Delivery of Yacht Bona From Malaga, Spain to Dublin, Ireland
Ivan delivered our Hanse 40 sailing vessel in April 2019 from Malaga to Dublin. We found him very professional and knowledgeable at all times. During the course of our journey we had some heavy sea and Ivan stood up as Captain with a controlled and calming approach we got through it unfazed. He has an excellent Sense of humor, great at telling a story and was a pleasure to spend some time with over the course of our Journey.
He has also an excellent knowledge of the boating Maintenance and repair and has contacts that can get anyone out of a hole.
In summary. I’ve been sailing for 20 years and learnt so much from ivan over our journey. I’d recommend him 100% and if your crew you’ll enjoy the ride!
We engaged with Ivan to take our sailing vessel, Bona, 40 feet, from Fuengirola, Spain to Poole Beg, Dublin in early May 2019.
Ivan is a world class professional sailor, which is reassuring when out at sea, he safely delivered our boat, we also picked up a lot of tips and expertise during the voyage.
He was pleasant and easy to deal with throughout the voyage.
I would highly recommend Ivan regardless of size of vessel, to make a safe delivery, over any sea or Ocean.
Delivery of Mussel Farming Vessel, MV Alizea from La Rochelle, France to Baltimore, Ireland.
“I contracted Ivan from Blueseas to move my 18 meter mussel farming boat from La Rochelle, France to Baltimore, Ireland.
The initial quote I recived from Blueseas was concise and transparent.
This was not a straight-forward delivery as the vessel is not really suitable for long offshore voyages, nor is it equipped with any living facilities. Upon arrival Ivan and his crew immediately set about making the vessel suitable for the voyage and kept me continually informed about all that was happening. No problem was too big for these guys.
With careful planning and competent execution the boat was delivered safely, quickly and inside the allotted budget.
I found Blueseas to be a professional, “can do” service and would not hesitate to recommend them or to use them myself in the future should the need arise.”
Delivery of Yacht Fujin from Tokyo, Japan to Phuket, Thailand
“Many thanks to Ivan, Geo and Morgan for delivering Fujin safely across sometimes hostile seas from Velasis City Marina, Tokyo to Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket. Quite a voyage, professionally accomplished and I very much enjoyed sharing the last 600nm with you! If you ever need a reference, you know who to call!”
Stuart Milne 21/02/2012
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Mr. Stuart Milne
Delivery of Yacht Jack M from Clontarf, Ireland to Plymouth, UK
I’d like to thank you for a very professional service related to the delivery of my newly purchased yacht from Ireland to my mooring in The Helford. It was particularly helpful when you liased with the previous owner – this took a lot of pressure out of the situation.
I’ve previously used a ‘professional’ delivery skipper to deliver a boat from Corsica to Falmouth. That proved to be chaotic with a total lack of proper communication from the skipper, prior to, during and after delivery. To add to this, there were unresolved disputes over various unscheduled ‘expense’s and other costs.
Your pre-delivery emails and phone calls made it absolutely clear what charges were likely to be incurred and your written agreement clear and unambiguous. I found your brief report on the engine, sail condition and electronics (what worked and what didn’t) mailed to me after delivery, of real value. Your overall charges represented real value.
You took a lot of time and trouble ‘to get it right’, from the time I contacted you. This was very reassuring, particularly as I bought the boat ‘unseen’ from photographs on the ‘net’ and a survey report.
If the need arise again, I wouldn’t hesitate to use your services.
I’m happy for you to refer prospective clients to me for a reference.
Thanks again and best regards
Mike Bubb 31/08/2011
Delivery of Yacht Sundance from Aden, Yemen to Phuket, Thailand
“You have no idea, what problems i had to get my yacht from Croatia to Phuket. I first engaged a company “* yacht delivery” from London and this are the biggest crooks. They sailed my yacht only to Aden (Yemen) and abandoned her in the Aden port and black mailed me for ransom money. Then i had the problem finding a new crew which is brave enough to go to Aden and sail thru the pirate invested waters there in front of Somalia. It took me 4 weeks and then i find “blue seas”. I talked to ivan on skype and he agreed to do the job, nobody else wanted to do. 1 week later he was already in aden getting on my yacht and started the trip. He is the most professional and brave skipper i know. He updated me on the way about the progress on satphone and made his way to phuket. You can believe how happy i was when he arrived in Phuket. Everything was in perfect order and some problems which came up on the way, he just solved with no hesitation. (he is a smart person)
If you get him to do your delivery, you will have the peace of mind, that everything will be done in the most professional way.
I only can highly recommend to use his service.
You can check how my yacht looks like on www.sundance-yachting.com
“Thank you guy’s, you did an incredible job for me. You are the most brave sailors”
Kurt Piendl 14/05/2011 On the dilivery of Yacht Sundance from Aden, Yemen to Phukett, Thailand
Assisted passage of Yacht Tramontana from Split, Croatia to Didim, Turkey
I recently purchased a yacht in Croatia and asked ‘Blueseas’ to provide a skipper for an assisted passage to Turkey. Having now completed the passage; Adriatic, Corinth Canal and Aegean, during which the weather varied from flat calm to storm force winds, I have to say that it was not only a pleasure to have Ivan on board but a privilege to sail with him. Ivan is very easy going, knowledgeable and a great teacher.
I would certainly recommend him, and ‘Blueseas’ to anyone seeking assistance with their boat.
Delivery of Yacht Benbow from Wicklow, Ireland to Plymouth, UK
To Whoever it may concern. Mr. Alcorn delivered my boat from Wicklow Town to Plymouth in May 2012. I found Mr Alcorn to be cooperative and helpful. He delivered my boat in good condition and I would certainly use him again if the need should arise.
Christopher Dale – On the delivery of his yacht Benbow, from Wicklow, Ireland to Plymouth, UK.
Delivery of Yacht Toirse from Crosshaven, Ireland to Kiel, Germany
“I employed Blueseas for delivering my sailboat from Ireland to Denmark, and sailed with the crew for parts of the voyage.These guys are professional, experienced sailors with stong seamanship. My yacht was delivered safely and timely, and kept tidy undeways. The crew professionally dealt with a serious rigging failure incident at sea, saving me and my insurance a bunch of pain.”
Assisted Passage of Yacht Ellen Jane from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland to Waterford, Ireland
With regard to your delivery of my boat Ellen Jane from Donaghadee to Waterford City.I want to express my sincere thanks for a throughly professional safe and immensely enjoyable experience. In hindsight I realise your reference to the voyage as “assisted” as charitable as I could never have contemplated such a journey without your experience good humour and leadership.It was a rare previledge to spend a few days sailing in the company of an expert and sincerely hope I have the opportunity to do so again.
Best wishes and again,many thanks,
Pat Conway 29/07/2011
Delivery of Lady Eve. Baltimore, Ireland to Plymouth UK
Great guys, go the extra mile for the customer. Delivered Lady Eve from West Ireland to Plymouth in poor weather. Would recommend this company to anyone looking to move a boat.