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.



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.


Our passion, your peace of mind

Meet our team


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.

Richard Payne standing in the companionway to his yacht.

Sales and Operations Manager

Richard Payne

Richard, Sales and Operations Manager, will be the first point of contact for many of our clients. He is based in the Solent and is dedicated to providing a service that is second to none. Richard is a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore skipper and Commodore of a local Yacht Club where he races Fareham Luggers. Having owned,
maintained and cruised Southerly yachts for over a decade, he understands the logistical demands of organising yacht deliveries. Richard will always put the safety of the crew and the boat first and will troubleshoot any challenge to find the optimum solution.

Richard Payne standing in the companionway to his yacht.
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


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.

Best decision we made to employ Halycon, for a yacht delivery from the UK to Portugal. Couldn't fault the professionalism. Would highly recommend.

Redmond McMullon – Hylas 46 – Hamble to Lagos

Having had Halcyon Yachts recommended to us by a friend who had used their services we engaged Halcyon Yachts to deliver our recently purchased Beneteau 331 from Bangor Marina in Northern Ireland to Falmouth Marina in Cornwall. We were very impressed with the helpful friendly service from initial contact with the office team to meeting the delivery crew upon arrival in Cornwall. By chance the Skipper selected was based not far from where we live, and we took the opportunity to meet with him prior to the voyage. Prior to the start of the voyage the Skipper made excellent decisions to find and take best advantage of a small weather window in the weather forecast. His decisions proved to be spot on. We are happy to recommend Halcyon Yachts because of their attention to detail and the fact that everything operated and worked as it should when they left Northern Ireland and everything operated and worked as it should upon handover in Cornwall.

Karen Green – Beneteau 331 – Bangor to Falmouth

This company offers a well-priced and truly professional service, highly recommended. They delivered our boat from Plymouth to Brightlingsea. Great skipper and crew.

Andrew Marshall – Jeanneau SO 379 – Plymouth to Brightlingsea

Great service, great communication and video highlights of the trip.

Jeremy Mason – Hallberg Rassy 50 – Southampton to Ellos

Halcyon Yachts organised the delivery of our sailboat from the UK to France and all went very well. Very professional skippers. Highly recommend their custom delivery service.

Francois Villeneuve – Frances 26 – Hayling Island to Ouistreham
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