VESSEL MONITORING, RECOVERY LOGISTICS
Extend your shore team and tap into our wealth of offshore sailing and technical expertise with our vessel monitoring and standby logistics services. Before you set off on your next adventure or delivery, book in with our monitoring team who will track your progress and remain on standby ready to step in with shore support or recovery logistics services should you need them.
It pays to be prepared; our experience of managing logistics for major events and international sailing teams has taught us the importance of having stringent contingency and crisis management planning. It is not always possible to have a large enough team to implement these plans and this is where our experts at GAC Pindar can assist.
Contingency & Crisis Management
We will work with you to develop a tailored contingency and crisis management plan to cover timelines and locations along your chosen migration route. Working with appropriate technicians we formulate capsize plans and boat recovery instructions and liaise with your own insurers prior to and during an incident or emergency. Familiar with the responsibility of being first point of contact for maritime coastguard agencies, we collate and hold all vessel and crew documentation, comfortable with managing communications during an incident or emergency situation. We have created an invaluable service and are ready to become a true and trusted extension of your shore team.
We equip vessels with a tracking system and, utilising our agents across the globe, provide 24-hour monitoring of your boat and team throughout its ocean passage. Tried and tested by single-handed sailors, global offshore races and international multihull teams, our experts remain on standby ready to assist with any scenario that may develop while a vessel is at sea.
Standby & Recovery Logistics
Providing freight forwarding services and warehousing, we advise on repositioning locations for crucial spares ready for quick transits. Should breakages occur and diversions be necessary, our team is on standby, ready to assist with crew and customs procedures at ports around the world and will manage any additional freight forwarding requirements you may need. By drawing on the global strength of GAC and our contacts worldwide, we will work with your insurers and experts in the immediate event of vessel abandonment, implementing your crisis management and vessel recovery plan.
Be prepared! Contact us today about any of our contingency planning services.
“GAC Pindar is known worldwide for their involvement in the sport of sailing with a deep understanding of yachts and equipment. They are the natural choice when it comes to shipping sailboats and provided us with the perfect solution to deliver Comanche to Europe”
GC32 Class Manager
“We are very happy to be able to count on GAC Pindar as the official shipping and logistics provider of the GC32 Racing Tour. They provide us and our participating teams with a solid, professional and reliable logistic service.”
CEO EKS team, FIA WRX
“GAC looked after EKS’ logistics requirements on the FIA WRX championship for 2 years. During this time, we found them to be helpful, knowledgeable, passionate and professional. From the works supercars to any small part, they regarded them with equal importance. We highly recommend them in the pressured world of motorsports logistics”.
Marketing Communications Fleet Manager at Spark44
“Working in partnership with GAC allowed us to deliver our cars into China safely and on time. Communication was excellent and allowed us to track every step of the journey. Thanks to the support of GAC and their local teams we overcame many challenges and a grateful to them for helping to make the Dragon Challenge the huge success it has been.”
Director of production, Realise Communication Sweden AB for Volvo Pavilion build, VOR 17-18
“We had great support from the team from GAC during the delivery of the Volvo Ocean Race. With a very tight schedule and limited space in the race-village to handle material, the containers and machinery need to be delivered exactly on time – GAC managed this challenge in an excellent way.”
Skipper – Concise 10, MOD70
“We have highlighted the vessel monitoring service to our insurance provider which has recognised it as a solid addition to our crisis management planning. Beyond this, the support and logistics services provided by GAC Pindar, especially while we are at sea, far surpass anything else on offer in the market today.”
Fédération Française de Voile
“GAC Pindar provided the French Sailing Team with competitive rates and the whole process went extremely smoothly: bringing together needs of other sailing federations and completing operations without any delays. I strongly advise others that they consider GAC Pindar.”
8th Dimension Performance Sailing
“I set high targets with our project to have eight Dragons sailing around Europe for charters, clinics and private events. For us, the fact that we could count on GAC Pindar’s experience and capacity to start moving our boats was a key element and allowed us to focus on the commercial and financial side of our start-up company. The process of delivering our boats from the UK to Portugal was very smooth and accurate, allowing us to start with our schedule with no issues. We are looking forward to continuing to work with GAC Pindar in the years to come and provide quality sailing to the lovers of our sport.”