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.
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.
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/
Polar CircumnavigationSee images »
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
Reliance Yacht Management is helping Yacht Owners escape the cold.
In addition to our crewed deliveries across the Atlantic from Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, we are booked to move yachts alongside ships for loading.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s have announced upcoming sailing from Eemshaven and Southampton to St Thomas in January. Our Captains will be there with clients’ boats
Port of calls and approximate dates are as follows:
Loading Eemshaven NL, 10-20 January 2016
Loading Southampton UK, 10 -20 January 2016
ETA St Thomas USVI 05 – 10 February
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a delivery quote. Call on +44 1252 378239 or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
The domain www.yachtdelivery.com is now connected to Reliance Yacht Management. This represents a considerable investment and another opportunity for potential clients to get a competitive delivery proposal.
Captain Steve Dewhurst reports his fastest eastbound Atlantic crossing.
The delivery of the beautiful Catana 581 Blue Moon from St Thomas to Villamoura took just 18 days including overnight stops in Bermuda and the Azores. The fastest speed recorded was 24 kts.
Blue Moon is being moved from it winter cruising area to the Mediterranean for the summer.
More details on Blue Moon and Captain and crew at http://www.bluemooncruising.com/
Choosing a Yacht Delivery Company is not always straightforward. There are probably hundreds of delivery captains around the world that claim to be capable of delivering your yacht, but there are only a few dozen that will be truly competent. How do you find the best? Not to find the best can be a disaster for your yacht.
This is recommended reading to all delivery captains.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into the loss of Cheeki Rafiki is now available to download. I would recommenced that every delivery captain planning an ocean voyage reads it.
Download the MAIB report here