PYD crew relocate sailing and power vessels on short coastal passages and across the world's oceans. Our reputation for service, safety and care is recognised internationally and our long standing client base includes private clients and yacht builders worldwide
At PYD we take time to work with our clients to make sure we understand their expectations and requirements.
Our aim is to make every contract straightforward with clear pricing information and to ensure that every delivery is carried out professionally.
On delivery passages we supply a minimum of 3 crew and on trans-ocean passages, 4 or more crew depending on the vessel size and complexity .
- Skipper: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean or Offshore qualified. Will have sailed with PYD to be assessed by a senior PYD skipper and interviewed before selection
- 1st Mate: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore qualified and thoroughly vetted to work as 1st Mate, normally after several passages as a deckhand
- Deckhands: Frequently RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore qualified or RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal qualified
PYD skippers have sailing experience ranging from 30,000 to 400,000 nautical miles and qualifications up to MCA Master 3,000 GRT. They are carefully selected based on experience, qualifications and sea trials to become part of the PYD team. They are then allocated delivery passages and vessels to match their experience and qualifications.
PYD skippers are frequently Cruising instructors, Yachtmaster instructors, Clipper skippers or have worked as super-yacht Captains. We have skippers who specialise in delivering cruising yachts, classic yachts, aerorigs, superyachts and large motor vessels. We also ensure that when delivering new vessels from boatyards that our skippers have the necessary experience.