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How To Become A Superyacht Engineer

Thinking about pursuing a career as a superyacht engineer we show you how….

We frequently receive emails from students asking us, “How do I become a Superyacht Engineer?” “Are my trade skills transferable?” “What yacht training must I complete?” and “ What qualifi cations do I need? “. In this article, we break down these questions and explain exactly what steps you need to follow in order to become a super yacht engineer.

What is a Superyacht Engineer?

The crucial part of any yacht engineer job description is maintaining the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht. The duties of an engineer range from maintaining and servicing generators, jet skis and powerboats to replacing oil filters, repairing water makers, monitoring air conditioning, AV, IT and even unblocking toilets. Whether you are new to the industry, or have worked on land as a plumber, carpenter or tradesman, anyone can become a super yacht engineer, provided they have completed the necessary courses.

The Engineering Department onboard a super yacht is quickly becoming one of the most desirable departments to work due to the rotation packages as well as the transferable skills land-based skills such as plumbing and carpentry . Senior Engineers are highly respected and are of a similar rank to the Captain as the yacht is unable to manoeuvre without them.

What are the Superyacht Engineering Courses and Qualifications?

Yacht engineering qualifications were introduced in February 2001 to provide an industry standard system of certification. The system allows all those who wish to pursue engineering careers to do so, no matter what their previous training is.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), have set out the basic course progression you will need to follow in order to work your way up from a Junior Engineer, to Chief Engineer onboard. This involves completing the  AEC , MEOL and Yacht 4, 3, 2 and 1 qualifications.

The qualifications you require include:

A mechanical, diesel or electrical background

Strong project management skills

Inventory maintenance experience

Understanding of different softwares

The Approved Engine Course (AEC) – the base minimum for superyacht engineers who wish to work on yachts over 24m LOA

The Marine Engine Operators Licence (MEOL)

Depending on the size of yacht you want to work on, you may need the following licenses.

– Yachts <200GT with up to 1500Kw in propulsive power:

Small Vessel Second Engineer (formerly Y4)

– Yachts <500GT with up to 3000Kw in propulsive power:

Small Vessel Chief Engineer (formerly Y3)

– Yachts <3000GT with up to 9000Kw in propulsive power:

Small Vessel Chief Engineer (formerly Y1/2)

or Officer of the Watch (Engineering) – usually gained from the commercial shipping industry

– Unlimited license:

Engineer Officer of the Watch – Unlimited

What is a typical yacht engineer salary?

Starting out as a 3rd or junior engineer, you can expect to earn anywhere from $3,000 to $6,500 per month, and as you move up the ranks to 2nd engineer this increases from $5,000 to $8,000.

In the top position, a chief yacht engineer salary can be anywhere between $8,500 to $13,500, depending on the size of the yacht, so if you want the big bucks then the engineering department is the way forward!

There is no average yacht engineer salary, with roles varying so much from yacht to yacht, however these figures are a guideline for what you can expect to earn. It is worth noting that obtaining your engineering qualifications takes time and is an expensive process, so be sure you are ready to commit to long hours of studying ahead. Check out our article on yachting salaries for more information.

What are the super yacht training package do you offer?

Once you have completed your STCW course and other basic safety training, you can look to expand your skill set to work on board in the super yacht industry.

We have put together an extensive Superyacht Engineering training program which is an ideal entry level introduction for those seeking to work on a yacht as an Engineer. Due to the longevity of the engineering department onboard, this is an excellent avenue to explore if you are looking for real career progression, rather than a gap year experience.

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If you are thinking about starting out as an engineer, you can read more about our  Superyacht Engineer Course  package.

You can complete these courses with us at Get Onboard Superyacht Academy in Cape Town. If you are interested in learning more, why not  speak to one of our expert consultants  who will happily answer any additional questions you may have.

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Yacht Crew Salaries: Complete Guide to What Yacht Crew Earn

It’s no secret that the impressive yacht crew salaries attract most people into the exclusive yachting world.

Junior deckhands or stewardesses can earn starting salaries of $3000 per month. With a few years of experience and some courses to back you up, this amount moves up towards $4000-$4500 per month!

In order to compile this superyacht crew salary guideline, I have taken 10 of the top yachting platforms and used all of their data, combined with my personal experience, to reach an average salary expectation for each position.

