*️️️️DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE 25 OR UNDER*️️️️ *️️️️DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU ARE A STRONG SWIMMER*️️️️ *️️️️DO NOT APPLY IF YOU SMOKE CIGARETTES*️️️️NO COUPLES
I'm Nate, and I have a sailing catamaran. I have a twin cabin in the catamaran that is unused right now. The boat is currently in San Blas, Panama. This workaway includes a place to stay on the yacht in exchange for help cleaning and cooking while we charter, when not in chartering we charge a day rate. Our charters run $250/person/day so an emphasis on professionalism and complete customer service is expected.
The right candidate would help us about 3-4 hours a day for a month.
The rest of your day is up to you - but here there is great diving and snorkeling, we eat very well, and we make mean cocktails :)
There is limited connectivity, so bear with me.
Cooking / shopping
- Provisioning (shopping)
- Cleaning (inside and out)
- Photography a plus
- People over 25
- Conversational Spanish, fluent English
- Boating/sailing experience
English, passable Spanish
A twin bed onboard my sailing yacht - S/V NOMAD. The boat is a 2000 Lagoon 380 (Google it if you're not familiar).
The people who are the best fit are surfers, sailors, fishermen, and freedivers - people who spend their lives in the ocean. If you're not a water-person or a boat-person, this is not for you. If you are not a proactive worker, this is not for you. If you cannot cook, this is not for you.
I do not pay for food, but do provide accommodation. After several months I've decided to use a per day rate that covers: food, water, dinghy fuel, generator fuel, etc. It does not cover: alcohol, travel off of the boat, etc.
- everyday is an adventure
- it can be very relaxed
- it is often very beautiful
- you will have an opportunity to dive and fish a lot
- we eat a ton of very fresh seafood
- you can learn an immense amount
- you get to live on a decked out sailing yacht
- there is no other workaway like this
- sometimes there is a bunch of down time to explore, kayak, dive, etc
- this is the cheapest way to travel on a boat
- it's a sailboat, so we drink
- you may get seasick
- it is a boat and things break a lot
- your first priority is keeping the crew fed and the boat clean
- your second priority is capturing the trip via photo/video
- there is limited freshwater (showers are much shorter and less frequent)
- there is limited power (charging things is done via 12 volt car chargers, no hair dryers or microwaves onboard, limited 110 volt onboard / no 220 volt)
- it can be a tight space
- you may spend a week or more out of contact
- we often sail through very remote areas, so you may only see the crew for a week or more at a time
- there can be long periods of time spent at sea (on passages)
- everyone onboard has jobs. We all do them and more. Nobody will hold your hand, though we're very happy to explain things
- the captain is the absolute authority onboard, what he says goes
- rough weather will happen. It's a fact and it's not fun
The bottom line: If you are independent, hard-working, have a strong sense of adventure, are willing to pitch in, and can commit to a month or more - reach out. If not - please be honest with yourself and refrain.
There are a host of new skills to learn, and some of them I can teach. More importantly, you get to see the world from a sailboat without buying a sailboat (or chartering one). Coming from a guy who just bought and outfitted a sailboat - that's a huge plus.
If you like to dive, kayak, fish, sail, explore, etc - you will absolutely love it.
Finally we always, always play as hard as we work :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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