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    • 50ft Beneteau Sense 50
    • Spain
    • Checked in 5 days ago

Watch: The Grateful Sailor

Canaries Surf Season

Grateful is taking the month of October off...shes all tucked away in a safe marina and Athena has a good sitter.

I also write a column for the Nationalbusinesspost called ´Finding Grateful´Check it out and send a message!
Duane

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelBeneteau Sense 50

  • Length50 feet

  • Berth7

  • Sailing from Spain , Valencia

  • Sailing to Portugal , Lagos

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionGRATEFUL will make you feel just like the name says. She is capable and beautiful. Have you seen the Beneteau Sense 50’s? Here’s a link https://youtu.be/dRh6I_nh4QQ. follow the adventure on instagram too @grateful_travel This boat is one of the only clean sheet designs that have hit the market in decades. She’s a 2012, and has been kept in like new condition. She looks and sails like damn near new, is clean and dry. Cruises well at 7.5 kts, but she likes 9 kts too! She sails herself...set the autopilot, set the alarms, and snooze all night.

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Skipper

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age100

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Spanish

  • Qualifications ASA Basic Keelboat

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Chillest captain ever ?

5

Duane is super welcoming, friendly and ready to share his past experiences and what he’s learned from them. I learned a lot about living out of sailing and loved the experience even if it lasted only a couple of days. Hope too see you again Duane ?

2nd Aug 2021

Lovely boat and easy going captain

5

I have been sailing with Duane on Grateful in Italy, from Puglia to Sicily and we had a wonderful time. He is a very trustable captain, talented surfer and swimmer. Always smiling and enjoying conversations. The boat is stunning.

2nd Jul 2021

Best experience

5

Duane is an experienced open minded tolerant captain, fun interesting and willing to share his knowledge with the less experts member of the crew. I would absolutely recommend him and his confortable luxurious Grateful.

4th Aug 2020

Unforgettable memories onboard of Grateful

5

The time spent onboard Grateful, has been an enchanting journey. First of all, Duane is an amazing human, great sailor, he's always up to share his knowledge, make you participate and get sure you understand the reasons of any action. Always in a good mood, he calmly find solutions for any problem that could show up. Enjoying life from the good side, being on board with him is the promise of great conversations, good laughter, amazing discoveries along the different stops and of course AMAZING sailing, with great sensations as this boat is magic and the captain knows really well how to handle it let it express its full potential. I will definitely get back on board when I will have free time as those two weeks were an awake dream ! If you are looking to learn how to sail, in a friendly atmosphere where you will learn a lot humanely as well, creating life lasting memories, don't hesitate, Duane and Grateful are the combo you need ! Wishing you both fairwinds, See you soon captain !

15th Jul 2020

Amazing experience

5

Unforgettable experience on Grateful. It's a very well maintained and equipped boat. We sailed over 800nm together from Spain over Marocco to the Canaries. Duane was always really kind and it was great fun with him. Thank you for everything! Hope to see you again!

23rd Feb 2020

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