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SV - Sailing Vessel, 14.4 m (47 ft), sail, catamaran, Catana 471
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preferably for at least 1 week and for less than 3 years
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 Boarding location
Türkiye - Muğla - visible to Crew members only
your specified boarding area is ? within this vessel's boarding location
and the Crew can come from anywhere to board the vessel
your current location is around ? away from this location
 Destination planned to take the vessel next
flexible, to be decided
 My current location where I'm in person
Türkiye - same as boarding location
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
United States - Florida - visible to Premium Crew


L5   native
speaking natively like a local without a noticeable foreign accent
L4   fluent
speaking fluently with an extensive vocabulary, but with a foreign accent
L3   competent
speaking competently with a solid vocabulary on almost any topic
L2   elementary
speaking enough to get by, but may get lost in a conversation
L1   learning
not speaking the language, but learned enough to say simple sentences
L0   not proficient
may know a few words, but cannot form sentences or ask questions
Languages spoken aboard
native English
elementary Spanish
Vessel type, make and model
SV Sailing Vessel, Catana 471
Vessel year
2000 built, and most recent major refit completed in 2016
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
14.4 metres (47 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
12 tonnes (26,460 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 4 people aboard
cruising, mile building or delivery


Team request
position preferably for individuals, but teams may apply
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
preferably female crew, but male crew may apply
Age of crew
preferably between 30 to 55 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


Anyone and aboard any or no specific diet is fine
Anyone and aboard moderate drinking is allowed
Preferably non-smokers and aboard there is preferably no smoking


Coastal/Ocean sea time
preferably crew with at least 1 day spent at sea
Coastal/Ocean sea miles
none required


Recreational    generally unpaid positions, or contributing towards some agreed expenses

positions available
preferably for
 1st Mate / Officer   some experience
 Competent Crew   no experience
 Cook   some experience
crew is not expecting to be paid

Dear Shipmates


We're sailing a Catana 471, a great cruising/performance catamaran. It's a strong boat and excellent sailing!
We will be sailing the Mediterranean. Currently in Greece but summer of 2024 will likely sail to Turkey. Back to Greece in the fall, we winter near Athens. Our purpose is to hop from island to island, coast to coast, wherever the wind takes us. There are so many wonderful places to visit, and enjoy life on the sea.

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safevessel is survey certifiedvery spacioushave a holidayseek adventurefulfill a dreamlive off the grid

We'll be on a 47' Catana catamaran. If you've never been on a cat before, it's probably the equivalent of a much longer monohull in regards to living area.. There are 3 queen cabins with one being the owners side, two heads.

The plan is to island hop in Greece and Turkey. I live on the boat full time except the winter months. I welcome crew that want to learn to sail, no experience necessary. But if you do have experience, we can find some challenges for you too! Of you have more experience than me, all the better!

Prefer a clean and healthy diet, I'm a moderate drinker and non-smoker and hope that you are similar. I pretty much just enjoy the wind, water and waves, traveling and meeting new people.

This trip we'll hang around the Mediterranean for about a year or two. After that, heading across the Atlantic to Caribbean.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidyeasy-goingenthusiasticfit & healthyfriendlyrespectfultrustworthygood listenergood communicatorpositive outlookcan pay own expensesdon't mind cleaning

We're fairly laid back on this boat. It's a cruising boat and the idea is to have fun. I will cover the majority of costs of the boat but would expect that you would contribute a small amount to help cover your own provisions.

If you don't have any sailing skills, then ask questions and learn some! We need help with a lot of things besides the sailing part... everyone should pitch in with cooking and cleaning. I'll try to have 2-4 crew on board at a time, and do what I can to spread out the skill types.

All crew members get a vote in the choice of location, captain gets the tiebreaker. We'll choose a location, hang out as long as it seems fun, then move on to the next. No smoking or drugs allowed on board.

Safety is foremost on this boat. Just be careful, ask questions when doing something you're not familiar with.




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