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Crew wanted! – Now Recruiting for summer 2017

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Crew Wanted! – Seafarer is expanding in 2017, with new flotilla routes starting in the South of France and Montenegro, adding to our existing flotilla programs in Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Mallorca. We are also expanding our RYA training centres in both Greece and Croatia, as well as our skippered charter and cabin charter programs in the Aegean. Our Beach clubs in Greece also go from strength to strength – this is all great news for those looking to work in our industry, as we have more crew positions available than ever!

At Seafarer we pride ourselves in the quality of our crew, and our repeat clients often request them by name, which is a testament to both the quality of our crew, and of the importance of them to our clients’ holidays. As an independent company, our crew make the difference – our role is to ensure that all our clients receive an individual and personal service, something that is often hard to achieve in a larger company. From a crew point of view, this means that you aren’t just another “small cog in a large machine” but an essential part of our “family”. Like our clients, you will be treated as an individual, and have the ability to make your mark – we encourage you to think of new ideas, which can be easily heard by the small management team – good ideas will always be yours, and when practical, can be implemented quickly.

We look for crew of all ages, great for those starting in the industry after a fast track program, and also for those embarking on a new career – it’s all about people, so personable, enthusiastic and confident individuals can thrive with us, whatever their age. If you are new to the industry, then a flotilla first mate or skipper position is a fantastic place to start, whether your long term goal is to remain in the flotilla sector, or broaden your horizons into Skippered charter, instruction, superyachts or management. Like your driving license, your Yachtmaster Offshore means you are ready to learn and gain experience, and looking after a fleet of yachts on flotilla is a fast track in itself. For those looking to try something new after experiencing the fun of flotilla, then our cabin charter program might be for you – a larger yacht, more sailing and guests on board provide another set of challenges and skills to master. Click here for more information on flotilla crew vacancies – crew vacancies

If you are a RYA Cruising Instructor or Yachtmaster Instructor and the thrill of sitting in a damp yacht saloon in Osborne Bay teaching secondary port calculations is wearing a bit thin, then we have full season and freelance instructing opportunities in both Greece and Croatia. This is a chance to teach in warmer waters, and to experience a different side to RYA instruction. Our courses are run over a longer duration, so your students (and you!) get the opportunity to enjoy the social side of Mediterranean yachting, particularly as our tuition yachts generally follow the flotilla, giving students and instructors alike the chance to join in with the fun. Click here for more information – instructor vacancies

For all vacancies, we have our minimum requirements, with a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster being the minimum for skippers, and RYA instructor qualifications for both Sail Cruising and Watersports positions. You can find out all the details on all the positions available here

We are now conducting interviews, both at the London Boat Show, and at our offices in North London, so if you are keen on joining the team for the summer, drop an email, with your CV attached, to me – [email protected]

I look forward to hearing from you, and if it works out for us both, welcoming you to the team for 2017 and beyond.

John Connolly
Product Manager Seafarer Cruising & Sailing Holidays
Chief Instructor, Seafarer Training

Click here for more information on all our current vacancies, job descriptions and how to apply

Seafarer Sailing Holidays: Flotilla Holidays, Beach Clubs & Bareboat Yacht Charters

Benefits of a Skippered Flotilla Holiday

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A flotilla holiday is traditionally seen as a self sail holiday for those with experience and a sailing qualification, but it does’t have to be that way. Seafarer offers the option to hire a  professional skipper not only with bareboat charters but also on a flotilla holiday.
So if you lack the experience or qualifications to skipper a yacht yourself, but like the social aspect of a flotilla, often particularly the case for families, or couples who like the idea of some company, then booking a skipper for your flotilla yacht can be the answer.
Even experienced skippers sometimes appreciate another capable pair of hands on board to share the ‘burden’, particularly when chartering a larger yacht or catamaran, especially when the rest of your crew are inexperienced.
For complete beginners, sailing with a professional skipper on flotilla can be a good introduction to sailing, and this  not just from the technical point of view, since many would agree that you capture something of the friendly sociable atmosphere of being a member of a sailing club back home when  on a flotilla holiday.
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Greece
Spain
Turkey
Croatia
France
  • La ciotat, Seafarer flotilla
    NEW FLOTILLA FOR 2017

