April 22, Purchase advice 50 foot yacht, Emden-Marina
“Thank you again for your help with the yacht purchase! With your report, we have started negotiations with the owner. In the end, we settled on 25% less than the asking price.”
Poul, New owner, Copenhagen
March 22, Yacht transfer Hallberg-Rassy, Lanzarote – (Lagos) mainland Portugal, 600 nautical miles
“We were very pleased!”
Martin S. and wife, owner, Salzburg
January 22, Yacht training Canaries on charter yacht
“It was a beautiful week. Thanks for the cruise planning and patience with the novice sailors!”
Forgus 31, November 2021, Skagen – Gelting-Mole, 180 miles
“Thank you very much for bringing our new yacht to her future home port”.
Feltz Scorpio 4, October 2021, Olbia – Barcelona, 450 miles
“Hello Mr. Holtorff,
I wanted to tell you that Peer was absolutely the right and perfect skipper. We had to deal with a lot of annoying challenges. Especially of a technical nature. Peer always stayed calm and that’s how we mastered the challenges. I am extremely glad that I had him with me! And we were a good team. He is really a very pleasant guy, even despite the challenges.
Lagoon 560, October 2021, New Town – Genoa, 3,000 miles
We have arrived safely in Genoa. This is where this year’s voyage ends. We will make the ship “winter-proof” and fly home on Friday. I thank you for your trust and that you trusted me with this task. It was a nice trip and a good time.
Elan 34, September 2021 : Cruise escort Heiligenhafen – Strömstad (SWE) – 300 nm
“Was a great trip, almost to Norway in only 2 days. Skipper and crew of you were great! Anytime again!“
Carsten, owner Elan
Dufour 44, August 2022 : Yacht delivery North Sea Flensburg – Lelystad (NL) – 300 nm
“Thank you very much for sailing the boat reliably and perfectly to Lelystad!“
“Thank you again for the very professional handling. The passage under your skipper was most competently executed. We were able to receive the ship in very good condition. In our impression, the entire crew took great care of the ship and treated it with care.
C.Heller, Owner Contest
Dufour 44, July 2022 : Yacht delivery North Sea, IJsselmeer (NL)-Baltic Sea – 300 nm
“Anyway, your skipper brought our boat perfectly to Glücksburg! Many thanks for ensuring reliable relocation on short notice by him and her crew!“
“Thank you very much for the hand-over and the safe delivery of the Baten Kaitos to Germany!!!”
Diana, new owner, Lagoon 50
May ’21 Yacht transfer Nieuwpoort(BEL) – Hamburg: Bavaria 39
“We are not only very satisfied but even very enthusiastic by the exceptional performance, cooperation, communication, support, etc. of your skipper(team), Holger and Stefan!!!! Please pass on a heartfelt thank you again!!!”
Kai and Pascale, new owners Bavaria 39
April ’21 Yacht transfer Holland-Baltic Sea: Koopmanns Victoire 11.20
“Hello Mr. Holtorff, very warm regards, everything went well and I would like to thank you for the excellent selection of your professionals and will be happy to recommend you. Best regards and have a great season.”
April ’21: Yacht delivery Baltic Sea/North Sea, Bavaria 37
“Stefan was a super choice, we had a lot of fun and it was never boring, he always has something to tell and was a great help in the Baltic Sea and the Channel.” He took away the uncertainty as and where I expected, so I have not regretted taking this step. If I need a skipper again, I will be happy to contact you again.
Michael Schmidt, Owner
April ’21: Yacht delivery North Sea/Baltic Sea, Hanse 385
“Transfer went well. Information from “on the road” came regularly and I / we felt well informed.
Handover went well and I think it made sense to have been on site myself for this !”
Werner Surholt, Owner
Yacht transfer: Shipyard new catamaran Fontaine Pajot: Saba 50, La Rochelle – Lanzarote, April 21
Team (m/f) from Yachtskipper.de
“Thank you so much for helping us get our cat to Lanzarote!“
I would also like to personally thank them for their organization of the steering system,
without their commitment, the boat would still be in Mallorca. You helped me out tremendously there!!!
We will definitely recommend Yachtskipper.
