ATTENTION All Positions For Everyone Wanting To Learn How To Crew On A Professional Charter Sailing Yacht

ATTENTION All Positions For Everyone Wanting To Learn How To Crew On A Professional Charter Sailing Yacht

We own and operate the top rated sailing yacht in the Virgin Islands.

Our season is from Christmas thru July.

Our off-season is from August until Christmas.

We are now in our off-season and are going to try something we've never done before.

Every season we hire only the best, most professional and experienced crew to work on our sailing yacht.  This year we are trying something different... we are offering an "internship" for multiple positions.  Here's how it works:

If you have no experience, then we will spend our off season training you while you live, work and assist on our yacht during this off season.  You will learn routine boat maintenance that every boat will require you know if you want to work on a boat.  Those wanting to be Captain or Deckhand/Engineer will learn:

  1. Basic engine and generator maintenance.
  2. How to check and change oil & filters in engines.
  3. How to trouble-shoot, repair and replace bilge pumps.
  4. How to repair and replace head macerators.
  5. How to operate and drive a tender.
  6. Driving, docking & mooring ball approach skills.
  7. Catching/hooking mooring balls.
  8. Tying knots, lines, cleats, pilings, fenders, etc.
  9. Splicing lines
  10. If you're a certified diver, then mooring ball maintenance. 
  11. Proper boat appearance maintenance to make a boat "charter ready".
  12. Operating engines & generators.
  13. Operating and maintaining water-makers.
  14. Operating and maintaining Bauer SCUBA diving compressors.
  15. Teak refinishing
  16. Basic fiberglass maintenance and repairs.

Those wanting to learn Chef/Sous Chef, Hostess/Housekeeping will learn:

  1. Operation of all galley equipment:  
  2. Safety & Operations for galley gas ovens and stoves, gas BBQ grills.
  3. Proper BBQ grill cooking skills.
  4. Electric and gas griddles & skillets.
  5. Pressure cookers
  6. Convection ovens
  7. What to use microwave ovens for and when to never use a microwave.
  8. Slicers & dicers
  9. How to operate most efficiently and effectively in a galley with limited space.
  10. Housekeeping duties
  11. How to "dress" and "stage" a cabin.
  12. How to service a cabin in record time.
  13. Cooking meals in bouncy seas.
  14. Timing meals around a busy itinerary.
  15. Creating the perfect menu
  16. Provisioning for guests and staying within budget.

The lists above are just a sample of some of what you will learn.  If you have questions and want to learn more about other areas, just ask as we are happy to give you all the experience you'd like in all the areas you'd like.

These are not paid positions.  This is for you to learn while living for free on our yacht.  We provide:

  1. Living accommodations in your own cabin.
  2. All meals every day.
  3. All the practical training and experience that you need to work in this business.
  4. Small token pay each week to buy incidentals and for recreational fun expenses.
  5. Up to $300 for return airfare.

We are currently over 60% Sold Out for our 2017 season.  At the end of your internship, we will be hiring 4 people to fill 10 positions listed below:

  1. Captain
  2. Engineer
  3. Deckhand
  4. Chef
  5. Sous Chef/Chef Assistant/Cook
  6. Hostess
  7. Housekeeper
  8. Dinghy Operator
  9. Activities Director
  10. Tour guide for Snorkel & Dive trips, and Hiking trips

Our first charter for the new 2017 season is Thanksgiving 2016.  The starting at our Christmas charter we are basically completely sold out until Spring Break, so it's going to be another big season for our yacht, and you can be part of it.

If you'd like to work on our charter boat for our 2017 season, then you can consider your internship a "working interview" where you will gain all the skills and experience necessary to crew on a charter boat.

If you are chosen as one of our 4 crew members, here is what we offer as pay:

  1. Average of $1,000 - $1,400 per charter, (most charters are 7 days)
  2. All meals are provided for you.
  3. All living accommodations are provided for you, living on board our yacht.
  4. Charter uniforms when working on charter
  5. All laundry for uniforms and bed linen and towels.
  6. Our typical charter season consists of 22-25 charters.
  7. Do the math... working 7 months, you will go home with over $25,000 cash.

Qualifications:

  1. You must be honest with a true desire to learn this business.
  2. Ready and willing to work hard to learn as much as possible during internship.
  3. You must be over 18 years old and have a USA Passport.
  4. If you are seeking a position as a chef, then you must already have cooking skills so you can learn how to best utilize those skills on a charter boat.
  5. This is a fun internship, but it is not a vacation.  Please don't think you will be drinking all day and partying all night because that isn't what this is about.  We've hired lots of crew over the years and now we are trying something new... to take a fresh, new, young mind and teach them from the bottom up, how to be the best that you can be, while you learn from the best boat in the business to be the perfect crew member that any charter boat would be proud to have you as their crew.
  6. There will be plenty of time to explore and have fun snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, wake boarding, beach combing, tiki-bar hopping and such, but remember that your primary purpose is to learn the charter boat crew business, if you're not coming for that reason, then don't come.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then please reply right away because we only have a few positions available and we need to get started right away.