    French Riviera Flotilla

    20th May - 30th September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £195
    Ideal for couples & friends
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
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  • lefkas flotilla

    Lefkas Flotilla

    14th April - 15th October 2017
    Experience level - 1
    Combine with Nikiana beach club
    Flights & Transfers from £279
    Ideal for families
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1098From £988
    Read More
  • Kefalonia Flotilla Holiday

    Kefalonia Flotilla

    21st May - 24th September
    Experience level - 1-2
    Sunday departures
    Flights & Transfers from £295
    Great choice of routes
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1269From £1142
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  • Dalmatian Islands Flotila

    13th May - 30th September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers From £325
    Island and mainland stops
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1399From £1259
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  • Dubrovnik old town
    NEW MONTENEGRO ROUTE FOR 2017

    Dubrovnik ‎ & Montenegro Flotilla

    13th May - 23rd September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers from £325
    Visit world famous Dubrovnik
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
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  • Mallorca Flotilla

    20th May - 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers from £195
    Great for couples & friends
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1698From £1528
    Read More
  • Sporades Flotilla Holiday

    Sporades Flotilla

    19th May - 22nd September 2017
    Experience level - 2-3
    Friday departures
    Flights & transfers from £375
    Ideal for explorers
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1689From £1520
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  • Flotilla Holidays, Beach Clubs & Bareboat Yacht Charters

    Saronic Flotilla

    29th April to 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 1-2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £295
    Short sailing distances
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1287From £1136
    Read More
  • Turkish Flotilla Holiday

    Turkey Flotilla

    13th May to 14th October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £299
    A beautiful coastline to explore
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1045From £941
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  • dodecanese flotilla

    Dodecanese Flotilla

    13th May - 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and Transfers From £275
    An area rich in history & culture
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
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More importantly perhaps for beginners, is that it can be the perfect  opportunity to learn and gain a qualification whilst on holiday.  Learning to sail in the clement waters of the Mediterranean can be so much more inviting than a windswept and rainy North Sea or English Channel.  With some preparation before departure, the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) could well be within reach. Alternatively you could go for the  RYA Competent Crew certificate, or possibly progress to RYA Day Skipper. A tuitional skipper can teach up to 5 crew members of varying ability and experience successfully. This option is available at one of our two overseas RYA training centres, in Lefkas,  Greece, linked to our Ionian flotilla, and in Zaton, Croatia, linked to our Mid Dalmatia flotilla.
So If you think that hiring a professional skipper or instructor for your flotilla holiday could suit your situation, do  give us a call (0208 324 3118 ) to discuss your requirements and get some advice.
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Summer 2017 flotilla news from our MD

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Firstly we hope you like our new website.  We are still ironing out some minor technical hiccups but it is 98% there and hopefully you will find it easier to use.  In the New Year, we will also be going live with our booking engine. meaning you will be able to search and book on-line including flights. Not that we don’t like talking to you, we continue to be committed to offering a personal and knowledgeable service to our clients and I can advice that we even plan to extend our office opening hours to 7 days in the busy January to March booking period with Sunday opening between 10am and 4pm as well as later opening till 9pm on weekdays.

As for what we have planned for you next summer, you may have already heard of our 2 new flotillas. In the South of France we have our Cote D’Azur Flotilla exploring the wonderful coast and offshore islands between Marseille and Saint Tropez. This includes two wonderful national parks, Calanques and Port Cros, plus some lovely traditional coastal villages and towns such as Cassis, Bandol, Le Levandou and Sainte Maxime. The cuisine is fantastic, the scenery beautiful, the mooring facilities very good and the winds fair, so all the essential ingredients are there for a perfect sailing holiday. This is an area we know well from years of promoting bareboat charters, and yes we have taken some of our own holidays here, so we feel a flotilla programme is well overdue.