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How Much do you Make Working on a Yacht?

table showing yacht crew salaries by position and vessel size

Yacht Captain Salary

  • 20m-30m: $4000-$7500
  • 30m-40m: $5500-$9500
  • 40m-50m: $8000-$15000
  • 50m-70m: $13000-$19000
  • 70m+: $16500+

Requirements of a Yacht Captain

  • Years of experience needed: 3-5 years of experience as Chief Officer/Mate and more than 5 years of experience as a Captain for larger yachts
  • Minimum level of Qualification: 200ton licence which allows you to drive vessels below 200tons

The Captain has the highest level of responsibility onboard the yacht and hence they earn the most out of all the yacht crew salaries.

Captains are accountable for the overall safety of the yacht, crew members and guests.

They also handle daily operations of the yacht, guests, and owner liaison. They deal with management companies, port control, budgets, human resources, and many more tasks and logistics that make the job demanding and stressful.

On top of this, Captains are required to hold high levels of certifications depending on the size of the yacht they are driving.

Yacht Captain salaries can sky rocket with higher levels of qualifications.

If you are looking to become a Yacht Captain one day I recommend looking into the courses required so you can get started with licenses and sea time. It takes time to get there, but when you do it will be worth it.

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Chief Officer Yacht Salary

  • 30m-40m: $4000-$6000
  • 40m-50m: $4500-$7500
  • 50m-70m: $5500-$9000
  • 70m+: $8000+

Requirements of a Chief Officer

  • Years of experience needed: 3-5 Years
  • Minimum level of qualification: Officer of the Watch

The Chief Officer is second in command to the Captain and is responsible for carrying out the Captain’s standing orders.

On smaller yachts, the Chief Officer is referred to as the Mate.

The Chief Officer is responsible for carrying out the safety duties onboard and assisting in the bridge with paperwork and navigational planning.

The Chief Officer is also responsible for leading and managing their deck team, ensuring crew are following their duties as well as managing the water sports and guest activities.

The salary of a Chief Officer depends heavily on the license held.

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Bosun Yacht Salary

  • Years of experience needed: 2-3 years
  • Minimum level of qualification: Yacht Master Offshore
  • A yacht Bosun salary can vary between $4000 and $6000.

Responsibilities of a Bosun

The Bosun is essentially the Lead Deckhand onboard. A lead deckhand salary on a larger vessel will be similar to that of a bosun salary on a smaller vessel.

This is an opportunity to step up from being a deckhand and gain some experience in a leadership role. This position is in place for larger yachts so that when the Officer is busy with bridge duties, someone is in charge on deck.

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Yacht Deckhand Salary

Years of experience needed: 0

  • Minimum level of qualification: None needed, however Power Boat Level 2 and Yacht Master offshore will put you at a great advantage
  • Entry-level yacht crew salaries start at $3000 and can go as high as $4000/$4500.

Responsibilities of a Deckhand

A Deckhand is an entry-level role on a yacht.

You need to spend a few years (or less) as a Deckhand in order to learn and gain experience so that you can step up in the ranks and obtain your licenses.

This role will be very hands-on in maintaining the exterior of the yacht. Duties will include cleaning, polishing, varnishing, sanding, caulking, and any other maintenance work required.

Chief Steward / Chief Stewardess Salary

  • 30m-40m :$4500-$5500
  • 40m-50m :$5000-$7000
  • 50m-70m- $5500-$8000
  • 70m+: $7500+

Responsibilities of a Chief Stewardess/Steward

  • Years of experience needed: 3-5 years
  • Minimum level of qualification: Depending on the size of the vessel you may need courses such as Food Hygiene and Safety, Silver Service, WSET, or a Purser course

The Chief Stewardess or Steward is responsible for all the interior operations of the yacht .

They are responsible for managing the interior team, and ensuring the interior of the yacht is maintained to the highest standards. Besides cleaning and laundry schedules , this also includes provisioning for crew and guests, budgeting, accounting, and training of junior crew.

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Steward or Stewardess Yacht Salary

  • Minimum level of qualification: Depending on the size of the vessel you may need courses such as Food Hygiene and Safety and Silver Service
  • Salaries start at $3000 and go up to $6000

Responsibilities of a Steward or Stewardess

A Stewardess/Steward is an entry-level position working within the interior of the yacht.

