Are you looking for a delivery crew? Most delivery captains and skippers work on a freelance basis. There are some delivery companies that coordinate deliveries and they put their delivery teams together with a set of applicants on their database. KaterBlue does this for you and at a fraction of the cost. Just tick “find crew” and post your passage the KaterBlue platform will make a few suggestions for you. Please note, the delivery of a private yacht by a paid or unpaid delivery captain /skipper and crew does not constitute in itself a commercial use of the yacht. However, if there are paying guest on board then the passage is indeed classified as commercial in which case the vessel, skipper and crew will need to comply with any relevant commercial codes of practice and manning requirements relevant to the flag state under which the vessel is registered. The captain or skipper will owe a duty of care to the yacht or boat owner, as such, even for non-commercial passages, as a minimum it is recommended that the skipper holds the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (or the national equivalent) and should also have a significant amount of experience on vessels of a similar style and size to that being delivered. Commercial delivery captains and skippers and delivery companies require crew for certain passages, legs or periods. They can easily match their requirements with crew profiles on KaterBlue. This is a great way for professional or amateur crew to get some extra miles and experience under the belt. Professional crew such as captains, skippers and first mates are generally paid, but for deck crew more often than not you only expect to be reimbursed for your travel costs rather than receiving payment for the delivery.
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