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Cpt. Andrea Ciotoli

Customers References

Transatlantic: La Rochelle France to Florida, USA We selected Delivery Captain and couldn't be happier! Everything went seamlessly from our first conversation with Andrea to the final arrival of our brand new 40' Sailing Catamaran in Florida. Choosing a delivery team is a daunting task, especially after the months and years of painstakingly planning the build of your new yacht. Andrea has extensive experience and knowledge, he is also a really good person and it was obvious from our first conversation that he was the best choice. Delivery captain maintains open communication from the time you engage them in your project, throughout the transport process and afterward. All calls, emails and texts are returned promptly. I feel Andrea goes above and beyond. We were kept up-to-date during the entire transatlantic crossing. Our new sailing catamaran arrived the day it was expected, and turned over to us in very thoughtful, perfect condition. Like Andrea, our crew was perfection. We have100% trust in delivery captain and highly recommend. The idea of transporting from France to USA was quite stressful until we talked to Andrea --- it turned out to be nothing but a perfect experience. We will stay in touch with Andrea and hope to sail with him again in the future. Alyse & Mike
Captain Andrea (and additional crew Galla) from Delivery Captain helped us sail our Fountaine Pajot, Saona 47 from Denia (Spain) to Santo Stefano al Mare (Italy). Communication before and after the trip was always perfect. While sailing, Andrea was very professional, helpful and you could tell that Andrea is a truly experienced captain. Besides being professional, Andrea is also a down to earth guy, funny and hopefully a friend for life. Galla was a less experienced crew but was more than capable of joining the team, doing watches, keeping logbook, cooking…….being funny :). Galla is a really pleasant and professional person to have on your crew. Apart from an occasional seasickness, the atmosphere was always homely and pleasant. We could go on and on with positive words but we are going to be brief: there is only 1 address: Delivery Captain Thanks again to Andrea and Galla for all the help !!!!!!! Greetings, Sophie and Sven
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„Right after our first telephone call with Andrea from Delivery Captain, I felt in very good hands and much more relaxed about our endeavour. Our plan was to sail our brand new outremer 45 catamaran directly after handover from the yard in France to Turkey. Around 1400 nautical miles, due to some special timing reasons almost nonstop. Andrea promised they will take care of everything. And he delivered. Skipper Audrey and 1. mate Philippe were in charge of our 11 days and night cruise. And we could not have hoped for a more competent crew. Audrey for example used all the latest tools to do our routing through some rough spring weather, Philippe leveraged his experience from more than 250.000 nautical miles, including 9 solo Atlantic crossings. What broke on this maiden voyage they could fix and both brought us safely in time to our destination! Thanks a lot! In addition, both are great cooks. A really nice advantage, too. Bent and Andrea Marion, Owners SY One Piece“
We contracted Andrea to help us bring our new catamaran from Malta to Spain, with us and our two cats onboard. This was our first journey in our cat, and the first long journey we've been on since recently passing our day skipper licences. Andrea was the consummate professional that we had hoped for, he taught us a lot and allowed us to relax and enjoy the trip, safe in the knowledge that we were in very experienced hands. We got on very well too, Andrea is a fun guy to have onboard!
We were in contact with Andrea more than a year before buying Jolie Doris, a 2015 Dufour 382 Grand Large, in Italy. No hard-selling of a delivery, just our questions and his advice on how it would work when buying a boat somewhere in the Mediterranean for a delivery in Spain. After buying Jolie Doris and having sailed her 200 NM further south in the Adriatic ourselves as part of a short vacation, preparing with Andrea for Jolie Doris’ delivery from Termoli, Italy to Torrevieja, Spain (approx. 1200 NM) evolved very transparantly and pragmatically: whereas pricing and conditions were set first, all subsequent administration was completed duly and quickly. Following the practical preparation of the 11-day trip itself by Andrea and his team in Termoli, sail was set for the actual delivery. It went smooth and fast, without forcing the boat, and with Andrea sending us regular updates of actual location and overall status of the delivery and, of course, the boat. Whereas safety of boat and crew prevailed, ETA in Spain was respected too. Handing over of Jolie Doris to ourselves in Torrevieja has been done as it should be: we together checked the condition of the (superclean!) boat all over and a series of potential improvements to Jolie Doris, listed by Andrea based on almost 2 weeks close to non-stop sailing, promised to be very helpful in further optimising Jolie Doris’ condition. Our family is very pleased with the performance of Andrea and his team! We are now looking forward to enjoying Jolie Doris in Spain for many years to come!
