Who We Are

Professional Yacht Delivery was founded by a group of experienced skippers that crossed paths in their travels and developed a keen respect for the skills and experience of each other. After sailing together and recommending each other, we decided to formally promote our superior services together.

Captain Curt Lahti

USCG 200T Masters with Sailing Endorsement

"Skip" has enjoyed a lifetime at sea and has over 30 years of professional sailing experience ranging from racing sailboats to cruising sailboats to large powerboats. He is a licensed scuba diver and enjoys backpacking, rowing, music (from all over the world), reading and general tinkering with boats.

Skip is fluent in Spanish and also enjoys Latin American literature, history and cultural studies.

His mechanical and troubleshooting skills are very strong and he is familiar with most systems found aboard yachts today. He has also enjoyed a parallel career managing small businesses to major corporations (such as Intel). This dual career path has given him exceptional management skills not typically found in sailing world and it shows in the professionalism of this Professional Yacht Delivery service.

Please see Skip's sailing CV below.

Captain Larry Byers

USCG 100T Masters with Sailing Endorsement

Larry has lived on or near the water all his life and has enjoyed all things related. He has sailed with his wife all around Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands before deciding to make sailing their life. Larry retired in 2009, after selling virtually everything, to go cruising. In August of that year Larry and his wife sailed out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and turned left. Over the next five years they enjoyed sailing Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, the Inter-coastal waterway, and the east coast of the United States to New York City. He has since made many ocean passages and even managed a charter fleet in Seattle, Washington.

Prior to cruising the worlds oceans, Larry had a successful career in the biomedical world with positions ranging from Emergency Room supervisor for the United States Air Force to Director of Technical Systems for Puget Sound Kidney Centers. He is also very mechanical and able to troubleshoot systems from desalinators to alternators. His strong mechanical skills are matched by his medical knowledge.

Larry is also an accomplished, professional musician having played in gigs from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Bothell, Washington.

Please see Larry's CV below.

Skip's Sailing Resume 2022.docx
Larry Byers Resume 2021.docx