A friend of mine owns a 60 meter LOA, 1000 GRT expedition/research vessel – a former Dutch Navy vessel now used as a private yacht. He is very far from the typical mega yacht owner – he has a serious interest in the Arctic, and donates time on his vessel to different research projects.
He needs to hire a new master and/or first officer, and has asked me for advice on how to go about it. Talk about the blind leading the blind. Can anyone here give me sound advice about how to do this?