An excellent pyd team – totally competent and good company – thank you.* pyd note: this was an assisted delivery. pyd provided a skipper and Mate to help an owner and his wife with their new boat.
Philip CoatesworthProfessional Yacht Deliveries LTDWitherslack GrangeOversandsCumbria, LA11 6RQDear Philip,It is now two weeks since PYD handed ‘Betty’ to me at Gosport, but only now I fully understand how well done the delivery was carried out. January is not a month yachtsmen choose to cross the North Sea. When I arrived in Sweden, for the handover by Lars Olsson at the Malö yard in Kungsviken, ‘Betty’, a Malö 37C, was iced in the harbour and the decks too were covered in ice.A couple of days after I got home, PYD arrived at Kungsviken and started their routine of checking the boat in fine detail, buying provisions and items for a safe passage. During this time, although the ice was melting, the winds were picking up.Naturally I was anxiously listening to and watching every weather and shipping forecast. A series of deep depressions started to track from the Atlantic across England heading for Sweden. Sometimes there was “storm force later” together with “rough becoming extremely rough” in the forecast, but PYD always managed to plan and time inpidual legs to duck out of the worst of it and take full advantage of the lulls. They sailed night and day except when stopping off for the first engine service, and in Langaroo, Holland, when as you neatly put it in one of your daily up-dates to me, the crew were getting into ‘sync’ with the weather! In fact they managed that to a superb degree, never sailing in more than Force 7 winds but completing the voyage in 8 days averaging 5½ knots. ‘Betty showed no signs of wear and tear, or even having been occupied. She was cleaner than when I had last seen her! The only telltale sign of the conditions she had been coaxed through was a small patch of chafe on the foresail furling line.Finally, Brendan the skipper spent more than an hour talking about the boats performance indicating items that needed attention, which has meant they have been remedied straight away rather than later.I am tremendously grateful for a job very well done. I wholeheartedly recommend PYD to anyone who needs his or her yacht safely delivered. Thank you Philip to you and the entire team!Yours sincerely,
Yes the weather was not co-operative on the way back. I have thoroughly enjoyed the relationship. You run a great ship!Best wishes for the holiday season.
Just to say thanks for organising the delivery yesterday. The skipper was super – My husband, who hates sailing, went round with them and had a lovely time! I'm probably going to have her delivered to Plymouth at the end of March 09. Also, possibly, a delivery with just me aboard as owner, you provide skipper and other appropriate crew, from Plymouth to La Rochelle, end June/beginning July 09. Please could you give me quotes? Or is it too early?Regards, Anne*pyd note: feedback is from a regular customer, whose successive boats we have been delivering since 1999Sister ship photograph
“Delighted to receive our boat back in A1 condition.Your crew did an excellent delivery ahead of time and presented the boat in excellent condition.Would be happy to endorse pyd anytime in the future.”* sistership picture
Just a quick note to say that we have been on board Quiver over the last few days and we are very impressed at how well she was looked after by the delivery crew. They did a great job despite the weather, and we were delighted to find Quiver in such good shape. Thank you very much. With very best wishes,* sister ship picture
Sorry for the delay in acknowledging your email I have been enoying sailing Xavantes from Lagos to Gibraltar. Thanks to your crew for doing a good job with the delivery, and for leaving the boat in good order. I will mail a cheque to you today for the balance of the delivery cost. Kind regards
“Yes, I was very impressed by the crew (as were the marina staff in Phuket) – and the skipper came out with us for 3 days and was great. I will remit the money to you early next week and will confirm by email. Thanks for everything.”
I must just say again that your two crew could not have been more professional and helpful and I would have no hesitation about recommending PYD.Thanks again*Sister ship picture
“I wanted to thank you for sending me two such splendid chaps. They were companionable and saw us through not only some very rough weather, but had to contend with the fuel problems and other idiosyncrasies of Fleeting Venus.Peter was totally admirable and everything a professional skipper should be. Definitely one of your star men if you did not know it already. Steven had complementary skills and made an excellent mate.I must say that although I knew it would be demanding, I was extremely glad to have their support and I wish them both easier passages in future.Once again my thanks for a job well done, and to the highest standards.My best regards”
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PS I was VERY impressed with your chaps who delivered JIRO to us. They left the yacht spotless and gave a fantastic report on the yacht and her refreshingly minor list of issues. The skipper even took the time to give me the average fuel consumption figures which do prove to be very useful when selling the yacht. 10/10 from my end, and I have of course passed on these sentiments to the owner. Alex GrabauSenior Yacht Broker**pyd note: We had previously delivered a Sweden Yacht 42 on behalf of this client.
“On time and in excellent condition. Job well done. ThanksEuropean Sales Manager, Oyster Marine Ltd.
Dear Bill,Thanks for a splendid job. Payment will follow.Kind regards
Hi Bill,Nice guy [the Skipper] – obviously very experienced and very good service.Kind regardsTim Lewis(Redmount Group)
“Your crew was very professional and I am happy to recommend your services wherever an opportunity should occur.Best regards”
Excellent service – many thanks
Dear Bill,We have just returned home for a brief spell. I will put your cheque in the post. I am most grateful for the high quality work done by your crew. The skipper is a tower of experience and skill and made a difficult crossing, (to me), very straight forward. We were reasonably held up by bad weather and his judgements about when to go and when not to go were excellent.I would have no hesitation in returning to you for any future long trips. Thank you once more.*pyd note we have delivered around 30 of these boats since moving hull #1 in 2000
I am the co-owner of Cara Mor and just wanted to write to say thanks for the help in getting our boat back to Hamble from Portimao. I was really impressed with how quickly everything was organised and it seemed like no time before you had the guys out with me. After a stressful time preceding your involvement it was great to have something go right!Your crew were absolutely fantastic. Great sailors and great company. They not only did an excellent job in getting the boat home but they made the delivery, work for them, feel like the holiday/cruise that it was originally meant to be for me. On top of which a rather weary Westerly ended up looking fantastic thanks to the guys efforts during our stay in Cascais and then upon arrival at Hamble. All in all it turned out to be a really good experience and thoroughly enjoyable. I only wish we had looked into the professional delivery option earlier.I will be more than happy to recommend pyd and wouldn't be surprised if we find ourselves using you again.Once again, many thanks.Yours sincerely,
PhilMany thanks for another excellent job very well done! The boys left the boat immaculate this morning and were up very early as requested! Poor sods must be knackered! Thanks againTom