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Old 02-08-2012, 12:05   #1
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CA to Nicaragua

I am planning on relocating my steel Roberts 44 Offshore Cutter from the Bay area to Nicaragua, and start a crewed charter business down there.

I am looking for skipper and crew to help deliver the boat, some compensation is possible, and potentially somebody who wants to be the long term captain. In that case, bi lingual Spanish/English would be preferred.

The boat has a slip space waiting on Dec 1 at MarinaPS in Nicaragua. As you can see from their webpage it's a beautiful marina/resort with very low cost of living.

Also, if you are a captain/chef combo without a boat, this would be a great opportunity for you, as you can live on the boat when it is not chartered, and go run the charters when there are clients.

Please PM me if you are interested.


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Old 02-08-2012, 23:55   #2
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Re: CA to Nicaragua

Hello, my name is Jeremy and i am interested about the Crew position, i speak english, french, and a basic spanish, i do have my resume and references,
and i do have experience in the domaine of delivery(lots of catamarans), and the chArter world!, i've been running trips in Saint Maarten since the last 5-6 years, if you need my resume the link is in my signature, right below here,!

Thank you, looking forward to ear from you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 23:51   #3
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My resume and to begin with information is under "remesnab" on this forum. I have quite a bit of experience in all qualities that you mention. Look forward to your reply.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:45   #4
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Re: CA to Nicaragua

Good morning sir,
My name is Cody Newman, I am very interested in being a crewmember on your boat. I have 400+ days of seatime between the USCG and my experience on a 45' John alden ketch in the pacific as well as the Gulf. Please reply to if you are interested. Thank you!

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Old 15-08-2012, 10:44   #5
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Re: CA to Nicaragua

Hello, My name is Brendan. I'm only 22 and I am not nearly as experienced as these guys above but I think I would develop quickly if surrounded by experienced crew. I have racing experience and am lifeguard/AED/CPR/First Aid cert. and I am a talented cook. I am in Shelter Cove, California now looking to get residency to attend the Professional Mariner Program at OCC in Newport Beach next fall but waiting around to sail sucks! I would love to crew for you. Let me know what you think and thanks for your time!
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Old 24-08-2012, 07:53   #6
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Re: CA to Nicaragua

Quick update on this trip:

Thank you to everybody who has shown interest in this trip. My mailbox has been swamped. I am so grateful that there are so many qualified, nice people on this forum.

Instead of a ton of individual replies, here is a quick summary as to where this project stands.

I have selected a captain (with all the right licenses and experience), who will also be able to remain in Nicaragua as my long term charter captain.

We are probably pushing back the departure date to late this year, or early next year, due to work commitments on my part.

I will repost another call for crew when the date is firmed up. I would prefer to hear from people that have some experience and are willing to contribute to their share of the direct costs (food, beer, airfare). Given the response level I am not interested in crew that wish to get paid.

I will be emptying out my mailbox, so if you want to crew, send me a PM and I will add you to the list of "potentials".

The boat is coming along nicely. Much to my surprise, I bought it without even seeing it, it is in much better shape than I had hoped for. A full suite of electronics is being currently installed, and all survey issues will be addressed professional by a boat yard in California in the next 2 weeks. This boat is incredibly strong. The original owner was an engineer and he pretty much doubled the strength of any requirement. I was on a 42 foot production fiberglass boat last week and it looked and felt like Barbie's plastic boat compared to this vessel.

Again, thanks for the time and interest, and send me a PM if interested in the crew slots (there will be 2).

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:48   #7
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Re: CA to Nicaragua

Hello and yes, Roberts yachts are wonderful! Currently delivering a heavy Vagabond 47' to Port Townsend. Am in Coos Bay.

I am a USCG 100 Ton Master.

TWIC certified-CPR adult and children-First aid certified-Safety and Sea certified-Sailing endorsement- Consider myself a heavy weather specialist. I have 6 transpacific crossings. Many Mexico races with over 40 deliveries of Mexico to California and South. I have over 120,000 blue verified blue water miles experience as of September 2012, including Los Angeles to Auckland, both directions, via Hawaii, Palmyra, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji southbound and Rarotonga and Tahiti northbound--Grenada to Ensenada via Panama Canal-- Miami to Portugal via Bermuda and Azores Islands---- ICW, Miami to Annapolis--Up and down the West coast From Seattle and Portland to SoCal many times and in both directions. Columbia River Bar crossings, Seattle, Puget Sound and Straights of Juan De Fuca. PS- Will be delivering an Island Packet from Californina to and through the Panama Canal in November. Cheers and Safe Passage! earthakat at msn . com MANY references and extensive c/v
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Old 12-09-2012, 13:17   #8
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What part of Nicaragua are you going to be, SJDS?

I have many friends in Nica and they all visit this site

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