Richard Grimm

Professional Yacht Delivery Captain

For the last 9 years Richard has been running his own boat valeting business in Southampton, regularly dealing with boat owners and brokers. Like Reliance, Richard largely built his business on its good reputation and word-of-mouth recommendations. He understands the importance of not only completing the task in hand, whether that’s yacht delivery or valet, but the importance being the face of a company, representing its values and image. Before focusing on his business, Richard was a competent delivery captain with over 30,000nm to his name. Recently he has been keen to get off the sidelines and under sail once more; he is an enthusiastic, well experienced and well qualified delivery captain.



N4 Electrical engineering

RYA Yacht Master

SAS Yacht Master (South African Sailing)

RYA Yacht Master Shore Based


Richard takes pride in his work; he understands the importance of not only completing deliveries efficiently, but representing a company and providing great customer service.


Scuba diving, sailing and power cruising.


English (native speaker)


2008         Leopard 4600 (Duration: 61 days) 5316nm

Delivery from: Split, Croatia to Tortola, BVI (Reliance Yacht Management)


2008         Lagoon 500 (Duration: 36 days) 4359nm

Delivery from: Bordeaux, France to Tortola, BVI (Reliance Yacht Management)

                  First Mate

2008         Catana 500 (Duration: 53 days) 5170nm

Delivery from: Stavron, Holland to Long Island, USA (Reliance Yacht Management)

                  First Mate

2007         Maxim 570 (Duration: 34 days) 5087nm

Delivery from: Salvador, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa

                 First Mate

2007        Afri-Cat 420 (Duration: 25 days)​ 2667nm

Delivery from: Durban, South Africa to Victoria, Seychelles


5 most recent, please contact for a more detailed history. 


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