We're planning to leave from St. Martin the end of April and heading for the Panama canal
. Vessel is a 43' Shuttleworth
Advantage 44- We need two people. Both must have done at least one ocean passage
at a minimum. I'm looking for someone mechanical - who can help if any problems arrive with engines (though I've just had a mechanic
go through both) and I also need someone who is very skilled to advise me as I grow my skippering skills.
Trip itinerary is as follows: St. Martin to Bonaire
. In Panama
another crew is joining, but I will have one cabin
still open for someone or a couple to continue. From Panama to Las Perlas to Marquesas
. Itinerary was planned consulting Jimmy Cornell passage
guides for appropriate wind/current direction and weather
is very well equipped with safety
items - including a brand new life raft, epirg, and jordan series drogue
. We have refitted her with all brand new standing rigging
, new sails
, new battery
bank, new autopilot
(with old ready to stand in as back up). We are currently undergoing additional refitting as problems came to light bashing from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Martin. Repairs
are moving quite quickly and I feel good about meeting the timing the work
crew has set for us.
I anticipate that with the thorough examination she has undergone and testing thus far and downwind direction, the rest will be smooth sailing. We are also equipped with watermaker
, 2 electric
flush heads, and 4 cabins (two are filled, you will have your own berth.) We also have 3 BCD's and 4 tanks
, but bring your own fins and mask.
Crew is politically liberal, easy going and enjoys having fun while keeping safety
as the primary concern - this should be true of you as well. NONSMOKING boat
, no alcohol while under passage (please do not say you are only a social drinker if you drink multiple alcoholic beverages every day - this is not welcome). My 11 year old daughter and her new kitten are also with us, so be comfortable with kids
and the clutter they bring.
are included. You provide airfare, PFD
with harness and 2 leg clip and your own beverages (coffee, tea, milk and powdered beverage are included - juices, beers etc are at your own expense). If you fit these parameters, message me and lets talk. Couples encouraged - and even a family
with a child would be considered if you can meet the above parameters. Able to come now and help with crewing
chores to prep the boat for departure is a plus... we are on the hard
at a boatyard that allows live aboard.