Originally Posted by Capt J
Not even close. They want to spend "6 months plus, a year at sea", that is not the same usage as a typical owner. That type of cruising on a trawler typically means very long hours and lots of overnight voyages. They also stated they want a Captain to teach them how to operate the vessel on their own. I would say $65-75k for someone that is very experienced, but you should be able to find someone capable for $65k.
"We are talking about spending at least 6 months plus a year at sea; island hopping, entended stays, no agenda cruising as a plan."
They're version of ""at sea" doesn't sound like the same as yours. Island hopping sounds more like day trips to me. But if you are right that would change things a bit.
So $60,000 is "not even close" to $65,000?