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.

Halcyon provided me with a Yachtmaster instructor to help us on a trip from Marmaris to Spain. They made the whole process very simple to set up and delivered exactly what they had said they would. We had some challenges on the trip and the skipper they provided, was excellent. His experience and practical skills shone through and provided the confidence and advice that we had wanted. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Halcyon.

Kevin O’Sullivan – Dufour 56 – Marmaris to Port de Roses

Very professional delivery in excellent time and with short notice, plus a remote handover. My yacht returned to Chichester just as I had left her in France, and was cleaned and tidied before the crew left. I would have no hesitation in recommending Halcyon Yachts, both the crew and the support team at base.

Neil Gibbons – Beneteau Oceanis 40 – La Roche Bernard to Chichester

This year I planned at least two months cruising in South Norway and the East Coast of Sweden with family and friends. Due to work pressures, I could not do the positioning of the boat in either direction. Halcyon however provided the solution. This was carried out in both directions with little fuss and appropriate care and attention. I would be happy to recommend Halcyon to any owner.

Paul Over – Chuck Paine 62 – Palma to Norway Return

We used Halcyon to deliver our catamaran from Lefkas Greece to our base in Jersey. We agreed our delivery contract and arranged for access to our boat for the team. Halcyon supplied the CV of the very experienced skipper and this was accepted by our insurance company. The team then arrived on the dates agreed at the yacht and proceeded to get her ready for delivery. Obviously there were a few questions but things were sorted out very quickly over a WhatsApp group set up for the delivery. Our boat was quite old and although we had tried to ensure everything was ready some things were undertaken by the yard in Greece without us being able to check. Sadly the fuel tank cleaning was obviously not done to a good enough standard and really caused a number of engine failures on the trip. The team on board managed this issue and sorted it out during the trip eventually arranging for a new tank clean to be undertaken. We were able to follow the trip on Marine traffic and had reports on WhatsApp. I was very impressed with the fortitude of the team on board dealing with any issues and the delivery was completed within the timescales agreed but with a slight allowance for the weather which will always be the case with a long-distance delivery. I would not hesitate to use Halcyon again.

Andrew Pearce – Athena 37 – Lefkas to Jersey

Halcyon did an absolutely magnificent job delivering my vessel. From initial contact to delivery the company were totally professional and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Halcyon to anyone. If you are wavering I would simply say – pick up the phone or send the email to Halcyon!

Luke Mander – Laurent Giles Virtue 25 – Lanzarote to Alcadeisa