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Short Term Position for Dive Instructor/Deckie

Crew wanted: Dive Instructor
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:25 m
Location: South Africa
Destination: Maldives
Logged in: 30 minutes ago

CAKEHEADS: I am currently exploring the possibility/options of adding an extra team member for a Cape Town to Maldives crossing. Ideally I am looking for someone who is keen to exchange scuba diving instruction in the Maldives and deckhand/stew duties for crossing hours & experience aboard a 25m power cat. Current crew is South African & Australian; young, sporty and enthusiastic. Owners are active. Boat was purpose built for kite surfing in remote locations. The position is short term (approximate 2.5 to 3 months) with the potential to extend further to Indonesia if arrangement is working well for all parties. Non-smokers only. If you are interested in opening a dialogue, please send me your resume.


Long term crew

Crew wanted: 1st mate
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:23 m
Location: United Kingdom
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 38 minutes ago

aub45: For RTW - (circumnavigate) voyage departing 04/18!

Crew required that can commit long term only please.

Travel & onboard expenses plus subsistence provided.

Salaried negotiable!

Please note crew cabins are "twin berths"

Boat not being delivered until 09/17. Following short work ups over the winter.

Route flexible but expected to take around 18 months including a 6 week layover in NZ

Route to include subject to ice, The Northwest Passage!

This is my private boat. With family / friends (maximum of 4 at any one time) joining / leaving at various ports.


Female crew wanted.

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:43 f
Location: Australia
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 50 minutes ago

Jethro: I'm looking for a lady, aged 25 - 55, as crew / friend for my next trip. You need to be fit, healthy and good company. I don't have any expectations of an intimate relationship - not that I'm against one, but I'm more interested in finding someone to share my travels and help with sailing.

I'll teach you to sail (if you don't know how) and take you to the most beautiful islands and beaches in Queensland. I'll be going north very slowly, starting at the end of April and then I'll decide where to head for, depending on the winds.

I have a cat on board with me, so you'll have to like them! I don't charge anything for food or boat costs and, within reason, drinks. All I ask in return is someone to prepare and cook meals and generally help on the boat. This is not short-term, so not suitable for a cheap holiday. Please send a current photo if you're interested.

Only 1 position is on offer.


Captain Crew/Chef couple required. 6-8 Months every year, world cruising.

Crew wanted: Captain/skipper
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:92 f
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 4 hours ago

SirGeoffreyB: Flexible with arrangements.



Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:48 f
Location: Australia
Destination: South Africa
Logged in: 16 hours ago

DUCHIE: Off to South East Asia , and on to South Africa with stops along the way.


Non-Consumer Based Cruising

Crew wanted: Friendship/Relationship
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:10 m
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 18 hours ago

PelagicNomad: Hey Pirates

I'm a minimalist who loves nature/water...and live aboard my gaff rigged Westsail 33 "Panthalassa" which I wouldn't trade for the world!

Never a fan of mindless gadgetry/consumerism/the throwaway non-consumer based philosophy is evolving from books such as Seaworthiness; The Forgotten Factor, Voyaging On A Small Income, Sailing The Farm (downloadable in PDF for free), The Sailmaker's Apprentice, and a handful of other thinking nonconformists... The common theme is a functional, practical, simple and self-reliant approach, overwhelmingly crediting old/ancient designs, constructed with modern materials!

Also, where practicable, I'd like to stock the boat by bartering for organic, locally grown produce... And I dream about developing all things non-consumer based cruising as a group...while WWOOFing with other like-minded WWOOFers/cruisers at an appropriate farm/venue (yet to be determined) - perhaps in the Byron Bay or Hervey Bay areas. Naturally there'd be rigorous sea-trials involved ;-). To keep things simple/achievable...I'd like to start by working through the practical tasks in Sailing The Farm and The Sailmaker's Apprentice, and see where it goes...

Ok, so a little more about these books:

"Seaworthiness; The Forgotten Factor" by naval architect Czeslaw Marchaj compares modern boat design with those more than a hundred years old. In particular, he praises an 1894 North Sea rescue boat, designed by Colin Archer - which my boat is a fibreglass derivative of.

