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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

Lagoon 450S ‘Susan Ann II’

A Spring delivery from Cartagena, Spain to Corfu, Greece. Departed Cartagena 1st April, 2019. arrived Corfu 14th April via Syracusa, Sicily. Another successful delivery.  

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Lagoon 450S ´Susan Ann II`

Departed from Hollywood, Florida, USA. July 11th 2018, Arrived Queensway Marina, Gibraltar via the Azores on August 17th, 2018. Pictured at Suntex Marina, Harbour Island, Florida. Another trouble free delivery.

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Peregrine.. a Moody 45DS

The Moody 45DS Peregrine in Portimao marina.. Another successful yacht delivery.. Departing from the Hamble, UK to Athens, Greece.. left UK on May 26th and arrived at her new base in Greece on June 29th.

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Ayamonte, Spain to Porto, Portugal.. April 2018.

Synergy, a Bavaria 32 delivered from Ayamonte to Porto.. A smooth and easy delivery over 3 days of sailing.

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Delivery Camarinas, N Spain to Alcudia, Mallorca. June 2nd – June 19th, 2017.

Living Dreams.. a Prout 37 catamaran

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Bali 4.5

  January 2017.   Shamballa.. a Bali 4.5 Catamaran delivered from Arneys de Mar to Gibraltar where it was loaded aboard a Seven Stars ship for transport to St Thomas, West Indies.

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DuFour 425 GL ‘YakiTori

9/09/2016 – 16/09/2016. Delivered the sailboat as an owner assist/instruct from Port Gruissan, SW France to Sant Valo de Capo, Sicily via Bonifaccio, Corsica.  Apart from a close encounter with some waterspouts, a smooth and efficient delivery leaving a happy … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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s/v Elsie.. a 62ft bilge keel Motor Sailor designed by Laurent Giles. Delivered successfully from St Martin, FWI to Almerimar, E Spain June-July 2016

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Azzura 2

  Ex America’s Cup boat delivered from Sweden to Eemshaven November 2014

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