Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2016, 01:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 11
Hiring a skipper?

Hi Guys,

I'm newbie here and I was after a little advice. I'm looking to buy 40ft -ish sail boat that would be suitable for bluewater cruising and I'm flexible which country I buy it in (I'm based in Southeast Asia at the moment. I was thinking the Caribbean or US as they seem to have the most available at the best price?. I'm not so experienced, so I was wanting to hire a skipper to help when I first get the boat.

My questions are:

1. Where is the best place to find a skipper ie websites, forum other?

2. Roughly how much do you think they might charge?

3. Is there other places you guys might recommend to get a good value boat

Thanks heaps in advance.

dazed321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 01:57   #2
Senior Cruiser
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,454
Images: 75
Re: Hiring a skipper?

lots of very experienced skippers here for hire,as to cost, expect to pay minimum hourly wage ,just remember that a days work for us is calculated @24hours!

look at yachts for sale in langkawi,thailand,pacific first as delivering can be expensive.
my catamaran building project updates
atoll is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 02:17   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 11
Re: Hiring a skipper?

Thanks Atoll,

Much appreciated do you know what the best websites in Asia, I have been looking on yachtworld, but there doesn't seem to be many.

I heard that there is heaps of boats for in Langkawi?
dazed321 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ideas for Hiring Crews and Choosing Crews hotspur General Sailing Forum 15 07-06-2011 11:57
Navionics Hiring ~ India GordMay Boat Ownership & Making a Living 0 21-07-2008 10:59
Hiring Delivery Captain North Carolina to VA jobran Crew Archives 3 13-08-2007 03:54

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:18.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.