Category: Testimonials

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04 Aug 2016

Yacht Delivery with all-Female Crew

We want to say a big thank you to Anna Abramek and her all female crew for the safe delivery of our client’s Bavaria 34 from Gillingham, Kent to Sonderborg, Denmark.

Nick Irving of Reliance Yacht Management said “This is the first time we have completed a contract with an all-female crew. We have over half a dozen highly experienced and qualified ladies with whom we contract as yacht delivery Captains but this is the first will all girl crew. It wasn’t planned, it just happened.”

Thanks again to Anna and her crew Carolyn and Sarah. The photo shows a clearly very happy customer.

09 Jun 2016

Switch 55 Antigua to Texas

Reliance yacht Management was recently tasked to supply a captain to assist the new Owner in the delivery of a Switch 55 catamaran from Antigua to Corpus Christi.

Yes, it would be a pleasure to talk to any prospective client as a reference for your firm’s services.

Lucas did an outstanding job.  Thank you.




24 May 2016

Sunsail First 40 to Portsmouth NH

Sunsail F40 yacht delivery.
Gocek to Istanbul then Delaware to Portsmouth NH

Hi Nick,
Thank you for selecting a very capable Captain for us!  The Captain and his mate left our boat very clean!  And since it had just been commissioned, I am willing to bet he had to do some cleaning before leaving Delaware!

Additionally, he did not complain when he discovered that the Shipping Line Captain did not disconnect the LP Gas connection last November.  This connection rusted over the winter, leaving the stove inoperable for the trip to NH from Delaware.  The weather is still very cold here to travel without hot food; so the lack of complaints is amazing!

Mike and I really appreciate all that you have done for us! Our boat would still be in Gocek without all your work!!

All our best,

Anita & Mike

06 May 2016

Jeanneau 64 France to Palma

After completion of the delivery with the Owner on board from Les Sables D’Olonne to Palma, Mallorca the broker sent these kind words;

Hey Nick,

the boat arrived in good condition and the owner is pretty happy. Your skipper did a perfect job and was very friendly and nice to the owner and his crew. In all conditions he had the boat and the crew under control. The weather conditions were bad  but all of the people are fine.

Thanks a lot to you and the skipper.

Best regards


11 Apr 2016

Lagoon 450 France to Ft lauderdale

To Whom It May Concern:
Hanna Golebiewska was the captain of the crew that sailed our new Lagoon 450
from La Rochelle, France, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida this winter. The boat arrived
safely and in excellent condition.
Although Hanna has the strength of personality to be in command of her crew, she
also possesses kindness and warmth. She arrived in France with one other crew
member from Poland, and met the other crew members for the first time in front of
us, having selected them from their resumes and her online chats with them. She
must be a very good judge of character, because they were all capable, wonderful
people. It was heartwarming to see the bond they had created by the time they
reached the other side of the Atlantic. She had the ability to mold these previous
strangers into an efficient crew.
She is very accommodating and frugal, and does not compromise on safety issues.
She is also extremely clean, keeping surfaces on the boat covered and protected
from wear and tear, and using only what was absolutely necessary. Even when two
tiny stove knobs were damaged accidentally, she made sure to purchase new ones
when she returned to France, and personally delivered them to us on her next

We wish her the very best in her future endeavors!
Captain Brian and Carol

14 Dec 2015

Yacht Delivery Bali 4.5 France to Tortola

New Bali 4.5 Catmaran Completes Atlantic Delivery

Congratulations to Yacht Delivery Captain Andy Mallion who has just completed the delivery of a new Bali 4.5. The boat was collected from Canet-en-Roussillon in the South of France with stops in Gibraltar, Canaries and Cape Verde before arriving in the BVI.

This was the first delivery completed for the leading charter company Vacance sur Voile who plan to use our services again for their next new yacht in 2016.

Every delivery we undertake is subject to appraisal by the client. The feedback we received was very positive.

Richard Lacelle of VSV says

Hi Andy, Nick,

Please find attached Handover from Reliance to VSV, approved and signed.

VSV team want to outline Andy’s professionalism as skipper for this shipment.

From his very first moments aboard until the very last ones Andy has proved us being highly dedicated to deliver this new sailboat in as best condition as possible.

We thank you also Nick for your great coordination job and look forward to doing more business with you in a near future.

Very best,

26 Nov 2015

Repossessed Yacht Sold

Just to update you that the yacht you repossessed for us in Croatia has finally been sold and the Bank`s debt recovered in full.

Many thanks for your professionalism and beinging the yacht home safely through that squall.




06 Nov 2015

Don’t Mention the World Cup

A former client brings us the latest news from New Zealand

Hi Nick

Just to let you know that we competed in one of New Zealands best known yacht races the 2015 Coastal Classic. A 120 mile race from Auckland to Russell. Over 150 boats entered, but only 69 made it to the finish line because of strong head winds and big seas. We entered the ‘no extras’ division (10 boats) where the rule is to use mainsail and Genoa only. We came third on line and third on handicap! The interesting thing is we used the original sails that the boat was delivered from the factory with! The ones the delivery crew struggled with in the Med. 10 years old!

Photo is on the journey home, but the race was in 20knts+ and on the nose!



06 Nov 2015

Belize 43 Tortola to Miami

Hi Nick,


I just wanted to let you know that the boat arrived in good shape and the crew took good care of our baby.  Chris and crew were very professional and got her cleaned up nicely and turned over to us.  I just wanted to let you know all is well here.


Thanks again for your help.  I am sure we will be hearing from you soon.


Keith and Teri

Fountain Pajot Belize 43 delivered from Tortola to Miami

24 Aug 2015

Lagoon 450 France to Spain

Here is the latest reference from a proud Lagoon 450 owner regarding our captain Hanna Golebiewska .


汉娜,2015年8月与我,我妻子和我19个月的女儿一起,在法国提到了一艘蓝高450的新船,帮我们办理了相关的船的手续。帮我们买了很多相关的工具和安全设备,非常专业。作为 LADY ELIZABETH 的第一任船长我们从法国的LES SABLES





If by chance you cannot read Chinese, the Google translation is;-


“Hannah, August 2015, with me, with my wife and my 19-month-old daughter, France refers to a new lagoon 450 ships to help us go through the formalities of the ship. Help us buy a lot of related tools and safety equipment, very professional. As LADY ELIZABETH’s first captain from France LES SABLES D’OLONNE Lane of Spain’s SANTANDER. Hanna is a very good captain, played a very great help to us. As an experienced sailor, so I learned a lot from her … … Sincerely want the opportunity for the next collaboration.”


Hanna assisted the Owner with orientation, boat handling and equipment supply. She gave the client the confidence and skills to continue with his cruise into the Mediterranean.

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