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  • Malaika

    • 49ft Island Packet 38
    • Mexico
    • Checked in 4 days ago

Sea of Cortez to .........

Malaika has been home for 9 years. She is a beautiful Island Packet 38 which I purchased in Connecticut in 2011 and sailed straight to the Caribbean. My first mate and I spent 6 years exploring as much of the Caribbean as we could with our golden retriever and 2 parrots. I "lost" her in 2017 to the call of her career and singlehanded Malaika through the Panama canal and up to the northern Sea of Cortez over the last 2 years. I've realized cruising is more fun (and a little easier) with someone else aboard.
Malaika is currently cruising south along Mexico's pacific coast. I plan a leisurely cruise to Panama and then through the canal to the Caribbean. Malaika is a very well kept and competent, blue-water cruiser. She has 2 private suites with private heads, full galley and modern safety and navigation equipment.
I am a 47 year old retired obstetrician/gynecologist who loves to sail, freedive, spearfish and kiteboard. Looking for someone active, motivated, willing to help out with simple boat chores, and most importantly, have fun!

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelIsland Packet 38

  • Length49 feet

  • Berth3

  • Sailing from Mexico , Puerto Vallarta

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMalaika is 49+ ft LOA with a 13 ft beam. She is very spacious and seaworthy. I have made many offshore passages up to 7 days, occasionally in rough conditions, and never worried about her strength or safety.

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  • Age47

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

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

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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