We, that is me David Buller and my pal Mark Wibberley are undertaking a major rebuild on a 1943 Danish Sailing Trawler. We feel that these old Dames of the sea should be saved for us and future generations to enjoy. We are not really owners of these fine old ships but simply the present custodians. The boat, Vendia by name is undergoing her refit on the Caribbean island of Carriacou just north of Grenada, paradise!
Carriacou is as much "as the Caribbean used to be" in this world of change as is possible. Unspoiled by any big resorts or chain style hotels it is like stepping back in time.
Vendia is currently moored in Tyrrell Bay Marina awaiting some final touches before we relocate to Grenada to start our charter business. Sailing, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, beach or boat bbq's are the things that "just happen" over here with a lovely cruising community atmosphere one feels quickly at home and accepted.
As part of the refit we are going to be reconfiguring some of the living spaces so will be in much need of a carpenter (or 2). Plenty of electrical things need fixing/sorting/replacing in fact the whole electrical system needs rationalising. We also have some mechanical work so a mechanical and electrical engineer would be great.
Clearly we also have what seems like acres of paint and varnish work to do and all of that requires preparation ie scraping and sanding so we also need willing hands, skilled or not is no problem as we all work as a team and training can be given in all necessary work.
So, to recap. We need
Painters, carpenters,engineers, riggers and all together willing helpers to join us.
As we start work we will also need people skills and bar work experience.
Accommodation will be on-board Vendia. We have a three berth ensuite cabin. We live as an extended family unit and all muck in to make it work for all. Sometimes, depending on what work is in progress life can be more or less luxurious.
As I've already mentioned swimming, snorkeling, sailing, fishing and just hanging out on the beach are always popular. We have a sailing dinghy which is perfectly capable of getting to the closer of the offlying islands and other bays on the south coast of Grenada. The bus service is frequent and very cheap allowing access to all that Grenada has to offer.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
With both Mark and Dave being sailing instructors anyone interested can get professional help and advice right here from beginner to ocean yachtmaster. There are plenty of exciting things to do in beautiful island of Grenada. We will shortly be starting work as a day charter vessel and we will be catering to a wide range of customers from local weddings to university students as well as holidaymakers.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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