Delivery of MY Raider

On February 7th 2018 the crew of Nauticon Yacht Services BV consisting of Arnold Timmer Captain,  Lars Tanja Chief Engineer/OOW, Thomas Lumeij Engineer/OOW and Robert Baer (agent Spain and Portugal) started the delivery of MY Raider from Gibraltar to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After a first try in December the crew knew that it would not be an easy ride. The old lady, a De Vries Lentsch TSMY of 1963, was in reasonable shape, but as a refit project she definitely needs a lot of care. After a bumpy and rolling passage of the Gulf of Cadiz, the crew encountered the first problems. Due to a leak in the ships number 1 compartment (bow section) filled up with water quickly. Thanks to the adequate reacting crew the ship was able to make here way to Cascais for necessary repairs.

From Cascais the route was followed to Vigo to bunker fuel and await the weather for a reasonable passage of the Gulf of Biscay. After two days of waiting and repairing the crew was able to continue here route to the Netherlands in a 36 hours weather window for the passage of the Gulf. After a 4 days non-stop sailing the crew delivered this beautiful old lady at her destination in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam. A 2.200 miles journey that developed into an enormous adventure for crew and ship!

Delivery of SY Cavalo and SY Voile-O-Vent

 

Delivery at the end of the season

At the end of October, beginning of November Nauticon crew has delivered two sailing yachts to their new sailing grounds. SY Cavalo was delivered from Nieuwpoort, Belgium to Arcachon in France and SY Voile-O-Vent was delivered from La Rochelle, France to Bruinisse in the Netherlands.

The last delivery from La Rochelle to Bruinisse started with extreme fog for the first 24 hours. After passing Rade de brest and the Chenal de Four conditions got better. With a fuel stop at L’Aber Wrach the next port would be Dieppe. After L’Aber Wrach the weather conditions improved enormously and the delivery was carried out within the time frame. Thanks to Hans Kuiper, our dedicated yacht master.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey Falcon, a beautiful Continental Two

The weather forecast prediction was rain and wind, with gusts up to 30 knots. With enthusiasm a sailing weekend started with a Saturday morning the Grey Falcon, a brand new Wim van der Valk Continental Two, departure from the Wim van der Valk Shipyard in Waalwijk towards tGreyFalconhe historical village of Willemstad. After a good lunch and some shopping the journey continued to salt water by passing the Volkerak and Krammer locks. The Oosterschelde was crossed with windforce 6 without any problem. A night over stop was made in Kats so the owner and his family could enjoy the fresh Oosterschelde lobster and beautiful flat and tasty oysters from Zeeland.

More information, photo’s and video can be found on our website www.yachtcaptain.nl on the media tab.

Yacht delivery Support MY “Dutch Falcon”

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts

Yacht delivery support was given for the delivery of the Van der Valk Continental Yacht “Dutch Falcon”. The delivery started on July 30th in Istanbul Turkey and finished on the destination Odessa, Ukraine on August 8th. The delivery went smooth without any problems. Most time was spent at bureaucratic desks.

Highly professional yacht servicing by Portman Nautic

With an extensive refit and repair program (R&R) to be executed on one of the yachts we have in management, a professional and highly skilled yacht service company was needed. We found this in Portman Nautic at Cambrils Spain. This company managed by Alex Franqueza Merino was contracted to execute almost all works described in the R&R program.

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The main items in the R&R program consisted of aluminium and steel paintworks, engine room and deck lay-out modifications, full servicing of all generators, teak repairs, hydraulic works and an extensive renewal of the anti-fouling system, anodes and bow and stern truster propellers.

All works were completed within a tight time schedule on a highly professional manor which will make the alterations and repair last for many years.

If you are in need of extensive repairs or refits on your yacht (motor or sail) sail to Cambrils and contact Alex at Portman Nautic! Alex, job well done, thanks!!

 

Nauticon Cruise Information Brochures on line

Nauticon Cruise Information Brochures

To make an interesting sailing trip it is fun to collect relevant information from the internet and have an insight in point of interest, culture, history and nature. For Nauticon this is standard procedure. Producing a Cruise Information Brochure brings you in your mind to the sailing area and you learn the ins and outs of an area. We received many compliments from our clients about the content of our Cruise Information Brochures. The exited feeling of holiday starts with reading the brochure. We have decided to share our brochures on internet and hope you also find them interesting.

Check the brochures on our website, click here.

 

 

Delivery MY Respire

The initial departure was planned on Monday 6th October, but a deepening depression on the Atlantic changed this plan. The forecasted wave height was around 4-5 meters, to much for this delicate 15 meter yacht. With a delay of 5 days the departure was rescheduled for Saturday 11th October. With a smooth sea and winds of 10 to 15 knots the delivery sailed towards the first route marker: Brest. With the knowledge of a forecasted depression moving towards the North it would be better to find shelter in either Brest or L’Abber Wrac’h. After crossing the Rade de Brest with reasonable weather we moved on via the Chenal de Four, inside Île de Ouessant. West of Roscoff there’s only one easily accessible port (L’Abber Wrac’h) before reaching the west facing coasts.With the deprsession closing we were able to make it in time in this sheltered port. After 36 hours the skies were clear and the sea was clam again. Time to leave and move on to shipyard Altena Yachting in the Netherlands. According to the weather charts we only had a window of 24 hours to make it through the English Channel before the high winds with rough seas would be closing in. We managed to stay in front of it and exactly 48 hours after departure of L’Abber Wrac’h we entered Stellendam via the Slijkgat. With thanks to Deckhand/Engineer Ingmar Loos from Loos Maritime Services, another succesfull delivery within the scheduled time frame was realized.

 

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Crippled Mochi 65 delivered

Transporting a yacht on own keel that has been under water for a while is a risk. Therefore the insurance company ordered that the transportation of a cripple Mochi 65 needed to be done by a professional yacht master. RYA Yacht Master Hans Kuiper of Nauticon Yacht Services BV was selected to execute this transportation and succesfully delivered the yacht to her destination. Engineers of MoNo Marine BV ensured that the engines and electronics kept working during the trip.

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