As of July 2016 we have been employed full time, running a private sailing yacht, as Captain/Engineer and Mate/Chef/Stew, on a new build 2016 Leopard 58 catamaran with a very busy itinerary.
Rufus and I each have over 35,000nm and 25,000nm of international sailing time respectively, which increases by an average of 5,000nm each year, on both mono and multihulls. Over the past 5 years we have worked in yacht management, refits, international charter, the super yacht industry, performance racing, now running a private yacht as well as 3 trans-Atlantics and 2 Pacific crossing.
Rufus has his RYA (MCA) Yachtmaster Offshore ticket, with Commercial Endorsement, as well as his Yachtmaster Ocean Theory. He is currently working towards his MCA OOW. We both have all our STCW certifications and a bunch of other certificates that are too boring to list.
Bottom line: we work hard, we enjoy what we do and we put our all into every project or job we take on!