Michael Tetelbaum
USCG Master Captain
100 ton with Sailing Endorsement

(646)209-3213
MTetelbaum@GMail.com
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Professional Yacht and Boat Deliveries  ( Sail or Power)

SERVING PRIVATE YACHT OWNERS AND BOATING INDUSTRIES

  • You will receive unprecedented amount of attention from the very first email contact.

  • We protect your investment by thorough planning, nothing is left to chance.

  • We treat your boat as we would treat our own.

  • We have vast experience with many vessels, coastal and blue waters, in various conditions.

  • We do detailed inspection making sure your boat is fit for a specific voyage.

  • We use only experienced and tested crew.

  • We make every effort to be cost-effective.

  • Upon delivery you will receive detailed report about your boat and her systems:                           priceless real-life complement to your survey.

  • If you have time, come to enjoy the ride and let us do the hard work!


What type of boats do we deliver?
•Sail or power up to 100 GRT

Expenses covered by yacht owner:
• Transportation to and from pickup and drop off destination (reasonable and cost-effective)
• On-board meals • Fuel • Docking, mooring and marina fees • Towing if needed
• Parts or repairs if needed in transit  • Customs and Immigration fees, Cruising Permits
• Any other unforeseen an necessary expenses that may occur during delivery

Payments and reservations
Once we discussed your objectives and developed  a plan, I'll email an estimate to you.
Prior to leaving I require a payment of 100% of estimated expenses and 50% of my estimated fees.
I accept checks, cash and credit cards via PayPal
Your yacht delivery is NOT CONFIRMED until payment comes thru.
Checks must be received 5 business days prior to departure date.
The balance is payable when the vessel is safely tied up at the destination port.
I do require the owner or a representative to meet the vessel upon arrival,
and at that time the balance will be payable in cash, certified check or credit card via PayPal.
If you prefer, you can pay for the entire delivery in advance.

Boat Owners
Boat owners are most welcome to participate. 
If your schedule allows, come to enjoy the ride!
You can be an active member of the crew or a leisure passenger while we do the hard work!

Timing
It is imperative to have sufficient time to accomplish boat inspection and pick a good weather window.
Let's plan ahead and do the job right!

Boat Condition
The boat must be seaworthy and well found.
Clean fuel tanks, good sails, and a functional, well running, well maintained engine with adequate engine spares (i.e. fuel filters, belts, raw water pump, impellers, extra engine oil etc.);
Electrical and manual bilge pumps: adequate capacity and functioning;
Through hull fittings must have operable valves and double-clamped bellow water line;
Running and standing rigging in good condition,
Safety equipment at least to satisfy USCG Minimum Equipment Regulations for Recreational Vessels
Working VHF Radio at the helm.
If any of these items are missing or non-functional, I will need to acquire them before departure and the costs will be added to the final invoice.
Upon arrival I will conduct pre-departure inspection, and, if serious problems are found,
you will receive a full report which will contain a list of items needing attention before departure.
I strongly encourage vessel owner or agent to review  Pre-Departure Inspection List in advance to make sure that there will be no costly delays.
I will bring some tools for minor repairs, but it would be a good idea to already have tools on board.
Adequate utensils for cooking and serving should be on board already, as well as basic linens.
It would help if there is a chartplotter with current charts onboard,
but I always bring my own laptop and use it as a primary device.
You can contact the Coast Guard Auxiliary or local Power Squadron for a complimentary Vessel Safety Check.

Insurance and paperwork

Your boat must be insured and have a free and clear title (valid USCG certificate of documentation or state registration), a copy of which you will be required to submit prior to delivery along with letter of authority.
I require a copy of the cover page of your policy showing the effective dates, insurance company contact information, boat identification and the Protection and Indemnity (P&I) section of your policy showing that all crew members are covered by the policy.
Check with your insurance company to verify that a hired Licensed Captain and crew are covered by your policy.

For coastal passages I strongly recommend to acquire a SeaTow or BoatUS unlimited towing  membership.

Items for offshore transit
Satellite phone (optional)
    (can rent from SatPhoneStore or SatellitePhoneStore)
EPIRB 406 with built-in GPS
   (can rent from BoatUS or SatellitePhoneStore)
Offshore Life Raft of adequate capacity (must be properly serviced)
Jack lines (full length of boat)
Type I PFD's