Live aboard and help to prepare sailboat on Caribbean side of Guatemala




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    I live in marine and have 2 sailboats. One is ready to sail, another is a lovely project.
    a handyman for projects - mostly mechanic (diesel engine, outboard motor, etc), electric works (mostly DC, a few AC circuits), and some carpentry.
    a girl for cooking, shopping, taking care on the boat (she lives alone on another boat in the same marina)

    We usually sail with friends to lakes during weekends or, if you are interested, in afternoon learn how to sail on Sunfish sailing dinghy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    After lunch we chill, swim, ride, explore arounds or learn how to sail on Sunfish sailboat. My guests are free to use my bicycle and motorcycle.
    In the evening, join us to watch the sunset, have a drink and get to know the community, make new friends and, if you are interested, find a sailboat to continue exploring the world - cruisers generally like to have a crew. Several of my guests have made it to different sides of the Caribbean this way.
    Weekly in the morning, we get together to practice Vipassana with old students here

  • Help


    If you have boat-specific skills like general maintenance, mechanic, electric works, some carpentry then you're very welcome.
    The chef shops whenever and whatever she would like to (I pay) and prepares 2-3 meals a day according to the "Harvard Healthy Eating Plate".
    Usually, we work after breakfast till lunch (Mon-Fri), 5 hrs a day.
    In your request, please tell me your skills according to my needs and the capacity of your backpack.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Russian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Here's an international sailors community from many different countries, just talk to them and make new friends

  • Accommodation


    2 sailboats in the same marina:
    The first with 2 cabins for my guest who cooks (see attached pic)
    The second - I live in the aft cabin and the forward private cabin is for a person who helps with projects.

    Sometimes it's hard to find good internet access on the way, please find a chance to make video call so you can see accommodation and ask whatever you interested

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To visit:
    The biggest bridge of Central America with a beautiful view
    Conquistador's castle,
    Mayan ruins,
    several canyons,
    cascade waterfalls,
    hot waterfall,
    lakes Izabal, El Golfete,
    exotic fruits farm,
    local fishermen's and farmer's villages in jungle,
    bars and restaurants around.

    Safe daily buses to the capital,
    Buses to Mayan ruins
    Minibusses for local short trips,
    Lanchas to Livingston,
    Shuttles to Honduras, Atitlan, Antigua, GC,
    Tuk-tuk and taxi

    pool, gym, BBQ, library, hammocks, workshop, laundry, warm showers, hotel, restaurant, bar, parking, boatyard.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    One of the best internet connection in the jungle - 50Mbps unlimited Wi-Fi in marina, good enough for high-resolution video stream, etc.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Secure parking zone in marina, CCTV, security 24/7

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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