Shane life is what it is. Cash for service
rendered? What's wrong with that? One mans exploitation is another man's freedom.
You said you wanted to have your own boat
. However yacht chef is not a bad gig at all and you likely can save toward the boat if you want to consider it for a while. See new places and get paid for your service
. Just search yacht chef. And you may well find "your" boat in some port of call
My son is 26 and at loose ends and I am encouraging him to expand his horizons. As a skilled welder I have steered him toward yacht work. Travel the world and get paid and perhaps find "his" boat. What a concept!
Were I younger I would be looking for an engineer's job aboard a 120 footer - big enough to pay well but not so big to run you ragged.