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Buying a new yacht is a big decision. Whether buying new or second hand, power or sail, the initial outlay and ongoing costs will no doubt make it one of your biggest and most important investment decisions ever.  The process should be an exciting and fulfilling experience and the satisfaction and pride of owning your own vessel can be truly amazing.  Owning a boat will...

On a recent Halcyon Yachts powerboat delivery, our very own Director Pete Green had an amazing stroke of luck. During his watch he spotted some vigorous marine activity less than a mile away, at the mouth of the River Dart. Being a seasoned ocean sailor and yacht delivery skipper, he has seen plenty of dolphins, sharks and whales in his...

Sailing Rallies are offering a new and exciting alternative to the ARC.   The Christmas Caribbean Rally will depart from Lanzarote on the 16th of December and the fleet will sail to Antigua in the Caribbean. The thinking behind this new alternative to the Atlantic Rally Cruise is that by the middle of December the trade winds are often more established, the risk...

We were pleased to organise a Photograph and Limerick competition for our friends at the YBW (Yachting and Boating World) forum. Amongst stiff competition the winning photograph was taken by FlowerPower (who has been sent two free tickets):  Our favourite Limerick was by KevO (who has been sent one free ticket): We went out and we bought an old trailer...

We are extremely pleased to announce that this year we have once again been contracted to deliver both new power boats and sailing yachts from the Southampton Boat show. The yachts will be going to their new homes in the UK and abroad. We are very used to the challenges of delivering new vessels, and our meticulous and thorough approach ensures...

Book your tickets in advance for the 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show from only £12*, plus kids go free†. To book visit the website http://www.southamptonboatshow.com or call 0871 230 7140* and quote promotional code EX12. A fee of £1.75 applies per transaction, not per ticket when booking in advance. *Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. Mobile and other providers' charges may vary. Limited ticket offer...

The summer is finally here! With temperatures up into the twenties this week many of us are now beginning to think about the summer season of sailing events. The UK's main sailing event this year (apart from the Olympics of course) is Cowes week - The 11th to 18th of August. For those who fancy going further afield, to name just a...

As part of our constant efforts to ensure absolute satisfaction among our clients we now have the facility for round the clock engineering support for all our deliveries. We are very proud to announce our new 24 hour Engineer Support Service.     Most delivery Skippers will have a good understanding of the engine and systems on board, few however will be trained in dealing with anything more...

Halcyon Yachts have launched a new sailing apprenticeship scheme. Pete Green, the Director of the yacht delivery firm has said "We recognise that there is a gap of knowledge and experience between newly qualified Yacht Masters and the level of expertise required to Skipper professionally. We have designed this apprenticeship to help bridge the gap and bring people up to the high standards required within the...

We have decided to upgrade our sat phones from iridium to inmarsat. The new Isatphone offers cheaper data rates than the portable iridium phones and therefore will help to ensure that our clients get the best value for money with satellite  communications.         Although many vessels we deliver are fitted with SSB radio, the added reliability and range of a Sat phone is crucial when executing long...

We have just taken on a contract for the domestic yacht delivery of a Bavaria from Northern UK to the Solent.  The yacht has been out of the water for sometime now and will need some maintenance and careful preparation in order to deliver her to her new home. Halcyon Yachts have liaised with the boat yard and she will be...

  Privateer, winners of the prestigious Steel and Inland Motor Boat of the year award, are a Dutch company with a focus on building high quality trawlers capable of long range cruising. They will be showing off their latest 50 ft model at the Southampton Boat Show this September.   Pete Green from Halcyon Yachts Ltd, one of the UK's leading delivery companies, is proud to have accepted the...

Halcyon Yachts, an international yacht delivery company based near Falmouth, have just received their most unusual boat delivery enquiry ever. They have been asked to deliver a brand new 16 ft Canadian canoe from Northern Shropshire to Gloucester. The delivery will be undertaken by two professional sailors, and they will paddle her the whole way. Pete Green the Director of Halcyon Yachts Ltd, one of the UK's leading delivery companies,...

With the sailing season rapidly approaching, Halcyon Yachts are busy helping clients relocate their vessels for a summer of use. We have a Jeanneau 45 DS on route to Gibraltar from The Solent. This is an owner assisted passage that we have crewed with two Ocean Masters. The Skipper is a very experienced Yacht Master Instructor and will be offering advanced...