DuFour 425 GL ‘YakiTori

9/09/2016 – 16/09/2016.img_0292

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 new owner.

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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: 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.

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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


Azzurra 2

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

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Waiting for the tide… Meira..

tiki 26

August 2015.

A Wharram Tiki 26 delivered from Taviera on the Algarve to Esposende on the NW Coast of Portugal…

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Surprise in Santander marina..


September 2015.

A Heavenly Twins 26 delivered from Santander, N Spain to Shoreham-by-Sea, on the S Coast of England..

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Ocean Diamond 2 at anchor.. Syracuse, Sicily.


October 2015.

An Australian owned Elan 434 delivered from Samos, Greece to Gozo, Malta via Kusadasi, Turkey to reset her clock..

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