With 40 years of operating experience on San Francisco Bay and across the globe, Bay Vessel Services is uniquely qualified to provide careful and expedient transport of your recreational or commercial vessel on her own bottom. All trips require a pre-departure inspection and familiarization of all relevant systems to ensure safety and punctual delivery. All trips also require insurance on the vessel for the crew and route.
Bay Vessel Services provides local deliveries within the San Francisco Bay Area – many owners and boatyards request this service for maintenance work, or for temporary or permanent relocation.
Use Bay Vessel for your delivery needs. Be assured of expert care and operation of your vessel, and on-time arrival.
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For more distant relocations, Bay Vessel Services provides deliveries along both coasts of the United States and to Mexico and Canada. These more distant relocations require a more thorough complement of installed operational and safety equipment, which can be provided to the owner if not available.
The majority of our deliveries are focused on the U.S. West Coast, from Puget Sound to San Diego. All deliveries are performed by Captain Paul Verveniotis – we do not subcontract or operate a captain network for long distance voyages.
We welcome you as the owner to participate in the delivery of your vessel!
In the case of new vessels (or new to you), being part of the delivery crew will give you a fantastic opportunity to learn more about her boathandling particulars and seakeeping abilities. We will talk with you to better understand your background and skill, and your ability to withstand the rigors of the particular voyage. Deliveries are not pleasure cruises – they are work, with the specific goal of getting your vessel delivered as quickly and as safely as possible while minimizing stress on the boat and its systems.
In general, we do not allow you to bring guests nor do we allow you to bring others along as crew members. We utilize highly trained crew personnel of our choosing who have the experience to operate the vessel safely and who can perform in the case of a disabling event or emergency. We are happy to discuss the qualifications of others who might complement the delivery crew and save on delivery costs while not compromising our standards of service.