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  • Gustav Swede

    • 57, Swedish - Suisse
    • Switzerland
    • Checked in 1 day ago

Skipper RYA Yachtmaster Offshore - Looking for captain position or deliveries in Europe / cross Atlantic / Caribbean.

Seeking a Captain’s position aboard a sailing yacht where I can utilize my experience managing all aspect of running a yacht : safety, management, budget, yacht maintenance, repairs, and passage planning.

Skipper : Winner ARC+ 2023 cat. B. Capo Verte - Granada, on X-Yacht X46
Skipper : 110ft Motor sailor
• Mediterranean, Séte – Genova – Elba – Sardinia – Tunisien - Sicily

Deliverys on a S/Y 70ft Baltic :
• Atlantic crossing : La Coruna (Spain) – Newport (USA)
• Shetland islands– Southampton (UK)
• Porto (Portugal)– Antibes (France)
Delivery of a motor sailor from Port Ghalib (Egypt) to Rhodos (Greece).
Catamaran delivery Camargue to Canet en Roussillon.
Extensive sail chartering in the Mediterranean.
+ 10'000 NM

- I have been sailing since I was a child with dinghies and monohull races.
- Trim the sails right to sail faster, heel less, point higher and make less leeway for a safe passage.
- Competent tender driver with experience driving outboard and inboard tenders up to 10m in length.
- With my Mechanical engineer background, I’m very hands on and can fix most things that break or figure out a work around.

- I’m reliable, easy to get along with, funny, adventurous, can-do attitude and a professional team player.
- Fluent in French, English and Swedish, as well have a basic understanding of German.
- Living in the mountains of Verbier, skiing, mountain biking and hiking keeps me in good physical shape.
- My motto : Respect for the ocean, safety of the crew and vessel.

In my life I have worked as an entrepreneur and currently as Project Manager (renovation of a high-end hotel).

- RYA Yachtmaster offshore, plus the theory
- PPR, Professional Practices and Responsibilities
- Swedish Yachtmaster
- Diving certification
- Mechanical engineer

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationSwitzerland

  • NationalitySwedish - Suisse

  • Age57

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, French, Swedish

  • Basic knowledge ofGerman

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    Delivery Crew

  • Location preferenceEurope

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Jun 2008 ICC Power/Sail Complete

  • Jul 2019 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Jun 2008 CEVNI Complete

  • Nov 2020 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Complete

  • May 2010 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Complete

  • Jun 1985 PADI - Advanced Open Water Complete

  • Jul 2019 1st Aid Complete

  • Jun 2008 International Certificate Of Competency (ICC) Complete

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  • Microsoft office
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
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