Dr. Ulrich Zappe
Yacht delivery motor yacht: Galeon 530, Cuxhaven – Fredrikstad, April 21
“Thank you for bringing our new yacht to us safely!“
Jörn and Camilla, owners, Norway
Yacht training/Trip by professional skipper Baltic Sea: Hanse 348, Greifswald – Heiligenhafen, April 21
“Our trip with Stefan was great – a great skipper and super nice! We felt very safe with him and he also always made sure that everything fit for us. We learned a lot in the three days. Thumbs up and happy to return next time!“
Bartsch family, Hamburg
Yacht transfer North Sea: Breehorn 37, Stavoren (NL) – Flensburg, April 21
“Everything went great. Thanks again!“
Yacht transfer: Princess 72, Cuxhaven – Gothenburg, April 21
“Thank you for the delivery by your professional team. Everything went great!“
Thommy, owner Princess 72
Yacht transfer: Nauticat 37, England – Holland, end of November 2020
“It all worked out. I am very satisfied with the crew and planning by your company!“
New owner, Nauticat 38
Purchase advice yacht: Nimbus 350 / Brètagne, November 2020
“Thank you for the detailed report.
We decided to purchase the boat and would like to continue using their very good services.”
New owner, Nimbus 350
Yacht delivery Lagos (Portugal)-Neustadt, with owner, 1.600 miles
“Only the result decides – and that was good, with good crew!
With best thanks for your work”
Owner, Sweden Yachts 45
Yacht transfer North Sea/Baltic Sea October: Lelystad – Fredericia, for Danish client:
“I will recommend you to anyone who needs to get his ship moved,
and I will also choose you again if I need to get my own boat moved again.
I only have good thing to say about Tim, the Skipper.”
Laurids, owner Salona 37
Season 2020, yacht training on performance yacht, arrangement of a skipper for season 2021
“Finally, thank you again for the excellent service throughout the summer and thank you also for your understanding and entrepreneurial attitude regarding your skipper.”
Marie, owner performance yacht
October 2020, Yacht Transfer Performance Yacht Pogo: Le Havre – Lemmer
“I am highly satisfied with your performance. I was always well informed by your skipper and the planning was in line with the implementation!”
Christian, owner Pogo
September 2020, cruise escort by our skipper after boat purchase in Holland: Lemmer-Kiel
“I was very satisfied with the company of your skipper. Thank you very much!”
Owner, Wibo 990
August 2020: Dufour44 North Sea passage Lelystad (NL) to Kiel and back
“Thank you very much for the reliable transfer and the careful handling of my boat! Indeed, when our plans for next summer come up, we would like to ask you again if you would transfer our boat again.”
Dufour 44, Owner, Aachen
August 2020: Princess 68: commissioning, customs clearance,
Bremerhaven – Copenhagen transfer
“Everything was ok. Thank you for your help!”
Peter, Owner, Princess 68.2
August 2020: Transfer Finland-Germany: Jeanneau 29.2
Thanks again for the delivery and for everything working out so well.
Carsten, owner, Jeanneau 29.2
July 2020: commissioning, transfer Elbe-Brouwershafen (NL) : Hattecke Hornet
For your support and the delivery of the FREYA
I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your employees;
a long process has thus come to an end.
July 2020: Yacht Training Performance Yacht XP44
Western Baltic Sea
Thank you for the intensive training on our new yacht. We learned a lot and it was humanly very pleasant!
New owner, XP44
July 2020: yacht transfer cruise escort sailing yacht
I was more than satisfied with the professional performance of the skipper. We had about 200 nautical miles to cover in 3 days, from Delfzijl in Holland to Kiel. The highlight was the Elbe at night and the lock-in into the Kiel Canal in the early morning hours, which was mastered very confidently. In all respects I had full confidence in the skipper.”
Owner, sailing yacht
July 2020: Commissioning/Yacht transfer Hallberg-Rassy 36
Thanks again for your delivery and how you handed over the ship.
I wish you all the best for your future travels.
Best regards also to the co-skipper!
Dr. Bernd S., Owner
June 2020: Yacht delivery / trip escort Princess 52
Yacht delivery / cruise accompaniment after yacht purchase:
Emmerich(Rhine) – Neustadt (Baltic Sea)
Everything worked out, thanks again!
Delivery /Commissioning Motor Yacht Brandsma Frederick47 Sneek(NL)-Barth(D)
Thank you for the delivery . Boat arrived in one piece.
Everything went correctly.
June 2020: yacht delivery / cruise escort Fisher 37
Zeeland(NL) – Copenhagen (DK)
Good morning Rainer, everything was okay! Tim is a really great, funny and thorough guy, – and Sandra was the perfect company! We had a great trip – without any problem!
Thomas, Copenhagen, Owner
July 2020: Crew agency 46m yacht
Thank you for providing an engineer!
Fits perfectly into the team!
