Deliveries companies worldwide are looking for mor than just a Yachtmaster certification. You should be resourceful, adaptable and multi-talented.
Besides your good seamanship skills you should have good engineering skills, manage the crew on a nice manner, know how to do a nice a warm meal to keep moral high, knowledge of rigging, first aid and be ready to take good and fast decision if the scenario is not like we planned.
According to Halcyon Yacht Deliveries: "A yacht delivery skipper must have the right attitude. Not only must you be an excellent sailor and skipper you must also be customer orientated and focused on delivering a high quality of service. Remember that the yachts that you will be delivering are someone else’s pride and joy."
Besides the Yachtmaster course and exam we will guide through the delivery skipper skills. You will learn abou disel engine, diesel bug solving problems, VHF refresher, manoeuvres in confined spaces, passage plan and safety checks and last but not least... the handover process: cleaning, checks, protections removal dealing with the owner.
We want to share our passion with you.
After you complete this course with us we can guarantee you your first delivery (as a Crew) with our partners Halcyon Yacht Deliveries. No one better than a worldwide reference company in Yacht Deliveries to help you in your first stages in this competitive and demanding industry.
If you show us very high quality skills we can recommend you to the first season as a skipper on a charter company in the Caribbean.
What does this mean? Instead of doing this course in a fixed location, you can optionally opt to do it while being part of a sailing expedition with our partners in Atlantic Explorers! If you are searching for adventure and a unique learning experience, you should check this out.
Before booking any of our expeditions, please make sure to have read all the relevant information showed above and understand all conditions that may apply when joining a sailing expedition. For a better experience onboard for all crew members, some basic rules should be understood and followed. You can find them in this links:
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The following are the main subjects to be taught during this course. After completion, the student should be competent at an acceptable level.
Example of Delivery Skipper course. Order might change.
Yachtmaster course - 11 days
VHF course - 1 day
Diesel Engine course - 1 day
Masterclass Docking - 1 day
Delivery Skipper Skills - 1 day
Boat check for the passage / including rigging checks - 1/2 day
Boat Cleaning for handover / checks - 1/2 day
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Some of our courses require some qualifications or previous experience from the candidate due to the nature the course.
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