PYD are currently delivering an Amel Super Maramau 54′ from the Canaries to Sydney. The owners have been on board for the Atlantic crossing and their initial report is below.
”At this point in the delivery I would like to compliment you on the skipper, first mate and crew that your company have provided. We feel that these guys were simply excellent and we had the times of our lives in joining them for the Atlantic crossing section of the delivery back to Australia. In our view the skipper is a one in a million and a true leader. Fom a customer point of view, his 180,000+nm experience really shines through as he remained completely calm, objective and in control in all situations and constantly provided guidance, advice and instructions as required. We have also been really impressed with the way the skipper and crew had insisted on sailing carefully, never pushing or racing the boat, and taking extreme care by bubble wrapping all surfaces that could get scratched and always ensuring that the sails did not rub/touch the stainless steel stays. We have learnt so much for him, and the others, during the 20 days we spent with them from boat preparation, provisioning, watch systems, sailing skills, navigation (including sextant navigation)”