allways if possible have a written contract
,get at least cost of airtickets to and from vessel in advance,you as skipper
are responsible for repatriating your crew!!!!!!
ideally get 50% of delivery fee in advance,or at least at the halfway mark.
be very clear about expenses and what they entail,you may have to fork out for hotel
accom,transfers once you arrive,can soon add up.
have a delay clause for equipment
failure,normally £100-150/day after 3 days.(have seen people wait 2-3 weeks for engine
dogey owners;have had to stop at tangier on a delivery to gib and demand payment in full,before continuing the 30 miles to gib!
assisted deliveries,can be bliss if you have a good owner.....but an absolute nightmare otherwise................sailing brings out the best and worst in people......
and stcw 95 plus at least 20000 miles as skipper generally satisfies most insurance companies.
happy sailing,alex bond 101000 miles and still smiling,but remember "God designed yachts to punish yachtys!!!!!!!!"