Category: In the News

29 Nov 2018

Captain Mike Stewart Receive Medal

Reliance Captain Mike Stewart is recognised for his sailing.
He messaged me saying
“Just back from third season in the Arctic as skipper of northabout, Sir David Hempelman Adams boat, all well.
Am receiving an award, a medal, from the basque exploration and geographical society (1864), in the basque capital next week from minister of tourism. Its a nice award, and a great honour for me. Took a basque exped team safely to 80 degrees north and back Greenland east side.
I’ll send you photographs next week of the ceremony

13 Jul 2017

Polar Ocean Challenge

Reliance’s Mike Stewart arrives in the arctic circle Greenland as captain of expedition vessel NORTHABOUT.

Mike reports;

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.

Read more about the project http://polarocean.co.uk/

 

19 Oct 2016

Polar Circumnavigation

Huge respect to Reliance Captain Mike Stewart who has just completed a circumnavigation  on the Polar Ocean Challenge. On June 19th 2016, they left Bristol UK on s/y Northabout to circumnavigate the North Pole anticlockwise. The previous Irish crew’s trip 15 years ago where they were often impeded by ice and took 2 seasons to complete their voyage. And now, where they saw little ice, have gone round in one season. More at http://polarocean.co.uk/

 

11 Oct 2016

Safety Procedures

In response to the CPS’s decision to bring charges against the manager of Cheeki Rafiki, it is understandable that the sailing industry takes a long look again at its policies and procedures and see that all that can be done is being done to minimise risk.

We take the view that sailing is not without risk but lessons can be learnt and anything that can reduce the risk is welcomed. Reliance Yacht Management wishes to reassure clients, captains and crews that we adopt a range of policies and procedures. Each year we undergo an external assessment of our business procedures to maintain our ISO9001 accreditation. In addition we support every captain by providing guidelines and tools to assess and minimise risk. These are reviewed regularly. Each and every Captain we contract with has access to templates to record the yachts condition, inventory and stowage plan and create a risk assessment. We encourage Captains to brief crews on emergency procedures including fire and man over board. We believe the Captain is the best placed to make best decisions. Our captains know that safety of the boat and crew is paramount above all other considerations.

17 Dec 2015

Multihulls Magazine Mentions Reliance Yacht Management

In their latest edition Multihulls Magazine Mentions Reliance Yacht Management

Multihulls magazine picked up the story we first posted on this site

On Satuday 5th December 2015 Delivery Captain Hanna Golebiewska on board the Lagoon 450 catamaran and reported the position of Lalou Roucayrol’s Multi50 trimaran Région Aquitaine-Port-
Médoc that capsize and abandoned almost exactly 5 years before. The skipper and his three crew members were rescued by the cargo ship La Scala. During the rescue the cargo ship ended up crushing one of the trimaran’s floats and the boat was never recovered.

See the the previous post with pictures of the upturned hull taken by our delivery crew.

Multihulls magazine provides a wealth of information valuable to anyone sailing cats or tris.
Visit their website

You can also download the article.

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10 Dec 2015

Balance 526 Launched in South Africa

Hull #01 Launched

Over the past week the Balance team have been in Cape Town to commission and test sail the first Balance 526, Ondine, built for Dr. Jeffrey Phillips. Designers Anton Du Toit, Phillip Berman, and Jonathan Paarman were on hand to discuss her and sail with writers from Cruising World, SAIL, and South African Sailing.

Ondine is an absolutely stunning catamaran that met all  expectations and more. During the sea trials the winds seldom exceeded 12 knots, yet we were able to sail at wind speed in true winds of 8 knots or more quite often. Sometimes we exceeded wind speed on a brand new rig and catamaran we were just tuning up.

More at Balance website


 

24 Nov 2015

We Are Pleased to Announce Our Continued ISO 9001 Accreditation

An External Audit Confirms our Continued High Business Standards.

Following a recent external audit we are pleased to announce that we continue to comply and exceed the standards required for the ISO9001 accreditation.

Reliance Yacht Management embraces the value and principles set out by the ISO9001

ISO 9001 is one of the most widely business standards recognized in the world. It is a quality management standard that presents guidelines intended to increase business efficiency and customer satisfaction. The goal of ISO 9001 is to embed a quality management system within an organization, increasing productivity, reducing unnecessary costs, and ensuring quality of processes and products.

Customer focus

This principle is set to guide businesses towards a customer focussed outlook as a part of their commitment to quality. As part of ISO 9001 we demonstrate that our business ensures a balance between satisfying customers and other interested parties – owners, suppliers, yacht builders, dealers, crew, employees, and society in general.

Leadership

The principle of leadership means we have a clear vision of the company’s future. Strong leadership within a business ultimately results in motivation to work towards goals and objectives across all levels of the business. This mandatory procedure will minimise miscommunication between levels.

Process approach

ISO 9001 is a standard centred on improving processes. Results are achieved when business activities are managed as a process. By systematically defining key activities and factoring in resources, methods and materials Reliance Yacht Management can look to achieve great results.

System approach to management

Each of the processes implemented in our business interlink and contribute to the success of achieving our organisation’s objectives. By measuring and evaluating, our processes will ensure quality and lead to continual improvement.

Continual improvement

This is a permanent objective. With ISO mandatory procedures we have the performance advantage and are able to react quickly and efficiently to opportunities.

Factual approach to decision making

With accurate and reliable data and information available to those who need it informed decisions can be made; again resulting in continual improvement for our business.

Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

Applying the principles of mutually beneficial supplier relationships typically leads to establishing a balance short-term gains with long-term considerations.

Implementing these principles as part of ISO 9001 certification We offer a range of benefits, including improved customer loyalty, better use of our resources, and improved customer satisfaction. Beyond this, we also find that improved processes allow us to obtain market share through fast responses to market opportunities.

Reliance Yacht management is the only yacht delivery company to reach the standards required to be awarded ISO9001.

 

24 Nov 2015

Reliance Yacht Management look backs at Annapolis 2015.

Reliance Yacht Management can look back on a successful boatshow in Annapolis.

We had the pleasure of meeting many clients whose sailing interests are in Europe, Caribbean, USA and Asia. It was particularly pleasing to see past clients return to us for their delivery needs. There was significant interest in our online systems giving clients real-time solution to access and track the status of all their deliveries.

Clients also showed a growing demand for our equipment supply services. Our discount rates and ability to deliver safety and charter equipment to yachts prior to delivery has proved a valuable solution and cost cutting exercise for dealers and fleet managers.

Annapolis claims to host the world’s largest boat shows–the Annapolis Sailboat Show featuring new sailboats and a separate event, the Annapolis Powerboat Show which is devoted to new powerboats. The Annapolis Boat Shows offer the opportunity for boaters to check out the latest and the best boats and accessories on the market.

We look forward to seeing you there next year.

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Latest news from Annapolis 2015

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20 Oct 2015

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 5-Nov 9, 2015. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including many from our clients.

See the FLIB website for more information http://www.flibs.com/


 

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