Dillon Francis

Captaining & Crewing Experience, Capabilities & Services  

Normally my yacht delivery services includes a full yacht inspection and survey prior to accepting the delivery commission. This is the same survey I would use for a yacht broker or potential buyer and includes a 50+ point inspection of all systems on board whether sail or power 20 foot to 120 foot lengths. Payment for deliveries is broken up into 3 parts. The first being transport to the vessel and return after the vessel is delivered (Pre-paid), plus any travel expenses incurred due to vessel or equipment failures. The second is the delivery distance paid by the mile. The third is the consumables on board within reasonable standards.

These are the longer passages I have made . In total I estimate I have sailed around 80,000 nautical miles globally

These are the longer passages I have made . In total I estimate I have sailed around 80,000 nautical miles globally

Dear reader, I don't work for delivery companies, I only deliver private yachts either as the captain or as the owners crew. I am happy to give sailing and power boat skippering and docking lessons and on long deliveries I routinely perform maintenance on smaller vessels as required, or over see the engineers on larger vessels. I take my captaining very seriously and as of yet not lost a boat or soul, or damaged a boat in anyway.


Below are paid deliveries and captaining jobs. Normally paid by the mile with expenses.


Yacht Deliveries

Durban - Cape Town (RSA)

Forteleza - Durban (Brazil)

Durban - Richards Bay (RSA)

Durban - Port Elizabeth (RSA)

Capetown - Hermanus (RSA)

Capetown - Luderitz (Namibia)

Cape Town - Wallfish Bay (Namibia)

Grenada - Margarita (Venezuela)

Margarita - Caracas (Venezuela)

Caracas - Trinidad (Caribbean)

Margarita - Bonaire- Curacao - Aruba (Caribbean)

Aruba - Jamaica - Cuba (Caribbean)

Cuba - Cancun (Caribbean)

Panama - Columbia

Columbia - Sand Blast

Captaining With Owner

Cancun - New York (USA)

Margarita - Bonaire- Curacao - Aruba (Caribbean)

Aruba - Jamaica - Cuba (Caribbean)

Cuba - Cancun (Caribbean) 

Jamaica - Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico - St Thomas

New York - New Jersey

Cape May - New York

Chesapeake - New York

 Seattle - Poulsbo X 30+

Seattle - Blaine 

Poulsbo - Orcas Island X 5

Seattle - San fransisco

San Francisco - Sacramento X 2

Personal Cruising

1 X Circumnavigation

2 X Atlantic Crossings

3 X Caribbean Circles

1 X Seattle -Panama

1 X Panama - New England


Dear Reader: 

These are some of the captaining and cruising trips I have done. There are many more races and trips I have either forgotten or seem insignificant at the moment. Please note that every boat I have worked on has had a sea trial which normally involves a full survey and evaluation of the sea worthiness of the vessel and systems on board.