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  • Alvei

    • 58, American
    • 39m schooner
    • Checked in 1 week ago
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  • NationalityAmerican

  • Age58

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Spanish

  • Qualifications USCG 1600/3000 Master

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

Captain Jones has been sailing sense childhood, as a professional sense the age of 16 and as a schooner captain sense 1985. He has been running vessels like Alvei for 35 years. He has a 1600 masters license and is a graduate of a four year maritime college.

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  • TypeTall Ship

  • Make/modelschooner

  • Length39 metres

  • Berth16

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThe rig is a three masted Square Topsail Schooner. There are bunks for 20 crew Operation is a non-profit Sailing Cooperative. We are looking for volunteer crew to sail to Australia and on to Indonesia, Sothern Asia and onward. We are in or Auckland if you want to come by and meet me and the crew. All safety gear is up to date. Accommodations are basic, no air conditioning. There are 6 cabins with 2 bunks in each and 4 Main Saloon bunks. Each new crew contributes a joining fee for 12 months, and after 12 months there is no further charge. For further questions contact Captain Geoffrey Jones at geoffreypjones@yahoo.com or call/text on (USA/International) 860-961-0013 (New Zealand ) 021 213 9996 alvei.org SV Alvei on Facebook

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Alvei is the real deal

5

I was on the Alvei for a short time while she was on the hard in Brisbane. Beautiful ship and the real deal. She is a 100% tall sailing ship. Unfortunetaly I had to leave early before sailing due to a family situation...I have regretted that decision a lot... like a whole lot. If the COVID situation wasn't what it was I would be back on her tomorrow. Now just to be up front, you had better have an adventurous soul because this is no luxury Disney cruise. You will be working, you will be learning, but you will have an experience that very very few in today's technology driven world would even have a clue about. If you want a real deal life experience do this... but only if your not a whiner, self entitled, and have a strong work ethic. There are other people depending on you, no free ride here. BUT you will have a life story that is enriching and very very unique. Fair winds and good sailing Alvei, I would be there if I could get there.

26th Mar 2021

Best Experience if My Life

5

I spent six months with this boat several years ago, and I would do it again if plans permitted. She is under a new captain who has spared no expense bringing her back to her glory. Hope to see her in the Western Hemisphere soon.

4th Mar 2020

She's SAILING!!!

5

We have long standing relations with this great tops'l schooner. While we were refitting our own vessel in Fiji, we encountered the SV Alvei in dire straits in the harbor of Suva. One year later we were thrilled to anchor off her bow in Russell Harbor, New Zealand. Great to see that there are old-school sailors around with a passion for square riggers!

20th Feb 2020

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