I have an interest in doing some delivery
work and have a few questions on getting started. Background information: Over 40 years of cruising and racing
experience on both sail and power boats, 42,000 nautical miles on my own boat in the last 12 years ranging from the Bahamas
to the southern Carib to northern Maine
. Experienced with RADAR
, ARPA and all other typical navigation
devices. Experienced with customs
clearance procedures. USCG 100 ton near coastal license
, power and sail. Retired manager from large US bank, live south Florida
, no current
available. Good health
. No problem standing overnight watches offshore
Now the questions.
: It seems advisable, perhaps necessary, to get personal liability insurance
. Does anyone have advice to share regarding costs, typical amounts of coverage and a good broker?
Contracts: What should be in a typical contract
? Does anyone have any contract
examples that they'd be willing to share?
Work availability: Are there any good delivery companies or individuals that need applicants? I'm willing to start as a mate. Other good sources for getting delivery work?
Rates: Are deliveries usually contracted by the day or by the job? What happens with weather
or mechanical delays? What are typical rates? How are expenses taken care of, both personal and boat related?
Anything I've forgotten?
Thanks in advance, all advice greatly appreciated.