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  • Discovery 15797

    • 45ft Catalina Morgan 45 CC
    • United States
    • Checked in 2 weeks ago

Guam to Fiji (via Papua New Guinea, Solomons, & Vanuatu)

I am looking for 2 people to join me on this adventure back to Fiji. I would prefer 1 person with blue water experience, and I will also consider novices because I know that it is sometimes difficult for folks with limited experience to find boats willing to take them.

IMPORTANT: Most islands nations in the Pacific require a Covid vaccination and a booster!

The plan is to depart Guam in March 2023. We will make stops in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu before a planned arrival in Fiji in May. You should have some blue water experience, and experience with night watches. Besides watches, we will share all duties as necessary.

Provisioning and other vessel expenses are borne by the skipper/owner. However, you will be responsible for travel from Fiji.

You will need to arrive in Guam at least 1 week prior to our agreed upon departure date. This is to help get things organized, and settled in, as well as become familiar with the boat's systems and feel comfortable on the boat.

The boat is well appointed and has modern electronics and multiple redundant systems including 3 chart plotters, radar, autopilot with spare unit, SSB/ham radio, Iridium Go satellite with PredictWind. There is a watermaker onboard, 800 watts of solar and wind generator provide sufficient power. She also has a recent 6 person offshore life raft, storm gear and a fully stocked med kit.

I am a laid back captain. Both comfort and safety are important to me.. I don't mind light social drinking after watches, but absolutely no inebriation and no illegal drugs.

If you're interested in visiting and exploring islands off the typical cruising routes this passage is for you. If you’re interested in the voyage, or have other questions feel free to contact me.

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  • Crew positionCompetent Crew

  • Availability 1 Mar 2023 until 30 May 2023

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardPaid by skipper / boat owner

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelCatalina Morgan 45 CC

  • Length45 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from United States , Agat, Guam

  • Sailing to Fiji , Port Denarau

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionS/V Discovery is a fully equipped and spacious “furniture 40” custom cutter rigged sloop. She has a hard-dodger and hard Bimini with roll up shade and rain curtains. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable with 2 - 6.5’ long cushioned cockpit seats (long enough to sleep). Roller furling on both genoa and jib, and also in-mast roller furling with all lines led back to cockpit make her easy to sail single handed. She also carries an asymmetrical spinnaker. She has 2 cabins (fore and aft) and 2 heads. A full galley with 3-burner stove and oven, a freezer compartment and a separate refrigerator. A water maker provides a constant source of fresh water. The salon is very spacious. She is comfortable and easy to sail. Safety and comfort are a primary consideration onboard. She carries a fully stocked med-kit, and the captain is trained in advanced first aid. She carries a new 6-person Winslow life raft, 2 EPIRBs, and well-equipped rapid-ditch bag, as well as all other mandatory safety gear. S/V Discovery has 2 chart plotters, wind instrumentation, depth (including a lead line), AIS transceiver, radar, 3 VHF radios (2 hand-held), an Iridium Go satellite system (to stay connected), Predict Wind for weather reports, and a ham radio. All onboard systems are powered with 600+ watts of solar, and a wind generator. The autopilot steers her 99% of the time, and there is a spare autopilot system onboard. She also has an emergency tiller . Full details and upgrades, and crew info are maintained on personal website if you are interested in crewing onboard S/V Discovery.

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Skipper

  • NationalityAmerican

  • Age63

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Japanese

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    Boat Operator Licence
    CPR
    Long Range Radio Certificate
    Safety at Sea/Sea Survival
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS
    PADI - Master Instructor
    USCG Captains License

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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