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  • SM Davis

    • 45, New Zealand
    • New Zealand
    • Checked in 1 week ago

Kiwi deck/stew with 11+ years sailing and racing experience in Sydney and Auckland

Hello yachties....

I am currently a Chief Stew onboard a private 40M SY based in Sydney, Australia. I joined this boat in December 2019 and have operated as the sole Deck/Stew onboard during this time.

I am now looking to secure a seasonal role as a deck/stew or stew onboard a private or expedition sailing yacht. Hold RYA Day Skipper, RYA YM Shorebased (working on days at sea for Offshore Practical YM), RYA PBL2, MROC, ENG1, STCW with Security Awareness.

With 11+ years sailing and racing experience in Sydney and Auckland, I am keen to find a crew that is at the top of their game and enjoy a good laugh or two whilst working the long hours and creating an exceptional client experience.

I have an old school attitude to work: arrive early, leave late, notice the details, get on with the job without fuss and care for your team members. I also pride myself on delivering exemplary customer service.

I previously lead/coached a team of 8 at High Performance Sport NZ where we provided all in-house services such as contract management, event management, facility management, logistics/travel and accommodation for Olympic level athletes and coaches.

Living and working longterm in five countries and eight cities has influenced my ability to easily adapt to new environments, to learn new cultures and get along with new colleagues quickly. I believe if you put in the effort, you create your own luck.

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About me

  • Availability 1st March 2021

  • LocationNew Zealand

  • NationalityNew Zealand

  • Age45

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench, Italian

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles500 - 2,500

  • Required position Stew/Deck

  • Location preferenceSouth Pacific

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Oct 2009 MRCOP (Marine Radio Certificate of Proficiency) Complete

  • Jul 2010 RYA Day Skipper Practical Complete

  • Jul 2010 RYA Day Skipper Theory Complete

  • Feb 2019 RYA Power Boat Level II Complete

  • Feb 2019 STCW 95 Maritime Security Awareness Complete

  • Feb 2019 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Feb 2019 STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility Complete

  • Feb 2019 STCW 95 1st Aid Complete

  • Feb 2019 STCW 95 Fire Fighting Complete

  • Jan 2019 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Jul 2019 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Complete

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  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Video editing
  • Climbing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Radio Operator
  • Navigation
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Tender driving
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Watch-keeping
  • Meditation
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