Author: Pete Green

It was a last-minute decision, but it was one that opened a whole new world to me. Before I knew it, I was on a yacht in Bermuda headed across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Chichester, England. Three months later, I've got half a dozen Halcyon deliveries under my belt and the benefits of joining in with a yacht delivery...

As a yacht delivery company, we deliver sailing yachts and motorboats to various destinations all over the world. One of the main reasons for people to have a yacht delivered is so that they can explore and experience a new region. Whether you are seeking a warmer climate, remote wilderness, cultural diversity, local cuisine, epic landscapes or incredible wildlife there...

Halcyon Yachts are pleased to present an exclusive opportunity to sail on board classic yacht Boleh.   This two-day skippered charter will include a sail from Portsmouth to Cowes to coincide with Britain's most popular yacht race. With over 1,500 yachts racing around the Isle of Wight, it is an incredible sight and a truly magical experience. People from all over the...

Halcyon Yachts welcomes Phil Wood into the role of Operations and Sales Manager. With over 25 years of experience in operations, sales, marketing, logistics and training, Phil brings a wide range of skills to the position. Phil has an extensive background in the marine industry both on and off the water. Phil is an MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and RYA Instructor and...

Crossing Biscay is never a small undertaking. It is a notorious sea area, very open to large Atlantic swells and with steep underwater shelving, the sea can be turbulent at the best of times. We were asked to assist the proud new owner of a beautiful new Lagoon 42 with the passage from Les Sables d'Olonne to Lisbon. At Halcyon Yachts...

The snow has melted, the days are getting longer and there is a sense that Spring is finally upon us. At Halcyon Yachts, this is always our busiest time. We are helping more and more people with yacht deliveries ahead of the coming season. The number of bookings we have received is significantly up compared to last years figures and...

Halcyon Yachts are delighted to announce that they have teamed up with Zhik, the innovative marine clothing manufacturer, to offer clothing discounts to our yacht delivery skippers and crew. Zhik was founded just before the Athens Olympics. They sell a wide range of technical sailing products in over 40 countries worldwide. The Zhik brand has a very strong presence with the...

Christmas is a time for giving, but what to buy the sailing fanatic in your life? Halcyon Yachts is here to help with 10 great ideas.   Halcyon Yachts have delved deep into Santa's sack and found some interesting and unique gift suggestions. Top ten Christmas Presents for a Sailor:   1. Rum - the sailors Tipple. Every sailor drinks Rum, don't they? If it's...

For the last three years, Halcyon Yachts has been supporting Greig City Academy's dream of entering the Rolex Fastnet Race, supplying training and racing Skippers and mates plus providing shore-based backup and technical support. This year that dream came true! 6th form head Jon Holt has been the driving force behind the project to get the 1981 45 foot ex-Admirals Cup...

Following on from our Top 5 tips for crossing the Atlantic blog, we have been looking at how to keep your crew entertained on a long passage such as a Trans-Atlantic. Everyone has their own views on what makes crew happy whilst sailing, and a Skippers job of keeping a cohesive team unit focused on the goal of getting the yacht...

Superyacht quality and finishing at 42 feet The latest yacht delivery to be undertaken by Halcyon Yachts was to be thoroughly enjoyable and a very comfortable trip. The delivery was of a new Rustler 42 from Falmouth to Southampton in time for the 2017 Southampton Boatshow. Rustler Yachts will be exhibiting the yacht and promoting their brand at the luxury end...

I think we would all agree that a yacht should be well organised, clean and prepared for the passage ahead. When sailing on a journey that takes you offshore or on an overnight trip it is absolutely crucial to establish an effective watch system early on in the journey. A fair and well thought out watch system will help the...

Najad was founded in 1967 by Berndt Arvidsson. Their first yacht was built in 1971 and ever since their name has been synonymous with quality and comfort. Najad use the tagline "For those who demand the best". No wonder then that the Najad Owners Association has announced Halcyon Yachts as their approved yacht delivery service. Over the years we have delivered many...

Halcyon Yachts are renowned for their yacht delivery videos. With an active Youtube channel and a loyal following of subscribers, Halcyon Yachts have now taken the plunge into the world of virtual reality with the addition of a 360 camera. Pete Green, Director of Halcyon Yachts, says "A 360 camera will allow the viewer to scroll around or simply move their mobile device...

It's a little-known fact that anyone regardless of age or experience can buy a yacht and go sailing without any formal training. This is the same whether it be a little sports-boat, day boat or a 150 foot Superyacht. It's not like a car where you must pass a driving test before you can legally drive on your own. Although in...

Boatshed, one of the world's largest yacht brokerage groups, has chosen Halcyon Yachts as their preferred partner. Boatshed's span is truly international with over 60 offices around the globe. They sell an impressive 1000+ boats per year and have a huge database of registered boat buyers. Boatshed Brokers personally visit every boat that they list, taking unlimited photographs and videos which...

"The number one aim of the trip is come back alive," Ken Fowler tells me over a pint, while describing his plan to sail a 13' dinghy, single-handed for the 900 miles from Land's End to John O Groats. This is what he's promised his wife he will do but you can sympathise with her concerns, considering that the route...

At Halcyon Yachts we organise yacht delivery teams to travel to destinations worldwide to move yachts. Crew travel costs are normally passed onto the yacht owners at cost price. Halcyon prides itself on making sure that crew travel is as cost effective and kept as low as possible always with the customer's wallet in mind. Over the years, we have found...

2017 will see the 47th Edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. This race is one of the pinnacles of World Offshore Racing and there are only 340 entries available. The Rolex Fastnet Race is a biennial event and gets increasingly more popular after each edition. In 2015, all 300 entries were subscribed in the first 24 minutes. In 2017, an...

2016 turned into quite a year for Halcyon Yachts. We had our busiest and most successful year to date, delivering hundreds of yachts to various destinations all over the world. Here are a few stories that made the year that little bit more interesting! Scaramouche Since 2015, Halcyon Yachts has been supporting Greig City Academy's dream of entering the Rolex Fastnet Race....