Captain James Lowe
USCG 200 Ton Licensed Master
(727) 236-1385

Yacht Delivery Schedule Of Our Rates.

YOU are HIRING a boat CREW and paying a DAILY RATE to man a vessel

We are licensed U.S. Coast Guard professional merchant marines, committed to delivering exceptional service.
Our rates reflect industry standards, as we prioritize quality over being the cheapest.
With meticulous planning and a track record of success, Rest assured, your vessel's delivery is our top priority. We prioritize utmost care and strive to meet your expectations.

Crew Required:
Sailboats: All sizes Captain + 1 or more deck hand required. 
Sailboats underway 24 hrs a day need Captain +2 or more deckhands aboard.
Sailboats over 65 feet or any boat on very long passages Captain +2 or more deck hands.
Powerboats: Captain +1 or more deck hands required, larger boats will require more hands.


CAPTAIN:: Starting at $415.00 per day.

DECKHAND :  $210.00 per day.


PROVISIONS: $45.00 a day per person (food and water) per diem while on the vessel. (Rates may vary based on the specific location and requirements.)

TRAVEL and OTHER COSTS: Transportation cost round trip using practical means: Rental car +fuel, Amtrak/Train, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Bus or Airfare and other available transportation services.
(Taking into account the travel logistics of our crew members, the pricing includes their travel from our base of operations in central Florida to your vessel's departure point, as well as their return travel from your vessel's destination back to our base of operations.)

ACCOMMODATIONS AND LODGING:If the vessel lacks appropriate berthing facilities, the owner will bear the expenses related to hotel or motel stays, as well as transportation to and from the designated lodging. In certain circumstances, accommodations might also be required during travel to and from the vessel.

CREW TRAVEL PAY: Is based on distance and lenght of travel time and available modes of transportaion in that area .

FUEL COST: Fuel, oil or other consumables used during the trip will be at the owner's expense.

(If the vessel owner is not onboard we will need a way to pay for fuel and dockage in your absence.)

DOCKAGE FEES: We do not ad on to the cost of dockage fee. Power vessels on the intercostal will likely occur marina docking fees.
We don't run the boats 24 hours a day so we will sleep on the boats in marinas if appropriate anchorage is not available.
TRANSIT FEES or Port Cost, Sailing permits: At owners expense no ad ons.

A DEPOSIT IS NECESSARY to schedule you on my calendar and commission crew. The deposit is typically 1/3 of the estimated job total and needs to be paid in full no less than 4 days prior to departure. For more information, please see: Payments Accepted

EXAMPLE: Breakdown of Cost

This is an example estimate of TIME and is contingent to the actual boat speed over ground regardless of wind or currents. 

Departure Near Norfolk VA. to destination Near Fort Lauderdale FL 
Approximate Mileage following coastline 800 nautical miles (depending on stops and actual marina locations) divided by speed 7 knots (Sailboat) = 114 sailing hours. 
Hours divided by 12 hours days (summertime) is = 9.5 days depending on weather. 
Estimated Days: 10 to complete voyage. Additional days not included in this estimate would be and extra charge at agreed daily rate above the cost of estimate. 

*This is for example only the actual sailing distance between Norfolk and FT Lauderdale is greater then 800 NM. ICW Chart says 1065 Statute miles or 925 NM
*During winter months the days are shorter we will be limited to daylight hours.

NOTE: The speed of the boat that we use to calculate sailing time comes from you, the vessel OWNER!
If you tell me the boat is faster than it really is the estimate could be off by 1 or more days resulting in more cost to you. DON'T EXAGGERATE!


Crew Pay: 1 Captain @ $365 per day +
1 Deckhands @ $175 per day +
Other crew 0 @ $ 0 per day +
$365 + $175 = $540 per day
Crew for 10 days @ $540 a day = $5400
Provisions per diem @ $35 X 2 per day 12 days = $840
(2 days travel + 10 days on boat)
crew pay $5400 + provisions $840 = $6240

Crew Travel Pay: Depending on distance is either 50% or 100% of crews daily rate.
For this example would be one of each
50% rate at half of the crew agreed daily rate $540 ÷ 2 = $270.00 day.
100% rate = $540.00
2 travel days @ $270.00 + $540.00 = $810

Travel Expenses: Transportation To Vessel $550 + 
Return Travel $300 = $850

Travel Expense plus Tavel Pay $850.00 + $810.00= $1660.00

Crew Pay: $6240 + Travel $1660.00 = $7900.00

Estimated total is $7900.00

* Additional days not included in this estimate would be and extra charge at agreed daily rate above the cost of estimate.

1st deposit required to get on shedule$2600.00 (Approximate 1/3 of total quoted price)
Estimate of Final Payment contingent upon travel time and expenses. = $5300.00

Boat Speeds will change this qoute:
4 knots = 17 days @ $8,452.50
10 knots = 7 days @ $4,217.50
15 knots = 5 days @ $3,370.50

For safety we try to do all transit during daytime hours.

Other Expenses: Any out of pocket expenses directly related to moving your boat including Tips to marina dock hands and purchase of ice, motor oil uber rides to chase down parts or supplies or any other incurred expense is added to final bill.

Unless otherwise specified, the final payment is balance due including travel and expenses on completion of delivery or termination of our services for any reason including vessel breakdown or alteration of destination, and is due at the time service is rendered. 

Payment Methods: by Cash in person, Zelle, Wire Transfer, Credit Card or Check.
Checks must be cleared prior to the trip.


Conditions of Delivery Contract can be viewed here.

Advanced reservations are required for all trips. 
Payment of a deposit is required to reserve a booking. 

Captain James Lowe at his sole discretion may
cancel or postpone a delivery due to weather conditions or any unsafe condition of vessel or unforeseen circumstances beyond his control. 
Every effort will be made to reschedule the delivery under the same terms and conditions. 
Captain James Lowe is not responsible for any loss incurred by the customer as a result of a cancellation except for the fees paid, any fees would be refunded.
If the customer cancels the reservation for any reason, 50% of the deposit amount will not be refunded.