Thought the tag line would catch some peoples attention...anyway..my boyfriend has been possibily offered a job taking care of a yacht in one of the harbors on STT. Is this common? That owners hire people to live and take care of their yachts? and if so, do they pay well? He hasent received all the details yet. Thanks for any info!
Even if the pay is non-existant, it's a great gig! You'd have FREE housing!! And full use of the yacht (probably have to pay for fuel) and all the toys that she has on-board. If he doesn't take it, e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll take it!
Yeah, and if Marty doesn't want it, then I'll take it. Get in line, right?
I agree with Marty. If he doesn't want the job let us know. My husband is a 100 ton boat captain and that would be perfect for us. Or if you hear of any more like offers send them our way.
How much water does she displace? Think my 50 ton would do it?!?
Is this an engineer position? Captain? Mate? There are plenty of big boats around. A lot of folks start at the bottom (third mate and chief bottle washer) but can work up the corporate ladder with some hard work. If he already has experience etc, he is ahead of the game. Bigger boats are usually here only part of the year, so he may end up being away a great deal.
I'm green with envy. Not at the gig, but with the boat 😀 I have been in, on, and about boats my entire life but I would not want the stress that comes with such a situation. If this nothing but looking after the boat during the off season, it could be great. But I couldn't be someone's private captain. Depending on the family, I'd expect you would have strict limitations on your use of the boat, but like Marty said you may have your housing situation taken care of.
Just keep in mind that living on a boat, even a big one, is not like living on a house. You don't have all the conveniences of home, and what conveniences you do have operate in a different way. You're also at the vagaries of weather. A thunderstorm you would shrug off in a house could become a sleepless, possibly uncomfortable night if you're prone to motion sickness. And you'll have 4 nail biting months a year during hurricane season.
Some people don't like tight spaces either. And boats have nothing if they don't have small compartments. Many folks who live-aboard can get a little stir-crazy. If you're used a large house with tons of space you might be in for a big jolt of reality.
Just some things to ponder. If you think of it, post the details once your husband gets more info. I think there is a small subset of folks on here who have a more than passing interest in such things 😀
Thanks for the input! We don't know many details yet. I don't know a thing about boats (luckily he does), but I would imagine an 80ft. yacht is pretty big? with plenty of room to roam around. With regards to the position, not sure what you would call it, but he is just going to be taking care of the boat. The owner lives in Charleston, SC (where we currently live). Hopefully it all works out, my fingers are crossed. If not, I will definately get more info for everyone interested!
An 80 foot boat is pretty big- unless you are parked next to a 200 foot boat! 😀