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September 2008 – Southampton Boat Show

Taking advantage of an excellent venue at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2008, pyd's Training Director, Bill King, presented a Completion Certificate to a delighted Ankie Eeken, who is the first female graduate of the company’s innovative Sailing Apprentice Scheme.

pyd at the London Internation Boat Show 2009

Once again pyd will be present at the London International Boat Show at ExCel for the entire period from 9-18 January 2009, where you will find us at the Hallberg-Rassy stand (N017A) as guests of Transworld Yachts, for the tenth year in succession.

Two pyd skippers selected for Clipper Round the World Race 2009/10

At pyd we have had a long association with the Clipper Challenge Round the World race by virtue of the fact that many of their skippers have been members of our team either before or after the race itself.

pyd Joins British Marine Federation

As part of our commitment to professional standards and to the industry in general we took the decision earlier this year that we should apply to join the BMF.

Great Egret goes trans Atlantic!

We were recently responsible for the delivery of extra cargo to the Caribbean, when the Great Egret Georgino joined Farr 60 ‘Sweet Chariot’ en route for Antigua on her fifteenth crossing under pyd’s command.

Danny Watson leads Cat Zero project

Former pyd skipper Danny Watson has been appointed to head up the innovative Cat Zero project in Hull.

pyd skippers come 2nd in UK Mini Fastnet

“Well, it’s quite a while since I wrote one of these, but my new mini campaign is officially back on the road and I thought I’d drop you all a line to let you know how it’s going…”

pyd at Southampton International Boat Show 2009

Once again pyd was at the Southampton Boat Show, which enjoyed a week of superb weather for the second year running.

pyd deliver to Genoa Boat Show

For many years pyd have been asked to help out with deliveries to various boat shows around the World, including London, Southampton, Barcelona, Genoa and Annapolis.

MV Western Belle in the Irish Sea – Again!

We were very pleased to assist Ulverston 'Steamers' Ltd once again in moving their restoration project MV Western Belle from her temporary berth at Maryport to Liverpool, where her hull and decks will be renovated by Mersey Heritage Ltd.

pyd feature in Practical Boat Owner magazine

We were pleased to be asked to help when we were approached recently by Rob Melotti the News Editor of Practical Boat Owner magazine, the UK’s leading monthly full of tips on how to get and stay afloat.

Skipper Apprentice Programme

You may have seen the following letter from our Managing Director, Philip Coatesworth, in February’s Yachting World.

Mediterranean Delivery Crew

Mediterranean deliveries are flooding in (excuse the pun!) and for capable crew at Mate (you must be a Yachtmaster) and deckhand level (capable of standing an independent watch at night), we have berths available throughout March and April.

Early Season deliveries

We’re already extremely busy with early season boat movements and once again it looks like being a record year for our 10th anniversary.

World's leading charter company give PYDWW a ringing endorsement

Once again this year we are moving a tremendous number of new boats for Sunsail the World’s largest yacht charter company.

Phil Coatesworth stays in harness!

Our founder, Phil Coatesworth was due to retire from pyd at Christmas this year, but we’re delighted to be able to say that, as of today, he isnt…! As many of our customers and friends throughout the industry will know Phil has led the… More

pyd instructed on new Hallberg-Rassy 64

We are very pleased to have received instructions to move the wonderful new Hallberg-Rassy 64. This flagship of the prestigious Swedish yard will be on show at the Ijmuiden, Genoa and Barcelona boat shows during the late Summer and Autumn and pyd will be… More

TOP Skippers work for PYD

The quality of PYD skippers has always been fundamental to the high standards which we routinely achieve on our deliveries.

pyd skippers in the ARC

Earlier this year pyd joined up with the World Cruising Club to be corporate sponsors of all their rallies Worldwide, including the ARC. It’s fitting therefore that, apart from more than a dozen boats that we will have delivered down to Las Palmas for… More

Satisfied Contest 55 owner

At PYD we have a rigorous routine of checking direct with clients at the end of every delivery to make sure that they were entirely happy with the performance of both the office team as well as the skipper and crew on board.