Deliveries – Crew


Thank you for your interest in coming aboard St. Barts Yachts Deliveries (SBYD). Our goal at SBYD is to assure that each delivery is completed safely and on time. We are looking for qualified volunteer crew who enjoy sailing and want the experience of completing and offshore delivery.

All of the vessels that SBYD delivers have full safety equipment on board to meet US Coast Guard and insurance requirements.

SBYD was formed to provide sailing opportunities for individuals to sail with us on our deliveries. We use crew of varying experience and backgrounds who are either trying to accumulate Sea Time, hone their sailing skills or just have an adventure.


Crewing on deliveries is a combination of hard work and hard play. Crew are expected to take watches (sailing 24 hours a day) and do their fair share of the duties involved in running a yacht. Crew will have the opportunity to learn celestial navigation and the finer points of seamanship as well as gaining valuable experience and mileage towards any goal set by an institution to become qualified (US Coast Guard license, etc.)


Many of our deliveries are to and from the Caribbean, although we handle many other destinations and local trips as well. Caribbean passages normally take 10-14 days. Aside from sailing time, you should also expect one to two days on either end of delivery for preparing the yacht for voyage, clean up and handover of the vessel for the client.


Crew is required to bring warm and waterproof clothing (foul weather gear), sleeping bag or bed roll, a working watch, flashlight and water-activated mob light (not a strobe light). Although the on-board provisioning and your return travel are taken care of, please do not arrive on the boat without extra money in case of delays or emergencies.

If you are interested in making a delivery with us, it is very important that you read all of the information provided, complete and sign the necessary crew forms. Keep the informational pages for your future reference. Although this may seem a tedious task, please remember that it is essential to give us the exact information that we ask for. Your application is submitted for insurance approval prior to joining on as crew. The more information you provide us the better your chances of being selected to crew.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Amanda Felix, Delivery Coordinator and Office Manager

Please complete the following form if you are interesting in becoming part of our crew:

  • Do you attest that above information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge?

We would like to thank you and your staff for providing such excellent service to our Beneteau First 42s7 named “Wave Equation,” formerly known as “Vivace.” Toe trip ftom her home pm in Jacksonville to Charlestoo was richly rewarded. Toe lengthy list of repairs, improvements, and maintenance projects was completed in a manner beyond our expectatioos. We particularly have appreciated the hand holds added to the binnacle and the forward cabin. The work done at St Barts Yachts added greatly to our confidence, safety, and enjoyment during our recent two month sojoutn in the Bahamas, traveling as far south as Long Island and Georgetown in the Exumas.
We especially would like to tbank Jean-Michel Morisson, Phil Denick, and Eddie Brown. Each of them made their own unique contribution. They were personable, attentive, responsive, and tolerant of us. At the sarne time, we very much enjoyed their individual personalities and nationalities!
We had hoped to see Wayne Burdick again on bis beautiful Beneteau 411 in the Abacos but our paths did not cross this year. We wanted to personally express our thanks to him for the service provided at St. Barts Yachts. Our experience there has made us loyal Beneteau owners. We hope to see the St. Barts family at the Annapolis boat show in October.


— Don Beeckler and Beth Novinger