Author: Pete Green

Our yacht delivery skippers are often asked for their professional sailing advice. In this technological age we now live in, one of the main questions we are asked is about the phone apps that we recommend. Here is a list of 16 essential sailing apps compiled by one of our senior yacht delivery skippers. If you use a sailing or yachting...

We are often asked about how you can make a career in yachting with little or basic experience. Phil Wood, Sales and Operations Manager at Halcyon Yachts offers his thoughts and guidance. Q. How do I get started in the sailing industry? I have done a little sailing and really loved it, but how can I make a career and some...

Minka Armitage, Halcyon Yacht Deliveries Assistant Operations Manager, tells us a bit more herself and shares a few sailing stories. Where did you grow up? I was born in The Netherlands. I spent some of my early childhood on board a small ship, but have lived most of my life in Cowes, Isle of Wight. My Father was a Captain on cargo...

Halcyon Yachts has signed a renewed Service Level Agreement for 2020 for the onward yacht management of yacht BOLEH. Yacht BOLEH is owned by the charity, The Boleh Trust. The Boleh Trust works tirelessly to inspire disadvantaged young people by their 'can do' story. BOLEH is a Registered National Historic Ship and is of a unique junk rig design. Built in Singapore...

Delivering dreams Working with Halcyon Yachts as a yacht delivery skipper can never be described as dull. Until the Coronavirus lockdowns, they've kept me very busy with some exceptional trips with destinations all over the globe, from Bora Bora, to the Baltic and from Mexico to the Med. When a call came in to fit in a quick delivery between two already...

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic and international travel is severely restricted.  Social distancing is now being enforced and most nations have implemented a range of strategies to deal with the virus.  These strategies affect border controls and freedom of movement.  Many ports and marinas are currently closed and recreational sailing is even restricted in various countries.  We are therefore unable...

Phil Wood, Halcyon Yacht Deliveries Sales and Operations Manager takes a break to tell us a bit about himself and share a few salty tales.   Where did you grow up? Although I was born in Wolverhampton and spent a few years in Tamworth which I think is the most diametrically distance-opposed town to the sea in the UK, we moved to Cornwall...

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present for a sailor? Here we look at 10 of the most interesting practical and indispensable knick-knacks that even the most gadget-happy yachtie in your life may not yet have. Floating Key Fob - A must for anyone who spends time around the water, this is a quick and cheap stocking filler. The simplest...

Whether you've been cooped up all day, need to walk the ship's dog, or fancy a well earned pint, here's a run-down of some anchorages with a walk to eight of the finest pubs around Falmouth and the Helford.   A few of these walks are tide dependent, if the tides are fully neap you will have access all day, the exception...

Halcyon Yachts are pleased to announce that we will be running another Yacht Delivery Skipper's Development Week in August 2020. It is an intensive course that will focus on giving the students essential skills and knowledge in preparation to work as a yacht delivery skipper.   The instructor for the course is one of our senior yacht delivery skippers. The course will...

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new online crew clothing store.   It might be that we have the smartest yacht delivery crew around! Due to the popularity of our crew clothing, our T-shirts and hoodies are now available to buy online.   We have T-shirts available to fit both men and women in a variety of sizes. We also have a hoodie...

One of our yacht delivery skippers has recently fallen in love with sailing in the Arctic Circle. Although it is not a place we typically think of when planning our summer cruise, Michele is now on a mission to share his passion with like-minded sailors. Michele was first inspired when he joined a 2-month expedition in 2018. He sailed from Cowes...

When I talk to people about yacht delivery, they often ask, "What is your favourite type of yacht?" or "What has been your best yacht delivery ever?" These are such hard questions to answer. With all the yachts we deliver, we develop a lasting fondness. As one of the leading yacht delivery companies in Europe, we are privileged to sail a...

Rooster Sailing has offered our yacht delivery skippers and crew an exclusive discount on all of their products.   Rooster Sailing supply technical sailing clothing and specialist chandlery items. They have an extensive range of wetsuits, wet weather gear, casual clothing and luggage. To find out more about Rooster Sailing then please visit their website: https://www.roostersailing.com/ Our yacht delivery skippers and crew can now...

Becoming an excellent yacht skipper is not an easy task. Being a yacht skipper involves a wide and diverse range of skillsets.  These skills take time to learn and very few people will master them all. At Halcyon Yachts we are lucky to have some of the best yacht delivery skippers in the industry. Our skippers have all gained numerous qualifications...

Halcyon Yachts welcomes Minka Armitage into the role of Assistant Operations Manager. Minka has an extensive background in the yachting and marine industry. She grew up in a seafaring household and started sailing from a young age. Minka has been enjoying cruising and racing yachts for over 25 years. During this time she has also undertaken a number of yacht deliveries. Before joining...

Freedom of Sleep has offered our yacht delivery skippers and crew an exclusive discount on their range of jackets. Freedom of Sleep makes high-quality mid-layer jackets, perfect for keeping you warm when you are out sailing. They are a relatively new brand and are focused on providing an ethical approach to their business. The jackets are insulated with 100% recycled material...

What can we do? Plastic pollution is reaching epidemic proportions. Current estimates suggest that as much as 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. This equates to one truckload every minute. As a sailor and outdoor enthusiast, I find it disgraceful to see so much plastic in our oceans and on our beaches. The environment that we...