Matthias Lino Schmidt


Hi, and thanks for checking my website!

My name is Matthias, I am a German Cabinetmaker / Carpenter and Landscape Architect, currently residing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

I am looking for work on all kinds of boat repairs in exchange for a crew position for cruising around the Caribbean Islands - willing and sufficiently solvent to share expenses, of course. If you are in need of repairs on your boat before embarking on your voyage, I would love to help with any work necessary, however long it takes to get ready - no rush whatsoever. If there is no need for repairs, that is fine, too! I am ready for immediate departure.

Having arrived to the Caribbean from the Canary Islands aboard SV Tenacious, I have logged more than 3900 NM sailing this beautiful tall ship of 63 meters. From here on, I would like to travel further South-West, pereferably going to Panama or Colombia, but I would accept any offers going towards Martinique, Grenada, or Trinidad & Tobago.


Me at the helm of SV Tenacious, somewhere on the Atlantic.



  • woodworking of all kinds
  • metal work
  • paint, coat and sealing jobs
  • electric (and some electronic) repair, soldering
  • plumbing
  • sewing
  • cooking



  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (petit peu)



Full kitchen remodelling - cabinets, shelves and concrete countertops (not recommended for boats).



I am 35 years old, and a skilled craftsman in a variety of fields. Having been born and raised in Berlin, I know the benefits and disadvantages of living in a big city quite well. After high school I worked in a hospital as well as a kindergarden for civil service before travelling around Spain for 6 months.

I began the professional training as a cabinetmaker afterwards, which then lasted three years. In the year following the apprenticeship I worked as a freelance cabinetmaker on various projects. Always having wanted to also go to university, I went on to study Landscape Architecture.

For the past 5 years I have been working as a project manager in a Landscape Architecture firm. I quit my job to finally fulfill my dream of travelling across the Atlantic by boat.



  • drawing, graphic & web design
  • slacklining
  • climbing
  • and last but not least: Footbag (see below)




Depending on the location of arrival and the local immigration legislation, I am prepared to pay for an onward ticket to be granted entry into the country, or to prove the availabilty of sufficient funds for leaving the caribbean paradise in one way or another.

My actual final destination is MedellĂ­n, Colombia, where I will take part in the organization of the 38th annual World Footbag Championships.



Fully risk-aware in an abandonened amusement park near Chernobyl.



I am available for maintenance work and the following cruise any time now as of February 2020, with no determined end of my travels. I am committed to spending whatever time is necessary to get ready for the journey, and the journey itself.



You can contact me via telephone/SMS at +49 1573 899 83 53, find me under that same number on Telegram (but not WhatsApp), or send an email.

You can also find me on Crewbay and findacrew.


Sailing SV Tenacious.