Richard Bard is an accomplished captain with a solid record of delivering motor yachts and sailboats safely and on schedule. With his more than 25 years of experience, you can put your confidence in him to deliver your boat to any harbor along the West Coast of the United States---or anywhere else in the world. Here's why:
Power and sail boats up to 120 feet
North and Central American coastal passages
Multiple ocean crossings: Pacific, North and South; Atlantic; Caribbean
U.S.Coast Guard licensed master
Marine safety training
Yacht Delivery Feedback: "Richard helped me get my 48' Albin motor yacht to Kodiak, AK, and skippered one of my first charter trips there before I got my own captain's license. His navigational and boat handling skills are solid, and he is helpful, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to spend time with; as a yacht delivery captain, I'd recommend him to anyone.”
---Larre Brouhard, owner, Kodiak Cruises (Read more feedback from Smooth Passage Yacht Delivery clients)
Practical knowledge that will make your yacht delivery smoother---Capt. Bard has first hand experience navigating into and out of the following harbors along with the coastal and offshore routes that connect them.
California: San Diego, Dana Point, Newport, Los Angeles, Alamitos, Long Beach, San Pedro, Marina Del Rey, Channel Islands, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Redwood City, Alameda, Vallejo, Sausalito, Bodega Bay, Fort Bragg, Crescent City, Eureka.
Oregon: Portland, Astoria, Warrenton, Garibaldi, Newport, Winchester Bay, Coos Bay, Brookings
Washington: Ilwaco, Westport, La Push, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Point Roberts, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor.
Alaska: Juneau, Seward, Homer, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Sand Point, Cordova, Yakutat, Pelican, Petersburg, Craig.
Hawaii: Lahaina, Honolulu.
Florida: Key West, Marathon, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Port Canaveral, St. Augustine, Jacksonville.
Rhode Island: Newport.
Cayman Islands: Georgetown.
British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver, Victoria, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Powell River, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Tofino.
Nova Scotia, Canada: Halifax, Shelburne
Mexico: Ensenada, San Carlos, Puerto San Jose, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan,Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Chiapas, Puerto Penasco.
Nicaragua: Puesto del Sol
Honduras: French Harbor, Port Royal, Roatan.
Costa Rica: Golfito.
Panama: Colon, Cristobal, full Canal transits.
French Polynesia: Nuku Hiva, Marquesas; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Papeete Tahiti, Huahine, Bora Bora
American Samoa: Pago Pago.
Virgin Islands: Virgin Gorda; Road Town, Tortola, BVI.
Bermuda: St. George Harbor.