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.
Last Atlantic Crossing Delivery of 2017 Completed
A BIG thanks to Captain Lionel Lebrenn and his crew for another successful delivery. Flo, a Nautitech 46 catamaran was collected from La Rochelle and delivered to her new home in the Grenadines where she will be available for charter. The care taken at every stage meant that Flo arrived in perfect condition and ready to start work.
Thanks also to Gregor at Aeroyacht for appointing Reliance Yacht Management to complete the delivery.
The Yacht was commissioned in La Rochelle, France and the crew joined soon after. A series of quality control and procedures and boat preparation was completed before they were ready to depart. Weather can offer particular challenges in Biscay in winter and finding the right weather window for departure is essential to make a safe start to the delivery. Searout provide weather routing support for the Atlantic crossing
As a new yacht, the engines are required to have their initial service carried out by an authorised dealer. This was carried out by Yacht Works in Cascais, near Lisbon. The technicians had access to the vessel’s positions reports and ready to start as soon as the boat arrived to minimise delays and costs.
The Client was able to monitor the progress of all their yachts on delivery through their on line Yacht Delivery Management Dashboard. This secure management system gives access to the latest position status, captain reports, photos and videos.
Further details of Flo and Charter opportunities at www.sailgrenadines.com
Reliance Yacht Management are proud to be part of the team helping their loyal clients Horizon Yacht Charters deliver new boats into the fleet.
After Hurricane Irma many of our clients suffered significant losses to their fleets and it is amazing to see their response and determination to bounce back. The video shows just a few of the boats being delivered from Europe and the US by ship and by sea.
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
Special needs and considerations needed for the delivery of a charter catamaran
Reliance Yacht Management has over the years delivered new and brokerage catamarans into nearly all the major charter fleet companies in the Caribbean and Mediterranean plus others worldwide. We have a particularly unique view of what the charter companies are looking for in their delivery service.
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.
In the last few years yacht tracking systems have advanced in leaps and bounds and there are now additional features and benefits as well as improvements in existing features. We have been comparing tracking systems since 2005 and in this time we have delivered hundreds of yachts all over the world for fleet managers, yacht dealers and private owners. As the leading yacht delivery company we are best placed to have an expert and objective view on the subject.
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