Voortman Marine Yacht Delivery



  Yacht Delivery Cost Explained  

For 50ft+ LOA, what's included in the $1 per nautical mile yacht delivery fee?

Everything except the cost of fuel.

Included are:

- Cost of travel to/from the boat.

- Verifying the proper equipment for a safe passage, including a test sail.

- Provisioning

- Pick-up and return of life raft if needed

- Professional and careful delivery by a USCG licensed captain (and certified US Sailing instructor).

- If requested, daily one or two updates by satellite phone

- Independent of the existing communications capabilities on the boat, we bring two independent satellite links: Iridium GO and Iridium Extreme which allow access to detailed marine weather forecasts any time and anywhere in the world. We also bring a satellite PLB and a MOB AIS beacon.

- Safer navigation at night and in fog: we bring a marine handheld infrared/thermal camera.

- GPS backup: we bring detailed paper nautical charts for the entire passage and sextant.

- Capability to diagnose, maintain and repair: we bring a full set of mechanical and electrical tools including 133-piece tool kit, laser IR thermometer, clamp-on multimeter, carbon monoxide detector, torque wrenches, feeler gauges, hydrometer etc.

- Docking and mooring fees. Customs and immigration fees. Expenses due to weather delays. Travel time to or from the boat.

- Filtration of all fuel added to the tank using a funnel filter

- Return of the boat in the same condition it was received

Not included:

- A deposit for fuel used during the passage

- Docking fees during repairs.

- If applicable: Panama Canal expenses.

Example Sailboat Delivery Fees (from or to San Francisco)

Monterey $103, Eureka $240, Ventura $310, Marina Del Rey $350, San Diego $455, Portland $652, Seattle $807, Cabo San Lucas $1205, Anchorage $1882, Honolulu $2091, Miami $4574, Lisbon $7468.

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