Yacht Delivery

We deliver yachts, tuition and skippers.
We are small specialist business offering a high level of service and value.
From start to finish, we will look after you and your boat.



a reliable and loyal team of Skippers

very experienced Yachtmaster Offshore
or Yachtmaster Ocean

all crew are committed and passionate sailors



care and professionalism

constant communication and transparency throughout

there are no gimmicks



old or new, large or small

sail or power

monohull or catamaran

Own Boat Tuition

  • build confidence in close quarters situations
  • practice night navigation
  • experience a longer passage
  • train your friends and family
  • learn to work together as a crew

RYA Training

If you require RYA qualifications, we can organise this through one of our partner yacht schools.

RYA Training

If you require RYA qualifications,
we can organise this through one of our partner yacht schools

Assisted Passage

  • learn more about your boat
  • gain valuable experience
  • build confidence on longer passages


We would be delighted to put you in touch with previous clients who we have moved boats for and taught. Alternatively, please see below for some client testimonials. We aim to provide a service that you are totally satisfied with and will go above and beyond to help achieve this.

We would highly recommend Tim for any boat delivery you may be thinking about. He is very very professional and and has very high standards. He has moved our 42ft Motor cruiser on 2 occasions for us now and we have always felt 100% secure with his knowledge and efficiency. He is a great guy and we have no hesitation in recommending his services, they are 5 star … Thank you Tim, from Val & Gareth
Great people and company. I hired them to assist sailing my monohull from Las Sable d’Olonne France to the med. The team and Captain were amazing. Highly recommended.
Tim gave us a sailing lesson on our new yacht. It was a fantastic day - fun and we learned a lot. Tim's teaching style is brilliant, it's like you're being taught by a friend. I'd thoroughly recommend Hornblower Yachting to anyone looking for tuition.
Tim Ball moved my new 41 foot motor cruiser from Port Hamble to Plymouth with my son and me, leaving at 4am last Saturday. He’s a very experienced skipper, navigating the Hamble River and Solent in darkness, arriving safely in Plymouth six hours later. Tim was very flexible and helpful when making arrangements for the journey (even giving me weather updates a week in advance), doing safety checks before we set off, teaching us as we went along, and taking time to make sure everything was in order before he left us in Plymouth. All in all, a great service!
"A Little knowledge is a dangerous thing". And when Tim from Hornblower Sailing found us we were a little dangerous. Tim spent the weekend with us on our new boat. He got to know us and our skill levels and started to guide us on our path to safe and fun saiing. Tim is a seasoned sailing professional, a great teacher and a very easy person to be around. We had a wonderful weekend, learnt a lot and grew in confidence in our capabilities - and our limits! Thank you Tim and we look forward to further guidance as we develop our sailing skills.