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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01   #1
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Wanted: Caretaker / Deliverer S.A. to Caribbean

Hi, looking for an experienced sailor/skipper (Atlantic crossing) to live aboard and take care of our 44ft catamaran for 6 months. Starting point South Africa, end destination Caribbean. Not big budget, terms to be negotiated. December to June, maybe longer. Owners on board some of the time.
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Would love to do it, I live in the Birgin Islands and the timing's right. However - I believe that South Africa has now imposed a rule that essentially closes the place to delivery skippers who do not have South African Sailing Certificates. Its fine to visit if on yourown boat but to pick up a delivery, a tad more difficult. Work-around would be something like the owner being on board and sigining on the eventual skipper as crew - though how you clear out without the owner onboard still appears to be a bit of a problem. Tony
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could drop off in Namibia
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Yep - that'd work!
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:46   #5
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I would prefer her to go to the Caribbean!
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:58   #6
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no the owner can get on at last bay up SA coast and get off at first port in Namibia which is not very far then boat keeps going to wherever with new cap on board
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My thoughts exactly... fly in as crew for owner/skipper.. then assume command 1st port over the border.. next stop Brazil...
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It's all about the taxes, what ever happened with commonlaw and free men to travel with out corporations claiming sovergn rights. abusive I say! ARRRRRRR
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Shellback opportunity! I'm in! Have blue water experience. I had the opportunity to,so SA to Fl last year bit work got in the way so my friends went in my place. Never again will I stand ashore and wait for the stories. Quit the job, July 18th I will have a captains license and I'm all yours! Lol keep me posted on your plans, I really would appreciate this opportunity.
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Sander, you need to state what flag the boat has - if it has an SA flag, only a qualified and SA licensed skipper may take it out of the country. I note that you are in the UK and thus may have flagged the boat under a different countries flag. In that case, anybody can take it out of the country. However, as it was built in SA, you will need a valid SAMSA CoF and the export documents for the boat.

If you do not come right with a skipper, give me a shout - I can deliver it but would not be prepared to live aboard/caretake for any length of time.

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HI
If your still looking I have just delivered a 48 foot cat to Tortola form Cape Town the going price is quite a lot i will do it but I'm easy the crossing is ruffly 39 days British skipper 15 years at sea when are we sailing

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Thanks to all respondents! We found a skipper.
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If you get stuck and need help shout mate
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My Girlfriend and I want to crew for you! We are good cooks, friendly, hardworking and laid back. I am a whitewater raft guide in Idaho and we are used to spending weeks at a time in the wilderness. Now we want to spend some time at sea! I have worked in a boat yard and am very handy and hardworking. I know how to sail, but have a lot to learn. We will be in, and could depart from the Dominican Republic from 9/14-9/21. Or from anywhere after 9/21/13
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Hi Experienced sailor looking for adventure, (only one Atlantic Crossing) living in Stanford Western Cape at the moment, get in touch should you still need help.
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