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  • SaltyDogz

    • 20m Historic III
    • Australia
    • Checked in 6 months ago

Darwin to Kei Islands (indonesia) onto Raja Ampat & PNG

Looking for a couple or single person that would like to come with us aboard our 20m motor sailing vessel to share our passion and sense of adventure as we cruise the Kei islands, Raja Ampat and the coast line of North and west PNG. We welcome anyone happy and able to spend anything from a week to 4 depending on available tranfer ports in the region

Will are currently in Darwin planning on departing in 2-3 weeks. Spending christmas and January in the Kei Island and then on to Raja Ampat for january/feb/march, depending on company, weather and what we find.

a contribution towards the cost of food and fuel, plus your transfer to the nearest port.

Bear in mind that this is mainly a diesel motored vessel, with limited sailing capacity, making most of the cost fuel related.

1 or 2 experienced or novice ocean lovers to join us on an voygage of discovery and adventure
We are explorers at heart and social scholars by mind, so if your spirit for adventure comes with these traits, your company would make this trip all the more enjoyable. You will also need to be level headed, practical, mindful of others, observant of situations, clean and tidy, with a willingness to share in daily cleaning, cooking and general ships maintenance, engage well with others and are not overly prone to sea sickness. Most importantly for everyones safety and pleasure you need to be fluent in English as we have discovered a lack of communication can easily lead to a breakdown in relationships turning what should be a fun time into a disaster

We are not bias on age or gender.

You will be required to assist in daily chores on board, such as meal preparation, general cleaning and watches. Where capable; assistance in sailing, motoring, navigation, mooring and general maintenance of equipment, will be appreciated.

You will have your own private berth with a double bed, sharing of 2 shower/toilets and enjoy gourmet food and snacks when prepared by your captain.
(There are 2 double berths and 1 master king berth on board).
Crew are welcome, if they desire to cook for everyone's pleasure.

We are a couple of retired fit mariners both 61, not pleasure sailors but have worked all our lives at sea; from commercial fishing through to owning and operating a marine business with a fleet of tugs and barges. Experienced and knowledgeable from this and a life time of adventures, we want to continue our passions while cruising around the world.
We are adventurous; enjoying challenges from sought out opportunities. We're healthy, relaxed, easy going and open minded.
We enjoy good a conversation and love to share stories that lead to new friendship. We both come from very interesting backgrounds, with some eclectic interests and hobbies, so bare with us and join in as we try to not to hold the lime light.

We've spent the last 5 years tirelessly revamping and rebuilding our 20m motor cruising vessel. "SALTYDOGZ" , and now she and us are ready to go.

We have lots of lots of fishing gear for the trip, but if you have a favourite rod or reel your welcome to bring aboard.

Our inflatable deck pool (2.5m diameter x .75 high) is great to cool off in when sharks or crocodile preventing a plunge in the ocean.

If you are a novice or even an experienced sea person and should choose, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn and/or gain technical, nautical, engineering and culinary skills.

Please note that whilst we intend on making our passage when weather conditions are calm, some swell can cause seasickness for some people. This is not fun for anybody so please be mindful of this if you are new to this scene.
We are non smokers, but moderate drinkers. If you do happen to be a smoker this is permitted out on deck only.

If this sounds of interest and you'd like to know more, please give us ahoy

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 15 Dec 2023 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeMotor Yacht

  • Make/modelHistoric III

  • Length20 metres

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from Australia , Darwin

  • Sailing to Australia , Darwin

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat description"Saltydogz" has 2 double and 1 master king berths, a well equipped galley, as we love cooking and eating this is the spacious hub of our boat. We have a workshop separate from the walk through engine room. The 4th bedroom has been converted into an extra store room. There's a comfortable saloon, 2 heads, an office cubby, an open plan top deck with loungers, furnished with a 7 seater dinning area, an elliptical strider, BBQ and even an inflatable pool when in safe anchorage. Oh, an even a walk-in grow room for microgreens! We have: 2 Life Rafts. 3 Tenders 2 Radios "Sailor One" communication system EPIRB Life Vests Please check out our gallery for photos

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  • NationalityAustralian

  • Age62

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications MCA Master Mariner

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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