Delivery Costs


Vessel type, destination and season all add to the factors to determine delivery costs.  On short/local deliveries a flat daily fee of $500 for the captain, plus crew fee, and expenses is usually the easiest way to formulate costs.  For longer distance deliveries many other factors need to b e taken into account, but a general rule of thumb is about $5 per mile.  Crew fees are dependent upon the number and skill set required.


For most deliveries a written proposal is prepared with an expected delivery time line, costs and vessel expenses, once we have a complete understanding of the vessel condition and safety equipment.


Information needed includes:  Port of departure, destination, delivery date, owner or representative on board, vessel make/model/year, length and beam, engine make/HP/last maintenance, cruising speed, fuel capacity and range, sail inventory, electronics, auto pilot, EPIRB, certified life raft/survival suites, and a copy of her last survey if available.


Included in the estimate are the number of days required under normal conditions and the associated professional fees.  Food expenses, based on the number of days and number of crew members needed for the delivery.  The estimated dockage fees and fuel costs are included based on projected millage.  Additional costs may be incurred for necessary spare parts (oil, filters, impellers etc) safety equipment and pre-voyage maintenance.


Estimated costs and methods of transportation for the captain and crew to travel to the vessel and return home are also included.


We will then send you our delivery contract after approval of the estimate.  We will need to be added to your existing insurance policy as "Paid crew" for the delivery.  Your insurance company will usually ask for a copy of the Captain's License and depending on the destination for the delivery a resume of all crew on board.


Once the contract is agreed to the advance payment of fifty percent of the estimated professional fee and one hundred percent of the estimated expenses is due.  The final payment is due after the vessel has arrived at the destination.  Payments for the professional fees, travel and food expenses can be made by check.  Payments for fuel, dockage, spares and expenses are usually made using a credit card supplied to the captain by the owner.

                                                    2013 and earlier, Deliveries, Trainings, Charters


36'  Island Packet,  US and British Virgin Islands                                             10-day charter

41'  Dehler,  Anacortes WA to Halfmoon Bay CA                                              Delivery

54'  Ocean Alexander,  San Juan Islands  WA                                                   4-day charter

34'  Hunter,  Portland OR to Everett WA                                                          Delivery

40'  Ocean Alexander,  San Juan Islands WA                                                    2-day training

57'  Bruce Roberts,  Sitka AK to Sidney BC                                                       Delivery

32'  Bayliner,  Lake Union WA to Powell River BC                                              Delivery

42'  DeFever,  Port Townsend to Kodiak AK                                                     Delivery

38'  Bayliner,  Lake Washington WA to Anacortes WA                                       Delivery

44'  Ocean Alexander,  Portland OR to Bellingham WA                                     Delivery

34'  Bayliner,  Shilshole WA                                                                             2-day training

65' Western Craft,  Port Ludlow to Mink Island BC                                           Delivery

                                                                Power and Sail Boat Deliveries


When we agree to a delivery we take full responsibility for the safety of the yacht from the time we take command, to the time the yacht reaches its final destination.  That responsibility is not diminished while the vessel  is at the dock waiting out severe weather or undergoing repair work, so we stay with the vessel.


Upon arrival at the vessel we perform a thorough inspection ensuring that all systems are operational, and engines and sails are in satisfactory condition for the delivery.  If no problems are found, we depart as soon as provisioning and weather permits.


We can handle most day-to-day repairs to keep the delivery moving, as long as the nature of a particular problem is within our skill set and the necessary parts are on board.  If the problem requires specialized skills or tools, we will hire a technician on the owner's behalf, oversee the work, and pay the technician using an owner supplied credit card.  Whenever repairs are required, we keep the owner apprised, and provide digital photos of the problem and the repairs.


We do travel with our own comprehensive mechanical tool bag and electrical kit, but having a more complete set of tools, spare parts and safety equipment on board is for everyone's benefit.


We also bring our own electronic charts, reference books, redundant GPS and safety equipment for ourselves.   The galley does need to have the "basics" to allow for meal preparation during the transit.  If not, we can assist in galley outfitting.


