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Marine Boat Crew

Postby nitintyagi1978 » Tue, 04 Mar 2014 3:46 pm

I'm interested in working as Captain/Crew on boats which are at the various Marinas in Singapore.
I have all the necessary qualifications and a lot of experience.
Unable to find the right people to get in touch with.
Can anyone help?

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Postby Sara.D » Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:14 am

Google "Shipping events Singapore". You'll find a long list of all the events. Go to lots of them and try to meet people. Make sure to give them your name card with all contact information and maybe a short summary of your qualifications. Networking is the key to a job in every industry here in Singapore.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 4:15 pm

Firstly, understand that the yachting circle in Singapore is very closed to outsiders.
Secondly, until recently the Indonesian mafia had a monopoly on crew yachts. That only changed because it became a lot harder to get a crew pass for Indonesians living on boats in Singapore.

Thirdly - what is your residence status in Singapore? If you currently are not PR or Citizen, then forget it. Basically you could only work as Captain/Crew on a crew pass and for that you'd have to live on the boat too.

Finally - an owner of a decent size (15m+) yacht can have full-time crew and captain for around $2500 a month from a neighboring country with all the necessary certs AND good knowledge of local waters/tides/processes.

So what can you offer that is a better deal than that already?
You might get a few evenings steering for drunk ang moh owner/masters or delivering yachts within SEA if you advertise in the marinas but I wouldn't count on it.

Source: me, a yacht owner living in a marina.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 21 Mar 2014 7:48 pm

CG has it all sorted. I don't think I've been on a boat here that DIDN'T have an Indo crew. I do recall meeting some Aussies crewing a super yacht somewhere many years ago but they were just passing through.

CG: what are you living costs on a yacht in Singapore? Last time I looked (Punggol Marina and Keppel) it was very competitive with landed rentals (in fact much better).

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Postby curiousgeorge » Sat, 22 Mar 2014 7:48 am

@PNGMK

Well I was lucky to buy outright (still cheaper than a car in Singapore!)
I am at RSYC although berthing fees are similar across Singapore, its the Membership fees that differ!

Here is the monthly breakdown:

Membership: $120
Utilities: $200 (Aircon overnight)
Berthing: $450
Boat fees: $50
Membership fees $120
TOTAL: $940!

Granted, mine is only a 10m Flybridge Cruiser, but I get my own lounge/diner, galley, bathroom, bedroom and outdoor decks for a lot less than renting!

And of course if you add the costs of actual boating (as opposed to living on a boat):
Maintenance: $800
Fuel $400
Gadgets: $10,000 :roll:

But I love the lifestyle, I have lived on boats/ships most of my life. I live on the West Coast in the week, then St Johns/Lazarus/Senang/Batam/etc on a weekend :)

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 22 Mar 2014 8:21 am

curiousgeorge wrote:@PNGMK

Well I was lucky to buy outright (still cheaper than a car in Singapore!)
I am at RSYC although berthing fees are similar across Singapore, its the Membership fees that differ!

Here is the monthly breakdown:

Membership: $120
Utilities: $200 (Aircon overnight)
Berthing: $450
Boat fees: $50
Membership fees $120
TOTAL: $940!

Granted, mine is only a 10m Flybridge Cruiser, but I get my own lounge/diner, galley, bathroom, bedroom and outdoor decks for a lot less than renting!

And of course if you add the costs of actual boating (as opposed to living on a boat):
Maintenance: $800
Fuel $400
Gadgets: $10,000 :roll:

But I love the lifestyle, I have lived on boats/ships most of my life. I live on the West Coast in the week, then St Johns/Lazarus/Senang/Batam/etc on a weekend :)


Thanks do much for the breakdown!


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