Welcome to OffshoreDeliverySkipper.com

Jeffry Matzdorff lives in Marina Del Rey, California, and is available for hire as a delivery Captain, personalized boating consultant and/or sailing instructor. He has over 40 years of yachting experience, both sail and power. He has been delivering boats under the OffshoreDeliverySkipper.com namesake since 2010. Jeffrys knowledge in boat preparation is outstanding. His knowledge of electronics, engines, boat systems and provisioning has been an asset to both experienced and new boat owners alike.

Go With Experience - Why Choose me

I own my own 41 foot sailboat, and I have a great deal of respect for any boat I am fortunate to be aboard. For me, it's all about hiring the right Captain to deliver your boat.  I am pleased to send you my sailing C/V as well as my references which I encourage you to check. 

I grew up in an era when it was a necessity to navigate our position without using GPS to calculate your position and determine the set/drift and course while underway. I am old school and can navigate quickly and efficiently using paper charts, parallel rule and dividers.  I am also very proficient with all the latest navigational aids including GPS, Chartplotters, AIS, Sat phones, Online navigational aids and weather forcasts. I generally provide online real time delivery progress for owners and their family/friends using the latest available technology to keep all those interested in the delivery informed.

See my Adverture Logs page for examples on how I deliver a boat and capture the delivery progress online.


o Boat Deliveries - Sail or Power - (cruising or racing)
o Captain Deliveries with Owner/Owner crew onboard
o Private Captain for special events
o Boating Instruction - Basic Sailing or Power, docking, anchoring, heavy weather
o Catalina or Channel Islands passage making, mooring and/or anchoring training
o New or Used boat 2nd opinions, service technician recommendations
o Boat Consultant - pricing, equipment selection and installation recommendations
o New Electronics Training - GPS, AIS, weather forecasting, yachting systems
o Sea Trial Captain, Sea Trial 2nd Option team to evaluate boat, electronics, engine and rigging

Recent Deliveries

May 2016 --- Newport Beach to San Francisco
Beneteau 393

March 2016 --- Turks and Caicos thru Panama Canal to San Francisco
Oyster 53

September 2015 --- Marina Del Rey to New Zealand
Lucia e Luca - Jeanneau 53

August - 2015 --- Hawaii to Marina Del Rey
Between The Sheets - Jeanneau 52

June - 2015 --- Anacortes Washington to San Diego
Boondoggie - Spencer Lincoln Custom Lobsteryacht 37

April - 2015 --- Channel Islands to Anacortes Washington
Dulce Vida - Defever 52

March - 2015 --- Cabo to Marina Del Rey
Between The Sheets - Jeanneau 52

2015 - January --- Palma De Mallorca to Gibraltar
Swan 90

January - 2015 --- Blaine OR to Newport OR
Dreamboat - 40 Benetteau

August 2013 thru December 2014 Boat Captain for Swan 56
West Coast, Panama Canal, Caribbeann, East Coast

-San Francisco to Ensenada
-Panama to St Maarten via Jamaica and Domincan-Puerto Rico
-All around Caribbean
-St Maarten to NYC via Bermuda
-NYC to Newport RI
-Newport RI to Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, SC to St Maarten

July/August-2013 -- Hawaii to MDR
Between The Sheets - Jeanneau 52

January-2013 -- Cabo to Marina Del Rey
TAI PAN - Beneteau  50

January-2013 -- Puerto Vallarta to Marina Del Rey
BLOODHOUND  - 90 ft  William Fife design Gaff Cutter

October-2012 -- Marina Del Rey to San Francisco
QUIVER - Santa Cruz 40

September-2012 -- Coos Bay to Port Townsend

September-2012 -- Anacortes to Santa Barbara
Viking 58

June-2012  -- Portland Oregon to Ensenada
SEDONA-Island Packet 370

July-2012 -- Coos Bay, Oregon to Port Townsend, Washington
Vagabond 47 Garden Ketch

Oct/Nov -- 2012 San Diego to Panama Canal
Island Packet 370

May-2012 Portland, Oregon to San Diego 1100nm
Island Packet 370

May-2012 -- La Paz to Marina Del Rey
Mainship 390

April-2012 -- Marina Del Rey to Coronado Cays
Hunter 27

April-2012 -- Cabo to Marina Del Rey
Between the Sheets, Jeanneau 52

July/August 2011 -- Transpac Race and Delivery Home
Transpac Race LA Harbor to Hawaii - 2350 miles, 14 days
Hawaii to Marina Del Rey, CA - 2850 miles, 16 days
Between the Sheets, Jeanneau 52

September-2011 -- Long Beach to Seattle
Catalina 38

October-2011 -- Baja HA-HA XVIII - San Diego to Cabo
Hylas 45

November-2011 -- Puerto Los Cabos to San Diego
Passport 40





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I believe that boat preparation is key to a successful delivery. Both boat, crew, provisioning and the boats electronics and subsystems should be inspected and in good working order.

I believe that the Captain, crew and owner should be able to trust and depend on each other as well as get along. Safety and a secure passage are paramount to me. Having fun and enjoying the experience is what keeps me coming back for another passage.

I am easy going both on and off the water but I take my deliveries seriously and do not believe that a professionally hired Captain or crew should drink while delivering a boat with the exception of perhaps something to go with dinner. Party activities are best saved for after the delivery. I am a non smoker for those sailors who would want to know but not offended by those sailors that do smoke.