J/World uses a only our in-house skippers and associates with whom we have firsthand experience. All of teams have been vetted by us directly and have worked with us extensively before. These are consummate industry professionals with whom we would trust our own vessels…. because we DO entrust them with our own fleet of boats! We have an impeccable safety and satisfaction record, and all our teams are personable and reliable.
Yacht and Vessel Delivery
J/World Sailing provides sail and motor yacht delivery services worldwide. Not only are our skippers some of the most experienced in the world, we also are able to offer full shore-side logistical support. You do not have to trust your boat to some freelance sailor with dubious references. With J/World, you can rest easy knowing that your boat is in good hands and you have a proven, reputable company, licensed and insured, standing behind our work! We can also provide instructional deliveries, so you can learn by doing. This is an exceptional way to learn how best to use your boat, and have some professional crew aboard making sure the passage is safe.
J/World offers a full suite of services for the seasoned yachtsmen and aspiring sailors… and everyone in between. Not only can we come do it for you, we can show you how to do it in the future. From our renowned training programs to vessel acquisition consulting to racing team management, do not hesitate to contact us to see how we might be of assistance in all of your sailing endeavors.
Boat Owner Services
Systems Overview and Operation
Learn about electrical systems, fresh water and plumbing, refrigeration, etc. Know how to properly use the systems on your boat to get the most out of them while learning to avoid costly mistakes.
Rig Tuning & Standing Rigging
Shroud tension, headstay sag, backstay tension, etc. Your rig is a dynamic, living thing. Learn how to make intelligent adjustments to adjust for wind and water conditions. This isn’t just about performance, it is about making sure your boat is efficient, manageable, and safe.and seaworthy.
Running Rigging Setup and Use
Outhaul, vang, cunningham, halyards, reefing systems, etc. Do you really know what they all do? What is the best way to manage your boat with it’s current rigging setup? Maybe there are some free and/or inexpensive changes you can make to your rigging or your procedure to make life easier and safer.
Sail Inventory Assessment and Sail Trim Overview
What are the characteristics of each sail? What wind ranges are they appropriate for? How should you be trimming each sail to get the most out of it? Learn to increase the effectiveness and lifespan of your expensive sail inventory.
Safety Procedures and Equipment
Which crew-overboard procedures are best suited for your vessel? What safety equipment is recommended for your sailing? What gear provides the best value for your needs?
Engine Overview & Maintenance
Standard maintenance procedures. What are the primary malfunctions of diesel auxiliary power? What are the warning signs of engine malfunction?
Yacht Design Overview
What are the characteristics of your vessel? In what areas can you expect your boat to excel? Where are the weak spots? How to you leverage weaknesses into strengths?
Learn special procedures which apply to your vessel, such as spring-line docking and departure, the back & fill, efficient tacking, safe gybing, etc.
Heavy Weather Concerns and Procedures
Should you reef or reduce headsail area? If you should reef, when should you do it? How is it most efficiently and safely performed? If reefing isn’t enough, what then?
How to look after your investment, and how to get the most pleasure and the least problems from sailing.
Vessel Acquisition Consulting
Industry Professionals with Hands-On Experience
J/World has a team of sailors with a tremendous amount of experience. We know boats, and we understand sailors. We have worked on and sailed on many makes and types of boats across a wide range of conditions and venues.
Finding a top surveyor is crucial in the boat buying process. Oftentimes, a broker will recommend a surveyor, however we highly recommend that you source your own surveyor. J/World knows how to recruit highly qualified professional and accredited surveyors who will make sure that your target boat is sound and seaworthy.
Designers and Engineers
Sometimes it becomes advisable to enlist the services of engineers, architects, and/or designers. Specialists in certain fields can lend valuable insights as to the construction and sea-kindliness of certain vessels. For race boats, the insights of knowledgeable designers can provide very important information as to how certain rating rules and possible future variants/trends might impact the long term competitiveness of a boat. J/World has excellent relationships with many of the most respected professionals in all of these areas.
Our team of professional sailors can add significant insights as to the sailing characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and general applicability of a particular vessel towards your sailing goals.
Sailmakers and Riggers
Sailmakers and riggers can be important when considering the particulars of the above-deck equipment. After all, a large portion of the cost of a vessel is tied up aloft, and it is far too often ignored early on, only to be costly down the line. From physical inspections of the running rigging, rig surveys and the standing rigging, to detailed analysis of the sail inventory, J/World can help identify areas which should be investigated, and get the right people for the job.
Owners and Private Party Sales
Thanks to our long history in the sailing world, our extensive alumni network, and our numerous partners, affiliates, and vendors, we also occasionally have the ability to find boats before they hit the general market. If you have specific needs and/or wants, and you are just not seeing what you are after listed on Yachtworld, let us know. We have interesting deals crossing our desks all the time…
Licensed Skippers and Instructors
So once you have your dream-boat, rest assured that J/World is prepared to be an ongoing resource for you. If you need the boat delivered, we have top tier skippers and crews. Maybe the boat systems, that generator and water-maker and electrical system are a bit daunting. Or maybe you want to learn how to better dock the boat with just two people. Whatever the case, we can provide on-board, post purchase instruction and training.