There are rankings within the interior (2nd, 3rd, 4th Steward/Stewardesses). As you spend more time in the industry, you will be promoted to higher ranks, and with that will come a better salary and more responsibility.

This role covers a range of tasks, including but not limited to housekeeping, laundry, bartending, table scaping, floral arrangements, serving, and hosting guests.

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Engineer Yacht Salary

  • 20m-30m: $4000-$5000
  • 30m-40m: $4500-$6500
  • 40m-50m: $6000-$8000
  • 50m-70m: $7500-$11000
  • 70m+: $9000+

Requirements of an Engineer

  • Years of experience needed: 2-4 years in an engineering role onboard as Deck/Engineer or relevant land-based experience
  • Minimum level of qualification: AEC

The Engineer onboard is responsible for all mechanical functioning and maintenance of the vessel. This is a very technical role that can pay well as you gain experience and obtain your licensing.

Yacht Chef Salary

  • 20m-30m: $4000 – $5000
  • 40m-50m: $5500 – $75000
  • 50m-70m: $6500-$9500

Requirements of a Yacht Chef

  • Years of experience needed: 3-5 years depending on previous experience
  • Minimum level of qualification: Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2

The Chef is responsible for feeding the crew 2 to 3 healthy and sustainable meals a day. They are of course required to prepare meals for guests when onboard to the highest of standards.

In their day-to-day tasks, they will be responsible for their own provisioning of the galley, maintaining stocks, cleanliness, and hygiene of the galley.

The salary of the Yacht Chef varies depending on qualifications and experience.

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Yacht Crew Salaries for Private vs Charter Yachts

There are two types of super yachts that require crew: Private and Charter yachts. The salaries for yacht crew differ slightly between the two.

Private Yacht

A private boat is owned by a single person or family who uses the yacht for their own purposes. They don’t charter it out and you can expect to have the same guests onboard for the duration of your contract.

The benefit of these programs is that you get to know your guests well so you may find it easier to manage their wants and needs.

You may also benefit from traveling to off-the-beaten-track locations as I have!

For yacht crew working on these private boats, you will usually not receive charter tips.

Charter Yacht

A charter boat is one that gets chartered out by guests. This operates as a business and also means you will have different guests for every trip. 

If you work on a charter boat you can expect to receive charter tips at the end of each charter. These are usually 10%-20% of the charter fee!

Considering these tips can be anywhere from $2000-$5000 per week depending on the size of the yacht, charter boats offer great earning potential and can skyrocket your salary as a yachtie.

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2023/2024 Superyacht Crew Salary Guide

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Whether you’re continuing a long-standing career, climbing the career ladder, or getting your feet wet for the first time, Dockwalk ’s Salary Guide provides the full picture when it comes to crew compensation. 

Salary is generally one of the top motivators for those looking for jobs in yachting, but it remains a closely guarded secret. Each year, the Dockwalk Salary Survey goes out to thousands of crewmembers and crew agencies across the world, gathering real-time salary feedback with the aim of creating greater transparency and understanding across the industry.

The 2024 Salary Survey is now open.

The Results of the 2023 Salary Survey

Our annual salary survey provided some unprecedented insights to what captains and crew earned in 2023.

The yachting industry is slowly returning to normal in the wake of the pandemic. Yachts are back to work around the world and many new ones are in the pipeline thanks to the surge in popularity the "social distant" yachting lifestyle has enjoyed. But, while this return to normalcy has opened up new crew jobs this year, crew themselves have been returning to the workplace in large numbers and competition has been fierce.

Many of the crew agents reported that crew wages largely are flat this year compared to last. Salaries went up in 2021 and 2022 when crew were in short supply, but now more crew are available than previously. While crew are demanding higher pay this year, they’re not necessarily receiving it, but some agents have seen salaries continue to rise since Covid. There are many factors that can affect the salary crew can expect, including where a yacht is based and the season.

The tables below show the “agency range,” which gives the average lows and highs of all ranges provided by the agencies, the “poll range,” where results from individual working captains and crew are tallied to show the lowest and highest of all the responses, and the “poll average” calculated from all the responses. Note that our figures do not account for longevity and experience, crew benefit packages, tips, or similar extra remuneration.

Not all positions with corresponding boat sizes had enough poll responses to be considered significant; those categories are marked with an asterisk to indicate if fewer than five crew responded in that size range for that position. Several categories had no or only one response, which is also noted.

