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SV - Sailing Vessel, 19.5 m (64 ft), sail, monohull, Kanter Bougainvillaea 62
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preferably for at least 3 days and for any duration onwards
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 Boarding location
United States - South Carolina - visible to Crew members only
your specified boarding area is ? within this vessel's boarding location
and the Crew is preferably within 1,000 nm • 1,852 km • 1,151 mi
your current location is around ? away from this location
 Destination planned to take the vessel next
Bahamas - Exuma - visible to Crew members only
this destination is around 1,100 km from the boarding location
 My current location where I'm in person
United States - same as boarding location
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
United States - South Carolina - 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
Vessel type, make and model
SV Sailing Vessel, Kanter Bougainvillaea 62
Vessel year
2004 built, and most recent major refit completed in 2016
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
19.5 metres (64 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
25 tonnes (55,125 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 4 people aboard
cruising, cruising: Offshore, round the world or cruising: Coastal


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 40 to 60 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


Anyone and aboard an unrestricted diet is preferred
Anyone and aboard there is preferably no drinking
Anyone and aboard there is preferably no smoking


Coastal/Ocean sea time
preferably crew with at least 1 week spent at sea
Coastal/Ocean sea miles
preferably crew with at least 1,000 nm logged


Recreational    generally unpaid positions, or contributing towards some agreed expenses

positions available
preferably for
 Crew   some experience
 Competent Crew   experienced
crew is not expecting to be paid

Shorebased    working or training from or based on a shore or land

positions available
preferably for
 Shorebased: Day work   experienced
 Shorebased: Boat / Property Minder   experienced
 Shorebased: Detailing   experienced
 Shorebased: Dock / Daywork   experienced
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crew is paid for work
for work experience or volunteering

Dear Shipmates


The yacht is now in South Carolina at her home base . Continuing the refit work until then off to Bahamas and beyond.

Update: Back in the water now for a couple of months. We plan to sail the short trip to St Helena Island in early September. A dock and workshop are under construction for her there. This will provide her long term base for support and the captain's land house in the US for visits from afar. Let's go!

Now to be clear, not all the project started during the refit are completed. Boats! But I am ready to go. Work will thus have to continue while cruising but all key systems will be completed beforehand.

The ongoing opportunities are quite varied and depend somewhat on the whims of the crew. You could consider joining now and for helping with the refit. You could also join for a trip to the Bahamas in December or more extended winter Caribbean adventure. In spring next year we may cross the Atlantic to the Med or take the canal into the Pacific. Being on this yacht is a lifestyle of adventure and not strictly about reaching a specific destination on a specific schedule. As the time is further out, the route we take is more of a sketch.

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safevessel is survey certifiedshare experiencevisit remote placesseek adventurefulfill a dreamface challengeslive off the grid

The yacht is a 64' performance cutter made to sail well. She's strongly built and like a ship, ABS certified. She has an aluminum alloy hull with three watertight sections, current safety gear,. Most importantly she is a real sailboat, not a loaded up tub that can't get going when the wind is light. She's an honest and comfortable little sailing ship. An enclosed pilothouse makes standing watch comfortable in all conditions. All modern electronics recently upgraded. All electric galley, washer dryer, central heat and AC. There are two double and one single cabin and a pilot berth in the saloon plus large cockpit settees and two other setees for cozy sleeping on any tack. We typically sail with 3-6 crew aboard for long distances. There are two heads with one electric and a second soon to be. We comfortably carry 6 for long passages. Good sterk so bring your favorite tunes. We try to send out good vibes, but she sails like a witch! Despite being made of metal, she is light and caries a full set of sails. Her record 24 hours is 277 nm. Can we beat that?

The past five years have seen only coastal sailing during an extensive refit. In 2018, we sailed 6 months up from Uruguay to Charleston, SC through the windward islands and Bahamas. The captain has sailed, cruised and raced sailboats all his life. He received a (now expired) US Coast Guard 50 Ton Master's license with sailing endorsement and all oceans. He also has held a private airplane pilot's license (not current. He’s been a sailing instructor and Hobie skipper way back when but now learning kite surfing. His university sailing team was US national champs. He’s raced big boats, crossed the Pacific twice in a 40 footer double-handed and was deckhand on a 144' tall ship one summer studying whales. He’s a certified whale hugger with a BS in marine biology and oceanography. A Scuba diver. A bit of a computer nerd/techie, DIY kind of guy. Adventurer and friend. Free spirit open to all. Come join us!

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidycommitteddiligenteasy-goingenthusiasticfit & healthyfriendlyorganisedrespectfulskilledtrustworthyconfident swimmerrarely/unlikely seasickgood listenergood communicatortravel light (little luggage)eager to learn & workpolitepositive outlookopen mindedsense of humorready to partyenjoy cookingdon't mind cleaninggood with maintenancecan follow orderswill not bring a bicyclewill not bring a petharmony

Just looking for reliable friendly crew excited about sailing, freedom, the beauty of the sea and the cruising life. Life is an adventure. Let's do it and live it. This is not a highly regimented boat, but safety is first. No alcohol underway so we are ready and alert. This also makes celebrating landfall (or drinks at anchor) more fun for those who wish to partake.

You need to want to chip in and help with cooking, cleaning and standing watch. That means reefing sails and log keeping. Mainly looking out for ships in the wee hours of the night when you really, really (seriously I mean it) really want to be asleep. You will enjoy learning new stuff, having fun and trying not be a drag (though we all are sometimes). You will have plenty of your own space and time without great demands otherwise. The more you put in, the more you get out, but it is mostly up to you. Looking for adventurous souls to share the journey and the story.




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