As part of the final invoice you will be provided with a complete accounting including all receipts for expenditures.  If the owner is not on board a list of items requiring attention will also be supplied.  Owners are welcome, provided they have the flexibility of time to  complete a delivery.


34' Hunter,  Anacortes WA to Astora OR                                                        Delivery

42' Rustler,  Portugal to St Lucia, West Indies   Atlantic Crossing                   Delivery
40'  Bayliner, Tacoma WA to Point Roberts WA                                              3-day training
34'  Nordic Tug,  Anacortes WA                                                                     2-day training
42'  Kadey Krogen,  Anacortes WA                                                                 2-day training
39'  Bayliner,  Anacortes WA                                                                          2-day training, insurance certification
38'  Bayliner,  Anacortes WA                                                                          2-day training, insurance certification
42'  Lake Union Dreamboat (1928)  Lake Union WA                                       2-day training, insurance certification
54'  Ocean Alexander,  Desolation Sound BC                                                10-day charter
38'  Bayliner,  Portland OR to Lake Washington WA                                        Delivery
45'  Beneteau,  Desolation Sound BC                                                             7-day charter
45'  Columbia,  Coos Bay OR to San Diego CA                                               Delivery
46'  Hunter,  Point Roberts WA to Kodiak AK                                                 Delivery
41'  Catamaran,  Bellingham WA to San Francisco CA                                    Delivery

37'  Irwin,  Lady Smith BC to Shilshole WA                                                     Delivery

                                                              2014 Deliveries, Trainings, Charters

                                                          2015 Deliveries, Training, Charters


2015 Argosy/Salty Dog Christmas Parade of boats                                     Judge

45' Island Packet, Canary Islands to St Lucia, Atlantic Crossing                   Delivery

41' President, Tacoma to Lake Union WA                                                    Owner assisted relocation/training

35' Cooper (Prowler) La Connor WA to Tacoma                                           Owner assisted relocation/training

37' Mathews, Tacoma WA                                                                           5-day training

49' Meridian, Anacortes WA                                                                        2-day training

41' Maxum,  Tacoma WA to Lake Union WA                                                Delivery

54' Ocean Alexander, Desolation Sound BC                                                12-day charter

39' Hunter,  Point Roberts WA to Elliott Bay WA                                          Owner assisted relocation

42' Nordic Tug, Cap Sante, Anacortes WA                                                   2-day training

39' Bayliner,  La Connor WA to Portland OR                                                 Delivery

26' 1956 Chris Craft, Woodmark Hotel, Carillon Point WA                           Charter

40' Willard, La Connor WA                                                                           2-day training

54' Meridian,  Friday Harbor WA to Shilshole Bay WA                                   Delivery

53' Carver,  Sequim WA to Anacortes WA                                                     Delivery/Training

39' Tollycraft,  Olympia WA to Everett WA                                                    Delivery/Training

48' Saber,  Lake Union WA to Bellingham WA                                               Delivery

40' Cruise-A-Home,  Skyline WA to Shilshole Bay WA                                  Delivery/Training

                                                 For 2015 and Earlier Deliveries, Trainings, Charters See Below

  Alaska to Mexico

2016 Deliveries, Trainings, Charters

2017 Deliveries, Trainings, Charters

38' Bavaria, Portland OR to Elliott Bay WA                                                  Owner assisted relocation

42' Island Packet, Key West and Florida Keys                                             Charter Captain

40'  1932 Ed Monk Rum Runner, Vancouver BC to Anacortes                    Owner assisted relocation

34' Beneteau, Lake Union to Anacortes WA                                               Owner assisted relocation

38' (1957) Barney Williams Trawler, Windslow WA to Shilshole WA            For Maintenance

27' Formula, Vancouver City BC to Lake Washington                                 Owner assisted relocation

36' Choy Lee, Edmonds WA to Port Hadlock                                              Owner assisted relocation

38' Wauquiez, Seattle WA to San Diego CA                                                Owner assisted relocation

65' Coastal Craft, Lake WA to Desolation Sound                                        Delivery

