Category: Case Studies

25 Nov 2020

A Successful Partnership with Sea Way

After working with Sea Way on a recent delivery to Lisbon, we received a glowing testimony from Commercial Director Hugo Rodrigues on Captain Lionel Le Brenn. He said that,

‘the comments of [the customer] regarding your skipper were very positive and he was very happy with his performance.’

Regarding our operational team, Hugo also praised our ‘excellent’ service and spoke of plans for future collaborations.

We look forward to working more with Sea Way in the near future.

Sea Way is the official distributor of Lagoon, Jeanneau and Prestige yachts in Portugal. They also provide specialized and bespoke yacht services, including engine service, carpentry and electrical installation, amongst others, from their base in Lisbon. Check out more of their work by clicking here.

The client was very positive and he was very happy with the skipper’s performance.

25 Jul 2019

Captain Hoiem: Stella Superstar!

Following on from Captain Kenneth Hoiem’s safe delivery of a Saba 50 from Guadeloupe to Ft. Lauderdale, the client could not sing Hoiem’s praises enough. He said,

Kenneth Hoiem is a superstar!! Can’t thank you enough!!

The client was aboard with their wife during the delivery and was able to see first hand Captian Hoiem’s professionalism and skill. Hoiem helped the couple feel confident and excited about their new yacht; he really showcased what a gift it is to be able to sail in the Caribbean Sea.

While the client has already commented upon Hoiem’s ‘stellar’ delivery, he went out of his way to make sure we knew for certain that Kenneth Hoiem is a great captain.

Kenneth has just completed another delivery from Guadeloupe to Houston, Texas, and is now travelling home for some much needed rest.

Well done Captain Hoiem!

23 Nov 2017

New Bavarias Delivered


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.


12 Jan 2017

A Dream Yacht Delivery

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. (more…)

14 Apr 2015

Reliance Yacht Management teams up with Catamaran Dealer

Lagoon Catamaran Dealers continue to team up with leading professional yacht delivery company, Reliance Yacht Management

LAGOON-450415-2.JPGLagoon Catamaran Dealers continue to team up with leading professional yacht delivery company, Reliance Yacht Management. The result creates benefits to both the dealer and the yacht owner. For the yacht Owner, a period of orientation and extended handover provides valuable familiarisation and enjoyment of their new purchase. The service can be customised to suit the client needs. Recently we have been providing two day orientation courses for new Owners collecting their yachts direct from factory in France. The course covering sail handling, manoeuvring and maintenance. On other occasions we have provided a captain for the initial part of a voyage and giving support and confidence to the owner to continue on. Yacht deliveries still remain the biggest demand, moving Lagoon catamarans direct to the Owner anywhere in the world.

For the yacht dealer, the benefits of using Reliance Yacht Management are many. As a representative in France, Reliance Yacht Management receives the boat on their behalf, check inventory, and carry out QC inspections. They can provide safety and charter equipment, and stow on board. This saves the brokers time and money who no longer need to travel to France as often. Reliance Yacht Management role is to look after their clients.

Their services to Lagoon owners have been tested and enjoyed by many dealers worldwide.  Managing Director and founder, Nick Irving proudly announces that this year already they have worked with many Lagoon Dealers and Charter Fleets including;

Zenza2Ancasta UK
Baotic, Germany
Baotic, Croatia
Katamaran, Norway
Katamaran, Finland
Katamaran, Germany
Nava boats, Croatia
Catamaran Company, USA
Sound Yachting, USA
Horizon Yacht Charters


Services are provided by a select group of highly experienced, qualified and professional catamaran captains and QC agents who already have specific experience of the Lagoon brand. Their experience comes from a knowledge of delivering catamarans all around the world, including northern Europe, Mediterranean, the USA, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, Suez and Panama Canal, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia.

Dealers can be confident that they and their clients will benefit from these services from Reliance Yacht Management.

16 Mar 2015

Marine Finance Company Calls Reliance Yacht Management for Help

Marine Finance Company needed a solution to locate a yacht, make it  seaworthy and deliver it to a broker for sale.

Following on from previous successful repossessions in Europe for a major international bank, Reliance Yacht management was approached by a small specialist marine lender in the UK.

They required a yacht to be located and secured in the Isle of Man and then returned to mainland UK to be sold. The yacht had had alterations made to it, and had not moved for some time. There were questions over it seaworthiness for the voyage.

Reliance Yacht Management were able to put together a package that suited exactly what the finance company required.  They were able to identify and confirm the yacht’s location and liaise with port authority and harbour master to determine all outstanding marina fees had been settled. They also contacted the previous owner to gain his cooperation and obtain technical history.

A team of two were sent to the yacht to make an initial inspection and asses what will be required to relocate her. This was reduced to one to save costs, when it became clear there would delays and that considerable work was required to prepare for a passage. The yacht had not been maintained. Eletrics, engine and running rig needed attention. The Captain and Reliance head office sourced the necessary skills and parts required to get systems to a safe standard.  When done, new crew were dispatched and a short test sail was completed. All being well they departed and headed south. The yacht arrived in Milford Haven and is now listed with a major broker there for sale.

Asset Recovery is a service of Reliance Yacht Management. They offer a complete range of marine recovery services, including discovery, repair, relocation and re marketing. We are experienced and able to perform international recovery through our network of agents and captains Woldwide.

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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.

Catamaran logo


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…)

14 Aug 2014

Lagoon 450 France to Spain

lagoon 450Nick and the Staff of Reliance Yacht Management,

On behalf of myself and my partners at Great Adventure Sailing LLC, I would like to thank you all for your outstanding service in the commissioning and delivery of our new Lagoon 450, Great Adventure.

To say that we were impressed by your handling of the complex logistics of delivering the boat first  to La Rochelle and then on to Palma, Mallorca would be an understatement. It would be difficult under any circumstances, but with the added difficulty of engine problems and weather that you were able to keep our schedule was very impressive. (more…)

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