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Old 01-03-2019, 07:44   #1
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Do you want your Yacht moved by a Professional?

Former Naval Officer (20yrs) Professional Experienced & Qualified Yacht Skipper E Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean
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Available by arrangement for Yacht delivery and skipper for east coast USA, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

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Delivery completed in the last year

Beneteau 44' Charleston to Abacos
Catalina 34' St Pete FL to Mexico
New Lagoon 40' Annapolis to USVI
Voyage 44' St Augustine to BVI
New Beneteau 45' Charleston to Miami
PDQ Capella 36' Antigua to BVI
New Beneteau 38' Charleston to USVI
New Jeanneau 41' Charleston to BVI
PDQ Capella 36’ Bahamas to St Augustine
Hans Christian 38’ South Carolina to Massachusetts
Silverton 50’ Connecticut to Florida
Sea Ray 330 Charleston to Jacksonville FL
Island Packet 52’ – a weeks instruction in The Chesapeake
Jeanneau 44’DS Rhode Island to Bahamas
Island Packet 52’ Annapolis to St Maarten



Qualifications

RYA Yachtmaster
● STCW 95 II/1
● MSc 'Hydrographic Surveying' (deep specialization in: GPS, navigation, oceanography)
● Royal Navy ship’s Commanding Officer
● Ships Communication Officer
● Ocean Navigation Certificate
● ‘UEL’ - Unit Expedition Leader
● Leadership Instructor
● FireFighting at Sea
● Sea Survival Course
● Ships (armed) Protection
● Ships Damage Control

Experience

● U.K. Royal Navy: 20yrs Surface Warfare Officer (Warship driver) Sub specialist Hydrographic Surveyor (deep specialist in the use of the Nautical Chart)
Commanding Officer/Executive Officer/Navigation Officer with decades of global seamanship and small boat operations around the world
●RYA Yachtmaster: Experienced in planning, equipping, leading and instructing sail training expeditions in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar.
●Instructor in: Leadership/Navigation/Meteorology/Oceanography/Sailing and Power Boat to the Royal Navy.
●St Barts Yacht Sales, Charleston. Hired as Sailboat expert to broker new and used Beneteau's as well as all other makes of sail and power boats. Instructing new owners in sailing, navigation, maritime regulations and sailing etiquette.
●St Barts Yacht Deliveries, Charleston: Tens of thousands of offshore miles delivering yachts to Caribbean. Moving owners yachts up and down the east coast and Mexico.
● Delivering on east coast to Carribean for: Privately owned vessels, Moorings, Sunsail, Dream Yacht Charters, St Barts Yachts
Safety Equipment & Communications:

I carry my own satellite communications, which allows:
1) Text conversation to/from land to a group of email addresses or phone numbers
2) Offshore Weather forecasts download
3) It also sends a position update at set intervals. This keeps you, your family & friends in touch with where we are, and through text conversation.


Conclusion:

Every delivery is different, and I am always available to discuss your delivery or training needs. Some people need their boat sailed across the harbor, some require delivery over thousands of miles, some people are looking to get used to a boat they have just bought, and to get to grips with the Rule of The Road, etiquette and logistical world that boaters live in!

Owners/friends are welcome to attend as crew
Rates and terms dependent on the requirement

Drop me a line and I can send you my full resume and we can start discussing what we can do
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:59   #2
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Re: Do you want your Yacht moved by a Professional?

Having crewed for Rupert on a Jeanneau 44 from Newport, RI to the Bahamas, I can attest to his character and professionalism. If you need your yacht delivered, Rupert is a consummate professional and will care for your vessel as well or better than most owners. I look forward to working with Rupert; he’s easy going but totally on top of every situation that arises.
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Old 12-03-2019, 16:34   #3
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Re: Do you want your Yacht moved by a Professional?

I am buying a Passport 40 in Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, BVI and I need some help in getting her to Green Cove Springs, Florida. I have my 100 ton Master's License for sail and power, but I don't think single-handing up the NE Providence Channel is a good idea. Besides, I'm a bit rusty on sailing and can use the help. I am planning to go from May 2nd to ?? It should take about 10 days or so, weather permitting. Let me know if you would be available.

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Old 12-03-2019, 19:51   #4
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Hi Davie
I have to say that I’m very interested in this voyage - but are you able to delay for a few days? I am overseas at this start of May returning on 9th May.
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Rupert helped me move my Catalina30 from FL to Cancun two years ago. You will not be disappointed with his experience and knowledge.
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Is there a per mile or per day rate?
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Old 13-03-2019, 06:15   #7
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Good morning 'Chotu'

I have given much instruction at a fixed rate/hr but generally I charge by the day on longer passages for the following reasons:
Day rate: Because of the vagaries of the weather, most skippers
favor a rate/day concept. If a skipper were to work for a ‘flat fee’
and the weather became marginal, there are people who would
drive a boat hard through a storm with less regard for the well being
of the boat & crew, driven by the ‘fixed fee’ rather than shelter at
anchor or alongside, or take a more sheltered route.


Please PM me if you would like to discus a move you have in mind
Thank you

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