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Old 17-03-2010, 08:27   #1
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How Much for Delivery, England to Sweden ?

I'm in the process of going through internet yacht lust for a 38ft Jeanneau located in southern England and I am wondering what sort of ballpark figure I should allow for to have a delivery crew to sail it to the west coast of Sweden. Non-stop it looks to be around 750nm.

I have checked out a few delivery companies but none mention pricing online. Since I am only at the internet lust stage I figure I'll hold off contacting any companies for the moment and see if anyone here has any experience of getting their boat delivered within the EU.

Road delivery prices would be interesting as well.

If it gets to the point that I actually have a boat that needs to be delivered, depending on work I would certainly consider crewing for the experience.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Used to be 1GBP/mile + expenses incurred(food,fuel etc) + flights home for Skipper and crew with the smaller firms a few (5) years back...
Today I'm not sure, freelancers like myself are a little more flexible... fewer overheads....lol
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generally quote £ 1.20-1.50 per mile plus expenses
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Ballpark figure of about £900 + 3 airfares and maybe a bit for UK travel.

Hope this helps, feel free to pm me
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Thanks for the replies. Those prices seem reasonable although I guess flights could inflate the prices.

Do you think the skipper and crew would accept being crammed in the back of a lorry home
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Not normally - travel time is costed into the estimate - lorry would take longer!
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doubtful,unless lorry was direct,stockholm-felixstowe on the ferry
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What if the lorry was delivering Absolute Vodka?
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Ballpark figure of about £500 + 1 airfares and maybe a bit for UK travel.
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Picking this thread up again since I'm in the very same process as the starter of the thread, same route - southern UK to western Sweden.

Some further questions:
* Will the crew welcome me, the new owner, on board to learn. Wouldn't wanna miss the opportunity to get to know the new boat. I'm not prone to seasickness but I'm not a seasoned sailor.(As in sailing a sail boat, I'm use to the open sea though)
* What are the season for this route with an experienced crew? Would they take on the work right now in October? If not, how long would I need to wait?
* Where do I find these people? Anyone got any first hand recommendations of a serious and responsible crew.
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Were are you at the moment? The UK sailing magazines have advert is the back for delivery crews.

No way are you going to get her delivered for £900 though. Lets try 2 or 3 crew for 10 days at £100 each plus costs. If you care caught in harbour with bad weather then that will just add to the time and cost.

Have you bought the boat yet? why not leave her in the UK until the spring? Weather on the south coast of the UK during the winters is wet and windy but mild temperatures. Boat will be fine in these conditions. This leaves you with a spring summer cruise to Sweden next year in better conditions.

However if you really do want to go now, give Jimbo a ring and discuss your options. He is a friend who I would be happy to ask to deliver my boat.

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PWould they take on the work right now in October?
Out of season deliveries are the speciality of "suicide skippers" which happens to be exactly how I made the money for all my boats.

Rate simply is double of the "regular" rates mentioned above - while flights should not be the issue (cost wise) there are plenty of cheap European flights nowadays.

Some of the trips I made seemed to be "crazy" but I do check the boats first and reserve the right to "walk" and other than that I know of my own skills - so why worry?
(And joining in on a out of season delivery would give you an excellent opportunity to really learn to know your new boat! *meangrin*)
I dont see any reason why the owner would not be welcome to come along - if for no other reason but any additional involved "deckhand" is always welcome, because one of the major problems when accepting "suicide deliveries" always is finding crew!
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Ballpark figure of about £500 + 1 airfares and maybe a bit for UK travel.

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When I saw this thread resurected I could not help laughing how different the current reality is from my thoughts back in March.

I am in the process of purchasing a yacht with the deposit paid, so I am just a survey and paperwork away from ownership.

The boat is still a Jeanneau, but it is I think 15 years younger than the one I was looking at. The boat is located in Greece and it is staying there. Delivery mileage required is a big fat zero

Driving into work with snow on the ground and -2 has confirmed that I don't want the yacht here in Sweden and would prefer the commute.
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