Oyster 82. Southampton, UK to St Lucia, West Indies

Dear Mark

Please pass on my thanks to your team who did an excellent job. Thank you for your flexibility in fitting in round the refurbishment programme.

Pete Stirling was extremely professional and please pass on my thanks to him and the crew.

We will certainly consider PYD for any future deliveries.



Oyster 575. St Lucia, West Indies to Ipswich


Another great job by PYD and particular thanks to Paul.

Best regards


A crew member writes in after a trans Atlantic

“Hi Jan, thanks for call. Unfortunately I cannot manage either of the trips you mention, very tempting but I do have to get back to work, at least in the short term. In terms of the 'sweet chariot' trip itself, it was just excellent, I honestly couldn't pick out any fault or problem. The boat itself, barring various issues with water pump, generator etc, is an excellent sea boat and the crew of Bill and David good company. A special mention re Peter Stirling our skipper – I thought he was extremely professional, easygoing and seemed to have a through knowledge of both the boat and the job in hand. He was determined to do a good job for both PYD and the owner and as a representative of your company, he was first class. My thanks to you and Phil for the opportunity, you seem to have a great company in PYD and hopefully I can get on board again in the not too distant future. kind regards, Jack Garrow”

US owner gets help from pyd

Trip was good and Matt and the crew were great. I would certainly like to work with you guys again and would specifically like to have Matt again on the next leg of the journey in the spring. All in all, a great experience. I appreciate doing business with you guys and I would highly recommend you to others in the future. Thanks again.Brad

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49DS delivered to Gulf of Thailand from Barcelona

My apologies for not having been in touch sooner – it's been very hectic here over the last week.'Bob' seems in good shape – Bill and the crew did a fantastic job, I hope they arrived safely back home.I'll arrange payment of the invoice straight away.regards*pyd note: 'Bob of Ramsgate’ arrived safely after a 7500 mile passage completed in 81 days. The voyage passed through Suez, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Malacca Straits.

Najad 490 arrives in St. Maarten from Sweden

It is very difficult to imagine a more professional and dedicated crew –simply fantastic! Thank you all for everything!Najad 490 owner St. Maartenpyd note: This boat had undergone major repairs at the yard and in spite of a tight schedule a skippered delivery by sea compared favourably with ship transportation in getting her to the client’s home port, with minimum fuss. Crewed delivery also enabled sea trials to be carried out en route.

Oyster 66 arrives in Antigua

Once again, I was extremely pleased with your service. Your crew were all terrific people who did an outstanding job. It was a pleasure to watch them work and to get to know them. I will be pleased to highly recommend your company to any one who asks so please use me as a reference. For our future travels and voyages we will stay in touch. We will probably have some situational needs that PYD can help us with and we do plan to end up in the Med. Thanks again for your professional service. All the best.'photo of sister ship

'Chase the Wind' returns from circumnavigation

'How right u are. May I congratulate you on your your charming crew who sailed CTW safely to the Hamble.Kind regards'

Hallberg-Rassy 36 arrives in Thailand

“Thank you very much for all your assistance, you provided an excellent choice of skipper who was very professional throughout his time with us. I don’t think that you will ever need it, but don’t hesitate to contact me for a letter of recommendation for pyd’s services. Best regardsKantang,Thailand”*pyd note: This is the sixth boat we have taken to the Far East in 2008. If this route is of interest to you please don't hesitate to give Phil Coatesworth a call on +44 1539 552130We originally delivered this client's boat new from the yard in 2002

90 footer arrives in Antigua in time for charter booking

After being let down by the cancellation of a last minute ship borne delivery pyd were called in. Afterwards the skipper wrote:Dear Phil,We are now in Antigua and all your crew should be at home safe and sound.I would like to say congratulations on a job very well done; which won't any surprise to you or me! On the basis of that we need to start thinking about the east bound delivery which should be around the last week in April.Wishing you a happy New YearKindest regardsPaul

Oyster 485 arrives in Barbados

“A fine effort all round. Many thanks”(this is the seventh time pyd have been on board this client's boat)

Malo 45 arrives in Antigua

Please pass on my thanks and best wishes for Christmas to Dave and the crew. (And of course to you and the Cumbria team – first class service)

Beneteau Oceanis 46 from Majorca to Brunei – 7500 nautical miles!

We were very impressed with the crew and enjoyed meeting and hosting them. Thank you for your efficient service and we are very pleased with the safe delivery of Fourth Dimension.

Hylas 46 returns to the UK after ARC Europe

I have been thoroughly impressed with the high standards and professionalism exhibited by your crew.

Beneteau Oceanis 50 arrives in Fiji after 12695 nm passage from Croatia

“Thank you for your efforts with this delivery; you are to be commended. Your skipper has clearly done his utmost to deliver on time, and in top condition. I am most impressed, and would not hesitate to recommend pyd to others, or call upon you for further deliveries.Best regards to all”** pyd note: The economics and flexibility of a crewed rather than ship borne delivery really paid pidends on this trip.

Hallberg-Rassy 43 back from the Caribbean

“Thank you for bringing our boat home safely – you’ve done everything very carefully and we’re very grateful.”* pyd note the client originally took his boat to the Caribbean by ship, but decided that an ‘own bottom’ delivery, with the flexibility of timing and start/finish points as well as the considerable cost savings involved made more sense for the return.

Oyster 625, Ipswich to Miami

'Edwin and I are about to depart for the ghetto and wanted to say thank you very much for everything. We have a great Captain and Crew in Bryan, Nigel, Alex and Angus. They are a real team working together with hardly a word between them when the going got rough and great to be around when things are more relaxed. We can't praise them enough. And thank you for all you help in coordinating this great trip for Bandido'

Jeanneau 54 arrives in Jeddah 

Just wanted to let you know that the boat has been cleared finally and as from today we can start enjoying it (which we will do). Understand from your recently received newsletter that pyd is also moving on and I hope you keep going and improving continuously as you have been doing over the years as I was very pleased with the way you serviced me in the project of Habibity. From initiation, to planning, to start, during passage and arrival I think it all went very well. I particularly enjoyed the possibility of being able to join for the last stretch. I learned a lot in many aspects and everything went so smooth as if it was a very ordinary exercise: my compliments to you all.

Not sure what future will bring but I will be very happy to connect with you again if the need arises and wish all of you lots of success.

My best regards,


Beneteau 46, Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi

Bill, Mark,

I'd just like to say a “BIG” thank you to the team and this crew. Every aspect of the delivery has been handled with the utmost professionalism – Emocean was looked after at every stage and, as your advert says – “arrived in better shape than she left”.

Sincerely, my thanks, the guys are a great bunch – we had fun together in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi – I'm sorry I couldn't give the time to enjoy any of the “legs” but also glad I missed the coasting past India.

Thank you both very much for the daily updates. You guys run an amazing operation and should be proud of yourselves.

Thank you again.

Chris Allen

Hylas 44, Bermuda to Falmouth

Thanks for delivering Halcyon back safely – It was great to think she was in good hands after the initial fiasco with the other delivery company in Bermuda. I'm a bit jealous of the 200nm days.