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  • Jacqui.

    • 14m Fountaine Pajot Elba45
    • Antigua / Barbuda
    • Checked in 3 days ago

Eastern Caribbean Cruising in Luxury Catamaran

After crossing the Atlantic we are now slowly cruising north from Grenada where and when the wind takes us. Our ultimate destination is Cuba before we return south for the hurricane season.

There is now availability from Antigua from 20 March. Long term crew are preferable although short term crew will be considered on a hop-on hop-off basis.

My passages are for people who want to improve their sailing skills in a safe and sound vessel. I am not offering a sailing vacation charter, although fun is part of the reason I do this. You are committed to learning on the go, no seasickness, no medical issues, no vegans or special diet requirements or allergies to foods.

Jalemar is a well equipped luxury Fountaine Pajot Elba45 sailing catamaran, Maestro owners version with 3 king-size shared cabins each with its own full en-suite, a well equipped chefs galley, 3 large separate outside socialising areas and a fully enclosed half-fly helm.

Video of my actual boat: https://youtu.be/3q8KMBtttBc

Some sailing experience is a pre-requisite, with attitude and aptitude equally important. There is a daily contribution of US$100 that includes all onboard expenses and excludes any land costs and mooring fees. You are responsible for your own land costs, arranging your own visas in your passport, which is valid beyond 2024, and your own travel insurance. Maximum of 3 crew plus owner/captain, with 1 or 2 crew (same sex or couples) to each en-suite stateroom.

You are respectful trustworthy and honest, clean fit and agile with no medical issues. Strictly non-smoking non-vaping enthusiastic sailors with an easy positive and fun attitude welcome.

 Absolutely no seasickness, no special diets and no alcohol or drug addictions. You will enjoy an equal share in all activities including helming, sail handling, route planning, anchoring, food prep, cooking and cleaning. You will participate independently in any watch system as set by the captain.

Please ensure to also read my additional boat info and captain/skipper info, thank you.

Captain is a non-drinker, stable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and safety conscious with 23,000 ocean miles and 15 years experience.

If you love sailing, speak good English and know instinctively how to contribute to a positive onboard experience, please message me your relevant details. Be sure to include any sea miles, the dates you are available and any other relevant onboard skills.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

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  • Crew positionCompetent Crew

  • Availability 18 Mar 2024 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFountaine Pajot Elba45

  • Length14 metres

  • Berth8

  • Sailing from Antigua / Barbuda

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionNew Fountaine Pajot Elba45 luxury 45 foot catamaran that is fitted out and well equipped for blue ocean sailing. Maestro owners version with owners cabin the full length of the port hull and two fully en-suite king-size staterooms in the starboard hull. Three fridges, freezer, microwave, television, fusion radio/dvd player with Bose speakers, 1200w of solar, full Garmin navionics, 3 x electric winches, Volvo PENTA D2-60F turbo engines x 2, Highfield 310 dinghy with Tohatsu 20HP outboard plus much more. Water-maker yet to be installed but otherwise every other practical comfort and ocean safety gear including crew life-vests are on board. While there is no integrated air conditioning/heating system, there are 6 x 12v cooling fans and 3 x fan heaters throughout. Any specific queries please ensure to ask.

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  • NationalityBritish / New Zealand

  • Age60

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications ISAF Offshore Safety
    RYA Day Skipper Practical
    RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
    RYA Dinghy level 1
    RYA Dinghy level 2
    RYA Sea Survival
    VHF Radio Telephony
    International Certificate Of Competency (ICC)

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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New Captain


Hello, While this new captain should feel proud for taking on the challenge of sailing a large catamaran and her intentions are good, expect a fair amount of stress and ill will aboard when situations are less than ideal. In years to come, imagine this will get worked out.

30th Oct 2023

Fabulous experience


I joined Jalemar in Catania, Sicily and sailed across to Malta. Had a great experience and learned a lot. Met some great people and gained lots more confidence in my sailing skills. Thank you and happy to speak to anyone who is considering this.

31st Aug 2023

Excellent adventure


Jemima and I had a fabulous time aboard Jalamar in July 2023. We explored southern Italy and Silicy over 2 weeks. We had perfect combinations of sailing, planning and visiting towns, with plenty of time to relax, swim and take in the surrounds. Jalamar is beautiful and definitely raised our standards for future crewing ;). Jaqaui was incredibly accommodating and knowledgable, providing Jemima and I with plenty of tips and tricks about sailing a catamaran. Overall a relaxed vibe with plenty to do. (Oh and excellent food I must add ;) Elliot

8th Aug 2023

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