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S.V Brava

Come Sail, Surf, Dive and make some money

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:44 f
Location: Panama
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 7 minutes ago

S.V Brava: Come Sail, Surf, Dive and make some money

I'm finishing my delivery season, and will be back on S.V Brava in July for the surf season in Bocas del Toro, until end of August, after that will be running charters from Bocas to San Blas.
Need someone to help me to out the boat back in working order (about 10 days) and after that, to help me on my charters and enjoy sailing.
Im looking for a female crew member to work as chef, steward and help to entertain my guests on the Caribbean side of Panama.

My charters are for couples and I can not hire another guy. Not comfortable for the guests to have one woman and 3 men onboard. Guys, please understand that.

Crew will be paid after the charters and will be able to stay onboard all the time. On the days that have work on the boat, I pay food, etc. When is fun time, share expenses (food and drinks). No one will get rich, but is a rich lifestyle for sure.
If you're looking for a paid position, maybe I'm not your best option. More indicated for someone traveling and wanting to explore some Paradise areas and save some money to keep traveling.
Great opportunity to earn sailing experience, learn about boats and have great time surfing, diving and exploring the amazing Bocas del Toro and San Blas area.
Charters for couples. Spanish is really important but not mandatory.
The crewmember will have a private cabin and will be free to dive, surf and have fun.
Please, just people with no drama, that have positive attitude and want to learn.
Been using crewbay for over 3 years, made many great friends, and want to keep it going.
Thank you for your interest.


Sailing South from San Francisco

Crew wanted: Competent Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:37 f
Location: United States
Destination: Mexico
Logged in: 23 minutes ago

boeland: Hello Sailor,
I am 69, retired and planning to leisurely sail my boat from San Francisco Bay to Mexico and beyond. I have little experience of the ocean but have sailed the San Francisco Bay for a few years with a few ocean outings.
I'd like to find crew, experienced or not, interested in sailing down the California coast and into the Sea of Cortez for pleasure. Planning to leave San Francisco in late October/early November 2017. I have no firm plans for the voyage after this but would eventually like to sail to the Pacific islands.

Heading west

Surf n board Pacific

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:22 m
Location: Panama
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 35 minutes ago

Heading west: Hi. There....We are currently in Panama San Blas islands Atlantic side to surf and take on some paying guests preferably, as there are enough Cool crew on board and of course your surf boards are welcome just no sups 😀..there is a permanent place for one female partner who will be responsible for handling the Bookings for the paying pax . So if you want to live the seaperson life, learn to surf, free dive spearfish, be with people in the know then we can teach you. You can communicate well perhaps you know how to start and manage a web site? So let's hear from you and do something interesting that you can share with friends....

Over all plan is to be heading across the pacific to Tahiti in April2017 see you there.


science and surf under sail

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:37 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 1 hours ago

JezzaG: To Spread environmental info thru travel, sport, art and day to day life with locals as we sail through the South Pacific. I think there are plenty of people preaching to the converted in the major arteries of society but, I/we can provide the conversations and the divestment of info and understanding through to the a street performer, a busker of citizen science.

Science and Surf under Sail is an organization in it's very most nebulous form...I offer it to you to mould and shape together with me.

The general concept is to have a two year cycle through the South Pacific from Southern Baja to New Zealand and back. To have that route posted on a web site in order to attract surfers and marine/environmental students to share in various legs of the journey. We will be willing to deviate from our posted track to suite the purposes of guests based on the merits of their research or activity. I would like to travel in a small armada of sail boats in order to host a larger group of guests and achieve a wider sampling or observation or just plain fun. I would like to have the added dimension of this endeavor to be a sort of correspondent based webisode reporting on environment activities and how the are affecting people and how those people are responding to these environmental impacts on their homes and villages. We would also have a sport report, leisure and fun as well as art and food.

I am good at picking up work as I travel in order to fund my own way. I am presently working as a captain of a high tech power vessel for the rich and famous here in Cabo and La Paz, Mexico. I am also a carpenter/joiner, designer/sculptor...good with my hands and can make most of our day to day maintenance and repairs...mechanical, electrical, plumbing, an understanding of our shipboard systems. Now, I want to create a meaning greater than just my own experience and fun...I am no philanthropist but, I see a way to put back, to give back and have fun doing it. I'd like help...participants as partners and crew.

There's a non-profit, A truly non-profit living that can be achieved. Like the pirate ships, environmental privateers of Oceanic equanimity, we'll share the take equally and one extra for the ship. Should we be somehow fortunate enough to make more that we need it gets forwarded on as the partners and crew deem I am a dreamer...Hey? But, I think it is an imperative that all of us thinking, concerned people that call the seas and oceans of this World "home" become informed, educated and engaged or we truly risk loosing the last bastion of freedom. I can see the technology fast gaining the ability to monitor every moving thing in every remote corner of our planet and once the illegal commercial activities are under control then, yours and mine, our simple activities may come under scrutiny...and it might even seem right to require licenses and permits and fees and charges to move about or live off the land or sea as the case may be. So, we can not become unworthy or irresponsible or complacent with our current freedoms to move about the place.

