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Yacht Delivery

We are proud to announce that we are currently offering Pacific-wide yacht delivery! Whether you require transpacific, inter-island, or coastal delivery, we are here for you. Our crew is comprised of competent and experienced ocean sailors who each hold a USCG 100 Ton captains license with a sailing endorsement. We deliver motor vessels and sailing vessels. To learn more about our delivery service, please continue reading below.


Our Crew

Tim Valley

Tim is a sailor at heart. He pursued sailing lessens in Utila, Honduras at the age of 18, and crewed his first transatlantic delivery on a Rachael Pugh 1D48 at the age of 25. Tim sails the Hawaiian Island chain when time allows and really enjoys blue water sailing when the right opportunities present themselves. Tim holds a USCG 100 Ton Masters License with a Towing and Sailing Endorsement, and he has operated inspected passenger vessels since 2005. With a background as a Marine Fiberglass Technician, Tim is familiar with modern construction methods and their structural integrity. Over the years Tim also worked as a SCUBA Instructor, Vessel Assist Captain, and a Fleet Maintenance Manager. Additionally, Tim partakes in ABYC certification courses and he recently obtained his Marine Electrical Certification. Currently,Tim is a Certified Marine Surveyor with ACMS, and he has taken a particular interest in boating safety.


"Ensuring the vessel is seaworthy and redundancies are in place is the perfect foundation for a fun and successful voyage!"


Delivery Process & Rates

To get the vessel delivery process started, the first step is to give us a call so we can collect information regarding your vessel and its intended passage. Taking into consideration the delivery route, the type of vessel, and its average speed underway, we will be able to plan the passage duration and crew required. All of this information will be fundamental in order to provide you with a quote. 


Upon acceptance of our quote, the next step will be for us to vet your vessel. We want to keep our crew safe and deliver your vessel to its intended destination on time, so we have put together a list of items which we will expect to be in good order prior to getting underway. We ask that you or a qualified technician review this list onboard the vessel and make any necessary repairs prior to our arrival. In addition to this list we will perform our own inspection of the vessel to ensure safe passage. If we come across any areas of concern that must be rectified prior to departure, then we will either perform the repair ourselves (for a fee) or hire a professional to perform the repair (at the owner’s consent). Unless you can provide us with a recent standing rigging inspection survey or a recent invoice showing replacement of the vessel’s standing rigging, then we will perform our own inspection of the rig to ensure its integrity. We do charge a fee for performing a rigging inspection.

Once we are comfortable with the vessel and feel it is seaworthy, we will depart with the proper weather window. Upon request we can update the owner of our progress and the vessel’s location daily via email or text message. Once we arrive to our final destination, we will thoroughly clean the vessel’s exterior and return the interior to the condition we initially found it in. We will treat your vessel with the upmost care before, during, and after the voyage. Give us a call and see if we are the right fit for you!


Karson Winslow

Karson has been working professionally on the water since 2007. Her background includes SCUBA diving (PADI divemaster), Maritime Archaeology and Tall Ship sailing. Karson sailed around the world with the World Arc as professional crew in 2011 on a Hylas 54 and Beneteau 50. She worked in the super yacht industry from 2012-2017 on various private sailing yachts including Fitzroy, Dubois, Royal Huisman and Alloy yachts.  She has sailed over 60,000 nautical miles, including three Atlantic crossings, two Pacific crossings and a handful of Caribbean-East Coast milk runs. Karson holds a USCG 100 ton license with sail endorsement and an RYA Yacht master Offshore 200 ton (sailing). Karson has worked as a captain in Kona, Hawaii on sailing vessels and RIB's for the tourist industry since 2018. She is medically trained in first aid/cpr (w/AED), wilderness first aid and completed a (MEDPIC) Medical Person in Charge (advanced medical training). Karson holds an STCW ‘95/2010 which involves firefighting training, life raft and survival at sea training. She is learning more about boat mechanics and has taken an AEC marine diesel training course.

Justin Summers

Justin has sailed the Hawaiian Islands for the past several years giving him an intimate knowledge of the many remote anchorages on all of the islands. Much of his sailing has been single or short handed on small vessels, though he has crossed oceans on larger boats. He is particularly experienced sailing back and forth between Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, and he truly enjoyed a recent (engineless) sail from Neah Bay, Washington to Sausalito, California. Justin has a perfect record of safe deliveries and enjoys teaching new sailors and boat owners on owner-assisted sailing trips. He has been lucky to share his knowledge and passion for the ocean and it’s inhabitants as a charter boat captain on the Kona coast. Justin’s previous experience as an arborist influenced his safe rigging practices and provided him an abundance of tangible knowledge with the operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems as well as gasoline and diesel engines. He enjoys the unique challenges presented by offshore sailing. He is a USCG Master with Sail and Tow endorsements, youth sailing instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and a Search and Rescue Technician certified in CPR and AED.

(808) 495-5511


PO Box 1675, Kailua Kona, HI 96745

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