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SV - Sailing Vessel, 14.3 m (47 ft), sail, monohull, Beneteau 473
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preferably for at least 3 weeks and for any duration onwards
must disembark before the 31 Dec 2024
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 Boarding location
Aruba - 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
Panama - Colón - visible to Crew members only
this destination is around 1,136 km from the boarding location
 My current location where I'm in person
Puerto Rico - visible to Crew members only
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
United States - Florida - visible to Premium Crew

Itineraries (New)

An itinerary is a route divided into legs showing the planned locations and dates of the main stopovers from the start (initial departure) to the very end (final arrival), which is the destination of the vessel's journey (also called voyage, trip, torn, or expedition).

Each leg has a departure and an arrival date and location. It may also have additional waypoints in between, which might be stopping points or course change points.

Itineraries for vessels at sea are never precise! We use three accuracy levels for the planning status to avoid confusion about what is likely to happen or not:

  • Pending (not accurate) – initial idea, possibilities
  • Preliminary (kinda accurate) – changes may still apply
  • Planned (fairly accurate) – this is what's meant to happen

The duration of an itinerary is counted in days (start to end date) and the leg in nights (departure to arrival date). That is because you may arrive on a Monday and leave on a Tuesday. Therefore, there can be confusion if you were there for one or two days, but it would strictly count as one night without any confusion.

Therefore, you would say you went on a 14-day holiday or trip (the itinerary) and spent 13 nights on all your legs combined, for example.

There is also an important distinction between planning (what's the intention) and estimating (what's calculated). A time of arrival is always an estimate as a calculation is required; that's why it is called ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).

You can't plan to leave San Francisco and arrive in Hawaii 10 minutes later, regardless of how desperate your intention is. If you intend to arrive in Hawaii by a certain date and estimate 10 days for the journey, then you can plan to leave San Francisco 12 to 15 days before. Therefore, your departure date is planned (what's the intention), and the arrival is still an estimate (what's calculated based on season, winds, currents, and many other factors). Plans can change due to weather, government requirements, breakdowns, delays, etc.

The following tips are worth noting to manage your itinerary and maintain an excellent overview:

  • 1) Name your itinerary with a short and clear title, such as 2024 Antarctic Expedition or 2024 Italy Family Torn, that is descriptive, easy to remember, and simple to refer to in conversations.
  • 2) You can set your itinerary's visibility to private while planning it, share it with only those you contact, or share it with anyone who views your profile.
  • 3) Next, add each leg of the significant stopovers by date and location.
  • 4) Then, keep updating each leg as required.

Be realistic and mindful when planning an itinerary. People will arrange their timing and life around it, taking time off work, booking flights, arranging accommodation, etc. It's crucial to let the crew know how accurate they can expect the itinerary to be.

Aruba to Panama to San Diego

Planned (fairly accurate)

2 Legs
3,515 nm
110 days
Available: 2 of 2 Crew positions
Start2024 Jun 7
End2024 Sep 25

Leg 1

626 nm55 nights
Depart 2024 Jun 7 Fri
Arrive 2024 Aug 1 Thu
PA Colón 9 Waypoints
Will be continuing on to Sam Dieg0
Stopover 1 night

Leg 2

2,889 nm54 nights
Available: 2 of 2 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Aug 2 Fri
PA Colón
Arrive 2024 Sep 25 Wed
US San Diego 28 Waypoints
End of Itinerary


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
learning Spanish
Vessel type, make and model
SV Sailing Vessel, Beneteau 473
Vessel year
2002 built , and no major refit completed in the last 15 years
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
14.3 metres (47 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
27 tonnes (59,535 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 2 people aboard
cruising: Offshore or cruising: Coastal


Team request
position for individuals or teams
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
Age of crew
preferably between 21 to 75 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


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


Coastal/Ocean sea time
preferably crew with at least 3 months 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   experienced
 Competent Crew   experienced
 Deckhand   experienced
 Watch-keeper   experienced
 Engineer / Mechanic   no experience
crew is not expecting to be paid

Dear Shipmates


Young minded, active 60 something couple seeking couple or crew member to crew on a 47 ft. Beneteau sailboat. Will be leaving Aruba in July 2024, destined for Panama with a final destination of San Diego. Seeking crew for all or part of the journey.

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortableshare experiencemulticultural

The vessel is a well maintained 2002 Beneteau 473, two cabin version. You will have your own cabin and head. The boat is generator and air conditioning equipped. We like our creature comforts. Main sail is 2 years old, roller furling. Head sail is brand new. All new running rigging. All new Electronics.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidydiligenteasy-goingenthusiasticfit & healthyfriendlyrespectfultrustworthyeager to learn & workpolitesense of humordon't mind cleaning

Looking for someone who can crew, handle lines and sheets. Stand watch (autopilot equipped). Help with normal maintenance and cleaning. Provide advice. We want this to be an enjoyable time for you. We are flexible with your duration.


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