Sail with us in San Blas, Panama

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Panama

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  2018 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Necessary Skills:
    - Provisioning (shopping)
    - Cooking
    - Cleaning (inside and out)
    - Photography a plus

    Strongly prefer:
    - People over 25
    - Conversational Spanish, fluent English
    - Boating/sailing experience

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, passable Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

    Pros:
    - 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

    Cons:
    - 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4

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