Many thanks for the delivery of our boat. Very happy with the condition we found her in. Met the crew. Please thank them for a very good job well done. Kind Regards,
I have directly transferred funds to your bank account in settlement of your invoice. Your skipper was thoroughly professional in his approach and made very good calls on weather and routeing. He was most helpful in introducing me to the boat, and my friend and I gained a lot from the trip in your crew’s company I'd recommend PYD to anyone. Many thanks.
Hi Phil, Sent you funds electronically. Please confirm when received. Good job – well done. Thanks**pyd note: Originally built as ANNA OF THE SEA, later as XARGO III, she competed in the Whitbread Round the World Race 1981-2 and placed 6th. Other Swan 65's had competed in two earlier Whitbread Races with great success, including winning the first race and a second place in the second race. In more recent years the Swan 65 has become renowned as a fast and most comfortable cruising yacht. They are equally suitable for private, family use or for charter. Yet, they may still be raced with great enjoyment and some success, particularly at such events as The Nioulargue, Antigua Race Week and the Swan Regattas. This is the second time pyd have delivered this beautiful boat.
Dear Sirs I write to thank you for your excellent service and to express my delight as to the conduct and skills of your skipper.He was very thorough, his manner was always easy and confident nothing phased him despite a variety of heavy weather. He patiently taught us how to set the boat and electronics up, leaving me with the confidence to open up the boundaries of my cruising grounds in the future. I would recommend PYD to anyone. Please pass my thanks on to the skipper at your earliest convenience.sincerely
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”