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Yacht Delivery 

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We will be happy to answer all of your questions. We are here for you and hope you give us the opportunity to serve your yacht delivery needs.

  • How do I book a boat or yacht delivery?
    For delivery bookings, call us at (+52) 612-105-6114 or complete our online quote form. NOTE: The more complete the information you put in the form, the more accurate our estimate will be. Deposits are required for scheduling purposes.
  • What’s the difference between an estimate and a quotation?
    Our estimate covers the approximate number of days and crew required to successfully complete a voyage based on the information provided by you. Our quotation is a more defined response considering flat rate/daily rate, crew, transportation, provisioning and the approximate number of days required to successfully complete a voyage based on the information provided by you.
  • Where do you deliver?
    We deliver and relocate boats throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the U.S. East and West Coasts to include the Gulf of Mexico, Panama, Sea of Cortez. Offshore Passages from France to U.S. for new Catamaran Owners. Continental U.S. to Hawaiian Islands. Near Coastal: Continental U.S. to Ketchikan Alaska to Prince William Sound
  • Is it necessary for the vessel to have insurance?
    Yes. Boat insurance is the responsibility of the boat owner and is always required by us in order to deliver any vessel.
  • Is it necessary for the vessel to have documentation?
    Yes. Documentation and/or state registration must be onboard throughout the entire voyage. A letter appointing our Captain as the boat owner’s agent should also be affixed to the documentation prior to departure. Copies should be made and emailed for you the owner and the captain from your insurance agent.
  • Is it necessary for the vessel to be covered by a towing policy?
    Though it is not required, having an existing towing policy for your vessel is a good idea, especially if it’s a long voyage. In the event of a breakdown, a towing policy will cover the costs of towing and other expenses.
  • What type of boats do you handle?
    For short distance trips, we handle power, and monohulls (sailboats) minimum of 30 feet. For longer distance trips, we handle power, monohulls (sailboats) and Multihull (Catamarans) minimum of 45 feet up to 100 tons. For Atlantic or Pacific Crossings, we handle power, monohulls (sailboats) and Multihull (Catamarans) 45 feet up to 100 tons For private and commercial vessels, we handle up to 100 gross tons. NOTE: Smaller vessels can usually be transported over ground more efficiently than over the water.
  • Can the owner come with you?
    YES ABSOLUTELY!!!. The owner is more than welcome to be apart of the voyage. In fact, the owner can even bring some family and friends if he/she wants to. However, there are passenger limitations (less than 6) to a boat that is not a “Coast Guard Inspected Vessel”, and the size of the vessel may also limit the amount of passengers that can come. NOTE: Inspected vessels are different from documented vessels.
  • How many crew members are needed for a delivery?
    For vessel deliveries, a minimum of 2 crew members to include the captain and 1 deck hand, are recommended. The actual size of the crew, however, mostly depends on the size of the vessel. For owners who wish to participate in the delivery and be a part of the vessel’s crew, you may do so as long as you do your share by doing all of your necessary duties while onboard to include standing watch sometimes at night. But if the owner prefers to remain a passenger, we will provide a qualified yet affordable deck hand at the owner’s expense. The owner’s role when it comes to hiring his own crew for a voyage is limited due to safety and efficiency reasons. This means that the deckhands cannot be provided by the owner and should only be comprised of the captain’s trained and professional employees. In the past we have tried using friends, relatives or employees of several vessel owners and each job turned out to be stressful babysitting adventure with undertrained and under qualified personnel.
  • What is the ideal condition of the vessel?
    The vessel should be properly maintained, with engines in good running condition. There should also be a few spare parts available in the boat, including hose clamps, fuel filters, and basic tools. Emergency equipment is vital and required in the U.S. and shall adhere to U.S.C.G. requirements.
  • Which electronic equipment should the vessel be equipped with?
    A working VHF marine radio and a GPS/chartplotter should be present onboard the vessel and installed. Lights, radios, and other navigation equipment to include an EPIRB for longer deliveries should also be in good condition. NOTE: Our captain carries a backup handheld VHF radio and GPS/chartplotter just in case.