To view the full table:

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Superyacht Engineering Careers

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Following on from our guides on superyacht deck and interior careers, it’s time to get our technical hats on and lay out the career pathways for engineering, whether you’re transitioning from another sector or gunning for a chief engineer role. 

As always, to keep us on track with the latest training requirements for superyacht engineers, we follow guidance from the experts at the careers guidance platform, Academy by Ephemeris .  

What does a superyacht engineer do?

The role of a superyacht engineer varies depending on the size, type and usage of the yacht, and you might be working as a sole engineer, or as part of a team of six or more.

On smaller yachts you will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electronic, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, and in some instances, also the structural systems and appendages on board. 

Notably, on larger yachts there is usually a separation of function between the engineer and the electro-technical officer (ETO) who is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of all electronic, electrical, communications and audio-visual equipment. This could include radio, radar, telephones, satellite communications (including internet), navigation systems, email servers, TV, sound systems, and security equipment. We will cover how to get ahead on the superyacht ETO careers pathway in our next article.

How do I become a superyacht engineer?

There are two common routes for becoming a superyacht engineer. Firstly, you can enroll in the courses set out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and work your way through them from the bottom up. These include the Approved Engine Course (AEC), the Marine Engine Operator License (MEOL), and the Yacht 4, 3, 2 and 1 qualifications (with Yacht 4 being the lowest of the four). 

Before taking on the Yacht 4 qualification, candidates must already have the MEOL and AEC certificates, or hold an eligible amount of previous experience in another sector first, after which they can progress through the other levels. This is the ideal route if you are totally new to the industry and don’t yet have any practical experience.  

The second route to becoming a superyacht engineer involves gaining a relevant qualification, such as a degree in maritime, aerospace or mechanical engineering, before embarking on your yachting career. 

The advantage of this option is that you will have a degree under your belt if you decide to change careers later in life. The disadvantage is that it takes longer and will not necessarily offer you any shortcuts in your training to become a superyacht engineer.  

What if I already have relevant experience? 

If you already have a large amount of sea-service banked, non-yachting certificates or other relevant employment experience, you can apply to the MCA for a Letter of Initial Assessment. 

The MCA will then assess the level at which you can enter the yachting certification process, so you can enroll for the relevant engineering courses, oral exams and ancillary courses to progress in your career.  

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Which entry level qualifications will I need?

As for all crew working on board, to be a superyacht engineer you need to have completed your STCW basic safety training (a five day course) and have a valid ENG1 medical certificate. Assuming you follow the standard route into engineering, once you have both the STCW and ENG1, you will need to complete the AEC 1 and 2. 

AEC 1 provides students with basic theoretical knowledge, as well as some practical hands-on experience of diesel engines/systems to enable you to meet the MCA’s requirements. This covers the basic operation of engines and their support systems, as well as checks and fault finding. 

You can then progress to the AEC 2 course, which covers topics as diverse as refrigeration, legislation (books and records), maintenance systems and techniques, lifting and slinging, safe systems of work, electrical distribution, basic hydraulic systems, fresh water and sewage systems, and much more. 

What are the different roles within the engineering pathway?

Although this varies depending on the needs of the individual vessel, the engineering roles on board a superyacht typically range from fourth engineer through to third, second, first and then chief engineer. The key difference between these positions is found in the level of leadership and management responsibility attributed to each role.

Fourth engineer As the most junior engineering officer on board, the fourth engineer is still learning the ropes, and you will need to demonstrate a willingness to learn and get stuck in straight away in order to succeed in this role. Chances are, you will be splitting your time between phases at sea and phases ashore to attend the courses necessary to progress in your career. Third engineer With responsibilities varying from yacht to yacht, the duties of a third engineer are diverse and could include the maintenance of lifeboats, tenders, toys, jet skis and deck equipment such as winches, davits, and hatchways, as well as interior maintenance. Second engineer Typically the deputy to the chief engineer, the 2nd engineer has responsibility for the maintenance of the engine room, often taking on more challenging repair and maintenance tasks, as well as supervising more junior crew members.

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Chief engineer The chief engineer (often a sole engineer on smaller yachts), commands all engineering operations on board and will act as the senior advisor to the captain on all issues relating to the condition and serviceability of the engines, propulsion, ancillaries and interior systems. 

