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  • Luis Pardo

    • 52, Spanish
    • Spain
    • Checked in 6 months ago

Looking for a temporary/permanent position as Captain, 1st Mate or Captain/Engineer position

I work as a professional skipper with a Spanish license for sail and motor yachts (Patrón Profesional de Embarcaciones de Recreo, PPER) and also work on foreign flag yachts with RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Sail certificate with commercial endorsement (Master 200).
Recently received my CoC OOW3000 and keep working my way up, so I can share knowledge.

I have been sailing S/Cat and S/Y 38’ to 73’ as a self-employed skipper for the past 9 years and it has become my main professional activity for the last 7years.
I finalized (May 2019) a one year contract as Solo Captain-Engineer on-board a 20m British-flagged Trader M/Y cruising the Med with the live aboard owners and sometimes their guests, where I have accrued a broad set of experience and knowledge of M/Y, but for my career progress towards Master 500 and higher certificates I am looking to embark to accrue required sea time.
I‘m a keen sailor, have a wide range of engineering skills and a can-do attitude which has taken me this far. I am a confident sailor with good seamanship, familiar with night watch and navigation rules. Confident in handling lines and maneuvering and well understand the roles of Captain and Mate.
I have experience in use, maintenance and service of all common equipment on board: engine, genset, aircon, water-maker, water heater, air heaters, hydraulic systems, air compressor, battery charger, power banks, cranes, davits, tender, outboard, etc.
I am able to troubleshoot, and track the malfunction of most electronic and mechanical devices and solve the issue without supervision. I am able to completely maintain the exterior of the vessel with the correct products and to keep the yacht ship-shape.

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About me

  • Availability 1st September 2023

  • LocationSpain

  • NationalitySpanish

  • Age52

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Catalan, Spanish

  • Basic knowledge ofItalian, Portuguese

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate

  • Location preferenceEurope

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Nov 2017 RYA Oceanmaster Complete

  • Jul 2016 STCW Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Jul 2016 GMDSS (GOC) Complete

  • Jun 2016 STCW Maritime Security Awareness Complete

  • Dec 2023 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Apr 2017 STCW Able Seamens Complete

  • Jun 2016 Patrón Profesional de Embarcaciones de Recreo Complete

  • Jan 2023 MCA Officer of the Watch 3000 Progressing

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  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Marine First Aid
  • Tender driving
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Fishing
  • Teaching
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