Many thanks for reading this roughing out of my thoughts but, the final draft will be based on all the input from the founding members...My warmest regards, Jerrid of the "Quo Vadis" 37' Snowgoose, cutter and the "Salvation" 45' wooden Bermuda cutter, ketch a Jim Swanson design I would like to save, needs work.

There is more i would like to add to this, a conversation without end but, for now...A simple and genuine "thank you" for your interest and all the responses to date. It is good to see how many folks are concerned and keen to participate. I work as a captain on a private vessel, I am looking for my line of succession for that roll as I look to the South Pacific.Other characters I would like on board: A marine biologist correspondent, a ocean sport correspondent, web development volunteers, camera type person, maybe a producer type person would be nice, shipwright/carpenter type persons...Seafaring folk, other captains and small ships under sail. Many thanks again...


A Smaller Super Yacht

Crew wanted: Deckhand
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:55 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: None
Logged in: 1 hours ago

CaptJezz: This is a volunteer position ideally suited to a waterperson, that would perhaps have plenty of unlogged sea time and experience with private vessels on an amateur basis and would see this position as a step-stone towards a career as a paid Capt, engineer or crew. I capt. this vessel for a private family that enjoy long weekends or vacationing down here on the Southern Baja. We trip between La Paz and Cabo for the most part with some runs up to Loreto or out to the local Islands around La Paz.

In Cabo we prep the vessel and typically pilot the boat for the owner, family and guests for day trips, sunset cruises, etc… In La Paz, we prep the ship and the owner often pilots themselves for a weekend aboard in a quiet bahia anchorage, we then cast off and catch. The work we do apart from cleaning and polishing and keeping the vessel in Show Condition also includes; basic engine maintenance and service, the watermaker, gen-set, other filters and seawater strainers, electrical and electronic maintenance and service. We strive and succeed at having a state of readiness and presentation with little or no unanticipated down time of the ship, anticipating problems. We also do the airport run and other odd livery services for the owner and guests and maintain that vehicle. That’s the big picture.

This ship is on the Smaller side of the “Super Yacht” but, that means we wear many hats. Your part would be focused on the deck work underway, watching out for people/kids as they might move about the boat, participating in cleaning and polishing, bottom scrubbing and participating and gaining experience in other repairs and service as time permits. This is not a fishing boat, you must be housebroken. While we do not typically provide “Silver Service” you should know silver service exists. You will also get some time and experience at the helm. I will do what I can to make this a valuable experience, indeed a step-stone.

Room and board are available, modest. We have accommodation ashore in both places. There is typically plenty of time between the action and you should be able to enjoy the local flavor. We have, available for your use; a quiver of surfboards, dive and snorkel gear, we have our own dinghy’s one w/10 and one w/15hp, we also have a 37’ sailing cat (needs some work). On work days expenses will be provided for. In many ways this is a family affair so, we enjoy sharing meals, a drink or 2 and hope you’ll fit in with that sort of thing.

I have a 3 month trial period on this but, it could be extended by mutual agreements. Looking forward to your responses. I am going to review application and make a decision over the next week and would like to move forward relatively quickly from there. Please be ready to travel on short notice.


Cruising boat seeks laid back crew

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:42 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 3 hours ago

Jspencer: Cruising to Caribbean over a couple of years, moving very slowly and enjoying the spots along the way. Looking for laid back fun crew to help out.


Not currently looking for crew.

Crew wanted:
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Croatia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 15 hours ago

Phill365: .


Around the world

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Panama
Destination: None
Logged in: 18 hours ago

7boreas: My sailing-boat is confortable (3 cabins and 3 showers. ...)

I travel without time-limit

I speak F, E, G, Sp, ....



Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Tall Ship
Size:38 m
Location: Colombia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 20 hours ago


we have a fix crew of 3 people on board and allways need some additional hands (payingwise= 80usd&day for short term untill 7 days and 60usd for longer terms untill 14 days........for a minimum of 3 month 20usd&day (thats for the first stay...people that come for a second tie crewing do not pay and after second we also pay flights.

so what we are looking for is generally more people that come for a minimum time of 3 month (max 4 month)

it is possible to join for less time only payingwise like described before...the shorter you come the more will be the payment

the ship is a 114 years 0ld tallship (staysailschooner), steel, 240tons, 38meter lenght, in good seaworthy conditions.


