What control do i have on those that deliver my yacht?
We ensure that the captain and crew contracted to deliver your yacht are of the highest standards and suitably qualified for the voyage. They include qualified instructors, captains and delivery crew that hold RYA Ocean and RYA offshore sailing qualifications or equivilent to their country who between them have amassed millions of sea miles over the years.
We will be happy to supply details of the proposed captain to you and/or your insurers for their approval.
We are constantly adding and updating our Captain’s details on line. More
I want my yacht delivered by freight but she needs to get to the port of embarkation. Can Reliance liaise with the shipping company?
Yes. We work closely with all the major shipping lines. Reliance Yacht Management can provide a single proposal for a multi modal delivery giving you a single point of contact as we coordinate, shipping lines, cranes, marina berth, yacht crews, customs agents and all the other elements that make up the delivery.
I am concerned about unforeseen costs. How do I protect myself from additional expenses?
We recognise this as a regular concern with clients who have been given quotes by others. Reliance will always provide an inclusive rate as possible and make it clear what is and what is not included. We always look for the most cost effective travel options and use budget airlines where possible. For any high value, unforeseen costs we will always where possible involve and seek approval from the client.
What are the liabilities?
Owner liability is the same as if chartering your yacht out to paying guests. There must be hull insurance in place and valid for the intended voyage. All Delivery crew onboard will be qualified and experienced which should comply with the yacht insurance. Delivery Captains hold professional liability insurance against negligence.
What safety equipment is required?
Safety is paramount. Each captain when joining a yacht for the first time will inspect and note location of all safety gear. He will brief crew on the their use in the event of MOB, fire, sinking etc. We would expect all gear to be in good condition and in date. A suggested minumum would be
- Fire Extinguishers
- Wooden bungs
- Radar Reflector
- Boat hook
- Horseshoe buoy and light
- Bosun’s chair
- Tool box
- Fog horn
- Inflatable man overboard pole
- First aid kit
We understand that many yachts may be new and ex factory without the safety gear on board. We will be happy to source and delivery equipment to the boat on your behalf. Ask us for prices.
Can I join the crew?
An owner assisted passage can be a fantastic opportunity and experience: the perfect way to learn more about a new purchase and benefit from the skill and experiences of a professional yachtsman. As passionate sailors, we are always keen to help our clients get the best from their yachts and maximize their enjoyment. We can help you get the experience and confidence to carry on without us. Read more
How do i know the progress of the delivery?
We will create a dedicated web page that will provide updates from the Captain and our operations desk. You will also be able to track progress through the AIS or our satellite tracker reports embedded in the page.