The total cost for a professional delivery skipper and crew for a 10 day delivery can be $4,500-$5,500, for a 20 day delivery $8,000-$10,000.
We carefully choose and confirm the suitability of vessels which we accept for deliveries. They must be relatively new, offshore capable, well equipped, in better than average condition, and large enough to accommodate 4-5 crewmen.
They must be thoroughly inspected and we must confirm to our satisfaction that all equipment and systems will remain operational and not interfere in the delivery schedule.Prior to inspecting a vessel physically we review any and all vessel information we can obtain; basic vessel description & specs, line drawings, broker's listing info, recent photographs, recent survey, charter "phase-out" report, insurance coverage, etc. We prepare a detailed preliminary trip plan, considering the route, distances, weather, current, potential anchorages, shore stops, estimated travel times, etc. Then with a proposed trip plan in hand we prepare a detailed trip revenue and expense budget. If the vessel appears suitable and the trip plan and budget look feasible, we contract for the delivery contingent upon a complete physical inspection, a complete ship's inventory and complete system testing.We simply need to confirm to our satisfaction that the vessel and equipment conforms to the documentation supplied, and to give ourselves and the owner the chance to discover and remedy any problems excluded or omitted by the surveyor.