Originally Posted by scott49
Your the Captain and you have a mate, on a 110' boat? How many crew do you run? Why would you need a mate on that size of boat?
We run 6 crew, Capt, Mate, Engineer, Deck, Steward and Chef. I need a mate because this boat is meant to travel and I can't be awake 24/7 and the owner wants someone fully qualified to operate the boat when I am off watch. In fact, when we head to Indo, we will bring yet another officer along so we can stand a normal 4hr on 8hr off watch cycle since it's going to be longer than 3 days. The size of boat isn't all that relevant to how many officers are required, it's what you want the boat to do. I also need to have 3 people to handle lines due to the deck layout of the boat. There is no quick way from the foredeck to the aft, so I need one forward, one aft and one on the dock. It's not a particularly small 110' either.