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Old 04-02-2020, 06:14   #1
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Delivery Skipper: Qualified and Experienced

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

References available
Full detailed and open quotations given

Thirty thousand offshore sailing miles completed
Delivery completed in the last 3 years:

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
Fontaine Pajot 40’ St Petersburg to St Thomas USVI
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
Island Packet 52’ USVI to Annapolis
Hunter 31’ Charleston to Annapolis
Beneteau 41’ Miami to Charleston
Lagoon 40’ Martinique to Florida
Moorings 58’ Marsh Hbr-Gt Exuma-Nassau (Hurricane Dorian)
Lagoon 45’ Annapolis to St Thomas USVI
Fontain Pajot 40’ charter captain USVI/BVI
Beneteau First 53’ Beaufort to Charleston
Island Packet 52’ Annapolis to Little Creek and back (aborted Caribbean trip)
Fontain Pajot 40’ Puerto Rico to St Lucia


RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, RYA Dinghy level 3
● 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


● 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 Caribbean 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.


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

No Tattoos, non-smoker, no drinking (at sea) policy

Drop me a line and I can send you my full resume and we can set up a video conversation and start discussing what we can do

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Old 05-02-2020, 18:41   #2
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Re: Delivery Skipper: Qualified and Experienced


Looking for Captain services hopefully by May or later this year as I'm preparing my 45 Gulfstar Hirsch for sail up the Caribbean islands to Florida, Stuart area, eventually. She's been getting major work done on her (Last 3 years) and seeing light at the end of the tunnel to get her splashed. Currently, she's been sitting on the hard in Trinidad when I acquired her 3 years ago. I'm new to this boat and don't have full confidence or experience yet to sail her on my own. I live onboard several months of the year to oversight work on my budget. She's on schedule for new rigging, has new sails, new navigation equipment in the works for installation as is electrical work for all electronics, solar panels, and boat systems off shore and onshore. She's been re-plummed for sinks and waterworks. The engine has been fully overhauled, and more things to list that's been done.....needless to say a lot of TLC work has been done on her to bring her back. Really want to get her sailing this year.

With that said, your credentials were impressive, and thought you could give me some ideas to your charges and keep in touch as time gets closer to actually put her in the water to go.

Planning ahead, and look forward to your response.


s/v Fleetwing

located Chaguaramas Trinidad

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Old 05-02-2020, 19:07   #3
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Re: Delivery Skipper: Qualified and Experienced

Nice to see a captain who is actually qualified!
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Old 13-03-2020, 11:38   #4
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Re: Delivery Skipper: Qualified and Experienced

Looking for price to bring 45 foot Jeanneau sailboat from Ft. Pierce to Beaufort NC. around early April 2020. Currently getting bottom painted, new sails and rigging and will be back in water next Friday. We brought boat down from our marina on the Chesapeake and planned to return it going on outside to Beaufort and then ICW to Herrington Harbor in MD. We flew home for the week while it is being painted and now because of our age and risk factor I don't want my husband on a plane and our crew is stuck in Europe.
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Old 13-03-2020, 12:10   #5
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Re: Delivery Skipper: Qualified and Experienced

Hi - could we discuss on the phone please - 843 609 5871
Or by email

Thank you

Rupert Forester-Bennett
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