May 2020: Assisted delivery motor yacht Fairline, Targa 62
Thanks for the company!
May 2020: Assisted delivery Dragonfly 32: Skaerbek-Kiel
Thank you very much, everything has fit!
May 2020: Impala 33 Delfzijl-Brunsbüttel.
Very dear thanks for the delivery
my yacht from Holland to Germany!
November/ December 2019, yacht delivery / cruise escort Algarve – Kiel: Bavaria 46, 1,800 miles
“Thank you for the help with the delivery of my Bavaria 46, I am satisfied.” Walter, owner Bavaria 46
October 2019, yacht delivery /coaching Vizcaya: 44 feet Norseman, Brest – Baiona 420 miles
“Stefan got us safely across the Bay of Biscay, and we learned a lot. Are very satisfied!” Danielle and Hendrik, owners
October 2019, delivery transfer/coaching Ijsselmeer-Greifswald: 46 foot yacht, 350 miles
From the planning of the trip to the last nautical mile, I felt very well taken care of and was able to expand my wealth of experience. Many thanks to the experienced and sympathetic skipper Rainer
Steven B., Owner
July/August 2019, Yacht Transfer Transatlantic: Catana 431, 3,500 miles, USA-Portugal
“The trip, as it went and was sailed, was a coherent, well-rounded affair that could not have been done better!” Don Azor, Captain to sea/crewmember.
June 2019, yacht transfer motor yacht: 18m Algarve – Le Havre, 1,100 miles
“I thank you all again for the perfect execution of the order. It was a good experience that we had with you, even if you have now and then, “certainly only to spare” our nerves something UNDERTRIEVED. I think that this trip was a challenge for you, but perhaps it also brought you further.
Thanks again and
With kind regards
Kurt Fenner, Basel”
May 2019, yacht transfer sailing yacht: Etap 28 – Plymouth-Baltic Sea, 600 miles
“Thank you very much again for your delivery from Plymouth to the Baltic. I learned a lot from you about handling the boat. The tip to replace the cooling water pump saved us from consequential damage. Last but not least it was a very nice experience to be with you in the canal and on the North Sea.
Birgit from Hamburg”
July 2019, yacht delivery motor yacht: 17m keel – Gdansk, 300 miles
“Great work! Thank you for delivering the Motoryacht in time with your crew.
Dave Starkey, Seven Star Yacht Transport UK
June 2019, Cruise escort: Lagoon 50: Bordeaux – Barcelona
“Thank you very much for the cruise support of our new Lagoon 50 by your professional.
Ran everything professionally and smoothly!”
“It was a pleasure to deliver our brand new Saare 46 from Brunsbüttel to A Coruna with you. Your foresighted cruise planning has brought us well through all weather conditions. Our calculation, to learn from you on your own ship prudent cruise planning, dealing with night traffic in the English Channel, extreme tidal range and open sea in the Bay of Biscay, has fully worked. Your experience and careful handling of the ship gave everyone on board a sense of security. Last but not least, the atmosphere on board was always relaxed and pleasant; your contributions to the galley were also very well received.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for this valuable and pleasant support.
The owner couple” Saare 46
April 2019, Yacht transfer: Jeanneau 36: Split – Koper
“Thank you again for your dedication and professionalism in the delivery of La Finesse!”
“Thank you for the safe and friendly escort during the transfer of our newly acquired yacht!”
Stephanie and Christian W., Lübeck
September 2018: Individual skipper training on Solaris 50, Liguria“Thanks for the training sessions. Have helped a lot!”
Karin D. , Austria
Vacation cruise on Solaris 58 August 2018, Dalmatia
“Thank you for skippering us in our holiday. We had a great time!”
Enrico A., Italy
August 2018: Delivery North Sea: 44ft One Off
“Hello Rainer, everything went great with Lennart and Thomas. Thanks again. Gladly contact you for future plans if it is right. Greetings Eckhard”
Eckhard B., Germany
July 2018: Assisted Yacht Delivery Bavaria 42 Kiel – Mallorca, 2.500 nautical miles, 3 weeks, skipper and crew from Yachtskipper.de
“Thank you very much for bringing AMARA with us to the Mediterranean. Alone we would not have made this trip. Everything worked out great!”
S. and M. Altmann, Club Nautico El Arenal, Mallorca
June 2018: 4 weeks charter skipper with guests on Solaris 58, Dalmatia
“We had a fantastic week onboard “Paint it Black”. Skipper Lennart was top of the line. Serious, competent and still very easy going. The boat was a thrill to sail. Rapid, responsive and stunning. A few tecnical issues were effectively handled by Lennart.”
