Bluewater sailing is all in the preparation
We provide you with a roadmap and knowledge to help you prepare boat and crew for an adventure.
We recognise, you need to be in control throughout. We have the expertise to help you deliver.
Benefits of working with us
Professional management tools
We use software to track and manage all boat maintenance and management issues. This forms a core process from initial analysis, completion checklists, monitoring and historical records. We give you ongoing access and interactivity to this, whilst we work with you.
Industry knowledge & experience
Our team are experienced in many aspects of cruising, coaching, engineering, communications, sails, hardware, deck, bluewater accessories, electrical and electronics. We also supplement this by working closely with proven suppliers to understand their products and capabilities. We make sure they understand they're working on a boat which is about to embark on a long distance adventure.
UK VAT/Duty suspension on boats we prepare at our base
We are registered with HM Revenue & Customs, to temporarily import non - UK flagged/non - duty paid/non - VAT paid boats for the purposes of refit and repairs. We can therefore work with UK and overseas clients who wish to bring their yachts to us for bluewater preparation and meet the correct criteria. Duty on the boat and VAT on any materials and services will be suspended whilst under our administration.
People we've worked with
Simon & Jodi's ARC Prep
Preparing a couple and their blue water cruiser for the ARC rally.
Simon & Jodi came to us with a tight time frame. The pandemic had meant they couldn't reach their boat in Jersey for over a year. They were behind schedule and had 6 months before the start. We helped thoroughly prepare their yacht and get them trained up and ready to go ocean sailing...
Having completed their ARC Atlantic crossing and with a few seasons of Caribbean cruising under their keels, they are now participating in ARC Pacific 2023.