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The DeFever Cruisers is a highly active group of cruisers, most of whom own Arthur DeFever designed trawlers. They are  a passionate group dedicated to sharing their experience and knowledge with each other, through hosting great rendezvous, on-line forums, and regular communications. Captain Bob and Pam are proud members of this organization. Visit them at

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Boat Delivery and Training

Captain Bob Shircliff is a boat captain who earned his USCG Captain's License in 2003, and upgraded to a USCG 100 Ton Master's License in 2012. He has almost 30,000 miles of cruising and vessel delivery experience on the inland waterways and in open water. He is a member of the American Professional Captain's Association random drug testing program, holds a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (issued by Homeland Security), is CPR/First Aid Certified, and is a SSI certified SCUBA diver. 

​Captain Bob's Yacht Service provides professional boat delivery and training services wherever and whenever you wish. Have you bought a larger powerboat or switched from sail to power? We would be delighted to help you with the transition! Our focus will be on teaching safe boat handling, docking, navigation, and systems maintenance so that you can best work together as a team

The safety of your vessel and any passengers are the most important consideration in planning any yacht delivery. We will work together with you to ensure that your vessel is prepared for transport and is operated per your expectations.


MTOA Member​ship

Captain Bob is proud of his membership (#3763) in MTOA, Marine Trawlers of America. Founded in 1990, MTOA is one of the most active associations of trawler owners in the US. MTOA has over 2000 members. Membership is encouraged for anyone who owns a trawler, or  is interested in the trawler lifestyle. Visit MTOA at

Captain Bob is pleased to serve as an AGLCA Sponsor

America's Great Loop Cruisers Association is the premier organization for cruisers interested in  traveling America's Great Loop - a 6500 mile route around the eastern US and Canada. All CBYS clients are offered a free one year membership in AGLCA. Visit them at


Pam and Bob have been lifelong boaters, and have never had an insurance claim. They are active members of the cruising community, and you can depend n them to deliver your boat in pristine condition.

Owners are always encouraged and welcomed to sail with us! Daily email Progress Reports/Photos are provided. Boats are always left clean and ready for your next voyage. The family above is boarding their vessel after its 800 mile transport.




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