Year: 2014

31 Dec 2014

Appointing a Yacht Delivery Company

Employing someone to deliver your yacht has hidden advantages for new boat owners who join the delivery for all or part of the voyage.  Most notably is the chance to learn on a one to one basis from experienced, qualified captains and crew. A captain who has specific experience of Biscay for example can provide an element of safety and reassurance. It also provides the ideal opportunity to learn about and operate the yacht’s complex systems. (more…)

01 Dec 2014

X 35 Chatham to Stockholm

On completeion of the delivery of the X yacht X Dream from Chatham to Stockhom in November the client met the crew with Lasagne, beers and a heater. He commented;-

Just wanted to let you know that Marcin did a terrific job, holding his crew together during the passage.

He is 110% professional and he can transport my boats any time. I thought it would be nice to give you some feedback that you can update him with.

Once again, thanks for everything, it was a pleasure last time and this time as well. I will contact you in the future if something pops up That I want help to sail to Västerås.


28 Nov 2014

Sunreef 74 Hull #01

Reliance to deliver the first SR74

Sunreef Yachts have confirmed the launch of three Sunreef 74s for the start of next year. Reliance Yacht Management has collected hull no. 1 from the yard for delivery to a private Owner in US. We sent our leading catamaran crews to Poland in January 2015 for a period of orientation, sea trials, preparation and handover. The first hull named Wildberry is described by Sunreef as “a private yacht adapted for on board living and consists of many comfortable areas and numerous storage spaces as the owners are planning long cruises. The yacht will comfortably accommodate 6 guests and 2-3 crew members.”


More information about this yacht and others from Sunreef click here.



17 Nov 2014

Crew Required, Bavaria 55 Malta to UK

Here is another great opportunity to gain some serious offshore sailing experience and to add over over 2000 nautical miles to your logbooks.

We have one remaining vacancy for a crew to deliver a Bavaria 55 from Malta to South Coast UK. The passage is can expect to take 20-25 days but as always flexibility will be expected. All on board expenses will be covered plus reasonable travel costs.

If you are interested in this opportunity and are available to travel in next 5 days please contact the Captain directly.

Contact; Rich Butterworth
SMS; +44 7403962580

10 Nov 2014

Nauticat 42

A big thanks to Captain Mike Stewart and his crew for the safe delivery of a Nauticat 42 from Chichester to Scotland.

It was a tough trip up the Irish Sea with steady F6 and heavy stern seas pushing them to 13 knots at times. The proud new owner was on the dock to catch the lines as they arrived.

See details of other recent deliveries


06 Nov 2014

Clients Get Their Own Webpage

Yacht Delivery – As it happens updates

Reliance Yacht Management launches a new on line service that enhances the client experience of their delivery service.

man-with-laptop-The new service allows yacht owners and fleet operators to follow the progress of their yachts live through satellite tracking. Reliance Yacht management provides a secure dedicated webpage that client can log into and see the progress of their yacht. The site also offers live weather charts of the area. Clients will get updates direct from the captain and the operations desk at Reliance. A popular feature is the video reports provided by the Captain whereby the client can see their yacht and hear direct from the Captain.

The service has been trialled with a few selected clients and has received fantastic feedback. The plan is now to roll the service out worldwide and continue to add and refine features.

The service offers immediate access to the latest information. No need to wait until the captain reports in. Yacht owners can see the position of their yacht and the local weather charts 24/7.

Fleet operators can monitor progress and with accurate ETAs be able to plan for charters and maximise potential revenue.

New Owners can share the excitement and anticipation with friends and family as they see their yacht on line get closer and closer to its new cruising area.

With its responsive design that is accessible on mobile devices, Owners can follow their yacht from virtually anyway in the world.


04 Nov 2014

In Praise of our Clients #3

In praise of our clients; “we couldn’t do it without them.”

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In this third posting in the series “In Praise of our Client” we highlight one of major yacht brokers  in the Mediterranean .

Club Services is run by a team of sailing enthusiasts with professional technical experience led by Alfred Caruana and specialising in different aspects of sailing. Club Services started operating more than twenty five years ago as a brokerage firm , importing second hand sailing boats. Later it also included boat maintenance services, having a section specialising in rigging and sails, headed by a highly experienced engineers.

Club Services grew at a fast rate in recent years due to the strategy adopted at its retail level. Instead of having one outlet and competing with others, Club Services makes partnership agreements and shares its resources with these partners. This results in a win-win situation, with the consumer having the highest benefit from this synergy. Their past customers are witness to the excellent service Club Services always provided, intends to maintain, and of course, develop further. Their motto is to make the acquisition and ownership of a boat a pleasant experience – a philosophy shared by Reliance Yacht Management. Club Services specialises in first time buyers giving a complete service and advice in the first years of boat ownership.  With its network of partners from all around the Mediterranean Club Services are certain to select the right boat at the right price.

Club Services is a client as well as an Affiliate who represent Reliance Yacht Management in Malta.

More details at

Club Services Malta
1 De Hosa Street
Santa Lucia  SLC 1862
Tel  00356 99869621

29 Oct 2014

In Praise of our Clients #2

In praise of our client; “we couldn’t do it without them.”

In this second posting in the series “In Praise of our Client” we highlight one of the industry leaders in the leisure marine market.

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The Catamaran Company is the worldwide leader in all aspects of the catamaran market. They specialize in the sale of new and used catamarans and, the chartering of catamarans worldwide. Since the 1990s we have been providing delivery services, quality control, new yacht commissioning and safety equipment. We have worked closely with the senior management to develop policies and reporting procedures that are considered the best in the industry. (more…)

27 Oct 2014

Delivery Crew Required; Malta to UK

Delivery Crew Required; Malta to UK

We have an excellent opportunity for a crew to deliver a Bavaria 55 from Malta to South Coast UK. The passage is over 2,000 nm and can expect to take 20-25 days. Flexibility will be expected. All on board expenses will be covered plus reasonable travel costs.

If you are interested in this opportunity and are available to travel in next 7-10 days please contact the Captain directly.

Contact; Steve Smith
SMS; +44 7423711818


24 Oct 2014

In Praise of our Clients

In praise of our client; “we couldn’t do it without them.”

We are accredited ISO9001 for our business standards including customer service and safety procedure – and we are very chuffed about it. We have also worked with our wonderful clients to help us become even better. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting a few of our valued corporate clients that we have assisted and say a big thank you for their continued support.

HYC logoHorizon Yacht Charters was established in the British Virgin Islands in 1998 and since then has been offering world class sailing at our bases in the Caribbean and USA. From those early days Reliance yacht management was the preferred delivery company and we continue to work closely with them to this day. Our range of services provided have grown beyond just yacht delivery. We now supply equipment to help them comply with charter regulations as well as provide orientation and  assisted passages for new Owners.



Here are links highlighting some of the services provided to Horizon.

MCA Coding Equipment Supply 

Client Reference





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