Hans-Ole M., Norway
June 2018: Delivery Dehler 38 Hamburg-Stockholm
“Hi Rainer, we would like to send you, Tim, and Philip our greatest thanks for supporting us to bring Hedone from Wedel to Stockholm. She arrived in her new home harbour Saturday midday. Especially we would like you to know that Tim and Philip are both very talented and amazing people! We could not have wished for a better crew! Many thanks to you for identifying the fantastic crew and supporting the transport!!!! With kind regards”
“All right, thanks again. It was a great trip. Was very pleased with the team!”
Guido T. Sieger,Owner Jeanneau 49i
April 2018: passage/tour escort Hallberg-Rassy 49, La Spezia – Greece, 1.500 nm
“I was very satisfied with the work of Yachtskipper.de . Thank you for the professional help with the transfer of our new yacht.”
L. Jensen, Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia
Transfer of trimaran Dragonfly 35, Flensburg to Gran Canaria, 2.600 nautical miles
“I would like to thank you very much for the 3000 miles crossing. I benefited greatly from your expertise and found it an extremely interesting and enjoyable passage.”
Dr. M. Kottmann, Basel
August 2017: North Sea transfer, Halberg-Rassy 36
Now that we have arrived back in our home port of Breskens, I would like to thank you again for the professional execution of the transfer trip. We were able to take over our ship in a better condition than I handed it over! Now we have used your services for the third time and each time we have been very satisfied. This also applies unreservedly to this time, when the North Sea weather – even at the height of summer – unfortunately did not cooperate. I can fully recommend your services and will gladly come back to you next time.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Schulte, Aachen
July 2017: Moody 33, cruise escort (skipper) and crew after boat purchase:
June 2017: Cruise escort sailing yacht: Holland-Baltic Sea:
“We would like to contact you again to let you know that everything went to our absolute satisfaction. Our skipper Holger brought us safely and securely to our destination. Thanks for this ! Please give him our best regards!
I. and K. Strenger
Transfer Amel 54, La Coruna-La Rochelle, La Rochelle-Cuxhaven (nonstop)
“Thank you very much for the professional transfer of my Amel 54. Fast and
You couldn’t have done it more professionally!”
Andre. F., Schleswig-Holstein
Delivery of Nauticat 39 from Pembroke Dock/ Wales to Brunsbüttel for Danish Company.
“Again, many thanks for your assistance, your service and your professional work.
We were very happy to work with you.”
Knud R., Denmark
Project Management: Booth @ BOOT Düsseldorf 2019
“Thank you for good help getting the stand on Boot/Düsseldorf organized!”
Best regards, S. Refsnes, SAGA BOATS, Selje, Norway
Why yacht deliveries with Yachtskipper.eu ?
professional, well-equipped skippers and navigators
all skippers qualified to German Skippers’ Association (DSV) or RYA standards +cruising experience
our skippersare technically experienced, affable and responsible captains
we are not an agency, but have been at sea ourselves for many years as professional skippers
fair rates, decent wages, transparent billing for all projects
many satisfied customers from all over Europe in over 20 years
Because experience counts!
FAQ’S about yacht deliveries, skipper training and yacht management:
We are used to meeting new ships and crews all the time. Safe handling of people and technology are part of our professionalism. Because every order, every ship and every area are different. When a request comes in, we begin to consider who would be the best fit. We make the selection from a small but fine network. With us, you can book a skipper online, but you will meet a real person who is fully committed to your task.
As an owner, you want to keep the costs of a Yacht delivery as low as possible. It only takes a few clicks on the net to find a skipper who does yacht deliveries. Please bear in mind: Yacht deliveries can become cost traps if they are carried out without good sense; small mistakes can have big effects at sea.
Sometimes we take over yachts that other skippers left behind because they were overburdened with the situation or simply didn’t feel like it any more. We have never had anything like this before: Our prices foryacht deliveries are designed so that we can send professionals who are worth their money. In such a network, good advice is not expensive. AYou benefit from the wealth of experience of the individual and the team.
The costs for pure Yacht deliveries are made up as follows:
1.) Basic price: Variable depending on the distance and length of the yacht transfer and boat type and size. This includes a handling fee for accounting and assembling the team, travel, and all pre- and post-work.
2.) The day rate goes off with us from 297€, discountable for longer trips. A daily rate is common, but there are also clients who prefer a flat rate.
