Our mission at Pacific Yacht Delivery is to provide select owners, agents and brokers with the best value and highest quality professional yacht delivery service available.

Under the direction of United States Coast Guard Licensed Master J. Eric Bergel, our experienced team of marine professionals specializes in the ocean going delivery of recreational motor and sailing vessels to all points on the Pacific Ocean and beyond.

To date we have logged over 120,000 miles both offshore and along what amount to some of the harshest coastlines in the world while consistently maintaining a perfect safety record and the highest level of customer satisfaction.

We take pride and pleasure in efficiently delivering each vessel to the selected destination in Bristol fashion. We have never failed to complete a delivery and will do everything possible to continue our impeccable reputation.

For more information about our service please visit the rest of our site and then call our office or email us at the link below.

It will be our pleasure to assist in the planning of your next yacht delivery.

Delivery Rates

Vessels and itineraries vary considerably and therefore it is not practical to set one rate for yacht delivery.

We generally contract deliveries for an all inclusive delivery service fee based upon a number of factors including: route and season proposed – vessel speed, equipment, condition and the number of crew required.

The delivery service fee covers crew wages, transportation, and provisions for the duration of the delivery. Fuel, moorage, outfitting and repairs are billed at the completion of delivery at our direct cost.

Delivery Rates


During his employment with Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise, Captain Bergel has proven to be an honest, dedicated, sociable, dependable and most capable ope…
Captain Bergel has a strong background in many aspects of boating, engines, navigation and seamanship, as well as much offshore experience. He deliver…
I first met Eric when he was delivering a vessel from California to Costa Rica. He and his crew had just crossed the gulf of Tehauntepec, and they wer…
I have twice contracted Captain Bergel for the delivery of my Hans Christen 48 foot sailing yacht ‘Cecilie’ between Mexico and British Columbia. I…
Captain Bergel delivered Venture, my Jeanneau 49 SO, from Oahu to San Francisco this summer. I am completely impressed by his professionalism, capabil…
I have been personally acquainted with Captain Bergel since 1993. I know him to be honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend him as an accomplished p…


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Pacific Yacht Delivery added 6 new photos.Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:08pm
Some images from on our most recent sail from Les Sables d'Olonne, France to Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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Pacific Yacht DeliveryWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 2:04am
Patrick got to run new halyards.
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Pacific Yacht Delivery added 3 new photos.Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 9:24am
We're at Les Sables d'Olonne, France. Home of the Beneteau and Lagoon production plant as well as the Vendee Globe Yacht Race.
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Pacific Yacht DeliveryFriday, February 3rd, 2017 at 4:17pm
Seventh place finisher of the Vendee Globe enters the port at Les Sables d'Ollonne and we were there to welcome him.
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Pacific Yacht DeliveryTuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 4:35am
Paris, France Day 2
January 27, 2017
03:00 UTC/04:00 local

We had an exceptionally comfortable flight back to the old world from LAX in the front of a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Imagine, only ten hours to travel nearly half way around the world! Amazing! And what a magnificent bird she was! Fast, quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient with the sexiest curved wings of any passenger plane I've ever seen. The grey matter involved to create such an exquisite vehicle truly boggles the mind!

Another thing that nearly defies comprehension is how, with access to such amazing sophistication and technology, the very same airline that owns and operates a fleet of those marvelous contraptions, can still manage to lose most of my baggage. Two very large, well marked crates which contain all of my essential sailing gear have vanished into the ether. No one at Norwegian Airlines can give me any indication where they are or if I'll ever see them again. Fortunately, they will reimburse me for a reasonable amount of toothpaste if I submit the proper claim forms accompanied by a dated receipt and a four color photograph of me purchasing it, so that's a relief...

The irony is that the Dinger's duffel is even bigger than my crates, but the ticket agent decided to let his go through regular channels, while I had to drop mine off at "oversized" baggage all the way across the terminal.

I think that's where the trouble began. We got everything off the baggage carrousel in Paris, except those two crates. One might speculate that the crates missed getting loaded on our plane in time. Unfortunately, that theory breaks down as the flight's departure was delayed more than three hours for non-specified reasons which caused us to miss our non-refundable bullet train ride to our non-refundable hotel room in Nantes.

Now I lie wide awake in the airport hotel wondering about an uncertain future. Those crates contain literally thousands of dollars worth of accoutrements specific to our trade and not easily replaced on short notice. From now until we regain possession of them, our departure is in suspense. I don't even want to contemplate what we'll do if they can't find them...

Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Train station
06:00 UTC/07:00 local

And so it begins...

We purchased new tickets and boarded the TGV bullet train for our seven hour traverse of the French countryside where we will ultimately join SAMSARA. She's moored at a marina out on the windswept shore of the dreaded Bay of Biscay, and I can hardly wait to meet her!

I'll have to be patient though, as we still have two connections to make, which its not nearly as simple as you might imagine. All the signage and announcements at the stations and on the trains are in French, which wouldn't be a problem if any of us understood French, but we don't.

The other, rather odd, aspect of their system is that they don't tell you which platform your train will be departing from until just ten minutes beforehand. Consequently, you wind up having to throw elbows with the hordes of people climbing over each other as they scurry from the station house down the escalator and out onto the platform. Once there, you must find the electronic board which illustrates where the car that your seat is on will stop. If you do manage to get to the right seat in the right car going to the right place, you can breath a huge sigh of relief and relax in the absolute silence that persists in even the most crowed train car.

Nobody ever speaks at all. Not one wit!

It's like being in a public men's room back in the states; one word and you are immediately suspected of perversion, mental infirmity or both. The only major difference, in fact, is that, on the train, you're moving a hundred and fifty miles an hour and it smells like cheese.

Day six.
Port Olona, Les Sables d'Ollone
January 30, 2017
01:00 UTC/ 02:00 local

We have been very busy these last few days. Already we have been out sailing twice, testing systems and giving the owner a chance to get to know his new baby.

We have done some provisioning and outfitting, but still have quite a bit more to do. It's just as well though, because there is no chance of getting underway through the forecast period. The Bay of Biscay has been notorious among sea farers for its vicious winds and monstrous seas for centuries. This week it's definitely confirming its reputation.

In the positive column there are many items, but possibly none more important than the fact that they finally located my gear and are sending it by postal van to a nearby hotel. It arrives tomorrow. The relief I feel is simply overwhelming! I hardly slept these past several nights hindered by jet lag and worry. This morning it's more or less the excitement of recovering my things that has me up with the bats. Had the gear gone permanently missing I would have been faced with a daunting proposition somewhat like sailing half way round the world in my birthday suit and that would not be pretty!

Following is a hyperlink to our vessel location. If you bookmark this page, you will be able to know our exact position, course and speed in real time 24/7. It really is the age of miracles!


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Please let me know if you need any help with locating us or any other questions you have. We will be very busy until we get underway - and even then, still, but I will try to reply as soon as possible.

So, until next time, Au Revoir!
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