Deliveries – Crew

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ST. BARTS YACHTS DELIVERIES

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.

DELIVERY CREW

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.)

DURATIONS OF DELIVERIES

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.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

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.

HAPPY SAILING!!

Amanda Felix, Delivery Coordinator and Office Manager
843.577.7577
Amanda.Felix@St-Barts.com

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?

To Whom It May Concern:

If you are considering the guidance of a professional broker or maintenance on your boat you would do well to strongly consider the services of Capt. Andy Lee. My experiences have been impeccable and I expect that yours would be also.
First of all it should be noted that Andy Lee is a very seasoned boater. It only makes sense that he would find a career in what is his passion. Andy listened to what our objectives were showed us several boats and was most helpful every step of the purchase process, additionally he helped with the delivery, and personally either did, or obtained subcontractors for specialty work. I continue to hire or consult with Andy on any need that I have. He is responsive, prompt and is sensitive to the fact that I am not a money is no object person. He gives me, and others who I know he has done work for, the most reasonable options consistent with the safe operation of the cruising vessel that I obtained through him.

Sincerely,

— Jack R. Melvin, President, Keyboard Connection