3.) Other costs
Food: 15€/day and crew member
Crewtravel expenses: Will be kept to a minimum
Diesel. We take advantage of favorable weather windows to keep environmental impact and costs low!
Mooring fees. We know the ports along the way and will find a good solution for you.
Co-skipper: Optional is a paid co-skipper, which is an additional fee, but sometimes useful.
For boat deliveries included in the price are usually:
Weather and cruise advice through our network with the latest routing software.
Sea charts and almanacs for the route
Satellite communication for ocean cruises
Crew guarantee – If a crew member leaves, we will provide a replacement
Skipper guarantee – There is always a skipper on board who is up to the conditions
For boat delivery, we use experienced skippers whom we trust and have personally experienced as co-skippers. In addition, our skippers must be qualified according to RYA, DSV or other equivalent standards. We also consider feedback from crews and customers in our selection process. For us,professional skippers are not just holders of sailing licenses, but all-round talents who have both good technical and nautical knowledge, who are good with people, and who have an idea of how to lead a team in the 21st century.
We strive to prevent any damage, no matter how tiny, from the yachts entrusted to us and, fortunately, we do not have to admit to any major damage. Nevertheless, something can of course always happen during Yacht deliveries. In addition to the yacht’s hull insurance, we therefore make sure that our skippers are equipped with skipper’s liability insurance, which covers the essential risks of a Yacht delivery. Another important aspect in terms of safety is the careful technical inspection by our crew before departure. If we find deficiencies that jeopardise the safe passage of a sailing yacht, we turn them off before we set off.
Yacht Transport by ship are inconvenient and sometimes come with one or two unpleasant surprises. For example, damage during loading, heavy oil films on decks, delays due to technical problems, unexpected additional costs, changes in dates or routes at short notice on the part of the shipping company, etc…. These are all Experiences that yacht owners have told us about boat transports by cargo ship. Sure, there are situations where it makes sense to move your yacht as deck cargo, but often an experienced, tech-savvy crew can deliver a yacht without the vessel being compromised by its use. On the contrary, experienced sailors take care of a yacht and maintain it on the way. The prices for boat transports, especially for oversize boats on their own keel, are often significantly lower than those for a cargo ship. In addition, yacht transportis less bureaucratic and faster.
Our skippers have many miles in their wake and are used to dealing with people on yachts. Just as we do with a If we assess the skills of the crew members during a delivery trip, we also use the student’s level of proficiency as a basis for skipper training in order to build on this. For this purpose, we often undertake a training trip, during which all aspects of seamanship are examined and practiced in turn. Or we focus more on individual aspects: for example, port maneuverswhich we practice until the ship is clearly mastered. In our skipper training, the need results in the teaching program, not the exam material. And it is not theorists who train, but people who themselves travel a lot with yachts.
We are professional skippers who know the business. For example, when it comes to hiring service providers such as sailmakers or an engine specialist, knowledge of pricing and experience is essential to avoid inflated bills. We have experience in how things are done in yacht yards, can create technical logbooks and know how to approach work lists efficiently. Many questions that arise during the maintenance and operation of a yacht are coordinated and clarified within our network. For yacht management, we use cloud-based databases to integrate multiple partners.
We provide maintenance, take care of shipyard visits, supervision and care. Your yacht will be professionally managed and will always remain seaworthy. All data and services are centrally managed so that the yacht can be moved to a new berth without any problems. We take care of the right service providers on site. Our customers include private individuals as well as travel companies and corporations such as the German engine manufacturer MTU.
We work on yachts, according to the principles of good seamanship. Passion for the seaand shipsis what drives us. From tailor-made crew or skipper training , to professional Yacht delivery or cruise assistance, to the Management of a yacht atone location or in worldwide voyages: We are partners for industry and owners and can look back on many happy customers.
Orca attacks on yachtsHolborn2021-10-22T19:37:32+02:00
Yacht transfer: shipyard new cat Fontaine-Pajot Saba 50 from La Rochelle to LanzaroteHolborn2022-03-04T08:53:57+01:00
We work on yachts, according to the principles of good seamanship. Passion for the seaand shipsis what drives us. From tailored crew- or skipper training, to professional yacht delivery or cruise assistance, through to the Management of a yacht atone location or in worldwide voyages: We are partners for industry and owners and can look back on many happy customers.
Orca attacks on yachtsHolborn2021-10-22T19:37:32+02:00
Yacht transfer: shipyard new cat Fontaine-Pajot Saba 50 from La Rochelle to LanzaroteHolborn2022-03-04T08:53:57+01:00