Crew application

We are always looking for experienced professional seamen and seawomen to support our project.

This is not your ordinary ship and not your ordinary job. Cargo Under Sail does not only require the experience and know-how of sailing a traditional cargo schooner but also the opportunity to work with others towards a clean shipping alternative. We believe that with your support we can model a new path forward, inspiring a common vision of possible futures, challenging current harmful practices and forging a new standard in sustainable development.

The AVONTUUR is equipped in strict compliance with current merchant ship regulations.

We are a grass roots initiative and we do not have the luxury of being highly wage competitive but we do offer an opportunity for those wishing to build a career in the sustainable marine industry.


For our Voyage 13 we are currently looking for



We are now recruiting our new chief mate for our next voyage. Become part of our international crew on the cargo sailing ship AVONTUUR and support our MISSION ZERO for clean sea transport, consciuosness and sustainability.
Please send your application including CV, certificate of competency according to STCW and all other relevant certificates to our captain Cornelius Bockermann via


Positions on board our AVONTUUR



STCW certificate II/2
Valid CNaut would be advantageous

Extensive experience on tall ships and exceptional interpersonal skills are an absolute must.

Chief Mate

STCW certificate II/1

Extensive experience on tall ships and exceptional interpersonal skills are an absolute must.

Second Mate

Minimum STCW qualification II/1 and sailing ship experience appreciated.


STCW qualification VII/2

Able Seafarer (deck and engine)

As one will have to act as bosun, lots of practical experience is required.

Rating Deck

STCW certificate II/4

Rating Forming Part a Navigational Watch

Professional Cook

Sailing ship experience appreciated,

vegan and vegetarian cooking required

Valid certificates required.

Valid CNaut would be advantageous for applying officers. Alternatively a Motorman (Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch) would suffice.

For more information, to apply or make an inquiry please send your CV to


The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers was adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and entered into force in 1984. The convention sets qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships and helps and enforces a series of standards for the safe keeping of shipping environment and keeping the oceans clean. 

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