FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have endeavored to answer all the questions that we feel answer most of your questions; however, if you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can an owner’s friends and family come on a delivery trip?
A. Yes, after all, it is your yacht we are delivering. However, we reserve the right to the final say based on the number and the choice of a suitable First Mate. This decision is to protect not only the yacht but also the lives of everyone onboard.
What do I need to bring if I decide to join the delivery?
A. We have completed many deliveries on various vessels, power or sail, on both short and long-haul deliveries. Therefore, we can issue you a list of what to bring based on experience and knowing what works and doesn’t work..
Can we learn Celestial Navigation?
Yes. If the owner (or crew) would like to learn, then gladly, it will be taught, especially on long ocean passages (where, if required, we can supply a sextant and the relevant tables) and where there is extended time to learn and practice. Celestial navigation is still a requirement for the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster certificate.
Do you supply everything required for the delivery?
No. We supply everything required for the vessels navigation if not already onboard, including GPS, EPIRB, satellite telephone and charts.
The vessel needs to be in a seaworthy condition, suitably equipped with all the-up-to-date safety equipment for the intended passage, like life raft, lifejackets, and flares,.
Tools and some essential spares; (filters, engine belts, impellers, and engine oil), a list will be provided, are also required to be onboard.
There should also be adequate cooking and sleeping facilities.
If any items are not on the vessel before our arrival onboard, World Yachting can organise on behalf of the client the costs, if any, added to the delivery fee.
Who pays for transportation to and from the vessel?
All crew transportation costs from our home base in Phuket to the vessel are either included in the delivery price or paid for by the client depending, on the vessel’s departure point.
All return crew transportation costs to our home base in Phuket are paid for by the owner/client and will be added to the delivery fee.
All fixed delivery quotations and transportation costs to and from the vessel are included in the delivery price.
Does the yacht need to be insured?
Yes. As per International Maritime Law, the Owner of the Vessel is ultimately responsible for anything that happens on the vessel. The vessel’s insurance is the owner’s responsibility, who will need to provide hull and all risks insurance to cover the yacht for the whole passage. We will need to be added to your insurance policy as ‘Paid crew’ for the delivery.
Please check with your insurance company to ensure that this coverage is provided.
Your insurance company will usually ask for a copy of the Captain’s License, and depending on the destination, a resume of all crew on board.
A copy of the current insurance policy must be provided before the delivery commences.
World Yachting crew are responsible for their own personal and medical insurance.
You would like a quote - What happens next?
We hope you will find World Yachting easy, friendly and straightforward to work with. The following outlines the key steps you can expect to follow:
1. Contact us with your delivery requirements by either calling us at +66 845 843 734 or, as we prefer, sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall need vessel information, where from and to, engine size, fuel capacity, and what date you want the delivery to start.
2. We will then calculate and send you by e-mail a clear and detailed quotation together with some basic information about the proposed delivery.
3. If the quotation is acceptable, we will ask for a 50% deposit plus the calculated expenses, which will be itemized on the delivery quote.
4. Once funds have been cleared into our account, a receipt will be sent, and transportation organized to the vessel.
5. We will e-mail you an estimated sailing schedule and other information not provided with the quotation.
6. Before departing, we will need from you a signed Letter of Authority, the vessel’s documents, and insurance papers.
7. The delivery takes place, and the vessel arrives safely.
8. On arrival, we will clear the vessel with the relevant authorities or agent, a final clean before the crew departs.
9. We will invoice you for the remaining 50% of the delivery fee, reconcile and finalise all the expenses incurred during the delivery, and send you the receipts.
10. Once payment has been cleared, we will send you a payment receipt, return all the vessels documents, a copy of the logbook, (if required), and our detailed Delivery Report.
11. We will always be available long after the delivery has been completed to offer advice and any help we can assist you with, all with no obligation.
What documentation does the yacht need?
Original documentation will be required onboard, for example, yacht registration, proof of ownership, insurance, and the yacht’s radio/AIS license. A signed Letter of Authority, made out for the Captain, as well as sometimes a copy of the owner’s passport.
Who will skipper my yacht?
Your yacht will be delivered by me, my trusted crew, and no one else.
Please feel free to request a copy of my current CV if not already been sent to you.
How do I protect myself from additional expenses?
Of course, this is a normal response. We will provide a competitive price that clearly states everything. The quotation will also include an estimate of what other expenses are to be paid by the owner. You would generally incur these expenses if you were making the passage, such as crew transportation costs, dockage, CIQ and fuel.
Clearance will always be obtained from the owner before any expenditure by World Yachting for any reason an unforeseen occurrence arises.
What are the payment arrangements?
50% of the delivery fee and any estimated delivery expenses as noted on the Delivery Quotation are required to commence the delivery process.
The remaining 50% of the delivery fee and the final reconciled expenses will be required on the presentation of the final invoice.
How much does a yacht delivery cost?
The delivery price varies depending on the size, type of vessel, and delivery period. For example, one delivered from Singapore to Hong Kong; the delivery route/mileage will differ (read price difference) depending on the season.
Another example; a delivery from Phuket to Singapore; vessel A at 12 meters will be slower (read more expensive) compared to vessel B at 20+ meters due to the time taken.
Who pays for the fuel?
Special provisions have been made within our fixed price deliveries, but generally, the client is responsible for all fuel costs. In the delivery quotation, there is an estimated fuel cost. This amount together with other estimated expenses will be required to be paid beforehand. On presentation of the Final Invoice the final reconciled fuel expenses will be required.
What if I have other questions?
We have endeavored to answer all the questions that that we feel answer most of your questions. However, if you have other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to assist.