Howellsail are a highly experienced, qualified and recommended yacht delivery team. With modern technology plus the safety and security of vessels requiring an increasingly high level of expertise, your vessel is safe in our hands. Whilst UK based, our experience and international network of contacts ensures we that offer an individual personal service throughout Europe, working with owners and crew in order to ensure a first class service.
We prefer to deliver yachts personally rather than employ ad hoc yacht delivery skippers. Therefore, there is no third party, or agency involvement and you immediately know who your skipper will be.
Your delivery team will be Richard and/or Michelle Howell, both RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (Commercially Endorsed) skippers. Richard is also a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Examiner and Instructor, Michelle an RYA Shorebased Instructor, which means any training requirements can also be included. With over 100,000 miles (including 24,000 miles on Oyster Yachts) 18 Biscay & 3 Atlantic crossings between them, they are very familiar with UK, European, Mediterranean & Caribbean waters.
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 Delivery service by Howellsail – Recommended by Oyster
We have a portfolio of references and are recommended by Oyster Marine as instructors and Yacht Delivery Crew.
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:
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!Oyster owner
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!Adam
You left the boat in a very good condition! Thank you for this!Oyster Owner
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.
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.
Hamble to Gibraltar
Adam purchased his yacht at the beginning of October and urgently wanted the vessel transferring to the Mediterranean for the winter season. We assisted with the launch, additional safety equipment and provisioning and accompanied Adam across the Channel via Guernsey, Chenal Du Four and Biscay arriving safely in Gibraltar some 10 days later.