Yacht delivery companies can deliver your sailing or motor yacht to and from any port in the world. They offer a fully insured service by a very experienced RYA Yachtmaster skipper with thousands of logged miles. The first mate is usually a Yachtmaster too, and crew also have to have a qualification. Many companies are also able to offer additional services such as vessel tracking and assistance with VAT and importation. All companies will provide you with a vessel condition report at the end of the voyage and, in our experience, you will find your boat even cleaner than you left it.
Yacht delivery services are widely used by the world’s boat builders, and we can’t think of too many things to beat the thrill of having your brand new boat delivered to her home port, but if you think that yacht delivery services are just for brand new boats then think again.
It’s possible to save thousands by buying your boat abroad but you are then left with the problem of how to get your purchase home and this is where yacht delivery services can be invaluable. As they have a great deal of experience in this area, yacht delivery companies can not only deliver the boat but also help and advise on the necessary VAT and Customs arrangements, often saving you even more money on importation.
Expand Your Cruising Area
Yacht delivery services allow you to spend precious holidays cruising in distant sunny waters without wasting a moment of your valuable holiday time in getting there. You can’t beat the freedom of cruising in your own boat and you can enjoy several holidays exploring a new cruising area before having your boat delivered back again.
Or how about tackling a new challenge by taking part in a regatta far from home waters. Your yacht can be delivered ready to start racing, then be delivered home again while you polish your trophies.
If you are caught out by the weather in a distant port, or work or family commitments force you to cut short a cruising holiday, then yacht delivery companies can provide a ‘get her home safely’ service. They save you the additional berthing fees you will incur if you sail her back yourself and you can also enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your boat is tucked up safely on her own berth.
Many yacht delivery companies also offer assisted passages, where you sail your own boat with the assistance of an experienced skipper or first mate, giving you the confidence to undertake long offshore passages that you might not attempt on your own.