Recently I employed the services of World Wide Deliveries under the management of Andrea Ciotoli to deliver my Oceanis 50 sailing vessel "Coorabell" from Barcelona to Gibraltar and return. The delivery was executed in a professional and speedy manner. At all times, both Andrea and the delivery Skipper, Joseph Carew Bourke kept me informed of the delivery progress via emails and telephone calls. The crew prepared the vessel from winterizing on the hardstand for the passage and returned in the same condition for hardstanding. The yacht was clean and tidy., sails washed and stowed below. Joseph attended to the Gibraltar Customs formalities prior to departure which ran smoothly on arrival. Andrea kept me well informed of the costs involved with a well, easy to understand breakdown of expenses, I have no hesitation in recommending World Wide deliveries to any potential customer. Ron Driver Owner s/y "Coorabell "
"Got "stuck" with the yacht in Italy due to the Covid19 crises. Andrea and his team really saved me and professionally, delivered the yacht to Greece. all that in a very effective way. communication with the delivery crew was detailed along the route and it was a very good experience. I for sure recommend DC for all kinds of deliveries". Best Regards, Jon Mil
I contracted Delivery Captain to deliver our new Leopard 45 from Marseille to Antigua & Barbuda in the fall of 2020. This is our first boat and first delivery. Andrea was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the planning process, answering questions and providing extremely useful advice. Andrea and his crew did an outstanding job prepping the boat for the journey — wrapping, covering, and protecting everything — as well as outfitting with necessary gear that came in super handy when I took over the boat. Even better, Andrea checked all the systems on the boat and informed me of a couple of issues, so that when I boarded the boat myself in Antigua I was armed with some key replacement parts. Communications throughout the crossing were crisp and clear. The boat arrived looking like a brand new boat! In short, the service was comprehensive, exceedingly competent, and Andrea made it down-right fun, sharing photos along the way. Absolutely top-notch service. Regards, Joe
"Dear Andrea, Many thanks for excellent delivery, the boat was handed back in better condition than when they left. The delivery unexpectedly turned out to be tricky with both weather and a couple of unforeseen technical issues which Andrea and his crew solved with ease. I would strongly recommend Delivery Captain for any Yacht Delivery" Mike
"We were stuck in Menorca with time running out on our Schengen visa and needed to quickly cover 1000NM to Croatia. From the time we contacted Andrea at Delivery Captain, it was only a week before He was on board and we were ready to depart. From the outset, we felt satisfied that both our boat and ourselves were in very professional and capable hands. Assisted by Alex his young crew we had an absolutely superb seven-day passage. Watches were quickly established and our days filled with easy conversation and humour and what I believe lasting friendships developed The care and professionalism from both Andrea & Alex in relation to our boat and to us have ensured Delivery Captain will be our first choice if ever we require similar services in the future.    John & Sandra McPherson SY Sabella
"Every morning when I wake up on board Azuria II, our Leopard 45 catamaran, I am amazed at our good fortune to have contracted ‘Delivery Captain’ to sail our boat from St Thomas/ US Virgin Islands to Cartagena/ Spain. From the first contact to the Captain taking over, it was less than a week. CEO and Captain Andrea Ciotoli arrived on schedule on the jetty, and we could leave 2 days later to attend urgent business back home. During the passage via Bermuda and the Azores, we were regularly updated via sat phone, as to their position and condition of the boat. When we were finally able to get back on board, we were pleasantly surprised to find our boat in top condition, even cleaner than we had left her. The engines had been serviced, the stainless steel was polished, and the boat generally inside and out was clean and fresh smelling. All our personal belongings were where we had left them, and our wine supply intact. The Atlantic crossing in early March was not without mishaps, the crew experiencing total electrical failure at sea, and later on gale-force headwinds. Andrea is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and was able to professionally deal with all problems. He is also a very likeable person, always happy. So from us, a big ‘thank you’ to Andrea and his crew. Well done!" Dave and Dimi Hardwicke.
