Boat Deliveries

It happens: you want to spend your holidays over there while your boat is over here. Sailing down or up to where you want to go (and back) would take half of your time off (or more).

I’d be happy to help you out and deliver your boat to your desired destination. I can also sail her back again so you can spend your whole vacation where you want.

I’ll take care of finding competent crew, flying them in and out again, passage planning, provisioning and of course make sure your boat is properly cleaned.

Have you just bought or sold your boat and you need a someone to bring her in or deliver her, I can help you likewise.

I can offer you a quote depending on location and mileages.

SeaYouSailing is officially acknowledged as a ‘small business’ by the Dutch Tax Authorities, meaning I don’t have to charge VAT.

Delivery contract

Before commencement of a delivery, we’ll have to agree on the specifics which will be put in a contract that we both sign. Part of this contract is the quote I offered you.

Mutual obligations

Your obligations, as the boat owner, as well as my obligations as the delivery skipper, are stipulated in the delivery contract.

Pre delivery check

Prior to the delivery, the condition of the boat will be checked by means of a pre delivery checklist. Any items or issues marked as out of date, missing, incomplete, damaged or broken will be reported to the owner prior to the delivery

Competent crew

As the delivery skipper I’ll provide/decide on competent crew for the delivery. For delivery trips up to 100 Nm minimum one crew, for delivery over 100 Nm minimum two crew

Safest route

As delivery skipper, I’ll perform the delivery as swiftly as possible, taking safest route


As delivery skipper, I hold an Skipper Third Party Liability Insurance for Yachts up to a maximum of 17 meters in length, including commercial use with Pantaenius Yacht Versicherungen (policy no 11704110-11)

Furthermore …

I value complete openness about what you can expect when you want me to deliver your boat. For that reason I’d like to state that no delivery is the same. Except for one thing: an absolute deadline is out of the question! Most of the time the planned date can be met. Sometimes however, the weather (forecast) would make it unwise to press on.

As a delivery skipper, I’m responsible for the safety of crew and vessel. A responsibility I take very serious. So for me it’s always better safe than sorry.

I also would like to be completely open about the costs. Based on what you ask me to do, I will offer you a quote which will show the:

  • daily delivery fee, based on the expected duration of the delivery with an agreed minimum number of days;
  • daily stopover fee due to weather conditions or imminent repairs, meant to cover the costs of food and accommodation (charged on the actual stopover days);
  • an estimate of the mooring fees in case of a stopover and an estimate of the costs of fuel (only the actual costs will be charged);
  • an estimate of the costs of transportation to/from the vessel, including the costs of mandatory Covid related tests if applicable, for the delivery skipper + crew (only the actual costs will be charged);

SeaYouSailing is officially acknowledged as a ‘small business’ by the Dutch Tax Authorities, meaning I don’t have to charge VAT.

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