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John Blonde


  • Fort Lauderdale Florida
  • 504 407 6405


Passport. Australian/Canadian

Health. Excellent, non smoker, no tattoo's

Drivers License. U.S.A

Status. Single

My objective is to obtain a permanent position on a motor yacht. I like to demonstrate a high level of initiative and responsibility and would be a great asset to any private or busy charter boat, meeting both a deck and interior skill sets with a keen eye on detail.  I work well independently or as a part of a team showing high stamina and enthusiasm with the intention to constantly expand my experience and knowledge in my field.


Responsible Service of Alcohol Program

Victoria, Australia, Louisiana, USA, Ontario Canada, British Columbia, Canada, U.K

Yachting 101 Certification

I.C.T (Florida, USA


(Florida, USA)

RYA Powerboat Level II (RIB) (I.C.T Florida, U.S.A

I.C.T Florida, U.S.A

STCW 95 (Basic Safety Training)

I.T.C Florida, USA

Business Management

Ryerson University

Work History

Dec 2013Present

Deck/ Steward

Viva Mas Motor Yacht 124ft

As well as general deck duties I am also charged with many interior responsibilities for both private and charter use.

Aug 2013Nov 2013

Relief Deck Hand

Lady Jade Expedition 111ft

Currently on staff dealing with a full refit including, painting of anchor chains, full engine room, and Lazzarette, removal of heavy equipment, direction and supervision in organizing team members for daily duties and ordering materials.

May 2013Jul 2013

Relief Deck Hand

Claire Motor Yacht 150ft

General deck duties, including taking part in a complete refit of the vessel over the course of three months.

May 2013May 2013

Deck/Day Worker

Mylin IV Mega Yacht 200ft

General deck duties, specializing in the exterior restoration of the entire vessel. 

Apr 2013Apr 2013

Deck Hand/Day Worker

Believe Motor Yacht 130ft

Tasked with massive cleaning duties and wash down of both the boat and tender in preparation for the owners arrival.

Mar 2013Mar 2013

Relief Deck Hand

Prout 70 Catamaran

Tasked with massive cleaning duties on this boat for it's maiden voyage after it's crossing fromChina, then assisted with it's delivery to West Palm.

Mar 2013Mar 2013

Relief Deck Hand

Lilly 84 Sunseeker

Brought on for complete exterior cleaning, and delivery to Miami for presentation to the owner aftertwo back to back charters.

Jun 2010Aug 2012

Freelance Event Manager

Phoenix 2 Mega Yacht 297ft

Tasked with the management of numerous private functions and events while sailing throughout the Caribbean, Monaco, Montenegro, and Italy.  Guests included various European and UAE monarchs, industrialists and dignitaries*.

Accomplishments included designing and facilitating high level guest relations for private events,  tailoring to meet meticulous quality standards, working long hours on set up and break down to ensure a clean start to finish.

* In accordance with security restrictions and privacy agreements, certain client information must remain confidential.

Apr 2009May 2010

Event Interior/Bartender

Phoenix Motor Yacht 200ft

Tasked with the management of private functions and events primarily in a bar/cocktailing capacity.

Organized provisioning, design, meticulous set up and break down and assisting the owners and chief

steward with their needs and requests.