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Female crew wanted.

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:43 f
Location: Australia
Destination: Papua New Guinea
Logged in: 3 minutes ago

Jethro: I've just completed a mostly solo trip from Tin Can Bay up north to Dunk Island and back. I had a great time and visited many remote locations.

I'm now looking for one crew member for my next trip. Starting in February, I plan to go south for a couple of months then in April I'll head north, but first I'd like some help now with preparing the yacht for the trip - painting, cleaning, etc. It won't be all work as I have the Great Sandy Strait to sail in between jobs and that way we'll get to know each other.

This trip, I'll go up to Cairns and then across to the Louisiades Archipelago in PNG.

Please contact me for further information. Please note that this is not a paid position.


sv ALVEI Experience the Life of a Traditional Sailor

Crew wanted: Deckhand
Vessel: Tall Ship
Size:38 m
Location: New Zealand
Destination: None
Logged in: 51 minutes ago

July 2016


We have been sailing Alvei throughout the world’s oceans from 1995 to the present. We have logged over 200,000 sea miles and stood watch with over 500 crew. Now and again it becomes time to put Alvei away and do something different. This is one of those times. We will return to New Zealand and Alvei in November 2016.

In the meantime we are looking for a few new volunteers to join the crew. We are usually about a dozen, averaging about six men and women each. We don’t plan it that way, it just works that way. The average age is twenty to thirty-something with a scattering of people in their forties to sixties. Volunteers also join us from all over the world. In fact, we’ve had as many as15 people from 13 different nationalities on one crew alone.

We have three categories of volunteer crew, short-term, medium-term and long-term. On the average about a third of volunteers are 3 weeks to 2 months, another third 3 to 4 months and another third 1-2 years. Once a person accumulates one year of service (either continuously or several shorter stints) they are eligible to sail on Alvei at any time, free of charge. Preference is given to longer term crew.

Long-Term Volunteer Crew Anyone wanting to learn the way of a tall ship sailor would do well to sign on for a year or more. Sea Time will be officially documented and applied toward earning sea time credit towards certification. Once booked, many have pursued lifelong careers at sea based on their experience on Alvei.

Medium-Term Volunteer Crew Many people, who find their way to us through, tend to be keen on tall ship sailing and stay between 3 to 4 months. This is also a good option for gap year studies or retirees who have family or other commitments back home. Many return for successive seasons.

Short-Term Volunteer Crew This option is available for the average backpacker or similar traveller looking for the next island adventure. The typical stay is between 2 weeks and 2 months while sailing interisland in the tropics.

Both long and medium-term crew can include an approximate 4 to 5 week open ocean voyage to or from New Zealand.

2017 Itinerary
• November and December mark the last two months of our 2016 season. This is a good time for potential watch leaders to join the crew and gain hands-on learning/teaching experience guiding and directing less experienced crew. We are looking for potential watch leaders here.

• After the Christmas holidays we continue welcoming new crew and finish maintenance projects such as bulwark repair and painting, tarring the rig, sail repair and caulking the deck.

• Training begins in earnest in early March with lessons on sail and line handling, steering, lookout, watch standing and galley maintenance. We will need a solid 4 weeks of work, from all the volunteers, to prepare for sea. All crew should plan on being on board no later than March 1st.

• We set sail in April for the southwest Pacific islands. Specific destinations are yet to be determined as we generally choose where to go and what to do based on where we are needed most. Possible destinations may include islands from Tahiti, through the Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu.

• In October, we’re bound for Brisbane, Australia for our regular haul-out maintenance. This is 3 weeks of intense but rewarding work, scrubbing the bottom, replacing zincs and painting. This becomes an intense work time with a blow-out party at the end. There is no daily rate charge during the haul out time.

• Then it’s back home to New Zealand for the summer maintenance season.

No one is required to perform jobs they are not comfortable with, such as working aloft. We can accommodate up to17 volunteer crew.