  • La ciotat, Seafarer flotilla
    Flights & transfers from £195
    Saturday departures

    French Riviera Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1421

Ah but what about the costs I hear you ask ? Well actually, mooring costs are very similar to Croatia, if not slightly cheaper. Costs of eating out are also very reasonable (unless you want to hang out with the super rich and famous in Saint Tropez…) and with the shorter, cheaper flights, you simply can’t go wrong. Also if you don’t like flying, a road trip or Eurostar / TGV combination is also possible.

So we do hope you will… ‘Vacances avec nous en flotille en 2017…’

Another first for Seafarer in 2017 is out Southern Dalmatia and Montenegro Flotilla. sailing from Dubrovnik (which we introduced in 2016). We now sail south into Montenegro every second week exploring the spectacular Bay of Kotor with its historic towns and amazing mountain backdrop. Crossing the border from Croatia in your yacht adds a sense of adventure and exploration to the trip, though our lead crew will be on hand to ensure it all goes smoothly. Whilst a relative newcomer to the holiday and sailing world, we are sure that this area will prove to be a big hit with our guests. Every other week, the same flotilla explores the fabulous coast and islands north of Dubrovnik including Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet, which enchanted our guests last summer, many of which have vowed to return this year.

  • Dubrovnik old town
    Flights and transfers from £325
    Saturday departures

    Dubrovnik ‎ & Montenegro Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1421

Last but not least, we shall be repeating our unique South Ionian Flotilla sailing from Aghia Efymia on Kefalonia. This allows us to explore much further south than any other Ionian flotilla, including Lixouri and Argostoli on Kefalonia, plus the lovely island of Zante or Zakynthos and its famous ‘Shipwreck Cove‘ featured on the front page of last year’s brochure. We have made some minor adjustments to the itinerary for next summer and you will even have the possibility to visit Ancient Olympia on the Peloponese mainland if you wish.

The entire area is stunningly beautiful, the azure waters crystal clear and the sailing a step up from the more subdued breezes further north with our Lefkas flotilla. Add to this the unique charm of Greece, the warm welcome and fantastic value on offer and you can see why Greece remains firmly number 1 in Mediterranean sailing and flotilla holidays.

In addition to the above, we will of course continue with our ever popular flotillas in the Sporades and Dodecanese in Greece, central Dalmatia in Croatia and since last summer, Palma in Mallorca.

  • Flights and transfers from £195
    Saturday departures

    Mallorca Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1528
  • Flights and transfers From £325
    Saturday departures

    Dalmatian Islands Flotila

    Experience level - 2
    From £1259
  • Sporades Flotilla Holiday
    Flights & transfers from £375
    Friday departures

    Sporades Flotilla

    Experience level - 2-3
    From £1520
  • dodecanese flotilla
    Flights and Transfers From £275
    Saturday departures

    Dodecanese Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1421

We will also maintain our presence in Turkey next summer and I can announce two reunion flotillas with the now semi-retired lead crew of Ipek & Silar, operating two special fourteen day itineraries in mid- May and Mid-September, so look out for news of these in the next few days.

Whatever your choice, we hope to welcome you (or welcome you back..) for an unforgettable flotilla holiday with Seafarer in 2017

Chris Lorenzo

Managing Director

Spain - Mallorca Flotilla Holiday

Flotillas That Trump The Competition

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We’re Going to Make Sailing Great Again.

With the surprise success of Donald Trump’s campaign, we’ve decided to take a leaf out of his book as We Make Sailing Great Again.
You may be thinking, ‘but wasn’t sailing already great?’. Wrong. We have made it greater. It’s true.
We’ve built a site! A brand new site. No illegal labour. We built it. We built it and it’s great.

We’ve got a new route to add to our tremendous Dubrovnik Flotilla. We’re going to go to Montenegro and it’s going to be great.

It includes stops in the famous walled city of Kotor.
Yes there are walls, they built the walls and they paid for them.

