Shipmates

Shipmates

Do you have what it takes?

Join the mission and become a Shipmate on the AVONTUUR.

Thank you very much for your interest in sailing on board AVONTUUR.

No matter what you have heard or read about TIMBERCOAST and our mission, we want you to know that the AVONTUUR is not your conventional ship and sailing and working on board is not just an ordinary holiday trip. We are on a mission to show the world that clean sea transport is possible and necessary. Furthermore, we want to make people think and reflect about the consequences of our life style, our consumption, and the consequences of the pursuit of constant growth. In other words, we are not just sailing a traditional schooner for the sake of tradition and every person on board is regarded as full member of the crew who should know what is expected of her or him.

All crew members on board are required to support the mission with their work, their conviction, and their heart. In every port we call, we are the ambassadors of a mission that we carry into the world on board the AVONTUUR. We cross the ocean on a sailing ship without leaving a trace, nothing but the wake of the ship.

In port every one of the crew leaves a lot more. We leave behind people who have seen that we are concerned about our future, the future of our oceans, our environment, and our world. We leave behind a very positive message that is hopefully carried on by all those we have inspired by our feat!

If you can identify with those our goals and support our ideals, we would be happy to know more about you and the reason why you want to sail with us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard!

Next Confirmed Sailing Cargo Voyages

FAQ Shipmates

Here’s the list of questions we’ve been asked most by our shipmates

We accept bank transfers and paypal.

Thank you to the hard work of some incredibly talented volunteers, we have a spacious 10 person quarter with a fresh water shower (no hot water) and separate bathroom.

No you don’t. We have a professional and fully certified crew that will teach you everything you need to know along your voyage.

Depending on your length of stay, you will learn but are not limited to learning:

  • Basic safety and maintenance
  • Sail handling
  • Steering
  • Watchkeeping
  • Charting
  • Rigging
  • Traditional Cargo loading/unloading techniques
  • Celestial navigational

Our maximum capacity is 16 people onboard consisting of 6 professional crew members and 10 sailing mates.

Nature rules all. We will update you if there are any chances to your scheduled voyage. We strongly recommend booking your travel arrangements closer to your date of embarkation.

Nature rules all. We will update you if there are any chances to your scheduled voyage. We strongly recommend booking your travel arrangements closer to your date of embarkation.

We will make every effort to cater to your dietary requirement and/or address any allergy concerns you may have. Please ensure you notify us at the time of your booking and we will inform the crew.

Yes, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the required travel visa(s), vaccinations and your passport is current. The Captain requires these documents at your point of embarkation.

Experiences of our shipmates

Meet the sailors - Shipmates

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