Sailing and island conservation in Auckland, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    This is a not-for-profit community project, connecting people with island conservation projects. The Hauraki gulf is home to many islands with extensive re-forestation programs in progress.

    The boat is an 18m steel yacht, 12+ berths, 100 % fossil fuel free with electric secondary propulsion. Beside being very comfortable and spacious, the yacht offers modern amenities, hot shower, electric cooking, free Wi-Fi , boat toys (kayak, dinghy , fishing gear, awesome outside living space to enjoy sunsets on the Harbour...).

    For this endeavor, I am looking for assistance on the boat (casual maintenance) and on the project, as I would like to develop the marketing strategy.
    Help is in exchange for accommodation only. The boat is on a swing mooring in the Waitemata Harbour, about 5-minutes dinghy ride from the North Shore.

    If this adventure appeals you, please get in touch and come enjoy the yacht life!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experience life on a boat, where international culture sharing is always happening.
    You can also learn about boat structure and engineering as well as learn about Hauraki Gulf conservation efforts.

  • Help


    Near completion, the boat needs some maintenance and care such as woodwork, painting, systems documentation, accommodation improvement or storage organization.

    On the other hand, I am looking for people with communication, video-editing or graphic skills to help advertise the project widely.

    Expected hours are not 4-5h but rather 3h a day since only accommodation is provided.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Yacht life is different! It's an experience of its own where you'll find plenty of advantages, especially in the summer when the weather is great. A wood-fired stove keeps you cozy when the weather is rough. The boat has all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, water, plenty of beds to choose from, shower, toilet. It has a beautiful view in the daytime, like you are not in the middle of the biggest city in New Zealand at all.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have access to a dinghy and a kayak that can take you to shore.
    There is a supermarket close to shore (3kms) and buses (end of the road) and ferry terminal (2.5kms) also.
    Very nice local beaches just a few paddle strokes away.

  • 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

    The boat offers nice working spaces with Wi-Fi, free tea an coffee and the possibility of an extra screen. Casual fridays :).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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