Author: Pete Green

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....

What do you get the sailing fanatic in your family for Christmas? Undoubtedly, they will have already got the essentials such as wet weather gear, lifejacket, thermals, trendy shore jacket, boots, etc etc, so what's next? Halcyon Yachts, specialists in international yacht delivery, have come up with a few ideas that might help…. Gadgets: Everyone likes a gadget, don't they? Even the...

When the wind is in your hair, the sun is setting on the horizon and the yacht is gliding through the ocean, some want for nothing more than silence so as to absorb the atmosphere around them, whereas others like music to enhance the experience. Our yacht delivery skippers and crew cover millions of miles on a variety of boats and in...

As a professional yacht delivery company we come across boats in all states of repair and well maintained yachts bring comfort and reliability to the skipper and crew. A comprehensive off-season maintenance schedule may seem time consuming but it will generally cost you less in the long run. Using your winters wisely will help to ensure your summers are pleasurable...

As a seasoned victualler who has organised food on-board yachts from 25 foot to 100 foot, and from cross channel to round the world voyages, here are some top tips if you are given the unenviable duty of organising food for your next sailing adventure or yacht delivery. I actually enjoy the challenge of it, but if you don't I...

Enter the Halcyon Yachts photo competition for the chance to win a coveted Halcyon Yachts Jacket, worth over £150! Throughout the 2016 season we will be looking for photographs that capture the true essence of sailing. Whether you are on a trans Atlantic yacht delivery, a family cruise or a flotilla holiday, the Halcyon Yachts photo competition offers you the chance to...

Everyone has their own favourite meal on a boat, and everyone has a meal that brings back memories, good or bad. For example, I cannot drink tomato cup-a-soup or coffee whilst on a yacht delivery, but I can sink gallons of tea and mushroom cup-a-soup! Yacht delivery crew tend to be a little less fussy on a boat especially if...

Most of us now use smart phones and tablets on a daily basis. We take for granted using these items ashore for making calls, accessing the internet, playing games and generally helping to aid our busy lifestyles. It is not surprising therefore that the smart phone and tablet are becoming one of the most frequently used tools by yacht skippers...