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sounds great! however i am 72 years old, a certfied diver, great cook, experienced tour guide - back in the day! still agile and strong, recent travel to Fiji (Scuba diving) Japan, (kayaking) and riding my bike in San Francisco + pilates and yoga keep me fit. would you want a fun old lady when u can have a young bikni clad lovely young thing instead? ( i swim in a wet suit and body glove). Have been looking for a crew job but running into ageism. understandable, but if you have .charter clients who are over 50 - especially women, they would appreciate my slower pace as a kayak guide in the water and ability to adapt recipes for gluten and lactose intolerances etc. Please send links to photos of your yacht, inside and out- where moored, trip schedule ...url? size of the boat!photos of crew quarters. Thanks. Miki Pryor

Leigh Ann,

I'd love to get in on the internship, I have experience as a cook, work hard and am available around early October. Always happy to help and would gladly learn anything you guys are willing to teach me.

-Hugh

Hi,

   My name is Joseph,I'm a 35 year old American and I started sailing about 5 months ago. I spent three months helping to start a chartering business off the coast of the Western Sahara and then helped deliver another Catamaran across the Atlantic to Grenada, where I am now. If you have need of another hand I would love to join. I am trying to stay on the path to get my Captains license as opportunities arise and this sounds very valuable. Please let me know ifyou have anything available I'm only a few islands away.

Joseph

Hello Joseph,

Thank you for your interest, but you didn't tell me what you knew, what experience you had, if you wanted a full time position crewing on our charter boat during the entire season and what positions you could fill or anything.  Please message me to get email to fill me in with all the details.  Thank you :)


Joseph Warriner said:

Hi,

   My name is Joseph,I'm a 35 year old American and I started sailing about 5 months ago. I spent three months helping to start a chartering business off the coast of the Western Sahara and then helped deliver another Catamaran across the Atlantic to Grenada, where I am now. If you have need of another hand I would love to join. I am trying to stay on the path to get my Captains license as opportunities arise and this sounds very valuable. Please let me know ifyou have anything available I'm only a few islands away.

Joseph

Hi Leigh Ann I have sent an email to you vicecharters email address. Im very excited please tell me what you think. Thanks for you time :)

Hello Ann, I am Alessandro.

Recently I've got some Spanish navigation certificates and also a Day Skipper RYA certificate. I have been sailing few times with friends or on my own. I definitely love it and want to work with it. I am actually leaving my job (I have been working on logistic for the last few years) in order to have time to invest in navigation, get miles, experience and find an interesting job. Your project looks very interesting to me and I would love to get the chance of being part of it.

My plan is to move to Center America in the next months, so if you also are interested I am more then motivated to join your crew and being trained as part of it.

Please, don't hesitate to ask anything you need to know. It will be a pleasure to reply.

Regards,

A. D.

Hello Alessandro,

Since you are planning to move to Central America it sounds like you are primarily interested in our internship program and not in being part of our crew for our season, which is fine because we do still have an opening for our internship program.  Is that what you're interested in?

Alessandro Donno said:

Hello Ann, I am Alessandro.

Recently I've got some Spanish navigation certificates and also a Day Skipper RYA certificate. I have been sailing few times with friends or on my own. I definitely love it and want to work with it. I am actually leaving my job (I have been working on logistic for the last few years) in order to have time to invest in navigation, get miles, experience and find an interesting job. Your project looks very interesting to me and I would love to get the chance of being part of it.

My plan is to move to Center America in the next months, so if you also are interested I am more then motivated to join your crew and being trained as part of it.

Please, don't hesitate to ask anything you need to know. It will be a pleasure to reply.

Regards,

A. D.

Hello Leigh, 

you've got the point.

I am interested on your internship first and then, if it works for you, on being part of you crew. How can we do it?

Dear Leigh Ann,

I have almost 30 years of sailing experience.  I am working on my 100T Captains license.  I currently am doing several deliveries but am very interested in possibly crewing for you during your on season.  I have a background in event planning, teaching and database management.  I am a certified lifeguard with advanced first aid, CPR, AED, and oxygen certification as well.  

Please contact me if you feel we may be a fit. I will share further details then.  My personal email is honor628@y********.

Respectfully,

Shannon H Dinan

Dear Leigh Ann,

I have almost 30 years of sailing experience.  I am working on my 100T Captains license.  I currently am doing several deliveries but am very interested in possibly crewing for you during your on season.  I have a background in event planning, teaching and database management.  I am a certified lifeguard with advanced first aid, CPR, AED, and oxygen certification as well.  

Please contact me if you feel we may be a fit. I will share further details then.  My personal email is honor628@y********.

Respectfully,

Shannon H Dinan

Hello! My name is Colin and I am looking to gain some experience sailing and see some of the world while I'm at it. While I am very much a novice, what I am missing in practical knowledge I make up for in enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. I only have a background in accounting and bookkeeping, but am willing to fill any part of your crew you need. Becoming a full time crew member would be amazing if you found I was a good fit for the job. I would love to be a part of your team!

Hello Colin,

I cannot promise you that you will see lots of the world since this is our off season, but I can promise you that we can give you lots of practical experience on a big sailing yacht that will prepare you to work on any yacht out there.  Also, with your accounting and bookkeeping experience, if you can help us get caught up on our behind bookkeeping, you would be very VERY welcome to us. :)  Check out our website then accept my Friend request and write to me directly.


Colin Diesch said:

Hello! My name is Colin and I am looking to gain some experience sailing and see some of the world while I'm at it. While I am very much a novice, what I am missing in practical knowledge I make up for in enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. I only have a background in accounting and bookkeeping, but am willing to fill any part of your crew you need. Becoming a full time crew member would be amazing if you found I was a good fit for the job. I would love to be a part of your team!

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