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  • Gender Male
  • Nationality South African
  • Alcohol consumption None
  • Willing to take a drug test Yes
  • Smoker No
  • Visible tattoos No
  • Criminal RecordNo


  • Marital Status Married
  • Looking to work as a couple No


  • English Fluent


  • Availability Immediately
  • Current country South Africa
  • Current location Jeffreys Bay

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About & Hobbies

Hey Im Dan, green deckhand seeking a permanent position and ready to give my all.

I am proficient in the majority of deck activities: Wash down procedures, blading, chamois, window / glass cleaning and blading, RainX application. Wet and dry stainless polishing (Autosol). Teak care, two part teak scrub. Line handling & knots, (bowline, clove hitch, stopper knots, towing knots), fender, anchoring & crane lifting procedures. Superstructure repair prep - taping, filling and fairing. Water toys set up and dock (Nautibuoy). Towing procedures (wakeboard / ski / tube). Tender driving, close quarters manoeuvres & beach launches.

I know how to conduct myself in a professional, polite and helpful manner while maintaining discretion at all times.

Additional land based skills include: From my recent house build: carpentry: using power tools, belt sander, planer, circular saw, drills (masonry / timber) to build and anchor; railings, fencing, outdoor gates, staircase handrails and decking (see uploads). Plumbing: layouts, connections, rainwater tanks and pump systems, drainage. Waterproofing application, masking & painting, upkeep cleaning and maintenance. Cooking (vegetarian).

Wavehouse: guest interaction and conduct, surf and bodyboarding instructor, demonstrations, strict safety protocols. Hospitality: mixology & bartending.

Digital design studio: video editing & photography, social media management, marketing (Social media & Google adwords), website design, hosting, email campaigns, lead funnels, invoice automation, other business admin.

Recreational skills: advanced surfing and wakeboarding, diet and nutrition.

Strength training maxes: bench press:110kg | military press: 75kg | squat 150kg | deadlift: 160kg | barbell Row: 100kg weighted pull up, 40kg.

My hobbies include: working out and building strength, pushing myself in my surfing, enjoying beach time with the family, friends and dogs, Wakeboarding, PWCing, Wakeskating. I also enjoy travelling, seeing new places and am aways up for an adventure. I also love pushing people in their workouts and do my best to bring out the best in people around me.


0 - 6 months professional yachting experience

6 months - 1 year professional hospitality experience

1 - 2 years professional sales & marketing experience

1 - 2 years professional information technology (it) experience

Motor Some Professional
Sailing Some Professional
Commercial Little Professional
Expedition Little Professional
Charter Some Professional
New Builds Some Professional

Detailed Experience

8th Jul 2019 - 20th Jul 2019 (13 days)

  • Deckhand Dayworker
  • on a 55m (180ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

New build full prep for photoshoot and boss trip, including: • Nightwatch • Assisting with crane operations, tender and jetski launch • Assisting will full water set up, including jetski dock. • Full Washdown: wash & shammy, wet stainless polish, teak blading, watertoys & outboard wash • Window / glass blading with RainX, stainless detailing, assisting crew with various tasks. • Two part teak scrub of all decks, helping organise laz and other storage areas. • Mast wash with harness, Assisting in laundry

20th May 2019 - 23rd May 2019 (4 days)

  • on a 23m (75ft) in a Shore Based Position called Locked
  • for Locked

Deck work, knots & line handling; Surface prep, taping, filling & fairing; Woodwork (1 & 2 part teak treatment) varnishing; Tender driving, close-quarter maneuvers & beach launch; Wake boarding & skiing procedures; Anchoring & lifting procedures; Yachting terminology, communication & signals; Deckhand duties & watch keeping; Wash downs, deck cleaning & preventative maintenance; Prep & Etiquette for Guests.


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    Updated STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    ENG 1 (Medical Certificate)
    Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6)
    Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (A-VI/6-2)
    Drivers License
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) MCA Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
  • Instructor Qualifications RYA PWC Instructor (jetski etc)
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI /1-1)
    Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
    Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI /1-2)
    Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
    Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
  • RYA Qualifications RYA Powerboat Level 2
    RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency (PWC)
  • Education (or equivalent) Diploma of higher education (DipHE)/NVQ level 5 or higher national diploma (HND)

Deck Skills

Cleaning & Detailing Experience
Painting Experience
Sail Repairs Novice
Varnishing Experience
Filling & Fairing Novice
Rigging Novice
Whipping & Splicing Novice
Carpentry Novice
General Repairs & Maintenance Novice
Crane Operation Novice
Line Handling Novice
Tender Driving Experience
Watchkeeping Novice
Ship Security Novice

Personal Trainer Skills

Nutrition & Diet Plans Proficient
Weights Proficient
Yoga Experience
Swimming Experience
Running (Cardio etc) Experience

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Novice
Twin Screw Experience
Water Jet Novice