  • What else are needed onboard?
    All USCG required safety equipment. Safety gear with expiration dates should be checked to ensure their validity, and all other equipment must be in good condition. These include fire extinguishers, life rafts, marine flares, etc.
  • How much fuel does my vessel need?
    To determine how much fuel is needed, the owner should do a fuel consumption burn beforehand, which is really simple to do. How simple? Well, all you need to do is bring your vessel to a marina, fill it to capacity. 1) Chart a course at least 15 nautical miles or more one way, take note of the time of day prior to sailing off, and set the boat at your desired cruising speed. 2) Once you have arrived at the destination, turn around and take note of the current time. Go back to the marina and take note of time of day again. 3) Once you’re back at the marina, fill the boat to capacity again. Note how much you need to add. Although winds and currents have varying speeds per hour, the engine burn rate should remain consistent. After this fuel consumption burn, you should have a good idea how much fuel your boat will burn per hour in identical circumstances and how much fuel you need to fill your vessel. If you own a powerboat, you should be aware of the excessive fuel costs during relocations. You are likely going to spend more on fuel costs than for the crew who will deliver your vessel, even if it runs at consistent slow speeds. Remember that a higher RPM means you will use more fuel, while a slower RPM means the crew will be required to stay on the yacht longer. Once you know your fuel burn... Fuel Capacity/Fuel Burn = Distance in Time you can travel. That same Time x Cruising Speed= Distance you can travel. NOTE: We are watching gallons per hour (GPH), not miles per gallon (MPG). On your GPS, measure the actual distance covered of the voyage.
  • How many hours do you sail in a single day?
    Depends on where we are. We usually start very early in the morning for the purpose of being able to travel easier during daylight hours acquainting ourselves with the vessel the first day but continue throughout the night running 24 hours a day. During times of rough seas on near coastal deliveries only during daylight hours. Offshore passages we sail 24 hours a day despite weather conditions unless islands are available to anchor or moore.
  • What route will you use?
    For the purpose of safety, the captain reserves the right to change the vessel’s course and route based on several factors, including vessel congestion, weather conditions, and tides, currents and wind. However, we will always do our best to make the quickest and shortest passages, if available.
  • What will happen if there are weather delays?
    In the event that we encounter unforgiving weather conditions, we either hold up in a port of refuge or select a safer alternative route (if available). A discounted daily rate maybe charged whenever there are weather delays lasting longer than 24 hours.
  • What will happen if there are mechanical delays?
    Mechanical issues happen and vary no matter if it is an older boat or a new boat, so we treat them on a case-by-case basis. Rest assured that we will attempt to fix any mechanical concerns while in route. Note: this is why it is important to have available tools onboard. Even a loose screw can be of concern and is hard to fix if there is no screw driver. Depending on the urgency, location and time of day will determine if we need to get to land in order to make repairs if unable to due so while under way making way. We do what is best for you and your boat and what is safe for us. We will work with you the best we can not to incur more costs and tend to be layover day costs.
  • Sail or motor? (For sailboats)
    Whenever possible, we will always opt to pilot the vessel through sailing. But even though sailing will be our primary means of moving around the water, we are also going to run the engine to reach a minimum speed of 7 knots when the wind does not provide the power necessary.
  • Are there any extra costs?
    Outside of the crew’s daily rate, the vessel owner will be charged for all expenses that are incurred by the boat, such as marina fees, vessel repairs, marina dockhand tips, and fuel, among others.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP)
    Private yachts are required to go through U.S Customs when returning to American shores. You need not worry about this as our captains are familiar with the U.S. Customs’ process and procedures. Prior to Delivery we are more than happy to help and guide you when the vessel will be entering foreign/International waters or returning from.
  • Do you have a contract?
    Yes. This link will send you to a sample contract. If yo have any questions or concern please feel free to contact us.
Captain John
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