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  • JonathanCooke

    • 56, British
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 18 minutes ago

1st Mate and Electrical Engineer / Deck Hand

Hello, thank you for taking time to view my profile…

I’m a former business owner, divorced, with a grownup Son and Daughter who are independent and very much on their own journey

My experience to date is detailed below and I’m open to all opportunities, at short notice or long term future projects :-

I’m available and very flexible, UK, Europe & World Wide.

Experience to date :-

1st Mate / Watch Keeper / Boson / Sails and Rigging inspections / renewals / Lamer electric /manual winch Service Technician, Marine Electrical Engineer / Yanmar Service Technician/ Lead Crew / Tender Pilot

I have first hand experience of project management for major or minor work motor / sail yacht refits, engineering services, Yanmar Diesel Engine Service third party contractors supervision on behalf of the clients

I'm OCD about “ship shape” and tidy, everything must be in its place!!

I have been on and around boats for over 30 years, from 7m RNLI RIBS, 15m to 24m sailing yachts, motor yachts & Catamarans, contracting electrical engineer on Cruise Ships and 20,000T Royal Fleet Auxiliary dive support ship.

I hope to share my skills and experience with other like minded Leisure or Professional Sailors

> Over 30 years of motor boat and more recently sailing, both Professional and Leisure.

I have completed a number of deliveries as crew and first mate/ Electrical Engineer, the most recent ( Nov 2022 / Dec 23) being HH55 catamaran, re rigging and fitting new sails in Curaçao and preparing for cruising and Atlantic crossing West to East , Also ( July 2022) Oyster 495, maiden voyage ( see video) from
Southampton ( Oyster Yachts, Hythe) to the Mediterranean, crossing the Bay of Biscay.

During May 2022, I was employed as 1st Mate / Electrical Engineer on 24 meter 145 tonne motor yacht, delivery crew Southampton/ Guernsey/ Amsterdam, Watch Keeper through English Channel and North Sea TSS

>April 22 - 1st Mate - Electrical Engineer / Leopard 45 Catamaran
> Eng 1 Medical
- Basic Safety - Fire prevention and fire fighting safety
> Qualified Electrical Engineer ( Marine / Industrial / Commercial )
> VHF - RYA Qualification
> Customs clearance and declaration of passport and crew management
> Forward planning / project management, fuel purchasing, VAT and shore side agency negotiations
> Over night Passage planning - North Sea / English Channel - extensive cross channel experience including Bay of Biscay
> Weather forecasting and daily transit planning
> Mediterranean MedMooring - Deep water 100 meter++ Ancoring
> Power Boat Level 2 Yacht - lead pilot off shore- Coastal DAY skipper
> inventory management
> Provision planning for 10 person for 6 weeks sea passage without land
> Basic Paleo diet Chef / cooking food hygiene meal preparation
> Flexible throughout the year, and able to move around between countries as and when required.
> Good knowledge of engines, and on board systems and processes
> Competent overall seamanship & rigging inspections
> Ability to deal with a crisis in an efficient & effective manor,
> Calm, collective, who remains professional at all times

> UK Passport Holder

Thank you again for viewing my profile

I look forward to hearing from you should any opportunities become available now, or in the future.

References available on request

Mobile / WhatsApp ‪+44 7977070446

Kindest regards

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • NationalityBritish

  • Age56

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofEnglish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Delivery Crew
    Electrical Engineer
    1st Engineer

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Apr 2019 1st Aid Complete

  • May 2014 ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising Complete

  • May 2014 ASA Coastal Navigation Complete

  • Apr 2000 ASA Trailerable Multihull Standard Complete

  • Aug 2017 Boat Operator Licence Complete

  • Oct 2021 MCA /RYA Approved Engine Course Complete

  • Feb 2007 MCA - Food Health Safety Level II Complete

  • Jul 2013 RYA Power Boat Level II Complete

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  • Canyoning
  • Fishing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Tender driving
  • Small Aircraft Pilot
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • Diesel engine repair
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