Yacht Delivery – UK, Europe & Worldwide Skippers & Crew
Howellsail are proud to be recommended as instructors & yacht delivery crew by Oyster Yachts
All UK and International deliveries are now possible. We remain open for free discussion, help or advice and are happy to accept provisional bookings.
With our intimate local knowledge around the Straits of Gibraltar we are happy to provide pilotage assistance to vessels transiting the area in order to avoid Orca interaction. Please contact us for details.
Howellsail present one of the most qualified, experienced and highly recommended delivery teams available to transfer your yacht. With modern technology and security requiring an increasingly high level of expertise, they have proved to be one of the most safe and reliable crews available. Whilst UK based, their knowledge and international network of contacts ensures a seamless, but individual and personal service throughout Europe and Transatlantic.
We continually monitor the current interactions between Orca’s and yachts along the coasts of Spain, Portugal & the Straits of Gibraltar in order to determine the safest routes which are often now close inshore.
With our intimate local knowledge from the UK to the Straits of Gibraltar we are happy to provide pilotage assistance to vessels transiting the area in order to avoid Orca interaction. Please contact us for details.
Whether you require a yacht transfer, or simply additional support on board, they are there to assist.
Howellsail transfer yachts personally rather than employ ad hoc yacht delivery skippers. Therefore there is no third party or agency involvement, eliminating any commission fees. Our primary service means you know immediately who your skipper will be.
Your delivery team will be:
Richard Howell, a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (Commercially Endorsed) also a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Examiner and Instructor and veteran of UK & Mediterranean Sea Schools which means any training requirements can also be included. With both UK and EU passports travel throughout Europe remains seamless.
Michelle Howell, a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (Commercially Endorsed) and also an RYA Shorebased Instructor, and able to provide any training requirements. She is also an award winning photographer.
Richard has over 125,000 miles as skipper/instructor (including 29,000 miles on Oyster Yachts). With around 20 Biscay & 5 Atlantic crossings between them, they are very familiar with UK, European, Mediterranean & Caribbean waters.
We have a list of elite experienced skippers and additional crew members if required to assist.
See the panel below for details of our personal deliveries
We are happy to meet you personally to discuss your requirements before you book with us. We then take time to focus on attention to detail, working with you to understand and meet your expectations.
With security of the vessel and crew becoming ever increasingly important, your delivery team are therefore not just ‘Delivery Skippers’ but highly qualified and equipped with the reliability, training, and experience to deal with whatever situation arises.
Yacht Transfer service by Howellsail – Recommended by Oyster
We have a portfolio of references and are recommended by Oyster Marine as instructors and Yacht Delivery Crew.
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Please contact us on Tel: +44 (0)1924 848558 or Mobile: +44 (0)7764 603000 and we will happily provide you with an all-inclusive quote without any hidden extras, alternatively a daily rate of our charges, whichever you prefer, together with any references required
Yacht deliveries include:
Dufour 44 – Morning Star – Gibraltar to Levkas 2023
Oyster 595 – Mastegot – Ipswich to Almerimar 2022
Dufour 44 – Morning Star – Weymouth to Gibraltar 2022
Oyster 435 – Oyster Belle – Gran Canaria – St Lucia – Grenada 2022
Oyster 625 – Lady Linda – Valencia – Balearics – Valencia 2021
Oyster 435 – Dakota – Gibraltar to Dartmouth 2021
Dufour 44 – Morning Star – Guernsey to Weymouth, 2020
Colvic Victor 41 – Adagio – Amble,Northumberland to Holy Loch,Scotland, 2020
Oyster 575 – Janus – Palma – Gran Canaria – Cape Verde – St Lucia, 2019
Oyster 49 – Kaizen – Sorrento to Montenegro, 2019
Oyster 575 – Janus – Palma – Malta – Palma, 2019
Custom Built 74ft Ketch – Spirit of Venice – Holland to Malta, 2018
Oyster 575 – Janus – Ipswich to Malta & Mallorca, 2018
Oyster 545 – Fujin II – Lanzarote to Antigua, 2018
Oyster 56 – Chantana – Gran Canaria to St Lucia, 2017
Oyster 56 – Chantana – Gibraltar to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 2017
Jeanneau 42DS – Cielo Azul – Menorca to Sicily and return, 2017
Jeanneau 42DS – Cielo Azul – Menorca to Sardinia and return, 2017
Oyster 56 – Sionna – Gibraltar to Palma, Mallorca, 2017
Oyster 545 – Fujin II – Valencia to Gibraltar, 2016
Dufour 36 – Maui – Brunisse, Holland to Hull, 2016
Oyster 435 – Oyster Belle – Gibraltar to Monfalcone, Trieste, 2016
Hanse 445 – LTD3 – Hamble to Mahon, Menorca, 2016
Oyster 56 – Ragamuffin – Athens to Palma, Mallorca, 2015
Oyster 53 – Jarina – Almerimar to Southampton, 2015
Oyster 545 – Fujin II – Ipswich to Gibraltar, 2015
Oyster 435 – Oyster Belle – Southwold to Gibraltar, 2015
Oyster 575 – Silver Lining – Ipswich to Malta & Cannes, 2014
Oyster 575 – Global One – Ipswich to Malta & Mallorca, 2014
Moody 36 – Ishima – Mallorca to Corfu, 2014
Jeanneau 42DS – Portsmouth to Gibraltar
Jeanneau 45DS – Hamble to Gibraltar
Feeling 28 – Dartmouth to Malta
Bavaria 36 – Portsmouth to Corfu
Fisher 37 – Cowes to Conway
Jeanneau 40 – Crouesty to Menorca
Nauticat 37 – Holyhead to Southampton
Wauquiez 41 – Nieuwpoort, Belgium to Cowes
Contact us for full references if required
A great trip getting Belle to her new home – thanks Richard & Michelle for helping us to get there!
Fantastic service & all done in such a calm manner. The yacht was put into the water late afternoon & ready for off next morning. We couldn’t have been in any safer hands. It was so efficient, the timing of tides & weather windows was perfect. Would recommend you to anyone!
You left the boat in a very good condition! Thank you for this!
Because we also conduct sail training and examinations, any delivery crew have previously undergone training with us and are there to act responsibly and gain experience. Our meticulous attention to detail includes;
We are happy to meet you personally before any contracts are agreed
Regular liaison and consultation, prior, during and upon completion of delivery
Packaging and protection of vulnerable areas of your yacht
Conservative sailing keeping wear and tear to a minimum
Regular position updates to meet your requirements
Vessel maintenance and check lists prior to and upon completion of delivery
Our network of personal contacts throughout UK, Europe, Med and Caribbean enables us to deal with any problems that may arise
Personal Liability Insurance up to €6,000,000.
Yacht Delivery & Yachtmaster Preparation Course combined
Peter had completed his RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course and wished to relocate his yacht from the UK to Corfu, and in the process gain the mileage, skills and experience necessary to undertake the Yachtmaster qualification. We arranged suitable crew and accompanied Peter on the delivery providing appropriate training and tuition. On arrival in Corfu Peter had accrued an additional 3,000 miles and successfully completed his Yachtmaster Exam later in the year.