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  1. johnyhask
    Hi there,
    Just quick message re boat delivery. I'm uk firefighter counting down the short days to retire. I'll have a bit of a lump sum to buy a liveaboard and live on it in Cardiff bay.
    I can't find my dream boat in this country so looks like I'll have to buy abroad. Sorry to dive straight in like this but would you be able to help me sail it to the French canals? Or would you know someone who could help please, and also what sort of costs would this incure?
    It will be a decent seaworthy boat and I'll have a survey done before buying. I've limited sailing experience but have powerboated and hold shorebased ocean yacht master (I rowed the Atlantic from lagomera to Barbados, 7 weeks as an unsupported pairs). I'll be doing the competent crew with Sunsail in Croatia in April and bringing the boat back will all be part of my adventure. Hope you don't mind me messaging you, you were highly recommended by an admin.
    I appreciate any advice or help.
    Many thanks
    John Haskell
  2. Dockhand
    Thanks for the info, will be dipping my toe in the Gulf for a week of sailing next month. What do you sail now?
  3. Dockhand
    You listed that you sailed a Beneteau 321 in a Atlantic crossing. I have a 311 which is very close in spec to the 321. Just looking for what you thoughts are of the seaworthiness of the 321, also what equipment did you have on it? I'm looking to take my 311 to east coast, Bahamas, but question the size. I have sailed a 30' off the west coast before an was fine but it was nice weather.
  4. geoffbarnes11
    Thanks for the info re SSR's its much appreciated
  5. wolfgal
    Hey good man, am checking in, wondering how things are on your end and also wondering where that link is to follow. Sending you hugz!
  6. meatservo
    hey Boatman, appreciate the response, your message came back garbled and unreadable, don't know why, was at the prime meridian in June!

  7. meatservo
    Hey Boatman,

    Thanks for the friendship! I am British by birth, American by default. My Uncle, who is British, lives in London, 70+ years old has commisioned me to find a suitable catamaran, 45 to 50 ft. to sail in the Caribbean or Malaysia. Looking for a Blue water capable cat that can sail.
    Voyage, Leopard 46, Catana, are on my short list. Any suggestions? I know that you have a lifetime of experience, would appreciate your opinions...

    Warmest Regards,

  8. sailing_gal
    Hi there! I will be returning to Cartagena Spain in early February. You still in Portugal? I was thinking about eventually cruising over to Faro in the summer. Have you been there?
  9. Bulawayo
    .....and that is what it is about - the ability to enjoy ourselves. We have earned that right.
  10. rosewalker777
    Hello cute how you doing out there today. hope fine. am rose walker from salisbury USA. am single and looking for an honest man for a serious and long time relationship. am honest, caring, down to earth, open minded and free to be with. contact me if you have the same quality so we do know what we both have in common. will look forward to hear back from you. Rose.sharonwalker at g m dot com

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    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
    VHF Licence
    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..

    August 2015.
    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.
    July-Aug 2014
    '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...
    Sept,2013-Oct, 2013
    '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
    Feb 2012-Oct2012
    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.

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