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So what exactly is boat sitting ?

There are millions of Yachts, Power Cruisers and even Superyachts sitting in marinas all over the world.
And for whatever reason, they do not move. The owners have all kinds of reasons for not using their boats.

  • No time
  • Change of financial situation
  • Have more than one boat
  • Too busy with their business
  • Change in life circumstances. The list is endless.

Disadvantages of leaving a boat in a marina with nobody on-board.  

  •  Your boat starts to deteriorate and fittings start to corrode.
  • The barnacles build up under the water on your hull.
  • There is a great risk of theft or damage caused by people getting in your boat.
  • Your yacht or boat needs a lot of cleaning and work every time you decide to go visit your boat.

Advantages of having someone or a couple, temporarily live on your boat.

1. It stays clean and ship shape (obviously, cleaning and general maintenance is part of the conditions of the deal)
2. Your vessel is protected from unsavory characters breaking in and trashing or stealing your pride and joy.
3. You can have various maintenance tasks agreed as part of the deal.
4. Peace of mind that someone is looking after your yacht while you deal with your land based obligations.
5. Ready to sail as soon as you return on-board without all the usual surprises, cleaning and fixing.

Read the full article and description of Boat Sitting on The Navigators blog here

For Yacht and Boat owners that are looking for a boat sitter.

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I’m Looking for a Yacht or Boat owner in Thailand –
Someone that needs help with a boat project, a boat buddy, crew or whatever.

I’m a British born guy (50’s) very active and fit for my age and most people think I am much younger. I now live in Thailand and am looking to dedicate much more of my time to my passion of yachts and sailing…  I’m well travelled and have lived in many Countries, good sense of humour and very willing to learn – If you’re willing to teach.
I  own a small pool resort in Thailand where my wife and I now live.
I’m looking for any boat owners that have a boat or yacht moored in Thailand that need a helpful crew mate or help with any boat related project. Have done my Level 1 RYA sailing course in the UK.
When I was aged 13, I lived on TS Arethusa (a training ship) moored in Rochester, Kent for 1 year. Also a Helicopter pilot (PPL).

Seriously have a passion for sailing so any offers for boat projects, buddys or crew welcome.

Phuket is the easiest for me to get to but any other marina is also possible.

CLICK HERE to Contact me via email

Carlo Mark



Patty and GerardHi there, we are Patty and Gerard and are available for boat sitting anywhere in the world. We live in the United States so we can do boat sitting in the US (without any airfare etc.) for a very small monthly fee, perhaps free for the right situation. Gerard is a retired mechanical engineer and he can do basic maintenance and will keep your boat clean in top shape. Patty is a retired nurse with 30 years of scuba diving experience and can contribute in the water and in the boat. We are quiet. We are tidy. We are reliable and trustworthy. We do not smoke. We don’t drink or use drugs. We are both PADI certified advanced open water divers. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact email:
Contact phone number: 1-509-942-8259.
Patty and Gerard
Hi, have just retired from my property restoration business. As a fit, very practically minded well traveled older guy I’m looking for boat sitting work. I have RYA Comp Crew Certificate, no commitments and a clean police record.
If anyone knows of an available position please let me know.
All the best
Fraser Flower

Good afternoon! My girlfriend and I are looking enter the sitting side of yachting, we both have plenty of experience working in the industry as a bosun and chief stewardess. We are a great couple with great attention to detail. Ages 24 and 27. Looking for a long term or temporary position sitting any boat! We are very trustworthy and compassionate people who love the salt water and the vessels we work on.

We both have a love for sailing and water sports and would be a great couple to hire to sit your vessel for you! Our CVs will reflect our passion and extensive industry experience.

