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Captain/chief mate

After closing my past land-based business I'm looking for a new job in yachting industry, preferably long term or permanent. In recent years, I have split my time between running my own business ashore, training myself and serving as master or chief mate at sea. For this reason, I do not have a typical maritime career path.
My current experience is about 40,000 nautical miles. I worked temporary in various sailing agencies, clubs and schools, and on private yachts. I still cooperate with a number of them. Several times my cruises were done in the Atlantic Ocean.
The largest vessel I worked on (the position of chief officer) was 46.8 m/445 GT. Since 2006 I worked with the owner of the classic schooner Va Marie (LOA 43 m./162 GT.) as a rotational relief captain (intern) or chief officer (40 voyages). In 2018 and 2019, I cooperated with one of the British companies on several deliveries and shipyard works of CNB 66 yachts (moving, maintenance and refitting yachts including shipyard time after a season).
I really care about a longer contract that will allow me to get to know the yacht entrusted well, improve my skills and complete my seafaring practice for the next step of my career.
Please, don't hesitate to ask me questions.

Education: Qualified Photographer, M.A. degree in Teaching Fine Arts and Photography, post-graduate (macro-economy, programming and database management).

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationPoland

  • NationalityPolish

  • Age54

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesPolish, English

  • Basic knowledge ofRussian

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    Delivery Crew
    Navigator
    Captain/Engineer

  • Location preferenceEurope

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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Qualifications

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  • May 2019 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Apr 2006 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Complete

  • Jun 2014 Long Range Radio Certificate Complete

  • Oct 2017 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Complete

  • Nov 2017 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Feb 2022 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Jul 2018 STCW 95 Maritime Security Awareness Complete

  • May 2018 RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities ( PPR ) Complete

  • Feb 2012 RYA Radar Complete

  • Dec 2010 Senior Instructor Complete

  • Jul 2008 Polish PYA - YachtMaster Complete

  • Sep 2008 Polish PYA - Ocean Going Motorboat Master Complete

  • Mar 2020 STCW Medical First Aid Complete

  • Dec 2022 GMDSS (GOC) Complete

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Skills

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Route planning
  • Navigation
  • Weather planning
  • Radio Operator
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Teaching
  • Photography
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Varnishing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Tender driving
  • Sail repairs
  • Helmsmen
  • Marine First Aid
  • Carpentary
  • Polishing
  • Line handling
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Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? The Tall Ship Races 2013. Skipper position, fantastic crew on board and classic, 18 meters long ketch from 1958. :)

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Q: How long have you been boating and what made you start? I have been sailing since the end of my primary school in 1982.

Q: What is your favourite boat and why? Any boat in good condition. :)

Q: What is the longest passage you’ve completed without stops? 11 days on the distance from Aarhus to Helsinki.

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