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Marine mechanic - Temporary / Seasonal - Azores

Inclusive Adventures is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit serving all with a design focus on Mobility Impaired Wheelchair Users including Disabled Youth, Wounded Veterans, and Elderly.

Possibilities+ is a 1991 76' Darling Aluminum Motoryacht with a level-deck floorplan, and 30"+ wide doorways making it ideal for modification for wheelchair accessibility. She has twin Cummings diesels with low hours, 2 diesel generators, Bow and Stern thrusters but needs a little refreshing.

If you are skilled with tools, creative problem solving, are willing to learn to help handle lines, and able to work as a team/take direction, we need your help! Please note your skills/experience and hobbies/interests?

We will be working on refitting Possibilities+ with new inclusive controls that also work for someone with mobility impairments to Captain her. She will be off-grid capable with solar, Lifepo4 Batteries, rewire electrically and probably new PEC plumbing. Other various tasks that include carpentry, painting, desiel engine tuneup, even aluminum welding such as to finish Folding Solar hardtop 50% done. Would love to bring her East through Great Lakes befor Fall if possible. She will be pioneering INCLUSIVE adventure trips from Florida to Cuba to Dominican Republic and back for adventurous of all abilities.

This is a volunteer position of 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months with opportunities to return depending on your goals and skills are possible. Volunteers receive room and board while living, learing, and working together on-board (Excluding alcohol and shore-based entertainment) Open to International persons with B1/B2 VISA or a VISA Waiver program / ESTA. At least 1 month is strongly encoraged, preferably 3 months. More time / availability is great.

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About Inclusive Adventures - Adventures are about the journey, not the destination.

We provide Life Changing Experiences for Uniquely Abled, Wheelchair Users and Non-Wheelers, Young @ Heart, and @ Risk Youth! Created by the Disabled for the Disabled ... or as we prefer ... by the Uniquely Able for the Differently Able.

Adventure offers us a freedom only achieved through overcoming challenges, and our fears. This newfound freedom of thought offers perspective throughout life, literally and measurably changing our lives as we add new skills while developing independence.

The journey itself contributes to every individual's personal development. You acquire new qualities, you become spiritually rich as you learn about culture, traditions, and history of various people living in other places and times. You begin to understand the why. This leads to an inclusive perspective on the ultimate similarities in all people, their goals, desires, and in that realization, differences become trivial details.

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You should have a lust for adventure and open-minded, easy-going personality, with a desire to help others and improve the world. I have been designing and implementing modifications to the vessel to make it 100% wheelchair friendly (75% complete). I am a quadriplegic man who uses an electric power wheelchair after forced landing plane crash 15 years ago due to engine failure after takeoff. I have been designing and creating solutions to empower mobility impaired individuals through greater independence for the last 15 years including working with Veterans Administration and other orgs throughout the country.

Abuse of anything such as alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.

Our Website www.inclusiveadventures.org

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Position

  • Crew positionMarine mechanic

  • Type of workTemporary / Seasonal

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • 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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Vessel

  • TypeMotor Yacht

  • Make/modelDarling Custom Aluminum Coastal Cruiser

  • Length75 feet

  • Berth19

  • Sailing from Azores , Chicago Illinois

  • Sailing to United States , New York, NY

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionPossibilities+ is a 75' Aluminum Coastal Cruising Motor Yacht, modified for 100% wheelchair-friendly access throughout with 100% Off-Grid Solar Capabilities to cruise America's Great Loop. Inclusive Adventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We will be cruising America's Great Loop, circumnavigating the Eastern continental United States and Canada over 6000 miles. This cruise involves stopping at many cities and spending the week, smaller towns for provisioning or 50 of 70 of the United States national parks. We will be heading South from Louisville Kentucky on the Ohio River, then to the Tennessee River and the land between the Lakes, south through Alabama on the Tombigbee canal to Mobile Alabama. Photos and Video of Wheelchair Accessibility Aboard: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QSZAMXsXab1mX5uKA Video of Wheelchair Dinghy: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VyGWXDi6eXozbAyr8 Later west to Texas Gulf Coast for Dec., Florida in Feb., Would like to visit Cuba for a few weeks and Bahamas, April up East Coast ICW through Washington DC and New York to Hudson River & Erie Canal to Great Lakes, Canadian heritage canals, self through Lake Michigan to Chicago and down the Illinois River to the Mississippi. Follow us on F.B.! Future possible opportunity: I am also working on acquiring a 52 foot aluminum sailboat designed from the keel up to be captained by a wheelchair user with electric sales, etc. Currently in the Caribbean, and would need to bring it across the Atlantic sometime in the next year to provide adventure trips from Florida to Cuba to Dominican Republic and back for handicap wheelchair users.

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Skipper

  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age43

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English
    Spanish

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    ASA Basic Small Boat Handling
    Boat Operator Licence
    Safety Boating Course

  • Sea Miles 0 - 100

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