Working closely with the captain to always ensure onboard safety, chief engineers are also responsible for maintaining compliance of the yacht’s systems and equipment with relevant laws and regulations to ensure that the vessel passes flag state and other surveys and inspections.

How do I rise up the ranks?

Progressing through the ranks requires you to apply for a certificate of competency (CoC) for each stage. 

In order to qualify for the relevant CoC, there are various requirements for each role. These include attaining a certain amount of seagoing service, passing selected examinations (oral and written), and holding the applicable ancillary and safety course certificates. To discover the level of experience and exact qualifications required for each individual CoC, as well as other useful courses and qualifications to help you stand out from the crowd, visit the Academy by Ephemeris website and explore the engineering pathways . 

A spokesperson from Academy by Ephemeris highlights: “The yachting industry is always in need of fantastic, tech savvy engineers. It is a fulfilling, challenging and stimulating career, and we are delighted to have helped scores of enthusiastic candidates to achieve their career goals by following the guidance laid out on our platform.”

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How to use the data presented here

The table has been drawn up with the information collated with figures from the past year within various yacht departments. Please note that they an indication only of starting salaries and the actual salary will vary depending on multiple factors.

Many elements need to be taken into consideration with regards to yacht crew salaries and not just the size of the yacht. The type of yacht (motor or sail), its usage (private, charter or both) and cruising schedule will influence the salary offered. Additionally, key elements of the candidate’s profile must also be reviewed, what is their previous experience, how long have they been in a particular role, have they recently acquired a new qualification, and do they have a specialised skill set that will influence the salary negotiation?

The highlighted section corresponds to yachts who offer a scheduled leave or rotational package.

Salaries here need to be modulated in accordance with the type of rotation offered, 5:1; 3:1 or 2:2 for example. There may be several different rotational schemes on a particular yacht, 5:1 for the junior crew, 3:1 for the intermediary position and full rotation for positions of responsibility.

The rotational salary is generally only a reduced monthly reduction (between 10 and 20%) and allows for a larger pool of candidates who are fully committed to the yacht, its programme and owner.

For many key roles, professional qualifications are the basis to establishing a guideline salary, notably in the Engineering  and Officer’s Department.

Following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the yachting industry in 2020, the past 2021 was considered the year of revival for yacht crew placement.

With regards to salaries, the market saw a return to stability and no major new trends were recorded. There is always increased pressure to offer a scheduled leave or rotational scheme that now starts with yachts in the 40 to 50 metre range.

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The yachting industry is more appealing than ever, but it comes with its own set of challenges. With so many candidates available, the task is to match the right talent with the right yacht efficiently.

In this evolving market, crew members are prioritising a balanced work-life dynamic. While salaries and leave packages in yachting are usually competitive, flexibility is now crucial for attracting top-notch crew. Offering more flexibility in leave allows for a broader selection of candidates who are dedicated to the yacht, its schedule and its owner.

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Key trends in superyacht crew recruitment

Offering Competitive Compensation Packages

Salaries and leave packages remain a crucial factor in attracting skilled crew members. Highly qualified crew are seeking packages that accurately reflect their expertise, certifications and the value they bring to their roles onboard.

Preference for Work-Life Balance

The desire for a better work-life balance continues to be prevalent among superyacht crew. This includes preferences for rotational positions that allow for scheduled time off, as well as yachts with itineraries that offer a good mix of guest-on and guest-off periods. Employers are responding by adjusting leave schedules and offering more flexible contracts to attract and retain top talent.

Emphasis on Soft Skills

While technical prowess remains crucial, there's a growing recognition of the importance of soft skills. Attributes such as teamwork, communication, and adaptability are increasingly emphasised during the recruitment process, reflecting the collaborative nature of yacht crew work and the premium placed on guest experience.

Underscoring Sustainability and Environmental Awareness

With increasing awareness of environmental issues, conversations are developing around sustainable practices. This includes expertise in managing waste, reducing emissions and operating advanced environmental technology on board.

Deck Department

 All the Captain and Officer salaries will depend on experience and maritime qualifications.

* On smaller yachts the First Officer is generally referred to as the Mate or First Mate. On yachts over 100m / 3000GT there are often two distinct roles for a First Officer and a Chief Officer.