54' Ocean Alexander, Lake WA to San Juan Islands                                    Charter Captain

40' Carver, Anacortes WA to Desolation Sound BC                                     Charter Captain

36' Pearson, Lake Union WA to Tacoma WA                                               Owner assisted relocation

43' North Pacific Trawler, Portland OR to Burien WA                                  Owner assisted relocation

38' Hunter, Anacortes WA to Portland OR                                                  Owner assisted relocation

35 Four Winns, Olympia WA to Lake Washington WA                                  Owner assisted relocation

49' Meridian, Anacortes WA                                                                        2-day Couples training

30' Bayliner, Lk Washington to Elliott Bay                                                    Owner assisted relocation

54' Ocean Alexander,  Long Beach CA to Shilshole WA                                Owner assisted relocation

40' Tollycraft, Portland OR to Shilshole WA                                                 Owner assisted relocation

40' SeaRay, Portland OR to Everett WA                                                        Owner assisted relocation

29' Pursuit, Everett WA                                                                               2-day Couples training

49' Meridian Pilothouse, San Francisco CA to Anacortes WA                       Owner assisted relocation

36' Catalina, Lake Union WA to Anacortes WA                                             Delivery

51' Jeanneau (509), Anacortes WA to San Diego CA                                     Owner assisted relocation

68' Hampton Sky Bridge, Seattle                                                                  Sea Trials

40' Bluewater Pilothouse trawler, Port Orchard                                            Sea Trials

44' Puget Trawler, Olympia                                                                         Sea Trials

30' Carver, La Connor WA to Elliott Bay WA                                                 Owner assisted relocation 

50' Navigator, Portland OR to Tacoma WA                                            Owner assisted relocation

49 Defever, Shilshole WA                                                                      3-Day Training

39' Hunter, Shilshole WA to Half Moon Bay CA                                      Delivery / Training

27' Cal, Edmonds WA to La Connor WA                                                 Relocation

44' Tollycraft  Lake Union WA                                                               2-Day Training

39' Kadey Krogan, Portland OR to Tacoma WA                                      Owner assisted relocation

47' Sealine, Carillon Pt WA to Tacoma WA                                             Owner assisted relocation

45' Meridian, Elliott Bay WA                                                                   Sea Trial

36' Bayliner, Anacortes WA to Shilshole WA                                           Owner assisted relocation

45' Sea Ray, (with POD drives) Lake Union WA                                        Relocation

44' Beneteau (MC5 with POD Drives) Puget Sound                                  2-Day Couples Training

75' Hatteras, Anacortes WA                                                                    8-Weeks, charter captain

34' Swift Trawler, Lk Union to Port Townsend                                         3-Day Training/relocation

75' Hatteras, Anacortes                                                                          1-Day Training

391, Bayliner, Lake Union                                                                       1-Day Training

54, Ocean Alexander, Poulsbo to Anacortes                                            Delivery

54, Ocean Alexander, Lake Washington                                                  1-Day Training

75' Hatteras, San Juan Islands                                                                 3-Day Charter                          40' Hunter, Westport to Victoria                                                              Delivery

28' Oday, Port Ludlow to Elliott Bay                                                         Owner assisted relocation

33' Maxium, Everett WA                                                                          1-Day Couples Training

54' Ocean Alexander, Elliott Bay WA                                                        2-Day Couples Training

50' Flying Dutchman, Lake Union WA                                                      2-Day Training/Relocation

38' Bayliner, Sequim WA                                                                          2-Day Couples Training

29' Ranger Tug, San Juan Islands WA                                                       3-Day Cruise and Learn

52' Ocean Alexander, Newport Beach CA to Seattle WA                            Delivery

51' Formosa, Astoria OR to Anacortes WA                                                Owner assisted relocation

32' Trojan, Everett WA to Vancouver WA                                                   Owner assisted relocation

24' Trophy, Lake Washington                                                                    Sea Trials

48' Ponderosa, Puget Sound WA                                                               3-Day Couples Training

32' Trojan, Puget Sound WA                                                                     2-Day Training