Voortman Marine Yacht Delivery



  Frequently Asked Questions  
Q: What kind of yachts do we deliver?

A: We deliver seaworthy, well-maintained, properly-documented and insured yachts that comply with all USCG regulations or other local regulations as applicable.

Q: Why aren't there any customer reviews on this site?

A: We prefer to have customers review their delivery on Facebook where reviews cannot be easily fabricated or altered. To read reviews please go to www.facebook.com/voortmanmarine

Q: Which documents will we need to see?

A: Before we commit to the delivery we will need to see copies of 1. boat registration or documentation, 2. insurance application, 3. insurance declarations page, 4. entire insurance policy, 5. captain's liability coverage endorsement or additional insured endorsement, 6. boat survey, 7. invoice for the latest hull cleaning, 8. invoice for the latest engine maintenance and 9. photo list.

Q: What is the carbon footprint of a sail yacht delivery?

A: Based on measured diesel consumption of 94 gallons for a 2600 nm delivery of a 46ft catamaran without solar panels, the CO2 production was 958 kg. In comparison, transporting the same catamaran on a ship would have created between 19,000 and 66,000 kg of CO2 assuming 20 catamarans on a 10,000 to 35,000 dwt bulk carrier. (International Chamber of Shipping 7.9 grams of CO2 per tonne km for a bulk carrier. US Energy Information Administration 10.19 kg CO2/gallon of diesel.) If the boat is equipped with solar panels (much preferred) then a zero carbon footprint is possible.

Q: Is the choice of surveyor important?

A: Yes. Beyond the immediate effect on the purchase price of the vessel, the quality of the survey is important for the insurance policy. Most marine insurance policies have an explicit or implied seaworthiness warranty at inception of the policy. Insurers can rightfully deny a claim because of a surveyor's mistake even if the surveyor's wrong conclusions or omissions were unrelated to the claim.

Q: Is good faith important when applying for insurance?

A: Yes. The law of marine insurance imposes a duty of utmost good faith. In practice this means filling out the insurance application meticulously avoiding the smallest mistake or omission, sharing with the insurer everything the owner knows about the condition of the boat and documenting the information exchange.

Q: Have we ever had an insurance claim during a delivery?

A: No, we have not.

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