Your vessel will be delivered by one of our professional and qualified skippers (BC 200 yachts and BC 500) to any port of your choosing within the shortest timeframes possible, maintaining the safety of your vessel and its crew at all times.
All deliveries follow the same three key stages.
1 Preparation :
This stage is crucial to get right.
Whilst one of our professional skippers is ultimately responsible for determining the most appropriate course to plot, the departure date is set by balancing our customers’ wishes and the skipper’s counsel. This is the first step.
Secondly, the skipper will undertake each of the following:
Detailed inventory, ensuring all the equipment is in good working order. This includes all the rigging, ropes, sails, mechanics, engine, electrics, manoeuvrability, instruments and many more aspects of the vessel.
Any required maintenance equipment necessary for the crossing is gathered and given an appropriate place on board, ready for use.
Insulation and protection of the vulnerable surfaces and equipment is applied or fitted as appropriate, both internally and externally.
Fuel is topped up as required and supplies are calculated, purchased and brought aboard.
Official paperwork and administration is completed such as customs declarations and clearance, port fees and tax refunds on fuel.
Thus, the skipper prepares the boat for all the peace of mind required for a safe and smooth crossing.
2 Sailing :
Crew are then recruited, the makeup of which will be specifically adapted to each trip and the specific size and needs of the vessel.
The skipper then sets off as soon as practicably possible, providing regular position updates as requested.
The fastest course will be followed whilst maintaining a maximum level of safety for the vessel and its crew with overland legs included, where the route allows and the client so desires.
3 Final Delivery :
A full inventory check back is completed upon arrival as well as a detailed technical report which will be given to the client. The vessel will be moored in a pre-agreed location (marina or other safe mooring site).
Before final disembarkation, the crew will tidy and thoroughly clean the vessel.
The delivery is then deemed complete.
Prior to above three key stages, a delivery contract is established. This will cover all the usual aspects of delivery including:
The vessel being equipped with all the safety equipment required for the route being planned to include survival gear, lifejackets, safety lines, life rafts, EPIRBs, PLBs etc
The vessel will need to be equipped to such standards which at all times meet all the required local, national and international safety, maritime and customs requirements it is likely to come across on the planned route.
The vessel will be fully insured for the planned route.
The above will be clearly laid out for you in a delivery contract prior to being signed by both parties.
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