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    • 100ft 1922 barquentine and 1949 brigantine
    • Australia
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Deckhand - Permanent - $150-$300 p.w. + meals + bed + tall ship training - Australia

If you've always wanted to sail in a tall ship or looking to develop your tall ship skills - this is your chance. The company SYDNEY HARBOUR TALL SHIPS has three historic sailing ships and a wooden ferry which cruise regularly on Sydney Harbour and occasionally offshore. Our job is to share the excitement and romance of tall ship sailing and the delights of Sydney Harbour and the Australian coastline with local and international visitors.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK our business is operating under limited capacity and Australia's borders are closed to International travellers for an indefinite time (until at least January 2021). Please keep an eye on news updates regarding travel restrictions. If you are available from this time with flexibility you are welcome to apply for a position. Please state the range of dates you would be available for.

We are looking for enthusiastic young crew who love working with and serving people and are not afraid of heights, since part of the job is 'laying aloft' and furling the sails. The job is multi-faceted and every day is different - excellent customer service is paramount and a high regard for cleanliness. You will be serving food, serving at a bar, sailing the ship and doing some maintenance jobs. You have a friendly nature, are responsibly minded and enjoy the satisfaction of making people happy. Sailing experience is valued but definitely not essential - your willingness to learn is more important. We have a well structured training programme for all crew.

Non smoking policies apply at Sydney Harbour Tall Ships.

An Australian Holiday Working Visa is usually required for foreign crew. This is not available in some countries, unfortunately, including many Eastern European countries, African countries, Indonesia and the Philippines.

You will need to be 18-30 yrs old (or in some cases up to 35 years old) to obtain the holiday/work visa.

If you're considering a maritime career or just looking for adventure and enjoy being part of a friendly community this is a great opportunity for you.

Live-aboard positions are available (with all meals provided) plus $150-$300/week (currently under review). Please send an application with your CV, photo and availability to Capt James Parbery.

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  • Crew positionDeckhand

  • Type of workPermanent

  • Availability 1 Oct 2020 for the foreseeable future

  • Salary $150-$300 p.w. + meals + bed + tall ship training

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by skipper / boat owner

  • Team / SoloNot important

  • InterviewWhatever is convenient
    We will arrange a date and time that is convenient for us both

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  • TypeTall Ship

  • Make/model1922 barquentine and 1949 brigantine

  • Length100 feet

  • Berth12

  • Sailing from Australia , Sydney

  • Sailing to Local sailing , Sydney

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionWe actually have four historic vessels in Sydney, including three sailing ships. All vessels are built of timber and comply to the strict safety standards required in Australia. Our two larger vessels, Southern Swan and Soren Larsen are 210 tonnes and 295 tonnes respectively. Their maximum speed is about ten knots and they can only sail 75 degrees to windward - good for broad reaching and running! Crew are accommodated in comfortable cabin bunks and receive three meals every day in addition to the bursary.

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  • NationalityAustralian

  • Age55

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French

  • Qualifications MCA Master 200 GT (Yacht) Certificate

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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