Reliance Yacht Management will be delivering Alani from South Africa to her owner in the Caribbean.
The Nautitch 40 transfers from its launch site in the old marina to Port des Minimes La Rochelle. This is the next stage of it delivery to California. Weather permitting she will move from next to Southampton UK for loading on a ship later this month.
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.
Owning your own catamaran gives you the freedom to pretty much do anything and go where you like without experience or qualifications. However when you have paying passengers or guests there is a range of responsibilities and legislation that applies and designed to promote safety.
A yacht delivery that
“turned a very stressful situation into a pleasurable experience”
At short notice Reliance Yacht Management was tasked to take over the Lagoon 450 Catamaran “Solicitude” at the commissioning dock in Les Sables d’Olonne in France for a delivery to Tortola. The boat was destined to join the Dream Yachts charter fleet in the BVI.
Captain videos passage from sea entrance to Lauderdale Marine Center
After crossing the Atlantic, leading delivery Captain Hanna Golebiewska brings the new Lagoon 400 catamaran under the bridges into Lauderdale
An expanding charter company in the British Virgin Islands uses Reliance Yacht Management for the first time for the delivery of a new Lagoon 450 catamaran from France. The Operations Manager was there to meet them and sent us her comments;
Just to let you know she is on docks safe and sound and she is beautiful, the crew have delivered her immaculately clean and tidy which is a wonderful thing. Usually they turn up very dirty! So thank you to your team looks like a great delivery thank you.
Support from our Sea Router service improves crossing time and fuel efficiency.
The image below has been filtered from our Atlantic fleet to show two Lagoon Catamarans that recently departed France bound for Tortola.
Sea Runner departed La Rochelle on the 19th October, two days after the Lagoon 450#561 had departed from Les Sables d’Olonne. Today Sea Runner shows a clear lead and closer to their destination
The route chosen by each is clearly different. Sea Runner had the benefit of our new Sea Router Service. The Lagoon 450 did not.
Reliance yacht Management, has announced that Searout will be the preferred service providing supporting captains with weather and routing information .
As an established provider of marine weather Searout offer a complete portfolio of services customised for our yacht deliveries. Searout have a deep understanding of yacht deliveries and are the perfect partner to support the Reliance Yacht Management Operations desk.
“We are delighted to be working with Searout as their team has continually demonstrated excellence in their field and are perfectly positioned to assist our delivery captains worldwide,” says Reliance Yacht Management’s Founder, Nick Irving.
Along with yacht ownership comes certain responsibilities and requisite services such as insurance, finance and moorings. These are obvious and will come as no surprise, and many will already have at least a minimum understanding of them. The one service that is often overlooked, mis-understood and often forgotten about, almost until the sale is made, is the yacht delivery.
Nick Irving, Director and Founder of Reliance Yacht Management spreads some light on the subject in his recently published article in the September/October 2016 issue of MULTIHULLS Magazine
Downlowd the full article hereDownload