Yacht Delivery Information

Your yacht represents a major personal investment of time, money and passion.  The skipper you choose to deliver her should have at least made a similar investment in training, experience and dedication.  There are many factors to consider, but it nearly always boils down to one thing in the end: your comfort level.  

 Personal highlights:

  • Yachtmaster for Oceans
  • USCG Master 100 Ton Near Coastal License
  • Endorsed for Radar, Safety (STCW-95), Tow and Sail
  • FCC Licensed for Ham and Marine Radio Operator
  • First Aid / CPR-AED Certified
  • US Sailing Passage Making Senior Instructor
  • US Power Boating Instructor
  • Yachtmaster Roving Examiner
  • USCG Captain License Instructor and Examiner
  • Experienced with over 100,000 miles
  • No Insurance claims. No accidents. No serious injuries.
  • Subject to random drug testing
 Mustad Marine Highlights:
  • Excellent crew resources
  • Owner assists are very welcome!
  • Minor repairs -- if needed -- included without charge
  • Marine purchases passed through at wholesale rates
  • Excellent and thorough preparation and inspection
  • Boat US Unlimited Assistance Plan for towing emergencies
  • Storm moves with short notice
  • Broker Offshore Deliveries with short notice
  • Weather routing services included (as required)
  • Life Raft, EPIRB and other gear rentals available
  • Owner contact during delivery
  • Detailed and thorough Delivery Report (like a survey)
  • We leave your boat clean and in good order

 Delivery Resources and Information:

  • FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
  • My Sailing Resume 
  • Testimonials 
  • Delivery Rates & Rental Fees (life raft, etc.)Download Adobe Viewer Here
  • Vessel Equipment Requirements
  • Pre-Delivery Checklist
  • Post-Delivery Checklist
  • USA & Mexico Check in/out Procedures
  • USA & Canada Check in/out Procedures
  • Nautical Mileage Table  

    Initially we will discuss in detail your boat and the proposed trip. I will provide you with a signed delivery contract based on my estimate, and will ask for a deposit to reserve the delivery dates. If the boat is located in the SF Bay area I will run my pre-delivery check well ahead of the departure date in order to allow adequate time to make any necessary changes or repairs. If the boat is in a remote location I will solicit as much information as possible on inventory and mechanical condition, including any recent surveys. This serves to speed things up upon our arrival at the boat. During the delivery (If you are not on board) I will keep you apprised of my progress by whatever communication is available. The boat will be thoroughly cleaned and I will provide you with a detailed financial accounting, as well as a written delivery report and engine log, upon completion of the voyage. As part of this service I am always available for follow up queries concerning your boat, because I will know her well by the end of the voyage.

    Owners are always welcome to join me for the delivery of their vessel. This is a great way for new owners to learn their boat, and to gain confidence and experience. 

    Please contact me to learn more, or submit a quote request for your delivery.  I will respond as soon as I can.  A Delivery Contract will be provided to you upon acceptance.  

    If you are a Yacht Broker, Surveyor, Harbor Master, Boat Yard Operator or Insurance Agent, please indicate your company's details on the quote form.  Referrals are very much appreciated. 


      369-B Third Street, #139
      San Rafael, CA 94901

      Mobile: 510-325-9892
      Fax: 415-457-4039
      Skype: AMustad
      Email Arnstein Mustad