of you who have had plans disrupted.

Rest assured, I am working hard trying to ease the disruption as much as we can. I am extremely proud of the way that our staff, captains and crew have stepped up to the challenge we all face.

Looking to the future

We’re missing sailing as much as anyone and will continue to evaluate when we can start moving again. As soon as we can do so safely, we’ll be back on the water again – proudly delivering your yachts.

Until then, I wanted to say thank you for your support and understanding.  Please look after yourselves.

Nick Irving

26 Mar 2020

COVID 19 Boats Delayed in Port??

Do you have yachts on delivery stuck in France, Portugal or Spain?

Travel restrictions and port closures have meant that many yachts on delivery are now stuck in port delayed and costing money.

Reliance Yacht Management is coordinating efforts to see if there is sufficient interest to divert a ship to assist and offer a freight service into the Med.

We know of several yachts delayed in Les Sables, La Rochelle, Cascais and Gibraltar. Are any of them yours?

Please contact us ASAP and let us know if you would consider a service in the next week with detail of the yacht, location and preferred destination.If there is sufficient demand, then a ship may be the cost effective solution.

Call me if have any questions.


Tel: +44 7802 716722

Email: nick@reliance-yachts.com

13 Feb 2020

Sunreef 70 Delivery to Ft Lauderdale

Karl and Dylan, two of our yacht delivery captains, are currently on board the stunning Sunreef 70 Sea Bass in Antigua, making their final preparations before setting off later today to deliver this stunning Catamaran to Fort Lauderdale, a journey that will take them over 1500 nautical miles.

This incredible catamaran is powered by twin Caterpillar 873 HP motors along with two 8000 litre fuel tanks and a top speed of 26 knots, it’s perfect for long distance ocean voyages. It’s interior provides a beautiful and luxurious experience and is packed with the latest technology, to make the captains journey a rewarding experience.

On arrival in Ft Lauderdale, the Sunreef 70 Sea Bass will be listed for sale with Michael Harris, a broker from the Catamarans Company, which is the largest Catamaran dealer in the world.

We are proud to be working alongside Catamarans Company and Michael Harris, the broker who will be selling this beautiful yacht.

You can find more out about the Catamaran company and Michael Harris by clicking here: https://www.catamarans.com/Brokers/Michael-Harris.html

06 Feb 2020

Joint Venture on the High Seas

Due to an unexpected turn of events, our Captain, Mike Stewart, was recently featured in The Sun Newspaper for discovering £250,000 worth of hashish off the coast of Gibraltar. Mike and his crew were en route from Les sables D’olonne in France to a charter company in Mallorca to deliver a brand new 42ft catamaran.
Our crew, who are always encouraged to remove ocean plastic, picked up a little more than they bargained for. After a swift call to the Spanish police and coordinating a rendezvous at sea, the authorities arrived promptly and thanked our team for their vigilance.
According to experts, the drugs were discarded into the ocean by traffickers, from fear of being followed by police. It is suspected that the stash was anchored to the ocean floor for collection, but that it somehow floated free, leaving the stash open for discovery.

Mike stated that while it’s normal to see various floating debris at sea, typically plastic and other objects, it was a surprise to himself and fellow crew members when they saw the box of ‘solid green hashish’ in the water.

The police were informed immediately who rendezvoused with the catamaran at sea to recover the bale

For more information on the article, please see The Sun link below:


18 Dec 2019

Christmas Message 2019

Dear All

As we approach the Christmas period and the end of 2019 we want to send a big THANK YOU to our all clients, suppliers, captains and crew for their continued and valued support. We sent out a record number of Christmas cards this year – it took a long time to get them all signed. The cards support our chosen charity, the National Autistic Society.
2019 started well and then got better as brokers and dealers worldwide increased their sales and more boats needed to be delivered. We were also pleased to see more than one corporate client return to us for their delivery and equipment needs. Safety and charter equipment sales increased continue to increase.
We expect to see continued growth through 2020, building on our already confirmed delivery contracts starting in January through to September.
Reliance Yacht Management is gearing up for 2020 and will hit the ground running in the New Year with the Dusseldorf Boat Show and we look forward to hopefully catching up with as many friends, colleagues and clients as possible.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2020.

All the best from Nick and all at Reliance Yacht Management