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Here in BC there are several charter companies that offer adventure cruises on a small scale.. e.g. 68 foot ketches, max 16 guests, usually to the Queen Charlottes or Alaskan waters. A friend is a cook for one of them, working 3 weeks on, 1 or 2 weeks off throughout the spring/summer/fall seasons. In winter she cooks for remote ski camps and offers yoga classes too.
I think this sort of venture would prefer maturity and experience over the other (she is nearing 50 herself - though very fit). I'd expect you'd have similar companies in the UK, esp in Scotland, perhaps? that may be a good target employer for you.
Sailorgirls perspective may well be more accurate, but I'd not write it off altogether just yet!
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)