It requires knowledge, experience, time and practice to learn the way of the sea.
Patience and a resilient sense of humour help when mastering the sometimes unexpected events of the day or night. Learning can be gained from reading books by working with your shipmates.

Along with that it can become a time of reward and accomplishment. You will learn things you didn’t expect to learn. (That is where the sense of humour part comes in handy.) And you will definitely have many stories to tell along the way.


Web details are: For more info contact:


Salar40 + Deliveries

Crew wanted: Delivery Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:40 f
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 1 hours ago

beansbaxter: Professional skipper with commercial Aust. qualification. 45 years offshore experience.
Seeking enthusiastic volunteer crew member/s for delivery trips on
yachts East Coast of Australia. Must not be badly affected by sea sickness
and willing to stand watches as required. Non smokers only.
Hi standards of safety and responsibility are maintained at all times.
Travel costs are negotiable and provisioning is
included. Recent deliveries have been:
Hanse 50 from Sydney to Hamilton Is. (Whitsundays)
Solaris 42 Hamilton Is. to Sydney
Benetau 50.5 from Sydney to Melbourne
Nantucket 34 from Sydney to Brisbane
S&S 30 from Coffs Hbr to Newcastle
Benetau 50.5 from Gove (NT) to Cairns, via Torres Straight (Albany Passage)
Salar 40 from Bundaberg to Lake Macquarie (Newcastle)

Full n By

crew wanted

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:65 f
Location: New Zealand
Destination: New Zealand
Logged in: 3 hours ago

Full n By: Hello I am looking for crew for the NZ summer. possibly more,depends on how it all goes...No idea about what the future holds Plan for Fiji in May.. Crew for that must have proven themselves to be capable..
Life is uncertain ,eat dessert first
cheers Len


Sailing Diving cruising adventure

Crew wanted: Friendship/Relationship
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 4 hours ago

Jeffcat: To continue up the East coast Australia and Kimberlies and Pacific islands to where ever whenever for as long as it takes for a easygoing crew with the passion to cruise and contribute to this lifestyle ,the cat is equipped with all safety ,scuba hookah , sup, kayak .
Update !! I now ,till next cruising season will be sticking around the Whitsunday region but will still explore this region north and south of Airlie beach which I base myself till mid 2017 and would still be open to contributing crew ,anyway love to hear from any interested people.



Crew wanted: Competent Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:40 f
Location: Panama
Destination: New Zealand
Logged in: 4 hours ago

philip76: Panama - Galapagos - Marquesas - French Polynesia - Tonga - Fiji - New Zealand
starting in February 2017
I need crew with at least some experience


Central America/French Polynesia/Hawaii

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:38 f
Location: Panama
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 6 hours ago

lucidsalt: Currently in the San Blas Islands of Panama with plans to cross the canal and explore the Pacific coast. Eventually arrive in Hawaii via French Polynesia. It would be great if you are n travel mode and are already in the area. I prefer to meet in person.

I will need four persons to act as line handlers for the canal.

Once on the Pacific side, I will be taking a break surfing on the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan coast before doing a voyage in the South Pacific visiting the more remote spots outside of the standard “milk run” route. I tend to enjoy cruising destinations where there is no airport, has infrequent supply ship visits and has less than five visiting yachts per season.

The Marquesas are beautiful but with several hundred boats crowding the anchorages in March-May, I prefer doing the southern route initially. D
Most desired destination in French Polynesia would be the southernmost of the Australs.

I don't drink alcohol.

Skipper has over 70,000 miles experience which includes a single handed circumnavigation (below Africa, Panama Canal) and two separate crossings of the South Pacific(2007 and 2012).

