With or without the owner onboard, non drinking & non smoking skipper & crew.

Professional Vessel Relocations, start with textbook seamanship, a deep love of the ocean, total respect for the clients yacht or motor cruiser and finish with the pleasure of completing a passage with the vessel in better condition than departure, the crew safe and inspired to do it again.

For International & Major Relocation Contracts we only deal with www.sailor.com.au for all of our International Entry & Exit Documentation, Covid 19 compliance, Insurance Substantiation, Immigration, Safety & Tracking Systems etc. Flipper’s sailor.com.au profile is here. For deliveries less than 36 hrs not requiring the formalities & cost of a land based support team we can make less formal and less costly arrangements through our Contact Us page.

Steve’s Yachting Experience and Credentials.

Steve has been known throughout the Australian maritime scene by the name Flipper Boughton. Most friends call him Flip. Having recently retired from the family construction company after handing over to my sons. Dinghy sailing 7yo, ocean racing MHYC 14, I started my career as an apprentice shipwright 51 years ago in Sydney aged 17 after it became obvious it was better to be working on boats than not going to school. By age 19 I had started lobster fishing the Abrolhos Islands WA, aged 21 reef fishing the Qld GBR and prawning the Qld Coast. In between times I was boat building and ocean racing. This has been my 67 year life with over 90,000NM of extended passages, deliveries and racing. Highly qualified

  • I am ok to sail single handed
  • I have access to a deep bench of offshore sailors
  • I am ok with the owner being part of the passage
  • I am medically fit for offshore passages
  • I will not smoke onboard

Local waterways I know. I grew up on the waterfront of Middle Harbour Sydney, raced, cruised and delivered vessels the whole of the East Coast of Australia from Cairns to Hobart. I did 2.5 years working full time on the Abrolhos Islands WA cray fishing, I did stores runs to the Nth West shelf oil rigs. On moving to the Nth Qld Coast I was professional reef fishing, Trawling and mackerel fishing. During my 25 years on the Whitsunday Coast club racing, built and fitted out numerous race yachts for clients while working as a shipwright, sail maker and rigger I built or refurbished hundreds of yacht masts.

I have raced and delivered throughout my life over 90,000 nm of offshore & ocean passages.