  • Dubrovnik old town
    Flights and transfers from £325
    Saturday departures

    Dubrovnik ‎ & Montenegro Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1421

We’ve Got Another New Flotilla: The French Riviera
…and it’s going to be tremendous.

We’re just telling it as it is. It’s fantastic. Believe us.
It’s not just for the Billionaires, the French Riviera is all glamour, all style and high energy.

  • La ciotat, Seafarer flotilla
    Flights & transfers from £195
    Saturday departures

    French Riviera Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1421

We’re going to go to St Tropez. We’re going to enjoy it. We’re going to brag to our friends at home while we’re there.
Folks, it’s a fact.

They’re going to be as jealous as Hillary while you’re sailing The French Riviera and they’re not. Believe us.
In order to ‘Make Sailing Great Again‘, you’ve got to get on that phone and book!
So get on the yacht, grab her by the wheel, then get sailing.

We’ve got links to these new routes which, by the way, are going to be huge, magically attached underneath the hands below.

Donald Trump

We still have the routes that were new last year:

Mallorca (No ‘Bad Hombres’ there)

  • Flights and transfers from £195
    Saturday departures

    Mallorca Flotilla

    Experience level - 2
    From £1528

Kefalonia (You know, we’re just attracted to beautiful islands)

  • Kefalonia Flotilla Holiday
    Flights & Transfers from £295
    Sunday departures

    Kefalonia Flotilla

    Experience level - 1-2
    From £1142

For all your favourites – the classics.

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Greece
Spain
Turkey
Croatia
France
  • La ciotat, Seafarer flotilla
    NEW FLOTILLA FOR 2017

    French Riviera Flotilla

    20th May - 30th September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £195
    Ideal for couples & friends
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
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  • lefkas flotilla

    Lefkas Flotilla

    14th April - 15th October 2017
    Experience level - 1
    Combine with Nikiana beach club
    Flights & Transfers from £279
    Ideal for families
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1098From £988
    Read More
  • Kefalonia Flotilla Holiday

    Kefalonia Flotilla

    21st May - 24th September
    Experience level - 1-2
    Sunday departures
    Flights & Transfers from £295
    Great choice of routes
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1269From £1142
    Read More
  • Dalmatian Islands Flotila

    13th May - 30th September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers From £325
    Island and mainland stops
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1399From £1259
    Read More
  • Dubrovnik old town
    NEW MONTENEGRO ROUTE FOR 2017

    Dubrovnik ‎ & Montenegro Flotilla

    13th May - 23rd September 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers from £325
    Visit world famous Dubrovnik
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
    Read More
  • Mallorca Flotilla

    20th May - 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and transfers from £195
    Great for couples & friends
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1698From £1528
    Read More
  • Sporades Flotilla Holiday

    Sporades Flotilla

    19th May - 22nd September 2017
    Experience level - 2-3
    Friday departures
    Flights & transfers from £375
    Ideal for explorers
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1689From £1520
    Read More
  • Flotilla Holidays, Beach Clubs & Bareboat Yacht Charters

    Saronic Flotilla

    29th April to 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 1-2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £295
    Short sailing distances
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1287From £1136
    Read More
  • Turkish Flotilla Holiday

    Turkey Flotilla

    13th May to 14th October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights & transfers from £299
    A beautiful coastline to explore
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1045From £941
    Read More
  • dodecanese flotilla

    Dodecanese Flotilla

    13th May - 21st October 2017
    Experience level - 2
    Saturday departures
    Flights and Transfers From £275
    An area rich in history & culture
    Prices per yacht for 7 nights
    £1579From £1421
    Read More

Call 0208 324 3118 and make a Seafarer Flotilla your Holiday-Elect for 2017!

