Rates and Expectations

There are many factors, such as boat size, crew, route/distance to destination, weather, etc, that determine delivery costs. When initially evaluating the delivery of your vessel our Captains will submit to you a general estimate. If acceptable, the Captain will contact you to discuss a detailed plan then create a proper estimate in writing for you.

 

Below you will find information to be used as a guideline in possible costs for your boat to be delivered. An expected estimation of costs based on actual delivery experience(s) will be submitted to you by one of our Captains.

Captain/Mate Rate

Captain
$450 - $600 per day, plus travel expenses

Mate (One, if needed)
Used for offshore passages, or as needed
$100 per day, plus travel expenses

Unpaid Crew
Used for either offshore, coastal, or ICW passages.
When necessary, Crew travel expenses may need to be paid

Calculating Estimated Delivery Days:

Coastal or Offshore Passages
Your boat build and conditions will dictate a good portion of the passage time, but a safe estimate is 125-150nm per 24 hours.

Intracoastal Waterway Passage
Day passages are the name of the game here, so expect 40-60nm per day.

Estimating Mileage
You can create a route using Navionics free online routing system to get an idea of distance overall.

Minimum Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Crew Requirements:

1 Captain/1 Crew


Owner Information & Expectations (FAQs):

Pre-Departure Day
This is a paid day as the Captain and Crew will be completing an inspection of your sailboat and expectations of the passage. You will find our pre-departure checklist in the above Delivery Forms section.

Captain/Mate/Crew Travel
Paid by Owner. All reasonable travel expenses (airfare, car rental/Uber/taxi services, etc) to your sailboat location and the return trip home. When necessary, Crew travel expenses may need to be paid.

Provisions (Food & Drink)
Paid by Owner. All reasonable travel provision expenses while underway (cooking/drinks while aboard). Expect $15-20 per person, per day.

Inclimate Weather/Conditions and/or Repairs
Weather is typically the reason departures are delayed, while sometimes unforeseen repairs get in the way. These weather/repair days are billed at a $175 per day price rate for Captain and $50 per day price rate for Mate. If the Captain is actively conducting the repairs the typical rate of $500 per day will be used.

Sailboat Related
Paid by Owner. All sailboat related purchases such as, but not limited to, fuel, docking/mooring, parts, maintenance, etc.

Owner Payment Expectations
Option 1:
A 50% deposit deducted from the estimated delivery costs, including wages and travel expenses for the Captain and Mate (if needed), provisioning for the passage, fuel costs (if needed), and expected marina/mooring costs (if needed), will be paid along with a signed sailboat delivery contract to confirm the delivery agreement.

Option 2:
A 50% deposit deducted from the estimated delivery costs, including wages and travel expenses for the Captain and Mate (if needed) will be paid along with a signed sailboat delivery contract to confirm the delivery agreement. A boat owner's credit card, either mailed to the Captain or left available on the boat, will used for all additional costs related to the delivery, including, but not limited to, provisioning for the passage, fuel costs, and marina/mooring costs.

Final Payment
Upon arrival to destination a final invoice will be created including all wages, travel, provisioning, other delivery-related expenses (including all receipts), and any other "out-of-pocket" boat/delivery-related expenses the Captain incurred, and minus the agreed upon previously paid deposit for the final payment.

At Coastland Sailboat Delivery, we take pride in our commitment to delivering the highest quality of service while ensuring the safety of your vessel. Choose our experienced and professional team for peace of mind during the delivery process. Contact us today to learn more and to receive a personalized quote for your delivery.