We found working with Andrea Ciotoli at Delivery Captain to be efficient, transparent and pragmatic. This is a very professional organisation that provided a skipper for the first leg of our transatlantic crossing - Les Sables d’Olonne to Las Palmas. Claudio was a fantastic, kind and interesting companion on this leg. He went above and beyond to help deal with teething problems on a new boat that necessitated two unexpected stops (including 10 hours of the emergency tiller following steering failure). Claudio fitted into our crew and shared the watchkeeping burdens, dealing with any language problems with a smile and good grace. I would have no hesitation in recommending that anybody needing delivery or a skipper to join the crew (in our case, for insurance requirements on the maiden voyage) should contact Andrea Ciotoli. He understands the vagaries and specifics of each voyage and does his best to create the right fit for the job. Best regards David (Sailing Vessel Pleione)
"Lalamanzi is a Lagoon 380 catamaran launched in 2008. Delivery skipper Andrea Ciotoli transferred the vessel from Rebak marina Langkawi island in Malaysia to Eden island marina on Mahe island Seychelles. The distance of 2800 nautical miles was covered in 20 days starting 11 January 2019 using mostly wind power and only 300 litres of diesel. There was no damage to the vessel which was delivered clean and tidy. Costs of air tickets were kept to a minimum and the fee was in the lower range of fees I have been quoted. Andrea agreed to take with him my permanent crewman Luvellynne who gained valuable experience from the crossing, something Luvellynne had not done before. I have been most satisfied with the service rendered and recommend Andrea to anyone requiring yacht delivery services. His email is He is one a group of skippers operating under the name “Worldwide Yacht Deliveries”. Robert Koch - Cape Town – email: 18 February 2019
"Dear Andrea Thank you for the successful delivery of my Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 393 from Split Croatia to Doha Qatar in November/December 2018, a 4500nm trip that is challenging both from a weather and logistics perspective. I really appreciate all the advice and assistance with managing the delivery and all logistics surrounding it. The trip had its fair share of challenges which you handled professionally and efficiently. Arranging a new Genoa in Rhodes Greece and having it installed on the boat within 48 hours was amazing, as was your ability to deal with customs officials and Harbour masters in the numerous ports along the way. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone considering having a boat delivered, especially through the Suez/Red Sea route, which you seem very familiar with. You are a fantastic Yacht-Master and skipper, and the crew that you selected to assist with the delivery were extremely competent and professional. Thank you again for your professional friendly service. I will definitely be calling you again when we are ready to move the boat down to South Africa. Kind regards" Craig Pyott SV Mojo Doha Qatar
"Dear Andrea, I would like to thank you for the great service that you provided in delivering my boat from Sardinia to the Grenadines. It was a long passage and the captain André Lambelet and his crew did a great job. I had the chance to spend some time with André preparing the yacht and then sailing for 4 days, I found him very professional, reliable and relaxed. I world definitely choose your service again if I will ever need it in the future". Sincerely Andrea Alessi.
"Dear Andrea, I am writing this letter to thank you for the service you have provided, which actually went way better than I had expected considering such a difficult passage due to the region. When I met with Claudio in Oman, we had to sort out a number of situations before departure. I found him to be very professional and helpful, most importantly that he completely understood and every boat is different and has its specific quirks that usually only the owner knows of. Claudio worked with me in detail in order to be aware of all the issues and how I dealt with them which made the job so much less stressful. when arriving in Turkey I had expected that I would have many jobs on the boat to maintain but everything was in great shape with just some minor insignificant issues. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone I know considering this". regards, Adeeb Sawaya
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Bavaria 46 Oman to Turkey
Adeeb Sawaya​
"Thank you very much for the excellent service provided in delivering the Bavaria 46 from Zadar, Croatia to Dubai. Everything was done very professionally and the trip completed without any major issues. The crew including Captain, Claudio and crew member Manuel, was very knowledgeable and capable of performing this challenging mission. Every aspect of the trip was shared in full detail and clear communication. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone else". My best regards, Omar Aker
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Bavaria 46 Croatia to Dubai
Omar Aker
"Dear Andrea: I am writing this letter to tell you about my satisfaction after the yacht delivery services for the catamaran Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40, that your company has provided me with, made in full satisfaction and in a timely manner, from Praslin (Seychelles) to Barcelona. I want to thank you for both the yacht delivery service and the "management" for the different adversities that occurred on the trip. I refer to the management and dealing on my behalf with Volvo for the replacement of one engine who failed on the way before Suez with a new one under warranty with your excellent work. Congratulations and I wish you much professional success by continuing on giving such a good service". Mariano Lacasa Cuasi Dos S.L.
Yacht Delivery Annapolis - Atlantic Crossing: "I have known Andrea Ciotoli since the summer of 2001 when we made a transatlantic crossing together on my Prout 38, from Spain to the USA. During this passage, Andrea demonstrated his skills as a mariner, his resourcefulness in dealing with gear breakdowns and his cheerful personality that made for a pleasant passage. I found Andrea to be totally reliable and professional, ready to deal with all problems that we encountered. He is extremely knowledgeable about yacht management and holds an RYA Yachtmaster Sailing License. He has very strong organizational skills and, above all, I found him to be trustworthy and fully committed to the welfare of his clients". I highly recommend Delivery Captain as a yacht delivery service and for all yacht related services. Sincerely, Ted Kvell.
"Thank you very much for taking the boat safely to France".Johan Arvidsson