DELIVERY SKIPPER

By Anatoly IVANOV

ANATOLY IVANOV / FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Development 2018

The sea, the boat, the biz. The man.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Action/Adventure, Environmental
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY, SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 50 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anatoly IVANOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Anatoly IVANOV (ANATOLY IVANOV / FILM), Valeria IVANOVA (ANATOLY IVANOV / FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • A documentary about the unknown profession of delivery skipper. When someone buys a sail boat — most of which are manufactured in France, Germany or China — who delivers it to them? Say, to Miami or San Francisco? For that, boat-builders hire freelancing skippers to sail the empty sail yacht from the manufacturing plant to the client’s destination port. Anywhere in the world. The film explores the contrast between the dreams of many — the magic of the sea, the luxury of the yachts, the silence of the sails — and the reality of the bubble-wrapped interior, the loneliness and the time away from the family, the regret of never becoming an owner… the job of a temporary captain, stressed physically and psychologically, to sail as fast as possible without tearing the boat apart in rough seas, risking an expensive piece of untested equipment that barely did a few miles of sea trials. The new boat owner is happy to see the yacht arrive on time, but quickly forgets the exhausted skipper taking the flight back home.
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