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    • 65, Canadian
    • Spain
    • Checked in 1 day ago

Captain/Engineer

Sep 2021 Update - Currently in Palma de Mallorca:

Canadian passport with B1/B2 and Schengen visas. Healthy, fit, skilled and hard-working. Never married, no children, no land-anchors. Simply put - retired from business career, now living my passion.

Possess superior sailing skills in all weather conditions. Especially enjoy long blue water passages. Excellent navigator and weather router. Very good at handling large sail and motor yachts (commercially endorsed for both), take great pride in executing tight docking maneuvers in difficult wind and current conditions.

Skilled engineer/mechanic. Can easily follow routine maintenance program (or create a program if one not already established). Preventative maintenance is best, but when problems occur underway, can quickly troubleshoot source and efficiently resolve most issues with ease. Have depth of experience with engines, hydraulics, electrical, navigation and communication systems.

Enthusiastic leader, responsible, fun and easy to be around, a team player, non-smoker, light social drinker and no drugs, tattoos or piercings.

Have logged some 30,000 miles over last 15 years, approximately 70% sail, 30% power on variety of yachts up to 28 meters. Completed several ocean crossings (Atlantic & Pacific) and have experience in following regions:
- SE USA
- Bahamas
- Caribbean Islands
- Central America
- Mexico west coast
- NW USA & Canada to Alaska
- Mediterranean
- Panama crossing, Galapagos and on to French Polynesia

Hold following CoC's:
- Yachtmaster 200gt Offshore (commercially endorsed for Sail & Power)
- Shore-based Yachtmaster Ocean
- AEC1
- GMDSS (GOC)
- HELM (O)
- Medical First Aid
- STCW BST (09-2025)
- Professional Practices & Social Responsibilities
- Proficiency in Security Awareness
- ENG1 (09-2022)
- PADI Rescue Diver

Available for personal interview via telephone, Skype, WhatsApp or email. CV and references available upon request.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationSpain

  • NationalityCanadian

  • Age65

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate
    Captain/Engineer
    Delivery Crew

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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Qualifications

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  • Sep 2020 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Jul 2020 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Oct 2015 PADI - Rescue Diver (emergency first response) Complete

  • Oct 2020 PADI - Divemaster Progressing

  • Jul 2020 ICC Power/Sail Complete

  • Jan 2021 GMDSS (GOC) Complete

  • Sep 2020 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Sep 2020 RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities ( PPR ) Complete

  • Sep 2020 STCW2010 Compliant Complete

  • Mar 2021 MCA Master 1st Aid Complete

  • Oct 2021 MCA /RYA Approved Engine Course Complete

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Skills

  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Welder
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Polishing
  • Provisioning
  • Waterskiing
  • Fishing
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Sail repairs
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Galley Assistant
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Carpentary
  • Photo editing
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Drone pilot
  • Free-diving
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Q&A

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Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? Atlantic Crossing - St Maarten to Barcelona onboard Oyster 56. Love blue water sailing best!!!

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? Dismasted 800 miles east of Bahamas aboard 68' New Horizon Ketch. In a night time squall, bow stem let go, headsail flew over mast like a kite and pulled both poles back down towards stern. Flattened dodger and fortunate there were no serious injuries. Invaluable lessons learned on how to manage catastrophic failures. Lessons also learned about sailing rigs, problem areas and what to look for to prevent such failures. I am a wiser sailor because of this - knock on wood I never experience such an accident again.

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