The minimum amount of time for crewing on the Stahlratte is 3 months, mainly because it takes some time to get into all the ships technical systems and the necessary works! newcomers have to pay there own food/basic axpences of 20us per day for the first 3 month.
when coming second time crewing there is no more expenses and for the third time we pay flights to get on board and back home.

How long you will be staying on board in the end depends highly on our working atmosphere as a group, as this is the most important thing for a group of people living and working together in this "small world", where you will even spend most of your free time together...this can be a challenge!
For this same reason it is also important not to be afraid of confrontations, because at some point the necessicity will arise to discuss things and situations!

Acatually on our tours between panama and colombia we are carrying travelers and their it is passengers and deckscargo we are transporting (up to 20 heavy motorcyles and up to 22 pax)

so basic works on these tours are:

--loading, lashing and cover of deckscargo
--cooking for guests and crew
--maintaining ships technical equippement (generators/engine/watermaker etc)

Maintaining this ship and organising the Tours is a lot of work. For you to be able to get an overview of how things work on the "Stahlratte" we will describe the general routine in the following:

We do approx. 2 Tours consisting of 4 days per month. Each tour needs about 2 days time for preparation i.e. shopping, cleaning, organizing we spend about 12 days in total each month concentrating on Tours.

During these tours we will be very busy especially with organizing the catering for a possible total of 24 we are 3-4 people crew normally, we do not have much time during these tours to relax, even if the guests are asked to help us in everything (cooking,cleaning, watches).

Most of the ships maintenance work is done during our stay in Cartagena between the tours, as this is an industrial harbour and materials, spare-parts etc. are easy to find.

the maintenance works are basicly:

--fight against the rust (grinding; nailhammering; painting
--technical repairs and overhaul (generators, mainengine, watermaker, pumps, hydraulicv equippement...etc)
--rigg works and sailrepairs

it is a lot of Industrial work to do: DIRTY AND EXHAUSTING

We always spend some time in San Blas between the Tours to relax and enjoy the paradise, but even there sometimes things need to be done for the ships maintenance but generally we are not doing anything else than emergency repairs during these days.

The maintenance works are very diverse...there will always be a lot of cleaning involved! Keeping decks and rooms clean, repairing sails, replacing ropes, unrusting and painting, changing the oil of generators, greasing the anchor-winch...ect. ect. ect....
All these works are accompanied by the daily things to do: always checking the generators, charge level of batteries, bilge water content, drinking watertank content, refilling the fridges with cool drinks, checking the vegetables and fruits to take out the bad ones..etc

In our experience the crew works well, when everyone feels responsible for everything and also for everybody. People who lack the ability to see things that need to be done and who need to be provided with tasks makes life on board difficult for all the rest.
very important is to know that as a crewmember you are not coming to "help" when somebody else does works...yourself are asked to work and you will need to take responsabilities and animate yourself doing things ...that all means very quick learning as there will be a load of works you probably have never made before.

This description is not designed to shock you, but it should avoid wrong expectations!
In general you should be able and like to take responsibility, enjoy group-life and -dynamics, cooking, being active and take the iniciative.
You will have to learn some things like how to work with the sails, a bit of seamanship, a bit about motor-maintenance, basic navigation and cooking for up to 22 people, but as long as you are willing to learn, to work and take your part of responsibility you will not need to have knowledge about sailing and ships....this world will be yours in NO time ;)

we are especially looking for people interested in coming back crewing and intensify there skills and konwledge on board and be able-body-sailors or even first mates and so we do pay flights for people when coming 3rd time.
very interesting for stahlratte are allways people with good handcrafts experience...woodworkers, welders etc


Sailboat refit and cruise to Panama.

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:40 f
Location: United States
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 20 hours ago

joderep: The main crew consists of a group of four friends that have been challenging themselves through expeditions such as:

- Canoeing down a remote river in Quebec for three weeks.
- Biking 4000 km in West Africa.
- Living in an igloo and backcountry skiing for more than three weeks in the Canadian Rockies.
- Buying a small coastal sailboat and sailing 4000 NM to reach Haiti and back.
- And countless other extreme expeditions.

It was only logical to buy an old sailboat to reach remote and exotic locations!

We have a broad professional background, including a Water Treatment Technician/Driller, a Ph.D. Economist, a Cabinet Maker and an Arctic/Antartic kayak guide. We are also very skilled, having experience with diesel engines, outboards, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, electronics, and composite material repairs.

The sailboat is currently being rebuilt. Multiple deck leaks prompted us to replace the deck altogether. While we are at it, we are refitting and upgrading the electrical network, steering column, plumbing, and completing all other work an older boat need to get done before hitting the ocean again! 50% of the refit has already been completed, and the boat is expected to be splashed in October.

We are looking for crew members to help with the rebuilding and to man the boat once it is launched.

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