15th May 2017 at 10:05 am #2671239SchussParticipant
Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of finding a Nauticat 33 to purchase as a liveaboard adventure! I’ve heard great things and the boat offers everything I need. Unfortunately I have never spoken to an owner or actually had any practical experience with one. I hold Yachtmaster offshore and MCA Master 200gt for power and RYA coastal for Sail. I am relatively new to sailing and would love the opportunity to come out and cruise or crew with some owners. Available anywhere in the U.K. And Europe, mainly to be found on the east coast, solent and Wales but happy to travel for the opportunity! I am 33, female, non smoker, capable and fit with all commercial certs in date. Please get in touch if you don’t mind me tagging along! I can cook too 🙂
I have over 200,000 miles under my belt for power and significantly less for sail. Passages include Caledonian canal, U.K. East, south and west coasts. Southampton to Caragena including Biscay crossing.
Thanks in advance and I can’t wait to meet some of you!15th May 2017 at 5:57 pm #27513Roger SturgeParticipant
I am the owner of a 33 Mk 2 – one of the earlier ones (1977) with a wooden coach roof and pilot house (very pretty! see photo attached). I am always looking for crew and you would be most welcome aboard provided you are happy to sail with mostly older men. I am 78 and mostly, but NOT exclusively, draw my crew from those laughingly called “retired” or nearing it. Contrary to any stereotype I can assure you that everyone shares in cooking – especially the skipper!
Wild Cat is currently lying at Ipswich but I am planning to start in June to proceed to my home in Bristol via Dutch canals and the the West Coast of Scotland over the next three years.
The first leg will be from the Orwell to Vlissingen leaving Woolverstone on 4 June and leaving Wild Cat in the Amsterdam region on 15 June. The first part of this will be in company with Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett (Goblin in “We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea”). I’m short of crew at present for this leg and would be particularly pleased if you were interested.
2nd leg. 31 July – 6 August. Cross from Ijmuiden to Whitby. Then on northwards perhaps to Dunbar or Arbroath, finishing by 14 August.
In September 6-20 the intention is to enjoy the Caledonian canal and finish somewhere near Oban for the winter. Then sailing around the Hebrides next season.
If any of this appeals to you, do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask me any questions without commitment.
I look forward to hearing from you
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