Yacht Delivery Poole to Algarve

Yacht Delivery Poole to Algarve

Professional Yacht Delivery from Poole, UK to Vilamoura, Portugal. Delivery on Sunseeker 65 Yacht to the Algarve, Vilamoura

Delivery Journey from Poole, UK to Vilamoura, Portugal

Pre-Departure Preparation

Before embarking on our journey from Poole, UK to Vilamoura, Portugal, with a Sunseeker 65' motor yacht, our team at Timeless Moments conducted thorough pre-departure preparations to ensure a safe and smooth voyage.

Safety Checks

We started with comprehensive safety checks on the yacht:

  • Hull and Deck Inspection: Examined for any damage or wear.
  • Engine and Mechanical Systems: Checked engines, generators, fuel systems, and hydraulics.
  • Electrical Systems: Tested navigation lights, communication devices, and onboard electronics.
  • Safety Equipment: Verified life jackets, lifeboats, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and emergency flares were in place and in good condition.
  • Provisioning: Stocked the yacht with necessary supplies, including food, water, and fuel, ensuring redundancy for critical items.

Navigation Planning

Our navigation planning involved several key steps:

  • Weather Forecast: Reviewed weather conditions for the entire route to avoid adverse weather.
  • Route Mapping: Charted a course considering fuel stops, overnight stays, and potential hazards.
  • Fuel Calculation: Calculated fuel consumption at an average speed of 18 knots to determine necessary refuelling points.
  • Port Arrangements: Contacted marinas in advance to secure berths for overnight stays and refuelling.


The Journey

Day 1: Poole to Dartmouth (Approximately 70 nautical miles)

We departed from Poole Marina early in the morning. The first leg of our journey was deliberately kept short to allow us to thoroughly test all systems under actual cruising conditions. The yacht cruised smoothly along the south coast of England, offering stunning views of the English Channel.

Overnight Stop: We reached Dartmouth Marina by late afternoon. After securing the yacht, we conducted a thorough inspection to ensure all systems were functioning optimally. This included checking the engines, navigation systems, and onboard amenities. Satisfied with the performance, we enjoyed a relaxing evening exploring the historic town of Dartmouth.

Fuel Stop: Refueled at Dartmouth Marina to ensure we had enough fuel for the next leg.


Day 2: Dartmouth to Brest, France (Approximately 150 nautical miles)

Having confirmed that all systems were in excellent working order, we embarked on the second leg of our journey, crossing the English Channel to reach Brest, France. The weather was favorable, and the seas were calm, allowing for a smooth passage.

Overnight Stop: Arrived at Marina du Château in Brest by late evening. Docked and took the opportunity to explore the local culture and cuisine.

Fuel Stop: Topped up the fuel tanks at the marina to prepare for the next leg of the journey.


Day 3: Brest to La Rochelle (Approximately 230 nautical miles)

Departing from Brest, we cruised along the scenic coast of Brittany and down to La Rochelle. The yacht performed beautifully, maintaining a steady pace and providing a comfortable ride.

Overnight Stop: Reached La Rochelle Marina by late evening. After docking, we enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere of this historic port city.

Fuel Stop: Refueled at the marina to ensure sufficient fuel for the next leg.


Day 4: La Rochelle to Santander, Spain (Approximately 220 nautical miles)

We continued our journey from La Rochelle, crossing the Bay of Biscay towards the northern coast of Spain. The weather conditions remained favorable, and the yacht handled the open waters with ease.

Overnight Stop: Arrived at Marina de Santander by late evening. Docked and explored the beautiful city of Santander.

Fuel Stop: Refueled at the marina to prepare for the next leg.


Day 5: Santander to Porto, Portugal (Approximately 200 nautical miles)

Leaving Santander behind, we cruised south along the stunning Spanish coastline towards Porto, Portugal. The yacht’s performance remained impeccable throughout the journey.

Overnight Stop: Reached Marina de Leixões in Porto by late evening. Docked and enjoyed the rich culture and famous port wine of this historic city.

Fuel Stop: Topped up the fuel tanks at the marina to ensure sufficient fuel for the final leg.


Day 6: Porto to Vilamoura (Approximately 260 nautical miles)

Our final leg took us from Porto to our destination, Vilamoura. The sea conditions remained favorable, and the yacht maintained a steady pace, cruising smoothly along the Portuguese coast.

Arrival in Vilamoura: By early evening, we arrived at Vilamoura Marina. After docking, we conducted a final systems check to ensure everything was in perfect condition after the journey. We celebrated the successful completion of the delivery with a wonderful meal at one of Vilamoura's renowned waterfront restaurants.


Reflection on the Journey

This six-day voyage from Poole to Vilamoura highlighted the meticulous planning and professional execution by our team. The deliberately short first leg allowed us to thoroughly test all systems, ensuring the yacht was in perfect condition for the longer subsequent legs. The scenic beauty of the route, combined with the cultural richness of each stop, made the trip memorable.


At Timeless Moments, we take pride in our ability to deliver exceptional boat and yacht delivery services. Our focus on safety, meticulous planning, and professional execution ensures that your vessel is in the best hands. Whether you're relocating your yacht within Europe or beyond, trust us to deliver with excellence and reliability.


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