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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...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

Beta Centauri - The Voyager of Hadar Beta Centauri is a delightful and quite unique sailing film. For any sailor the film offers blissful escapism as you join Captain Dino Poulson and his young daughter Sasha on their adventure around the world. The film has clearly been made on a budget and some of the finesse that you'd expect from a professional...

It takes a very special kind of person to become a yacht delivery skipper. You must of course be an excellent sailor, both hugely experienced and knowledgeable. You must also be a good leader, excellent at communicating, inspiring, at one with the vessel and crew and calm under pressure. You need to be conscientious, careful, in tune with the conditions,...

 To set sail over the horizon, to spread your wings and explore, to see the world and to meet many new like minded people… Perhaps being a yacht delivery skipper is the ultimate job for any sailing enthusiast that likes to travel and wants to get paid to see the world! For anyone looking for a career in sailing there seems...

There are few things better in life than reading a good sailing book whilst sailing! To go off watch, curl up in a warm sleeping bag and read about your favourite sailing adventure is pure bliss. The background sounds of the wind in the rigging, the water lapping at the bow and the odd crackle of noise on the vhf...

Dylan Winter describes himself as "a witty old hack", he describes his boats as "unremarkable yachts", but he describes his country as "a most amazing island". For those of you who don't know Dylan, you simply should! He started out with £3000 in the bank, bought himself a 50 year old Mirror Offshore and set sail from Bembridge on the Isle...

Tim Griffin has been involved in boating for well over 30 years.  He has spent a lot of his time on various freshwater lakes and rivers, from running the Chattahoochee River in Georgia to jumping sandbars in Alaska.  He says that he has slowed down a bit now and enjoys the pleasures of sitting at anchor and watching the sun...

At Halcyon Yachts we are passionate about sailing and all things to do with the ocean. Over the years there has been a steady stream of nautical films released, some of which have been slated by professionals and film critics alike. It is clearly a difficult subject matter to film and as a professional sailor it can be frustrating at times...

We are often asked for advice regarding the equipment that is required to have on board a yacht. When conducting a yacht delivery we are always careful to ensure that there is sufficient equipment for the proposed passage.   The toolkit/spares can be as extensive as you wish as you never quite know what you might need. Here is our list of...