"Voyaging On A Small Income" by Annie Hill is about non-consumer based cruising - having no fridge, eating beans, celestial navigation, and combining old/ancient concepts with modern materials. A couple started with basically nothing at the age of 18, owned/voyaged on a couple of boats, developed a ruthless "cost vs benefit analysis" built their dream boat, and retired by the age of 28 in the early eighties, with enough finance invested to return 1,300 pounds pa, which they both lived off.

Sailing The Farm, by Ken Neumeyer is about "Seasteading":
"With a couple of hundred pounds of seeds, a few dried fruits and a solar still for fresh water, a family could sail around the world without ever having to make that long upwind tack to the grocery store for manufactured products shipped from half a world away."

This dude also teaches us to ditch refrigeration and make/use all kinds of simple, funky tools. The idea is, go organic, buy, forage, and/or grow food on an island... Dehydrate it to store efficiently. Aboard, grow a herb garden, wheatgrass and spirulina, while seeds are sprouted and eaten live. Eat seaweed. Make cheese, yoghurt, milkshakes, dips...with powdered milk. Rehydrate and juice dried fruits/berries. Grind grain and prepare all your food from scratch, daily, without removing or killing the goodness...

Emiliano Marino's family come from a long line of prominent seafarers. He understands traditional boats/handmade sails/real seamanship, and the value of a holistic approach... Entering a market where everything is designed to break, kinda broke his heart... So he wrote a practical guide to encourage self-reliance, called "The Sailmaker's Apprentice"

"I am still, fifteen years later, angered by the hype and ethics of the production sailmaking industry, and morn the general loss of traditional skill and artistry in sailmaking. Furthermore, I deplore a wasteful, thrill-seeking, exploitative economy of sails and sailing, so lacking in foresight except where making a bigger, faster buck is concerned.



Crew wanted: Hostess/Steward
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:20 m
Location: Maldives
Destination: None
Logged in: 1 days ago

bering65nomad: private yacht cruising only thailand looking for matured stewardess from spanish or east europen age 30 to 40 years for interior cleaning.helping captain in deck and cooking.This is
private yacht,no party yacht,owners r canadian retired couple 63 and 61.captain is from mumbai,India.if interested,send message.salary is 2000 usd per month,flights tickets will be paid by owner,free food and accomadation inside.


Final leg

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:12 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 1 days ago

darreneckersley: Sailing to the bay of islands soon date not fixed crew required.
Leaving dependent on weather window but as this will be a winter crossing it might not be an easy voyage .
Please send expression of interest and we can discuss the trip


Tall Ship Cruise

Crew wanted: Deckhand
Vessel: Tall Ship
Size:100 f
Location: Australia
Destination: Local sailing
Logged in: 1 days ago

TallShipSkip: If you've always wanted to sail in a tall ship or looking to develop your tall ship skills - this is your chance. The company SYDNEY HARBOUR TALL SHIPS has three historic sailing ships and a wooden ferry which cruise regularly on Sydney Harbour and occasionally offshore. Our job is to share the excitement and romance of tall ship sailing and the delights of Sydney Harbour with local and international visitors.

We are looking for crew who love working with and serving people. Enthusiastic and willing to learn. Not afraid of heights, since part of the job is 'laying aloft' and furling the sails. The job is multi-faceted and every day is different - excellent customer service is paramount and a high regards for cleanliness. You will be serving food, serving at a bar, sailing the ship and doing some maintenance jobs. You have a friendly nature, are responsibly minded and enjoy the satisfaction of making people happy. Sailing experience is valued but definitely not essential - your willingness to learn is more important.

Non smoking policies apply at Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.

An Australian Holiday Visa or Working Visa are required. Crew are also required to obtain a NSW RSA (Responsible Serving of Alcohol) certificate. This can be obtained online at

If you're considering a maritime career or just looking for adventure and enjoy being part of a friendly community this is a great opportunity for you.

Live-aboard positions are available (with all meals provided) plus $150-$250/week. Please send an application with your CV and photo to Capt James Parbery.


Airlie Beach to Sydney

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:40 f
Location: Australia
Destination: Local sailing
Logged in: 1 days ago

Andy073: Hi, We are looking for some extra crew members to help bring our boat back from Airlie Beach to Sydney in early July. The skipper and crew are experienced and have made the trip a number of times along with many ocean crossings.
Looking for enthusiastic crew, hopefully with some level of experience, who would like to share the experience. Whilst it is a delivery we plan to take some extra time to stop off at few of the islands along the way.

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