Our passion, your peace of mind

Halcyon Yachts

Halcyon Yachts is a reputable and competent yacht delivery company with an outstanding reputation. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and considerate approach to all our yacht and powerboat deliveries.

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Experience

The highest standards

We have the highest standards in the yacht delivery industry. Our Skippers are qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean as a minimum. They all have years of experience and are dedicated professionals. Our First Mates are also experienced and qualified skippers. We have a large network of excellent sailors based around the UK, Europe and Worldwide. The safety and well-being of both yacht and crew are paramount. Decisions are always based on good seamanship and not pressures of time.

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Our passion, your peace of mind

Meet our team

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Managing Director of Halcyon Yachts

Pete Green

Pete, a professional yachtsman, founded Halcyon Yachts Ltd in 2010. Pete grew up in a sailing family and yachting became a huge part of his life from a young age. As a teenager, he worked as a dinghy instructor at Mylor Sailing School. He qualified as a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore in his early 20’s and quickly went on to become an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Pete then worked as a freelance skipper and instructor for numerous RYA sailing schools and yacht delivery companies. He also worked as a flotilla skipper and spent a season in the superyacht industry working on a classic yacht in the Caribbean. Yacht delivery was Pete’s real passion and this lead him on to form the highly reputable organisation of Halcyon Yachts.

Phil Wood - Operations and Sales Manager - Halcyon Yachts

Director Sales and Operations

Phil Wood

Phil, Director Sales and Operations, will be the first point of contact for many of our clients. He is an expert in logistics and is dedicated to providing a service that is second to none. Also a qualified skipper, Phil has an excellent all round knowledge of yachts. He has sailed on various vessels ranging from a Contessa 32, an Open 60 and an Oyster 82. Phil loves nothing more than helping our ever-growing client base with any questions or queries that they may have.

Phil Wood - Operations and Sales Manager - Halcyon Yachts
Minka Armitage, Halcyon Yachts Assistant Operations Manager, head and shoulders photo in front of a yacht.

Assistant Operations Manager

Minka Armitage

Minka, Assistant Operations Manager, lives in Cowes, the heart of the UK sailing industry. She is passionate about providing the best possible crew for our numerous national and international yacht deliveries. Minka is meticulous and thorough and is always there to help. She has crewed on several of our yacht deliveries therefore fully understands the demands of being at sea for long periods. Organising the yacht delivery teams can be quite a challenge at times and Minka is in her element when doing so. Having such great office support is crucial to the smooth running of our yacht deliveries.

Our passion, your peace of mind

Halcyon Yachts

Our meticulous and thorough approach ensures that our professional yacht delivery service is second to none.

About Us

Testimonals

What our clients say

At Halcyon Yachts we take pride in our yacht deliveries, and we will deliver your yacht safely, securely and with the utmost respect of the owners’ wishes.

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