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  • Briantek

    • 44ft Hunter 44DS
    • Indonesia
    • Checked in 5 hours ago

Watch: Island FUN!

Double Crossing! Indian Ocean • The Cape of Good Hope • Atlantic Ocean

The trip is about 15,000 miles. Leaving from Sumatra in Indonesia to the Carib (tbt). Around ten months to a year at sea. Stopping along the way to explore and adventure. I am 20,000 miles into circumnavigating out of Los Angeles. About 2 years and 15 countries. Boat is stacked with safety and fun. Each person pays their own immigration costs. Food and fuel to be split evenly amongst the crew. I will take care of all maintenance, marinas and mooring fees. I am open to all skill levels. I am generally single handed and could do this alone no problem. Just sounds boring. These are long passages. If you get sick it is what it is and if your not sure maybe not a great idea. There is no turning around. I am fine with vegetarian and vegan as long as it is understood everyone cooks everything and the food is still an even split. I don't drink or smoke. I don't mind if you do. There is no drinking on passage for obvious reasons. Drugs and weapons are an absolute no. Obviously. I have lots of toys and love having a good time. It is important to understand my boat is my home as well and should be respected as such. I will show you the same respect being a guest in my home. Honesty is the number one thing for me. This is a fun but serious thing trust is very important. I dive and surf. So expect lots of that! Up for an adventure?

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Position

  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 1 May 2024 until 1 Feb 2025

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelHunter 44DS

  • Length44 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from Indonesia , Sumatra

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat description"Hold Fast" is a Hunter 44DS, She is 44 feet long with a 15 foot beam and 7 feet of headroom in the main salon. She has all the lates and greatest in navigation equipment, Hydrovane (wind steering), Solar, Water Maker, Bow Thruster, 6K Geni, 12 foot dinghy with two outboards, stabilizer and…. ... Fully stocked with all safety features required by the US Coast Guard. Sail plan is a furling main and jib plus spinnaker and whisker pole to go wing on wing or sailing twins. All pushed by a 54 HP Yanmar engine. Downstairs is a Full galley (fridge, freezer, microwave, grill, oven, stove), two heads, two showers, wifi extender. In the davits on the stern is an 12 foot dinghy with a 4 stroke 15hp Mercury. Plus a couple paddle boards and other various toys. I have taken her 10000 miles in 6 months from pea soup fog to 25 foot waves and 35 knot winds... She is a solid boat awaiting an adventure.

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Skipper

  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age48

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising
    ASA asic Coastal Cruising
    ASA Basic Keelboat
    ASA Basic Celestial Navigation

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Amazing start of a great journey

5

Hans and I joined the first part of Brian’s trip from L.A to Puerto Vallarta. Brain is an experienced sailor with immense love for the sea and sailing. We appreciate a lot the big importance he gives to safety onboard. The boat is well equipped with everything one can need for a long journey. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn from you and join this incredible adventure. We wish you safe travels and endless adventures to come!

19th Feb 2022

Viva La Mexico!

5

Just sailed down from Marina Del Rey in California to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico with Captain Brian. It was an incredible journey. Brian is a very experienced sailor, savvy with everyday boat maintenance from living aboard and very keen on efficient, practical sailing from years of racing. He’s very focused on the safety of the crew as well. Bring a bag of M&Ms and you’ll instantly win him over.

16th Feb 2022

Crossing the Sea of Cortez

5

Brian was my captain for my first ocean crossing, from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta. He taught me about the boat, had me aid in night watches and even begin to help adjusting sails. I had a ton of fun with Brian and we anchored of an island and bay to hike and explore the local areas. He was a great captain and it was a pleasure to be on his boat. Thank you again for the adventure of a lifetime!

4th Feb 2021

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