I had recently my boat (Orana 44 cat) delivered from La Rochelle to Marmaris, Turkey
. My deal was 10.000 € flat, everything included. I joined the the team mid way in Palermo and made the rest of the trip. I had no offshore
experience and just limited costal sailing experience. The team consisted of two french guys, one skipper with a lot of experience, the other one just OK to keep the boat going. My experience was somewhat different than what I have read here and elsewhere;
-they were both excellent cooker and they cooked all the way down.. (I thought all skippers were just eating bean cans and boiled patatoes..)
-they offered to me to take the shifts which I did. Great learning
. I was on my own most of the time and couldn't tell them that I hadn't enough experinece and took it over.. I was surprised though how they let me do it on a 5 hours night shift without questioning my ability..
-to my surprise, all shifts were one gay
on the wheel
. If someone is gone MOB
, we could not realise it before next morning..
-no parachute or serie drog ,etc.. I personally wouldn't do the Biscayne without them..
All in all, by paying extra or not, I would strongly suggest that you join the delivery; it is a unique experience and opportunity for developing yr sailing skills. Mine didn't go bad (well with a few exceptions..) but I am hearing that sometimes it is difficult to get alone with the skipper. You have to admit upforont that he is the commander and on the boat there is only ONE captain.
Good luck Yeloya