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    • 34, Dutch
    • Spain
    • Checked in 1 month ago

Available: Boat Caretaker - Captain - Crew - Chef - Freedive Instructor

Currently in Tarifa, Spain
Available for:

- Short term deliveries and crew/captain positions
- Boatcaretaking
- Sharing recreational surf / sailing /freedive experiences. Anywhere.
- Collaboration. Teaming up to organize trips. I'm looking for a boat on which I can organize some low key, simple ocean adventure and action Ocean Nomads trips (Summer 2020 Europe). I find the adventure kind of people but need a boat.

My name is Suzanne and continuously excited to explore the nature and adventure sport potential of the seas and the cultural richness of far away destinations. I'm a DIY oceanographer and ocean explorer, learning about the seas through sailing, kitesurfing,and freediving. I live the nomad lifestyle as a location independent entrepreneur working on ocean-related sustainability and adventure projects. 

I'm a jack of all trades and can work as skipper, deckhand, chef, freediver instructor, filmer/photographer, and adventure motivator and trip organizer. I love to take kids (or anyone) out for snorkeling, kayaking, exploring too.

I'm a qualified YachtMaster Offshore and have logged 4 Atlantic Crossings, multiple overnight passages in the Caribbean and Med, crewed in a few regattas, +/- 28.000 NM sailed on +/- 40 different boats (30-90ft, mostly boats around 40ft). Can provide references for all of them. Also, I have the STCW10.

I have extensive knowledge of the Atlantic, Caribbean Islands, Spain, and Tonga. Love discovering new territories and can be your guide to figure it all out. I'm particularly passionate about wooden boats. Now planning to build a traditional Carriacou sloop (Grenada) to be used for ocean conservation projects. 

I keep a positive and calm attitude no matter the situation, and can to help in all areas of sailing, planning, cooking & maintenance. I speak fluent Dutch, English and Spanish and a little French and German. I'm an author, blogger and video creator. I don't smoke and eat vegan. I don't have problems with others eating meat/fish.

Confident swimmer, good listener, good communicator, no body piercings, no facial piercings, no tattoos at all, travel light (little luggage), respectful, committed, eager to learn & work, fit & healthy, friendly, polite, positive outlook, skilled, trustworthy, open minded, enthusiastic, easy going, sense of humor, available on my own, enjoy cooking, don't mind cleaning, can follow orders, enjoy teaching, interpreting, buy my own boat one day, live on little money, learn a language

Do you have a boat just sitting on a mooring somewhere growing barnacles? Or do you need to leave your boat behind for a month or longer? Or would you rather have your boat somewhere else but don’t want / can’t do the delivery yourself? Or are you selling her for a bargain? Your boat can serve as an ocean impact sloop, supporting the mission to protect the ocean! Contact me.

I'm interested in paid jobs, joining wooden boat regattas, deliveries, skill exchanges, also willing to chip in if it's the perfect match. Also, I'm keen to take care of your boat in may you need to leave your boat.

I'm also interested in couple positions / adventures. My partner is viking strong high-end surf instructor with +12 years experience teaching surf and 3 months fulltime first mate experience.

Looking for shared mindsets on adventure, kitesurfing, freediving, sustainability, saving the ocean, and a healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about me on TheOceanpreneur.com
Find an introvideo at Youtube.com/oceanpreneur

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationSpain

  • NationalityDutch

  • Age34

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Spanish, Dutch

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench, German

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    Delivery Crew
    1st Mate
    Competent Crew

  • Location preferenceEurope

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Mar 2018 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Mar 2018 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

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  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Photo editing
  • Video editing
  • Free-diving
  • Kite surfer
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Cinematography
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Teaching
  • Tender driving
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Radio Operator
  • Helmsmen
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Freedive instructor
  • Zero Waste living expert
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