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yacht delivery



PHONE: 206 818 9842                           EMAIL: rabard@comcast.net



Highly trusted, Coast Guard-certified Master with a lifetime of experience on the ocean.


captain RICHARD a. BARD

Thirty-five years as master of 40 to 100-foot power and sailing vessels:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Pacific Coast including most anchorages and nearly every port from California to Alaska.

  • Offshore transits: Pacific, both North and South; Caribbean Sea; and Atlantic oceans.

  • Multiple Panama Canal transits, coastal Central America and Mexico passages, and Hawaii to mainland crossings.

52-foot Santa Cruz sloop "Mystic",en route to Seattle from Maui

52-foot Santa Cruz sloop "Mystic",en route to Seattle from Maui

All this adds up to the ability and confidence to deliver your boat or guide your voyage anywhere in the world where there’s navigable water.

48' Navigator "Hard Done By" Seattle to Vallejo

48' Navigator "Hard Done By" Seattle to Vallejo


I welcome delivery participation by owners who see the benefit of practicing navigation in various waters, as well as the adventure of exploring new ports and coastlines.

email: rabard@comcast.net phone: (206) 818-9842

Contact Us

Please provide a short description of your boat, current location, intended destination, timeline, and any other relevant information. We will get back to you within 48 hours with an estimate and any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

- Captain Richard Bard


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We are based on Vashon Island, Washington with convenient access out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for all non local deliveries. Our past trips and services span half the globe.

Smooth Passage offers a complete suite of services, from sailboat and yacht delivery to informed oversight on upgrades.


In addition to our deliveries, we also apply our long hands-on experience to provide advisory and consultative services to help with boat purchases and refits.

Any vessel should be well equipped, in sound shape, and good mechanical condition before a delivery begins. If your boat needs improvements, consider putting our years of experience with installations, upgrades and repairs to work for you.

Please inquire for additional information.


(206) 818-9842




Vashon, Washington 98070


M-Sa 8a–8p PT