Sawyer and Brooke

Email:  Phone – 207 208 7085




Hi … Have just sold our last boat based in the west pacific. Looking to contact any one who would like to have their boat looked after by my Wife and I. Experience in all aspects of boat maintenance and care Captain/engineer.
Based in Australia but willing to travel
Ian & Fiona


Tel: +61 431 736 440  Email:


Hi, my name is David Bunker and am looking for a position, with my future wife, Teresa, as a boat sitter and, or caretaker for an owner who needs our services. We are semi retired, honest, and dependable. I grew up by the bay and know the maintenance of large and small boats. It’s a constant battle trying to stay ahead of the corrosion from the salt air. Please text or call if you can use our service.
Thank you.
Dave Bunker. 702 750 7969
44 years old experienced man is looking for an opportunity to sail long distance.
I’ve got 5 years sailing experience mostly single handed (east coast of UK and one North Sea crossing) last year 2017 on my ex boat Morgan Giles 30 which I sold last winter.  I consider myself as a competent skipper with some offshore experience, and willing to learn more. Except vhf radio I do not have any other formal certificate regarding sailing as here in UK not required. Can do most of boat maintenance work as I fully restored my former boat myself. I’m particularly interested in round the world sailing visiting remote places with open schedule but can be shorter ones too minimum 3 month.

I can also stay with the boat if you need to go back to your country for whatever reason for any length of time. I will not only look after the boat but also carry out all the necessary maintenance in your absence so when you are back all will be ready for a new adventure.

At the moment I live and work in UK. I hold British and Slovakian passport.
Flexible with time and available from August 18 to till whatever time it takes.
I pay my travel expenses and support myself during the voyage and between. You pay the boat expenses.

My personality is easy going, and unless you are a dictator we will get on well together.
Prefer if the boat is not overcrowded ideally just two or three of us.

Can join you in Europe or USA but wouldn’t mind to travel further if it is an interesting opportunity.

Please contact me via this Cruisers Forum link 

Kind regards,


61 y/o retired firefighter/paramedic seeking short term cruising,
delivery, or boat sitting positions worldwide.Clean, easy going. Non-smoker, social drinker. While I don’t know it all I have a good knowledge of navigation, cruise prep, diesel and gasoline engines, boat 12v and plumbing systems, daily maintenance, provisioning, and can even cook a bit. Have all my own gear, stand my own watches.
Seven trans-Atlantic and two trans-Pacific crossings, east and west coasts of the US and Mexico, ICW, Bahamas, Caribbean, South/Central America, Hawaii, Puget Sound, Juan De Fuca, Iceland, Greenland, et al.CV and extensive references.
Cliff at


Captain/Instructor/Lucky Sailor in Sept. 2018 in Philippines/Malaysia

I am currently looking to purchase a 45-ish foot steel hull sailboat in Malaysia or the Philippines (possibly Australia) in September. I am looking for someone to assist with evaluating possible purchases, to fly to inspect boats of interest, to captain the boat and, most importantly, to teach me and my wife how to sail and, more importantly, anchor the boat. If you are an experienced sailor who has always dreamed of sailing southeast Asia, and you are interested in living that dream, I’d be interested in talking to you.

What’s in it for me? Your expertise in the boat purchase, learning from you, someone to explore paradise with when my wife gets tired of me and, hopefully, someone who becomes a dear friend who can visit again and again.

What’s in it for you? An all expense-paid sailing vacation to paradise, wonderful company and great students, and, making a new dear friend who has a boat in SE Asia.

I’m not looking for a professional captain who wants to help me attain a certification. I don’t really care about the certification at this time (or should I?) I just want to learn how to safely sail, anchor, and maintain the boat so I can grow as a sailor. I’m looking for someone who is interested in fulfilling their dream and who wants to help me fulfil my dream. Someone who wants to pay it forward. Someone who believes that when one teaches, two learn.

A little about my wife and me. I’m 51 yrs and American. My wife is 38 yrs and Chinese. I learned to sail when I was 8 years of age, was a windsurfing instructor in college, occasionally rent a small cat or laser, and have never sailed a boat anywhere near the size of the boat I’m looking to buy. My wife has never sailed, she wants to learn, and she’s smart enough to learn quickly. She’s also a great hostess and will make sure we are well fed. Our plan is to relocate to Malaysia or the Philippines and live the dream.

If this is something that peaks your interest, shoot me a response and let me know a little about yourself and your interest in joining us. Let’s start the discussion.

Please contact me via the Cruisers forum here





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