Halcyon Yachts are one of the few long serving yacht delivery companies in the UK. Our excellent reputation is based on the careful and considerate approach that we take with our deliveries. Our professionalism and dedication ensures an exceptional level of service and customer care.
We receive many enquiries from word of mouth recommendations and we have numerous regular and loyal clients, both private and corporate.
Regardless of the type of yacht or the distance involved, we will deliver your boat with professionalism and care.
Halcyon Yachts have a wealth of experience in the maritime sector and our specialist services include:
Halcyon Yachts have dedicated and qualified powerboat skippers and crew. The skill set required when delivering a large powerboat or superyacht is very different to that of a sailing boat. We have delivered powerboats for some prestigious companies including Benetti, Sunseeker, Princess, Privateer, Nordhavn, Pershing, Jeanneau and Beneteau.
International Yacht Delivery
Halcyon Yachts will provide you with a specialist delivery team. We have extensive experience of delivering both new and second hand yachts. We have successfully delivered hundreds of boats around Europe and beyond. We regularly deliver boats to and from the Baltic and the Mediterranean. We have delivered new yachts for some prestigious companies including Hallberg-Rassy, Oyster, X-Yachts, Najad, Malo, Hanse, Dufour, Bavaria, Beneteau and Jeanneau. Whether you have bought a new boat and require our services or wish to relocate your current boat to a different sailing area then we are on hand and ready to help.
Trans Atlantic Yacht Delivery
Our delivery skippers are all highly experienced ocean sailors. We take great care to check all the systems and equipment prior to departure. Safety to vessel and crew is always paramount; no more so than when you are crossing an ocean. If you are entering the ARC (Atlantic Rally Cruise) and want some advice or wish to discuss your vessels return options then we would be delighted to help.
Instruction and Assisted Passage
If you wish to be onboard for the delivery then Halcyon Yachts can offer you a personally tailored instructional package or a compliment of crew to suit your specific needs. Many of our skippers are qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructors and, through our affiliation with an RYA sailing school, we can organise training with RYA certification. We always ensure compatibility between the owner and the crew so as to maximise the quality of your experience.
Race Yacht Delivery
Over the years we have helped many clients with the relocation of their race yachts to various sailing regattas. These deliveries include shorter passages to events such as Cowes Week or Cork Week, or longer trips to races in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Regardless of the distance we are very used to managing high performance vessels. Let us make life that little bit easier for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying the sailing.
Private Own Boat Tuition
Halcyon Yachts can provide you and your family with a qualified and experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. We can guide you through the things you need to know whilst on board your own vessel and will personally tailor the experience to suit your needs. We can follow the RYA syllabus and through our affiliation with an RYA sailing school subsequently issue certificates upon completion. Beginner courses, brush up courses and advanced courses are all available.
Professional Crew Supply
If you need an extra pair of hands to help you with a sailing trip then Halcyon Yachts can provide you with the perfect solution. Our yacht delivery crew are carefully vetted and are highly recommended. We can have a professional first mate or deck hand join you at short notice anywhere in the world.
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.
Swift and highly professional approach to all aspects of delivering a Contessa 32 from Belfast to Falmouth. Could not have been easier.
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.
Thank you Halcyon for supplying such a professional crew to help me deliver my new boat. Great company and hugely experienced.
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.