** Specialised Deckhand positions will englobe a Deckhand Tender Driver, Kite Surfer, Carpenter, Diver etc.

Sole/Chief Engineer:

For 30m — 40m the salary is based on the candidates holding an AEC/Y4

For 40m — 50m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y3 / SV Chief 3000kw

For 50m — 70m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y2 / SV Chief 9000kw

For 70m — 80m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y1 / SV Chief 9000kw

For 80m — 100m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y1/Class I

For 100m+ the salary is based on the candidates holding a Class I

Second Engineer:

For 40m — 50m the salary is based on the candidates holding an AEC

For 50m — 70m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y3 / SV Chief 3000kw and on rotation. If the role is permanent then an EOOW qualification is required and the salary would be 5 000—6 500€

For 70m — 80m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y3 / SV Chief 3000kw

For 80m — 100m the salary is based on the candidates holding a Y2/Class II

For 100m+ the salary is based on the candidates holding a Class I/Class II

Third Engineer:

For 70m — 80m the salary is based on the candidates holding a AEC

For 80m — 100m the salary is based on the candidates holding an EOOW - equal rotation or 4:2 for example

For 100m+ the salary is based on the candidates holding an EOOW - equal rotation or 4:2 for example

For 80m — 100m the salary is based on the candidates holding a STCW III/4

For 100m+ the salary is based on the candidates holding a STCW III/4

Please note that the salaries below are an indication only of starting salaries and that the actual salary will vary depending on multiple factors; job specific skills, professional qualifications and experience. ​

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Chef department.

* No yachting experience

** Rotational positions start at 6 000€ while non-rotational positions start at 7 000€ *** Combined Cook/Stew or Cook/Deck role **** Lower end refers to crew with no yachting experience

***** Rotational positions start at 4 500€ while non-rotational positions start at 5 000€

More and more yachts, from 30m+, are offering rotation at all levels in the galley in order to secure the best candidate on the market. 

Interior Department

Specialist Positions

30m — 40m

40m — 50m

50m — 70m

70m — 80m

80m — 100m

Chief Officer

First Officer*

Second Officer

Third Officer

Specialised Deckhand**

Deckhand Junior

4 500—6 000

45–60 days

3 500—4 500

2 800—3 000

45 days

6 000—9 000

3 500—5 500

8 000—13 000

45–60 days or equal rotation

5 500—7 000

50–60 days

3 800—4 000

9 000—18 000

60-90 days or equal rotation

6 000—7 500

5 000—6 500

5 000—5 500

60–90 days

14 000—20 000

7 000—9 500

5 500—6 500

61-90 days or equal rotation

4 000—5 000

3:1 rotation

90 days or 3:1 rotation

15 000—23 000

8 500—11 000

62-90 days or equal rotation

Discretionary

Equal rotation

9 500 + discretionary

7 500—10 000

6 500—7 500

4 500—5 500

3:1 rotation or equal rotation

Salary (€)

Chief Engineer

1st Engineer

Second Engineer

Third Engineer

ETO & AV/IT

4 000—6 000

Non-rotational

5 000—8 000

Non-rotational or equal rotation

7 500—10 000+

6 500—7 000

Non rotation or rotation

6 000—7 000

11 000—15 000+

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A much-needed trained professional aboard any superyacht, a yacht engineer’s primary role is to oversee the safe and efficient running of a yacht. A mid-life position, a yacht the engineer will either work by themselves or can be in charge of an engineering department, depending on the size of the yacht. This department is tasked with maintaining both the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht, from the main engines to the small onboard appliances. It is the responsibility of a chief yacht engineer to watch over the safety of other engineers in the engine room, as well as other workers within the department. Yacht engineers jobs are available on both privately owned yachts as well as charter yachts, which are rented out per day or week.

Yacht engineer jobs are extremely rewarding. Given you have completed the STCW Basic Safety training and have an ENG1, you can begin looking for a job as a yacht engineer today. Check out our entire yacht engineer job offerings for more information. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A yacht engineer’s daily tasks include ensuring all equipment is maintained properly and is in safe working conditions at all times; overseeing the yacht’s communication equipment; and making sure all engineering work is done correctly. This includes keeping relevant documents and logs up to date such as the Engine room Log, managing the disposal of oil, Blige water and sludge from the yacht and carrying out watch duties. The exact day-to-day job description of a yacht engineer varies per yacht, type and size of the yacht.

