Category: Case Studies

20 Jun 2014

Lagoon 450 “Great Adventures”

lagoon 450The yacht was purchased for charter work in the Caribbean. The Owner had not owned a catamaran before and required assistance to prepare himself, his family and the yacht for the project.

Reliance Yacht Management was able to assist and provide the expertise to make the transition from Yacht Owner to Charter Operator .

Reliance Yacht management provided;

Charter Inventory – Delivery Service – Orientation – Crisis Management – Private Tuition


27 Mar 2014

Transfer to Ship

IMG_11485270f43d1422c.JPGIf you are planning to transport your yacht by ship careful preparation and planning is essential.




Reliance Yacht Management offers each customer a reliable, hassle-free preparation and transfer service to ship’s side. Loading a yacht for delivery requires a great deal of care and experience, and the correct preparation can help make the experience that much better.  We understand what is needed.

How Reliance Helps Prepare Your Boat for Transport

  • It’s important to make sure everything is secure. Regardless of whether the delivery is short or long  Secure anything that not bolted or tied down. Anything loose could cause damage during the voyage. Hatches need to be secured with tape to avoid leaks and possible water damage. Lock all cabin windows. Also secure cabinet doors shut, secure cabin doors and lock all exterior doors.
  • It is important to know that the shipping company provides suitable insurance to protect your yacht if anything goes wrong. Our Captains have professional liability cover.
  • We liaise with the shipping company to make sure that they have the correct dimensions. They will have allocated space so it is important that they have the information well in advance.
  • We take note of any damages, scratches and take pictures to document any that already exist. Also, if we are required to remove any parts e.g. radar arch, bowsprit etc. again we take pictures of their location and stowage.
  • Remove sails or protect with covers.
  • Stow all personal items from the cabin and store any breakables in a safe place. Your yacht may be traveling on another boat, but it’s still going to experience the force of the ocean. It is important that there are no prohibited items on board, especially if you’re going to be passing through customs.
  • Liaise with the Loadmaster to bring your yacht alongside and put into slings.
  • Deliver your yacht as light as possible. Empty all tanks as much as possible, and ensuring there is sufficient to get to and from the transport ship.
  • Remove anchors from the deck, remove drain plugs from the hull and make sure there is no water in the bilge. You may request us to flush your tanks with a chlorine bleach solution.
  • Power down everything, You don’t want dead batteries when your vessel is offloaded at your destination.
  • Yacht documentation and keys are given to the load master or his agent.
  • Photographs taken of lashings

There are several important steps we take to take to ensure smooth transfer to ship for your vessel.

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26 Mar 2014

Spot Tracker Saves Trio

Spot Tracker saves trio stranded in Atlantic

makkovik-mapCora Edmunds’ husband, son and nephew were stranded at sea near Makkovik just before dark on Friday, when the motor on their boat broke down.With strong winds driving the craft away further out, rowing to shore was not an option.But a situation that could have ended tragically had a positive outcome instead, thanks to a satellite tracking device called a “SPOT.” The device traces users’ coordinates and relays them by computer, enabling people elsewhere to log on and see where they are.The men pressed the SOS button on the device, alerting Cora Edmunds, as well as the agency that handles the calls. (more…)

30 Sep 2013

New Boat Equipment contract

boat equipment supplyReliance Yacht Management has been awarded a contract to provide Horizon Yacht Charters with all their charter and commissioning equipment for their new yachts being delivered from Europe.

Horizon Yacht Charters  operate four Caribbean bases, together with two in the USA.  They offer monohull or multihull, bareboat or crewed vacations on board leading brands Bavaria, Fountaine Pajot and Lagoon

“We are extremely pleased to work with Horizon and to develop our supply chain logistics to the leisure marine market.  The project showcases  our capabilities to deliver competitive solutions for our clients,” said Nick Irving MD. “It serves as an important element of Reliance’s programme to develop bespoke services.” (more…)

14 May 2013

Spot Tracker Saves Lives

Reliance Yacht management takes safety seriously and will always stress the importance of yachts having a tracking and an means to contact help in an emergency. Through we supply a variety of means. One of the popular options to choose is the Spot personnel tracker.  This have proven a lifesaving device on may occasions. here are few examples of how it has helped those in trouble.SPOT2_Orange (more…)

14 Jan 2013

Single Solution From Factory to Charter Base

Beneteau Dealer needed a single solution for transport, launch, commissioning and QC report of new yacht.

Having successfully completed the sale of a new Beneteau 523 the dealer required a professional and competent company to complete the commissioning and handover in France.  Other commissioning agents were expensive and did not provide a bespoke service.  There were also conflicts of interest where the previous commissioning agent was employed by the manufacturer.  (more…)

14 Jan 2013

Manufacturer & Charter Company Manage Fleet More Efficiently

South Africa Yacht Manufacturer and Charter Company required to manage fleet more efficiently and reduce operating costs.

After a period of consultation with the client, Reliance implemented a management system to improve the efficient use of boats within their fleet, whilst on delivery and charter. Central to the system was satellite tracking units provided by Reliance and installed on their yachts. (more…)

14 Jan 2013

US Yacht Dealer Needed to Improve QC Proceedure

US Dealer for new yachts needed to improve finished quality and reduce warranty issues and costs.

Reliance Yacht Management  developed a quality control procedure specific to each model produced. Experienced bilingual personnel were trained and employed in France to carry out the commissioning, complete the QC inspection and liaise with the After Sales department to ensure all issues were resolved before delivery. (more…)

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