While we all strive to be in more than one place at a time, very few of us have achieved this accomplishment. Sadly, Aaron, Tristin and I are not in the elite few to have mastered that skill. For this reason, I urge you to schedule your deliveries early rather than later. We are forced to turn more work than we like away due to scheduling issues. Hopefully this post will help some of you get your boat to where it needs to be on time and awaiting your arrival.
Plan in advance -
If you are discussing summer vacation plans at the dinner table on Thanksgiving you are headed in the proper direction. What you do after this discussion is key. Please, please, please don’t ignore your decision to venture to a foreign port until the weekend prior. We would be happy to begin discussing with you your travel, and subsequent delivery, needs as early as you have started to commit to them.
Find a place for your boat -
It’s amazing how fast the moorage books up right before the major boating season (mid april – mid may) and then empties out like a rushing tide. If you need a place for your boat to stay, you need to be on one side or the other of the mad rush.
It’s hard to believe how many clients get to the point where we are ready to deliver based on weather, schedules, etc. and they don’t have a place to moor the boat when it arrives. Please do not fall into this statistic.
Schedule your delivery -
Once you have your delivery point, you can get on the delivery schedule. This is extremely vital if you would like your boat moved around the beginning of boating season. We are very busy and have other obstacles (such as weather) to work around.
By scheduling your delivery earlier in the year, it does several things. The most important being that it will ensure our availability to move your boat. It also gives you less to think about as vacation time approaches and you try to organize the work life you are leaving for an extended period of time. You can start your countdown until the day vacation starts. Once things are set in stone, we tend not to procrastinate as much. You will make sure that your guests/kids/wife are all ready to go by the time your boat arrives.
I will be publishing a guide on cruise itinerary planning in the future, but would be happy to discuss these things in person, or via phone or email if you would like some help on the upcoming boating season. Happy sailing!!