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  • Dona Catharina

    • 18m Van der meer steel
    • New Zealand
    • Checked in 7 months ago

NZ sub Antarctic Is Jan 22

Expression of interest it’s thought for groups or individuals who would like to join us for a voyage , or part of a voyage from the Bay of Islands towards Stewart Island, Auckland Islands Campbell Islands and Fjordland from January 22 onwards.
Please get in contact with us to discuss details.
Our 60foot steel ketch, the Dona Catharina has made a name for her self in the last years. Plenty successful expeditions and a the rescue of a shipwrecked crew has made international headlines. ( just type Dona Catharina Expeditions into your search engine to find out more) . We are calling for film makers, research projects, scientists or explorers divers hikers and adventurers. We operate on a non profit, but true cost sharing basis
Please understand that we are not able to subsidise free rides for hitchhikers .

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationSchooner

  • Make/modelVan der meer steel

  • Length18 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from New Zealand , opua

  • Sailing to New Zealand , Sub Antarctic island of NZ

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat description Dona Catharine has proven herself to be a comfortable and safe ocean voyager. And she offers enough space to allow privacy for 6-8 people for weeks on board . There are also 2 kaiaks, dive compressor, 2 rib tenders , wind surfer, mast look out, 240vACpower 12DC power 24VDC power 2 bathrooms with hot shower, watermaker, Spacious deckshouse sattelite Phone, I am happy to install systems or laboratries to taylor your needs. Comprehensive saftey equipment on board survival suits 2 , life rafts 2 EPIRP ,satellite phone , Solas approved life vests, potable vhf radios, HF radio comprehensive medical and first aid kit, etc . pre departure safety btiefing will be given before commencing any voyage

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  • NationalityGerman

  • Age63

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    Boat Operator Licence
    Level 1 SmallBoat Instructor
    RYA Cruising Instructor

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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