Delivery Portugal to essex

Esmerelda

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We recently had a 40 foot Jeanneau delivered from Vilamoura to Fambridge by Halcyon who I can recommend, by a delivery skipper I cant... Halycon do a fixed price delivery regardless of delays, although fuel, travel expenses and marina expenses are additional. Total cost was about £3.5k
 
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Any recommendations for taking a 12 m yacht back to UK from Portugal in August
Thanks

If you intend to do it yourself it will depend on your experience and available time.
Going straight across the Bay isn't a problem - I've done it several times in different months, one August trip was memorable because it was flat calm and we motored all the way - make sure that you have enough fuel. A November snowstorm was also memorable.
 

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If you intend to do it yourself it will depend on your experience and available time.
Going straight across the Bay isn't a problem - I've done it several times in different months, one August trip was memorable because it was flat calm and we motored all the way - make sure that you have enough fuel. A November snowstorm was also memorable.

Not sure you get those in August, even in Biscay.;)
 

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Yeah I was also thinking.. Why on earth would you want to come back to the UK... The place is a run down clapped out cess pit!
Surely Portugal is a lot cheaper, better food, sun, less stress.. I am sure I can think of more...
 

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One problem is you can get 25 knot winds gusting 30+ around headlands and a two to three knot current against you. The gulfstream also runs down the Portuguese coast, it's usually a bit offshore, anyway I can assure you it is a total nightmare. If you do get that then plan B is sail off wind until you reach the westerlies and then turn for home reaching.
 
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