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I am moving to STT in exactly one month. I am trying to find a job working on a charter sail boat. How often do these type of jobs come up and do you think I could eventually make enough money to pay rent/beer/food and in that order? let me know what yall think. thanks.

Posted : May 9, 2007 9:37 pm
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Not sure about during the summer. You'll be arriving off-season. Hope some boaties will be able to give you more info. Make sure you have enough money to live on for a while such as first & last month's rent & security deposit plus utility deposits if where you live doesn't include that.

Posted : May 9, 2007 11:56 pm
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Merve: If you are looking for work on a term charter (the ones that take people out for a week or more at a time) you may find that many of them leave in the summer. Also, you would need a good boating or cooking CV. If you are looking for work on a day boat (one that takes people to the BVI or around the USVI for a day) you may have more luck. Used to pay around $75 a day plus tips for crew, more if you are the captain.

Posted : May 10, 2007 2:24 am
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did you check the job board? I believe that Bolongo Bay was looking for someone for some type of boat crew work, not sure exactly what, a catamaran I guess. check job board here or with Bolongo Bay directly. good luck

Posted : May 10, 2007 1:15 pm
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Thanks for all the great info and yea I am looking for a day charter so hopefully it'll be easier to find a job.

Posted : May 10, 2007 4:17 pm
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Ditto what Trade indicated about off season; some daysails leave the area and for those that stay there are less visitors so less bookings so less work days. I spoke to a buddy that works on a charter boat just a few days ago and he indicated that things had started to slow down. He works on a boat that does both daysails and sunset sails and caters some days to hotel guests and some days to cruise ship passengers. He mentioned that there were fewer trips going out so more days off but said they are doing maintenance work on the boats so there is some work to be done. Said he might pick up a 2nd part time job doing something else for the summer/early fall months when it gets even slower.

On the flip side there are a good bit of folks that come to work here for season and since season is ending they take off and go elsewhere, so there may be job openings in the charter biz - just not what there is during the start of season and not the amount of business/work days that exists during season.

All the best with your plans.


Posted : May 12, 2007 5:39 pm
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