Frequently asked Question


The following may help in answering some of your questions - if they do not, email us with your query and we will try to answer it to the best of our ability.

Are you prepared to give instruction to the owner on a delivery trip?

What happens if there are any breakages?

Do you supply everything required for a delivery?

Why do you supply your own charts, pilots and other navigational instruments?

Can we learn Celestial Navigation?

How long will a delivery take?

If I decide to join the delivery, what do I need to bring?

Do World Yachting insure the vessel for the delivery?

Who pays for the fuel?

Can I bring my wife, son or a friend on a delivery?

 

Q. Are you prepared to give instruction to the owner on a delivery trip?

A. Yes, we have in the past delivered numerous vessels with the owner on board. We at World Yachting are passionate with our sailing and passing on our knowledge to all.

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Q. What happens if there are any breakages?

A. After numerous deliveries we have acquired many skills and lots of experience to fix many of the breakages that may happen, (thankfully though very few do). Continual observation and checking is carried out during the delivery, this is the key to a vessel arriving in one piece together with conservative sailing or motoring. If it is not possible to fix a breakage at sea then it is done in port either by ourselves or organised through suitable technicians. Failing this it is reported on the comprehensive report issued at the completion of the delivery.

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Q. Do you supply everything required for a delivery?

A . No, We supply almost everything apart from a life raft and flare pack. If these are not on board then we can organise them for the client with the cost being added to the delivery fee.

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Q. Why do you supply your own charts, pilots and other navigational instruments?

A. We supply our own charts and pilots because most vessels do not have those required for the delivery trip. We also bring along our own GPS, EPIRB and VHF radio more as a backup as most vessels do have these instruments on board. This then makes us self sufficient and confident that we have everything we require.

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Q. Can we learn Celestial Navigation?

A. Yes, although Celestial Navigation has now well and truly been superseded by electronic instruments we still bring a sextant on long ocean deliveries and still actively navigate using the sun stars, moon and planets.

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Q. How long will a delivery take?

A. Of course it depends on the distance involved, the vessel and the time of year it is being delivered. When we give a quotation for a delivery we try to also give the client an idea of how the delivery will be carried out. This includes the routeing, the time we anticipate to do the delivery, if any stopovers anticipated and what we expect regards to weather and anything else we feel relevant. If this is not included with the quote then it will certainly be issued prior to commencement of the delivery.

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Q. If I decide to join the delivery, what do I need to bring?

A. We have completed so many deliveries now on various vessels either power or sail and also short and long haul deliveries we are able to issue you with a list of what to bring based on experience and knowing what works and what doesn’t work.

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Q. Do World Yachting insure the vessel for the delivery?

A. No. We do carry third party indemnity insurance but the vessel has to be insured for the delivery by the client. Medical insurance is down to each member of the crew.

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Q. Who pays for the fuel?

A. If the vessel is a power boat then the client will be paying for the fuel. Before commencement of the delivery we will give an approximate costing and this amount will need to be paid beforehand with the balance sorted out either way at the end of the delivery.

If on the other hand the delivery is of a sailing vessel then World Yachting will pay for all the fuel having allowed for the cost in the delivery price. The fuel tanks though will initially be filled at the owners expense.

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Q. Can I bring my wife, son or a friend on a delivery?

A. Of course you can, after all it your vessel we are delivering. We do need to have someone with experience to ensure a safe delivery and reserve the right to a final decision on crew suitability.

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