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Training and Delivery of DeFever 50 foot Motor Yacht from Norfolk VA to NYC

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Training and Delivery of  DeFever 50 foot Motor Yacht from Norfolk VA to NYC
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Sometimes you run out of time or run out of crew and need some help. When you need a delivery captain or if you just want some refresher training while cruising your boat, Captain Chris can step in to help relocate your boat back to it's home port...and offer experienced recommendations along the way.

Asked to help move a new owner's boat, Captain Chris boarded this DeFever in Norfolk VA and immediately helped the owner plan their trip, with consideration for the questionable weather forecasts. 

What a gorgeous profile on this DeFever Motor Yacht! The draft is shallow enough to comfortably run the ICW yet it's a heavy enough cruising boat to travel off shore when the spirit moves you. Wonderful for traveling from Norfolk VA to City Island NY, it's final destination.

Captain Chris can relocate your boat when time runs short on your vacation or travel WITH you when it's a new-to-you vessel. If you'd like to learn more skills under the coaching of an experienced and professional captain...just Ask Captain Chris!

All systems go!
First day out was foggy but with a projection from NOAA to clear as the day went on.
Maintain a careful watch when the visibility is less than ideal. Navigation equipment including AIS and RADAR can help but there is nothing that replaces a traditional watch.
Beautiful hard top flybridge with a hard top sundeck aft.
A sea chest like this is normally found on much larger boats.
This is a view from the top of the sea chest looking down to the open sea through a viewing port.
This is the side of the sea chest showing the raw water intake valves.
Is that really a German U-boat coming into Norfolk Navy Base?
We came across a Pogie boat in the lower half of the Chesapeake Bay.
Watch out for fish traps on the northeast bank of Solomons MD. FYI they don't show up on your RADAR!
Some distinctive shapes from the lighthouses on the Delaware Bay.
Lady Liberty welcomes us into the New York Harbor.
Careful navigating around all the commercial traffic in the harbor.
Here comes a ferry right across our stern.
   

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