A Happy Owner..

To Whom it may concern,

I am the owner of the boat Elsie which Phil delivered and want to give him a big thanks for a perfect delivery. My brother’s comment when he picked up the boat in Spain was: she never looked so good. Not really a good comment on my qualities as a captain I’m afraid.

Last January I realized there was not enough time to sail the boat back myself so a delivery captain would be the best solution. The perfect one would do it with care and without pushing the boat to hard. Phil came up first in my mind and it has worked out wonderfully. Apart from the delivery which was not easy he was also the best man to have around for the preparations. For example when motoring through the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the hydraulics overheated and a hose burst. It took three days, a really big Aussie guy named Jim and three snap on 1/2″ ratchets to unscrew 2 bolts on the PTO coupling. Phil stayed really relaxed and not once did I felt pushed as a fixed date of departure was not there. The boat is a lovely motorsailer but can be a handful sometimes with old electronics, bypasses of some systems and other stuff. Phil has handled this very well with text communication via yellowbrick. I will not hesitate to call him if I ever need a delivery captain again.

Hien Knuvers.


About Boatman61

I'm an experienced delivery skipper who has delivered boats across the Mediterranean, N. Atlantic, S. Pacific and Caribbean Sea.. Citizenship; UK Residency; Portugal Visas; As Required Languages; English, Portuguese I am an ex Royal Navy seaman and have been sailing since 1965 when I learnt to sail in the Royal Navy’s 27ft Montague Whalers and 32ft Cutters. Over 150,000 miles of cruising etc since then. I’ve completed 3 solo West-East trans-atlantics since 2001 on boats from 30ft to 37ft and am a freelance delivery Skipper... I can supply crew if needed. Qualifications; Boat-master grade 2 RYA International Helmsman/Coastal Skipper.(Sail up to 24m/80GT, Power up to 24m/80GT) Spanish Marine(Patron de Barco)blue book VHF Licence First aid at sea certificate.STCW95VI/4 Survival at Sea.STCW95VI/1
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