International yacht delivery

Our passion, your peace of mind

Halcyon Yachts is one of the UK’s leading yacht delivery companies. Whether you have a sailing yacht or motor boat, a super yacht or a family cruiser, you can ALWAYS trust Halcyon Yachts to deliver with care and professionalism.

  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean or higher

    RYA Yachtmaster Ocean or higher

    Halcyon Yachts have the highest standards in the yacht delivery industry. Our Skippers are all highly experienced and qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean as a minimum.
  • Comprehensive delivery insurance

    Comprehensive delivery insurance

    Halcyon Yachts is protected with a comprehensive yacht delivery insurance policy offering general liability and professional indemnity cover.
  • Yacht tracking facility

    Yacht tracking facility

    Halcyon Yachts have a satellite tracking facility that enables you to monitor the progress of your yacht throughout the delivery.
  • 24 hour engineer service

    24 hour engineer service

    Halcyon Yachts have a 24hr engineer support service which helps to ensure that any glitches are resolved quickly and cost effectively.

Professional service

Delivering excellence as standard

Our yacht delivery skippers are all qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean or higher. Our yacht delivery crew are also highly experienced and qualified. We have an extensive network of sailors based around the UK and internationally. Halcyon Yachts ensures that all yacht deliveries are made safely, securely and with utmost respect of the owners wishes. We are on hand 7 days a week to help guide you through the delivery process and to ensure an excellent service from start to finish.

We do not charge for delays caused by the weather. We also have a full 24hr engineer support service which helps to ensure that any glitches are resolved quickly and cost effectively. Our yacht delivery Skippers and crew are meticulous and thorough and will take every step to ensure your boat arrives in the best possible condition. Decisions are always based on good seamanship and not pressures of time. The safety and well being of both yacht and crew are paramount.

Halcyon Yachts prestige

A prestige yacht delivery service that specialises in the delivery of larger and more luxurious yachts. If you own a yacht in excess of 50ft then this service is definitely for you. At Halcyon Yachts we have vast experience of vessels of all shapes and size, our prestige service recognises the additional skill set required when handling a more valuable and larger vessel. We have a select group of captains and crew that are extremely familiar with high tech modern systems and have the experience required with boat handling and seamanship on board prestigious and luxury yachts. Click the button below for more details. 

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Testimonials

What our clients say

Following Brexit, Covid and our approaching eighties, my wife and I decided to arrange for our Westerly Oceanquest to be brought back to the UK from Lefkas Marina, Greece. After looking at the cost and requirements of road transport and ship transport, we decided to arrange for a crew to sail the yacht back. On first contacting Phil Wood of Halcyon Yachts Ltd. and discussing our requirements, we felt extremely confident in his organisation and arrangements. This confidence was well placed. After dealing with the paperwork formalities, Halcyon Yachts arranged for a competent skipper and two very able crew to meet us in Lefkas Marina for yacht handover. All three were a joy to work with. They were thorough, polite and competent in their safety checks of the yacht and equipment. We immediately felt that our yacht would be in safe hands and during our initial discussions it was clear that the safety of the delivery team and our yacht was priority and risks would not be taken. Following an enjoyable and entertaining evening meal, we wished the crew bon voyage and flew to the UK the following day. Delivery from Greece to the UK took just under a month, with approximately 50% sailing and 50% motoring. We monitored wind conditions through the Predict Wind site as the yacht proceeded on route. The skipper’s professionalism in determining a route and maximising wind conditions was second to none. In doubtful conditions, the yacht was in a marina or anchored until wind conditions became favourable. Throughout the voyage it was clear that our yacht was in very safe hands. Although we and the crew went through a thorough check before our yacht left Greece, there were a few teething problems on passage. Unperturbed, the crew dealt with them competently and professionally and informed us as the voyage progressed. After our yacht arrived in Torquay Marina, the skipper completed document formalities, arranged for the crew to thoroughly clean the boat and informed us within a few hours of their arrival. The yacht was as clean and tidy as we had left it in Greece. My wife and I have nothing but praise for Halcyon Yachts Ltd. We would highly recommend Halcyon Yachts Ltd for organising and arranging a professional and competent crew for any similar yacht or boat delivery.

Christopher Winterell – Westerly Oceanquest – Lefkas to Plymouth

Swift and highly professional approach to all aspects of delivering a Contessa 32 from Belfast to Falmouth. Could not have been easier.

Charles Cameron – Contessa 32 – Belfast to Falmouth

We requested a quote from Halcyon on the basis of a post on one of the Cruising Association forums from one of their previous satisfied customers. We are glad we did. We were impressed with the thoroughness of preparations for the trip, including detailed checklists of the equipment and condition of the vessel. All the documentation was clear and easy to understand. We were pleased to talk and correspond with our allocated Delivery Skipper before, during and after the trip. His questions about the boat and its equipment demonstrated a commitment to safety and good preparation for the passage. We certainly felt that she was in good hands. The Halcyon Yachts fee for the delivery and crew's expenses were very reasonable, in all the circumstances. The skipper assured me that he and the crew were as economical as they could be with their travel, accommodation and other arrangements. Engaging Halcyon Yachts proved to be the most economical, simple, and stress-free way of repatriating Noisette. We recommend them.

David Homer – Hallberg Rassy 36 – Varadouro de Xufre to Plymouth

Thank you Halcyon for supplying such a professional crew to help me deliver my new boat. Great company and hugely experienced.

Simon Cronk – Oyster 461 – Lagos to Plymouth

Halcyon Yachts delivered our Maxi 33 Kjempekjekk from Lagos (Portugal) to Poole (UK). From the outset communication with the company and the skipper was excellent. They really are a good team, friendly, easy to deal with and extremely professional. We consider ourselves reasonably experienced sailors, quite capable of getting the boat home ourselves, however on this occasion several personal reasons, in addition to the added complexities introduced by Brexit and covid-19, directed us towards the delivery option. Kjempekjekk was returned to Poole serviceable and in good condition. A couple of minor quirks occurred en-route but it appears these were dealt with quickly and successfully. We were fully briefed by the skipper on the day she returned to Poole and there is no doubt that we would use Halcyon Yachts again should the need arise. As one of us is getting on a bit now, this might be sooner than we think ....! Highly recommended.

David Jolliff – Maxi 33 – Lagos to Poole

Recently used Halcyon to do an owner assist delivery of our new yacht from Guernsey to Slovenia. Can't thank all of them enough for the 5-star service from start to finish. The flexibility when we had to change our plans on route and the constant support received. The most outstanding of all was our skipper. The most professional, knowledgeable, calm and adaptable skipper we could ask for, a real team player. He taught us so much on the trip and gave us the experience and confidence to get out and enjoy our new yacht.

Lesley Mayoh – Elan GT6 – Guernsey to Slovenia

I am delighted with the service provided by Halcyon Yachts in returning my boat from Port de Folleux in France back to the UK. The organisational side was excellent with all the necessary paperwork being sorted out for me. I cannot praise highly enough the professionalism and care shown by the delivery skipper and crew. It was a pleasure sailing with them and they looked after my boat extremely well.

John Lloyd – Hunter Legend 36 – Folleux to Hythe

An absolutely wonderful experience from first point of contact to completion of delivery. It was very reasonably priced, great communication throughout, with a professional, knowledgeable & safe crew.

Martin Jones – Jeanneau 42 DS – Northney to Cardiff

Excellent service from Pete Green and the team at Halcyon. Paddington V delivered from Ossenzijl to the River Orwell in excellent condition and very clean.

James Littlewood – Polaris 1300 GL – Ossenzijl to Woolverstone