When we purchase our new 65' Trawler we would want a full time Captain for at least a year to run the boat. The goal is to learn the ways of the sea, the critical systems, and be able to some day crew the boat as a husband and wife team. As an owner, I can fix or repair just about anything. We are talking about spending at least 6 months plus a year at sea; island hopping, entended stays, no agenda cruising as a plan. We both dive, love to work, and don't mind any challenge. What is the expected wage in today's dollars for that type of arrangement? Our boat would have crew quaters and nothing other than the title of "Captain" would be required. Cleaning, polishing, all maintainence would be our job with direction of the captain.