Freelance Delivery Skipper..
- About boatman61
- Yacht Delivery
- I am an ex Royal Navy seaman (TAS) and have been sailing since 1965 when I learnt to sail in the navy’s 27ft Montague Whalers and 32ft Cutters. Over 80000 miles of cruising etc since then
I’ve completed 3 solo West-East trans-Atlantic's since 2001 on boats from 30ft to 37ft. I am a freelance delivery Skipper and can supply crew if needed.
Boat-master grade 2
RYA International Helmsman/Coastal Skipper.(Sail up to 24m/80GT, Power up to 24m/80GT)
Spanish Marine(Patron de Barco)blue book
First aid at sea certificate.STCW95VI/4
Survival at Sea.STCW95VI/1
A DuFour 425 GL
Delivered the sailboat as an owner assist/instruct from Port Gruissan, SW France to Sant Valo de Capo, Sicily via Bonifaccio, Corsica. Apart from a close encounter with some waterspouts, a smooth and efficient delivery leaving a happy new owner.
62ft bilge keel Motor Sailor designed by Laurent Giles.
Delivered successfully from St Martin, FWI to Almerimar, E Spain June-July 2016
Ocean Diamond 2
October 2015. An Australian owned Elan 434 delivered from Samos, Greece to Gozo, Malta via Kusadasi, Turkey to reset her clock..
September 2015. A Heavenly Twins 26 delivered from Santander, N Spain to Shoreham-by-Sea, on the S Coast of England..
A Wharram Tiki 26 delivered from Taviera on the Algarve to Esposende on the NW Coast of Portugal…
Azzurra.. an International 12 metre ex AC boat...
Oct-Nov 2014 International 12 Metre Azzurra II from Aeroskobing, Denmark to Eeindhaven, Holland for shipment with Sevenstar to the USA.
'Trim' A Garcia 45 on an Owner assist delivery from Marseilles, France to Chatham, Kent. UK.
Feb 19th-April12th, 2014
Lagoon 440, Ft Lauderdale to Almerimar, Spain.
Oct 23rd-Nov 15th, 2013.
Sephina, A 2012 Lagoon 380 from Bari, Italy to Grand Canaria...
'Levanter', A 2013 Lagoon 380. Les Sables de Ollones to Gran Canaria.
April 23rd-May4th 2013,
E'njoulaise, 37ft Van de Stadt.
Owner assist from Frejus, S France to Bezerte, Tunisia
Oct 2012-Nov 2012.
Delivery Skipper. 'Blue Moon' a Van de Stadt Dogger 31 from Perth WA to Port Huon Tasmania
Delivery Skipper. Bruce Roberts 53 ketch ELLE BO from West Palm Beach, Florida to Perth, Australia.
Sept, 2011-Oct, 2011 -
Delivery Skipper, Colin Hannah, a 35ft ply/glass cutter. Crosshaven, Ireland to Duquesa, Spain.
Aug, 2011- Aug, 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Windsong of Beaulieu a Vancouver 34 Pilothouse cutter. Poole UK to Cascais, Portugal.
July, 2011- July 2011 - Delivery skipper Catalac 900 'Rubessa'. West Mersea, UK to Duquesa, Spain.
June 2011 - June 2011 - Delivery Skipper, Contest 29 'Ondine'
La Roche Bernard, Fr. to Figuiera da Foz, Pt
April 2011 – April 2011 — Delivery Skipper, Waquiez Chance 37 'Hawk'
Assist owners to prepare and launch vessel and deliver from Seville, Spain to Figuiera da Foz, Portugal. Lift out for refit.