Visiting the world from the sea.
Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Power Boat
Logged in: 1 days ago
AtlantisMI: Update Nov/2016
Have cruised Indonesia for three months. In Singapore and will cruise Malaysia until Dec.
Off the boat for three weeks starting December. Slowly heading back to Australia/Fiji//New Zealand in 2017.
2016 plans: Traveling from NZ to Australia, South East Asia and Philippines or Malaysia starting April/May. Possibly returning to New Zealand by the end of 2016, but plans have to be flexible.
Boat is two years old. Passage last year was from New Zealand to Fiji with two Danish Women as crew. In Fiji a woman trying to set a record for visiting every U.N. country joined as crew. We traveled to Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and back to Fiji. I returned from Fiji to New Zealand solo. Reference is available.
During the boat's first year we traveled from New Zealand through New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Palau and back to New Zealand through Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Trip North was with one, or two crew, return to New Zealand from Palau was planned as solo. Whole trip was 8,000 miles.
Boat is extremely well outfitted, safe and capable. It is heavily built out of aluminium with a non-stop range of 6,000 miles. Crewbay's Flybridge cruiser category isn't a fitting description, it's a very comfortable, well-fitted, short-handed open-ocean expedition cruiser.
Plans for this year still hold. I'm joining a rally from Australia through SE Asia, possibly visiting the Philippines, more likely Malasia. Cruising aboard "Atlantis" is a cross between recreational/leisure long-range cruising and expedition cruising. This year's trip, like the last two, is off the usual cruiser track. Tight schedules will not work.
Crew should be vital, fun-loving, hearty and enthusiastic about entertaining themselves in third-world environments. I usually travel alone, or with one crew. I've traveled with two others occasionally and rarely with three. Logistics are just easier with fewer people.
Small, respectful groups and visits and are more readily accepted in rural villages.
Specific experience isn't as important as being intrepid, agile and respectful. Travel aboard "Atlantis" requires that crew is comfortable with life on a boat, able to live life at sea and keep a respectful attitude toward foreign cultures and international travel.
----Repeating myself, because it is important------crew must be able to laugh at life. And they must take normal challenges that come with international travel by boat, in stride.
Women have been a better fit than men. Couples, even friends traveling together, haven't proven the best mix.
Lots more to talk about and consider-------Let me know about your thoughts or questions..................