You will be responsible for getting the captain and crew to and from the vessel, planes, trains, and automobiles as they say. Think of it as a business trip.
Most deliveries will be billed on a per day basis, this shouldn't be confused with a 24hr workday. Travel days on the water will be planned to make the best use of time. This usually means there are some long days and some easy days. I want to complete the trip quickly too. You will be billed from the time I leave home to the time I return home. Think of it as a business trip.
Provisions include all food and drink for the trip including dinners out. Marinas will be used most every night with the exception of 24hr passages offshore. Think of it as a business trip.
Based on the route planned this could include a life raft and EPIRB rental or professional weather routing. You need to consider the magnitude of the trip, does the boat need a short haul and bottom clean, should the engine be serviced because we could put 80 hours on it. Do you need to call your insurance company and update your navigational area.
I have insurance, but it doesn't cover your boat. Think of it like a car, the asset is insured by the owner. If you are going to be on board you need to call your insurance company and update/verify your navigational area. If not, you need to tell them I am taking your boat, they will send you a form for me to fill out. Either way, get it in writing.
Sailboats, no problem. I have completed numerous delivers up and down the East Coast both offshore and via the ICW. Pleasant Distraction 2 prepping to leave for Key West.
That's me! Maiden voyage sailing Sol Searcher home for South Dartmouth, MA.
Riverside, NJ to Hilton Head island, SC
Somewhere in the Atlantic. Miami to Greenport, NY
Baltimore, MD to Atlantic City, NJ