Jeanneau 43DS Canaries-UK

“ I appreciate the extra time and effort the crew put in to sorting to the pre-existing damage on the stern and can only commend their professional attitude and approach with regards to it”Owen Beacock,Sales Manager,Sea Ventures Ltd.Hamble

Safe arrival on the Hamble

“Dear Phil,We made a brief visit to the boat yesterday evening. We were very pleased to find her in very good shape with a sparkling interior (actually better than we had been able to leave her in Cuxhaven). Also was very grateful to have Skipper's report, which is really helpful. You definitely lived up to the “P” in your Company's name! Many thanks David”

Appreciative French client writes in

“I meet your skipper, last Friday morning. He's sympathic man.He showed me little quickly JASLAND, but Rémo LEONI will come in Ste Marine tomorrow for 3 days. The Services of PYD was excellent, and i deposed Robin and one of his crew, In BREST at Midday Saturday. We have very strong North wind (100 Km/h). Monday is sunny but the wind is always very strong. I wait for your finish invoice. Next Tuesday (in 8 days), I come back in my office in Paris, and I finish to paid par Swith bank. It's possible, one day, that i help to PYD to go in Gréce in summer of 2008 !!! May be.Thank's”

Bavaria 39 from Lymington-Majorca

“I am delighted with the condition of ‘Daisy’ after her voyage.The comprehensive condition report which the skipper prepared will be very useful with the ongoing maintenance programme.”pyd note: We last moved this client's boat – in the oposite direction – six years ago

Assisted passage on new boat goes well

An owner writes:“Everything went extremely well and I had utmost confidence in the skipper, who was thoroughly professional in all departments – the sort of guy to have around if things do not go all that well.I will have no hesitation in using your services again and indeed in recommending them to others.Best regards,”Amel Santorin owner

Assisted passage on Nauticat 33 to Edinburgh

A friend of the owner, who was on board for the trip, writes in:”Both men were absolutely professional in their responsibilities to the boat and to the ever-changing crew and I had absolutely no doubts of their abilities and confidence to deliver the boat onward from Cuxhaven to Port Edgar. We all learned so much from Bill and Simon’s professional outlook and commitment to their duties and responsibilities and it was a true pleasure to have met and worked with them.”

'Amazing Grace' arrives in Scotland

And the owner signed off the crew as follows:”Timeous, professional; attention to detail. Very pleased.”

Oyster 625. Oyster Regatta (Crew supply)


Good to meet you in Palma last week. Fortunately the forecast was wrong each day and we had a good sailing week!

Thanks for all PYD has done to facilitate trouble free movement and berthing around the Med….. and indeed for Guy during the regatta. He is an impressive young man..



Clients on board for cold North Sea passage on new boat

Dear Phil,Please accept my apologies for leaving it so long before writing to you, our only excuse is that we have been spending every spare moment sailing and tinkering with our new possession Castor.Although we have already expressed our appreciation to you and the delivery crew Stuart and Peter, I would just like to say a few words in recognition of the professionalism we have experienced at the hands of PYD.Sailing back from Sweden on an off shore passage of some seven hundred miles in March was a first for Chantal and myself, experiencing heavy seas with force 7, 8 winds day after day and the occasional 9 was something Chantal could never in her lifetime have imagined. However, at no time did we feel unsafe or frightened, wet, cold, uncomfortable yes, but never concerned for our safety. I put this down to unreserved confidence in both the crew and the boat.The experience and confidence we have both gained has been priceless and we will remember for ever the maiden voyage of Caster with contentment. We will also never forget the confidence and professionalism of its delivery Skipper and first mate together with the continuing hands on approach we experienced from you personally.Should we ever need the services of a delivery crew again or be asked to recommend one, we would without question rate your service at 100% satisfaction.David & Chantal Clarence Marina, Gosport

High praise from Pantaenius

We last delivered this client's boat, from the Caribbean, eight years ago. They wrote the other day as follows:”Dear Phil, Hope all is well with you. We have been looking at the most recent pilot and find it would be better for us if you could pick up our boat in Bari instead of Palermo arriving on the Clyde at the same time as before? What would be the extra costs involved and what would be the timing? Sorry to muck you around. PS We spoke to Pantaenius recently to cover the trip and heard from THEM that you were the best in the business. We already knew so!”

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Nauticat 35 arrives in Sweden

Thanks for an excellent delivery of ‘Safina’. I am very pleased with everything and the nice crew. Matt promised to e-mail me e-mail addresses of the crew so that I can send them some pictures – can you remind him of that?My bank has done the transfer of invoice 7157 ( see enclosed receipt). Again many thanks for your service Best regards to you and the crew Peter Hoffman

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 DS arrives in Genoa

Adrian and his crew have done an excellent job for us and have my full trust in their competency.Thankyou

'Sunny Breeze' arrives in Ipswich

Dear Phil,Thanks a lot for your quick and flexible service. ‘Sunny Breeze’ was delivered in good order by your crew and I am sure I would use your help in the future again.Send my thanks and regards to Pete and the crew. The final payment has been transferred today.ThanksBen– Ben VaesEuropean Sales ManagerOyster Marine Ltd

Owner's report after a month's gardiennage on an Oyster 47 in Valencia

Boat in excellent condition inside and out. Decks particularly good and everything down below stowed.So do please pass our thanks to James and please pay him a £200 bonus for all his efforts.(Our only surprise was to find that they have all but dismantled any evidence of the Americas Cup ,taken away restaurants / chandlery etc!!)So thanks for all your help……(please tell Brian we can now get 7 knots with the new prop and overheating seems much better, probably cured).Good days sailing today with weather to match….pyd note: Having an experienced Mate or Skipper on board for a period of gardiennage can be an inexpensive way of ensuring that your boat is kept safe and that a work schedule is properly carried out and supervised. In this case a yard bill was reduced by €2000 after the pyd skipper queried the hours worked on a particular job.

X-332 arrives in Hamble

I really appreciated all your help and advice about moving the boat back to Hamble.I have recommended you to some friends and colleagues and hopefully you will see some additional business.Best regards

'AWOL Again' back in the Med.

Great job, yet again and superb back office support. I can't thank you enough. Please do let Jim know, even though I think he might have an idea that I was a happy bunny when he pulled into Rhodes! Just starting the third charter….thanks to you. Had a few day's stop in Turkey to do some running repairs and splash on some more varnish!!

'Frances' arrives in Hartlepool

Excellent job – many thanks.

Ex charter Beneteau 40CC arrives in Liverpool

“Superb job. Well done and thanks.”pyd note: This ex charter boat was delivered BVI-UK. VAT payment was arranged by us en route in the Azores

Safe arrival in South Brittany

Philip,Many thanks. David and the crew did a great job getting the boat here even if the first few hours of the journey were a little uncomfortable, Please pass on my thanks.I'll sort out the invoice when we get back at the end of July if that's OK?Look forward to seeing you at Southampton.Kind regardsJohn

Mason 44 'Snowgoose' arrives in NW Scotland

Great care was taken to safely complete a delivery complicated by weather delays. Great competence shown in doing repairs under way. An excellent job cheerfully done.Many thankspyd note: We last moved this client’s boat across the Atlantic to Europe in 1999