Boat specs, my sailing resume and past voyages can all be seen at If interested, you are welcome to couchsurf and check things out. My profile is under "Jonas Collins"

***********This is not a commercial vessel doing charters nor a delivery. This is a recreational cruise, where the sailing duties are not "work" but "sport". This is not a paid position. All costs are shared. The understanding of expenses is more of a "rideshare" arrangement as opposed to "hitchhiking". Because of the relaxed nature of the sailing, experience is not required. ****************


Sailing to the Mediterranean

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:33 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Italy
Logged in: 6 hours ago

LastVintage: S.V. Last Vintage is planning to motor/sail to the Mediterranean departing later in 2017. My plan is to travel via Asia where I will get some refurbishment work done for a couple of months and then through the Suez canal and into the Med.

Who and what am I looking for? If you answer yes to most of the following then it is most likely you so get in touch...!!!

Single & independent. Male or female
Likes the sea and sailing
Fit & healthy
Practical and inventive
Calm in a crisis
Flexible and patient
Able to read and understand manuals
Able to contribute to some of the voyage costs
Willing and able to undertake all sorts of maintenance and repairs
Must have a valid passport
Non smoker


Coastal Cruise Bass Strait and Tasmania

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Local sailing
Logged in: 7 hours ago

StraitSailor: Yacht Bomoh departs Port Albert Victoria about 11th February 2017 to cruise the Bass Strait Islands then circumnavigate Tasmania.
* Note > crew positions are now filled.
* Crew vacancies could occur. Still keen? - to be on the list contact me.

Bomoh will join the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Cruise fleet (VDL-C2017) at Beauty Point Tasmania. Then the coastal cruise around Tasmania to Hobart will be in the company of 40+ yachts.
For details of dates, ports of call etc. visit the RYCT website / cruise VDL-C2017 / itinerary.
This is a relaxed, social cruise with plenty of opportunity for BBQ's, swimming, hiking, good food, sundowners and excersions ashore.

Crew do not require sailing experience but should be prepared to assist whenever and however they can with the daily running of the yacht.
There will be no pressure placed upon anyone to undertake any particular task.
Crew will need to contribute to onboard costs - food, fuels, marina fees etc.
Asking AU$20 per day.

Bomoh is a safe and comfortable yacht.
She carries all safties and has an experienced skipper.
Surface supply diving equipment will be carried but personal diving kit like wetsuit etc. you would need to provide.
The ocean here is usually clear, cool and clean. As is the land and sky. The plague of humanity, hasn't reached here yet.

Sailing Tasmania and Bass Strait during the summer months is a wonderful experience and you are welcome to join me onboard Bomoh. This is a rare opportunity to sail this coast and visit Bass Straits remote, ruggerdly beautiful islands.

If you are interested in a unique sailing holiday you need to call me.
Can you pick the photo not taken in Tasmanian waters?


Sailing Bay Dreamer

Join us for an EPIC adventure - New Zealand to Thailand 2017

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:12 m
Location: New Zealand
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 7 hours ago

Sailing Bay Dreamer: It is now time for our best journey ever during our “around the world” cruise and we are looking for NEW CREW MEMBERS that would like to take part of this epic adventure. There is so much to say about these trips but I think it is easier you check out our webpage instead.

Our boat is a Lagoon 380S2 Catamaran that is equipped with everything you need for a “ocean cruise”. We started our joinery 4 years ago in Croatia and many miles later we are now in New Zealand.

On the crew list you will find Anna, Daniel & our baby Olivia- we are all from Sweden but the common language onboard is English.

We will divide the trip in 3 parts:


New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea & Australia

Dates: Dates: 10/4 – 3/7,  2017, 12 weeks, 3800 nm


Australia, Indonesia & Singapore

Dates: 26/7 – 4/10, 2017, 10 weeks, 2300 nm


Singapore, Malasya & Thailand

Dates: 24/10 – 5/12, 2017, 6 weeks, 1000 nm

How much does it cost?

Bay Dreamer is a non-profit boat. We are not making any money from our crew but we are all sharing the expenses while sailing together. The running cost of Bay Dreamer is 500 euro/week per person.  This covers food, water diesel, cooking-gas, maintenance, spare-parts, sat-communication, boat insurance etc

Contact us for more information or make life easier for both of us and check out our webpage:

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