Hi, I’m Al!
After growing up spending my childhood sailing small sailing dinghies every weekend in the north of England, a career in the yachting industry was something that was clear to me from an early age.
Not long after leaving college I completed my Yachtmaster and headed straight out to the med to gain experience as a flotilla skipper. 3 years later I moved on to become an RYA instructor and shortly after became a captain of a luxury charter catamaran based all over the med and Caribbean.
I have now made the move to Auckland, the ‘city of sails’, where I am beginning my transition onto land. Being surrounded by such a large number of boats makes this a great place for me and I’m snapping up any opportunity to get out on the water in my spare time!
I came across YOA when I was looking for a position myself and really love their approach. It’s great to have a platform that focuses on simplifying the process for both employers and employees equally.
You’ll often find me around the docks of Auckland, I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the right crew for your boat!