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SV - Sailing Vessel, 16.2 m (53 ft), sail, monohull, Bristol 53.3
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 Boarding location
United States - Georgia - visible to Crew members only
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 Destination planned to take the vessel next
Grenada - Southern Grenadine Islands - visible to Crew members only
this destination is around 2,917 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 - Rhode Island - 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, Bristol 53.3
Vessel year
1988 built, and most recent major refit completed in 2021
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
16.2 metres (53 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
21 tonnes (46,305 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 2 people aboard
cruising: Offshore or passage: Atlantic


Team request
position preferably for a team, but individuals may apply
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
Age of crew
preferably between 25 to 60 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


Preferably crew with an unrestricted diet and aboard any or no specific diet is fine
Anyone and aboard any or no drinking is fine
Only strict non-smokers and aboard there is strictly no smoking


Coastal/Ocean sea time
preferably crew with at least 2 weeks 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
crew is not expecting to be paid

Dear Shipmates


Hello fellow adventurers!

I have had our boat for 7 years, and have been refitting all along. She's a 1988 Bristol center cockpit sloop. Well found, with all new (ca. 2019) electronics, standing and running rigging, sails, etc. Ample battery capacity, solar charging, watermaker, and a genset to help when needed. Diesel is in very good shape for her age, newly overhauled fuel system. Plenty of spares and tools onboard, and we stay on top of maintenance. The boat has an aft master cabin with centerline queen and a head with shower. A v-berth and a starboard cabin forward, each of which could sleep 2 but there needs to be room for gear and stuff so probably only one of those cabins would be used. Those cabins share an additional head with shower. There are good off-watch settees in the salon. Full cockpit enclosure to keep out the rain, up-to-date life raft and the usual safety gear.

Recent big life changes.... Looking for 1-2 crew that want to take the plunge and try exploring the world (or parts of it!) by boat. It's a lot of work.. for the folks I'm looking for, that aspect helps make it more rewarding.

Many more details available after we correspond a bit...


About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safevessel is survey certifiedhave a holidayshare experiencevisit remote placesseek adventurefulfill a dreamface challengesfind a soulmate/partner

She's been sailed quite a bit in the Chesapeake. The boat is readily handled by two (although launching and recovering the asym spin would be easier with a couple more hands on the foredeck!). In 2019 we aimed for Tortola (with 2 additional crew) but had to turn back 200 miles off Hatteras due to crew illness (unadvertised seasickness and December don't get along very well!). Brought her around Hatteras from Beaufort in the Spring of 2020. Summer of 2021 saw 3 months cruising up to Maine and back. Winter of 2023 was spent cruising the Bahamas. About 5000nm on her so far. Have taken Emergency Offshore Medicine, Safety At Sea, numerous classes, and have ASA 101-104.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidydiligentdiscreeteasy-goingenthusiasticfit & healthyfriendlyrespectfulskilledtrustworthyconfident swimmerrarely/unlikely seasickgood listenergood communicatortravel light (little luggage)eager to learn & workpoliteLGBTIQA+ respectfulpositive outlookopen mindedsense of humorenjoy cookingdon't mind cleaningwill not bring a bicyclewill not bring a petharmony

Looking for crew with more experience than we have so that maybe we learn a little while having some fun!


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