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New Flotilla Route Announced – French Riviera

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France – The Cote D’Azur Flotilla – New for 2017

Known as the playground of the rich and famous, it is also a fantastic sailing area, often overlooked by the charter industry. We have been promoting bareboat and skippered charters in this area for many years (as well as saving it for our own holidays) so it was a natural progression to offer a flotilla here. With its national parks and unspoiled offshore islands, historic towns and glitzy resorts, plus great shore-side facilities and arguably the best cuisine in the world, there are many good reasons to sail here. You have a choice of two superb one week itineraries which can be combined for a wonderful two week holiday. Our first week explores westwards including Bandol, Cassis, The Isle Frioul and the spectacular Calanques coastal national park. For our second week we head east towards St. Topez with Bormes Les Mimosas, Cavalaire and the offshore islands of Port Cros and Porquerolles to tempt you.

  • The St Tropez Route – Departures every other Saturday from May 20th to October 1st
  • The Cassis Route – Departures every other Saturday from May 27th to October 8th

What’s Included

  • 7 or 14 nights yacht charter as booked
  • Outboard Engine
  • Welcome pack
  • Welcome punch party
  • Beach party (2 week holidays only)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Yacht fuel, outboard fuel plus cooking gas
  • The services of our experienced flotilla crew
  • Yacht end cleaning
  • Flights & Transfers (flight inclusive Holidays only)

 

The Weather

Generally warm sunny weather guaranteed between May and October with temperatures ranging from the low 20’s in early late season to the low 30’s in high season. Winds are generally moderate to fresh, force 2-6, usually strengthening in the afternoon.

Flight Information

Direct scheduled and low cost carrier flights to Marseille from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol & Manchester. Flight time approx. 2 hours, prices including transfers from £279- £459. Flights also possible to Nice Airport.

Transfers

Marseille Airport to Marina Port Pin Rolland near Toulon in approximately 50 minutes Transfers from Nice take approximately 1 hour 15 mins.

Dubrovnik Flotilla

New Route Announced – Dubrovnik Flotilla

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Due to the increasing popularity of Croatia, Seafarer now offer a second flotilla option in Croatia, allowing clients the opportunity to sail from the majestic city of Dubrovnik and explore the islands and coast of Southern Dalmatia.  The one week  itinerary includes calls on the beautiful  islands of Mljet, Korcula and Lastovo with the opportunity to extend with a land stay in or near Dubrovnik. They will of course continue with their ever popular one and two week flotilla from Sibenik, exploring the stunning islands of the Kornati national park and Central Dalmatia.

Click here for more information

 

Spain - Mallorca Flotilla Holiday

Time lapse of our new crew sailing the Corinth Canal

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Mallorca Flotilla Holiday

New Route Announced – Mallorca Flotilla

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The new Mallorca flotilla allows clients to explore this wonderful island, frequent winner of “Best Place in the World to Live” awards. Embarking in chic and sophisticated Palma, the flotilla will explore this island’s wonderful coast from cala D’or and Porto Cristo to the beautiful Mondrago National Park. 2 week clients can free sail further afield towards Menorca and Ibiza or opt for a second week ashore in a resort or villa.

Click here for more information

Managing Director, Chris Lorenzo commented: Our regular clients are the ones who have encouraged us to introduce these new itineraries, given that both the Ionian Isles and the Dalmatian coast have a strong following with client feedback clearly expressing a desire to explore further. Mallorca was a logical additional step for us since we have a lot of experience of the area within the team and a lot of interest from our existing client base.”

Seafarer also operate flotillas in the Dodecanese and Sporades islands in Greece as well as the Aegean coast of Turkey. They also operate small and friendly Beach Clubs for shore based sailing on the islands of lefkas and Kos in Greece.

 

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See us at London Boat show 2017

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See us at the London Boat Show on stand no: C014

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Discount Entry Ticket Offer

Click on one of the links below to buy your show tickets in advance at the discounted rate of £12 pp (the price on the door is £27 pp)

Click here to book your tickets now

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Sailing from Kefalonia to Corfu by Phoebe Greenacre

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Phoebe Greenacre sail from Kefalonia all the way up to Corfu with Seafarer holidays stopping off at many Greek islands in between. Sailing holidays are her favourite way to travel from island to island as it’s such a relaxing and chilled type of holiday. See what islands she visited on the trip.

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