*LATEST NEWS* 2/10/2020
After an amazing summer of
sailing around the Mediterranean and western coast of northern Europe,
it is, nevertheless, good to be back home. Peter, the Skipper and Dave,
the first mate, have enjoyed the excellent hospitality of the Greek
islands, Malta, the Balearics and mainland Spain as well as France and
Southern England. Its been a pleasure and privilege to have worked with
our clients this summer to deliver their yachts. The marinas and ports
we have visited have offered the highest levels of service and
assistance which has made our journeys so safe and enjoyable.
The COVID-19 restrictions have caused only slight concerns to us, however as we are a professional delivery team, we have been able to use the 'essential maritime worker' exemptions. As time passes this will be less and less necessary as the restrictions are lifted and we return to normal.
The summer consisted of three deliveries from A Coruna, on the coast of north western Spain which took us via the Gibraltar strait and up to Badalona, and then from there we flew to pick up another yacht on the island of Leros, close to the Turkish mainland and bring that one across the Mediterranean to Badalona, and a third yacht to go from St. Carles de la Rapita, again, up to Badalona for a haul out and clean before heading back down the Spanish coast to head for the south of England.
Total miles sailed fell just short of 5,000 nm.
2021 moving forward.
We have an optimistic outlook for 2021 with recertfication and seaman's cards obtained over the quiet period of the winter. we can also welcome a new crewman to our team who is available to help us on our longer passages. Ross has extensive experience in ocean passages and is a reliable and valuable addition to our team. Good to have you aboard!
With 2021 appearing as difficult as 2020 was, for the movement of yachts, searching for a reliable company that can deliver your boat on time and in the best condition can be frustrating at the best of times. with our new certifcates and permits, we are exempt from the usual restrictions that have been placed on pleasure craft for entry into EU ports and for the wider maritime rules and regulations. upon our return to our home countries, we may undergo the obligatory quarantines but we have free access to marinas worldwide at this time. It is reassuring to know we won't be refused safe harbour in times of need, nor will we be refused assistance for yachts in transit from marina services. handy to know.