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Old 31-12-2013, 05:58   #1
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Hi guys. What is the dayly rate for a delivery captain?
Im Capt. on a passengership and only working mey-september and would like to do some deliverysailing/motoring during the rest ov the year.
Have no clue of the salary thinking. Anybody out ther who has?
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Old 31-12-2013, 13:05   #2
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Re: Costs

When I was doing deliveries I figured $150/day as a base rate, but was pretty comfortable adjusting it up or down based on the specific boat. With the base price being targeted at 35-45' racers cruisers, where you had to work but it wasn't going to be miserable.

1) A 50' cruiser with AC, a galley, doing a coastal cruise in good weather probably $100/day
2) a 22' day sailor off shore with ice chests, no autopilot, no instruments, no roller furling, no stove, expect to pay more (or for me to show up with a trailer).
3) 70' racer with just four people (mandatory 3 on watch), doing a 1000mile crossing... I charged a lot more. Being forced to do sail changes during deliveries while never sleeping, and controlling a boat that powerful but with no autopilot, no real engine, freeze dried food, no bathroom, two man coffee grinders..... Fun to race on with a full crew, but deliveries were a nightmare.

The one thing I would say is if making adjustments make them clear to the owner why. So my bill would read $150/day, +$25/day NO AUTOPILOT. So everything was clear to both parties.
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Old 31-12-2013, 14:19   #3
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My typical was around $250/day offshore and $175 coastal. If needed my mate was $100/day. That included lay time to get the boat ready.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:46   #4
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Thank You all. Now i have a clue.
best regards and a Happy New Year.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:24   #5
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Wow !, you guys work cheap. $450/day for my wife and I to run boats around the Great Lakes (3-8 days), $350/day to run one south (about 20 days) plus all and I do mean all costs from the time we leave our home until we return.

Of course we only deliver power boats. Getting that kind of money out of a sailor may be challenging
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:32   #6
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OK boatpoker. that sounds more like my daily rate as Captain of Wilhelm Tham where I charge 350 US /day.
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Re: Costs

Albert

You will find that Delivery Skipper's fees vary considerably depending on location and frankly, how hungry they are for a job.

Things to consider are:

Your daily fee. Some charge by the mile instead of a daily fee.

Crewman fee, if required.

Meal allowance.

Travel Expenses. Make sure to get an open round trip ticket or the equivalent cash to your home base.

Emergency Layover allowances, usually per day.

Make you know the expectations of the owner as far as repairs and vessel state at time of delivery.

Finally, make sure the owner puts you on their insurance as a licensed Captain and get a copy of it.
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tom. Thank You a lot. Useful ingormation
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Tom. Thank You a lot. Useful information.
all the best and a Happy New Year
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