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Yacht engineer salaries vary, depending on the size and types of yacht. Data indicates that working on a charter yacht can see a yacht engineer earn more than on a private yacht, but the role of chief engineer earns more on a private yacht in turn. A chief yacht engineer salary on a 66m yacht starts around €5,000, but it can increase to up to €12,000 for a chief yacht engineer working on 101 plus meter yacht.

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The engineering department aboard a yacht is essential to keeps things running. Working in this department requires a strong mechanical acumen, troubleshooting skills and the ability to maintain an immaculate engine room. Unlike in the commercial sector, engineers are often involved in docking procedures and guest water sport activities.

This department is responsible for the following aspects of the yacht operation:

  • all engineering system operations and maintenance
  • electronics & audio-visual
  • air conditioning
  • sanitation and environmental control
  • engine room safety management (ISM)
  • planned maintenance coordination (PMP)

The developmental track for a superyacht engineer is linear and involves specific certifications based on technical knowledge, in addition to experience at sea working on certain size engines. This career is suited for individuals with strong problem solving skills and that enjoy "tinkering". Junior engineers work closely with other engineers or captains to gain a basic understanding of the systems onboard. Although they may not have a license upon joining the vessel, the AEC license has minimal. Any person interested in working in the engine room in any capacity should consider investing in this basic certification.

As an engineer builds knowledge and time in the engine room, the numbers of systems they work on and gain understanding of will increase. To ensure constant progression, it is essential to accrue experience and time in the engine room, which will allow continuation of further licensing. The combination of hands-on learning from a senior engineer and technical education courses are compulsory to advance to a position as second engineer.

A second engineer is the chief engineer’s right hand and dependability is paramount. In this position, you have a good working knowledge of all yacht systems. At this level, you can complete basic maintenance and repair independently as well as effectively assist the chief on advanced projects. Your duties will also include working with outside vendors and contractors.

A chief engineer is fully accountable for the entirety of the engine room and safety aboard the yacht. The position requires leadership and strong management skills in addition to technical expertise. As the size of the yacht increases, so does the number of engineers on board, complexity of systems and scope of engineering projects that require detailed time and fiscal oversight.

Career Path

Chief engineer unlimited, chief y1 (<3000gt < 9000kw), chief y2 (<3000gt < 3000kw), chief y3 (<500gt < 3000kw), chief y4 (<200gt < 1500kw), 2nd unlimited, 2nd (<3000gt <6000kw), 2nd (<3000gt <3000kw), 2nd (<500gt <3000kw), oow engineer (meol), oow engineer (aec), electronics engineer (eto), junior engineer (unlicensed).

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Yacht / SV Engineer Training Overview

Although there are different training routes and licensing authorities/countries under which engineers may qualify to work on superyachts, a common, broadly accepted route is the MCA Engineer Small Vessel Training Route. The MCA recently changed its engineering qualification structure in order to simplify the number and level of qualifications across the industry. They have pulled together pre-existing qualifications, leading to certificates of competency (CoC) restricted to yachts (and other small vessels) only. This single generic qualification is now referred to as " Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency" .

Please consult a recognized training provider before booking any training courses and view the "Engineer Officer Small Vessel of Competency" Marine Information note, found on the MCA website.

Find info, requirements and links to yacht engineer training centres for:

  • Junior / Assistant Engineer
  • 2nd Engineer Officer < 9000kW
  • Chief Engineer Officer < 9000kW

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Junior / Assistant Engineer:

  • An STCW : EVERY crew member onboard must hold a valid STCW
  • An ENG1 Medical Certificate : EVERY crew member onboard must hold a valid ENG1
  • AEC 1: The Approved Engine Course 1 is an entry-level qualification for the MCA engineering training schedule and is regarded as the first step on the ladder. It is generally a 5-day / 30-hour course that aims to provide candidates with practical basic hands-on training and theoretical knowledge of diesel engines. The main intention of this course is to teach the knowledge to serve in an ENTRY LEVEL capacity in the engineering department or for a crew member primarily working in another department to assist with engineering functions, for example, a deck/engineer. Holding an AEC certificate will allow you to be a chief engineer on a yacht over 24m and less than 200 Gross Tons or act as an assistant engineer on vessels over 200 GT up to 60NM from a safe haven.
  • AEC 2:  The Approved Engine Course II follows on from AEC I knowledge. It contains a more practical element when compared to the AEC I. This course has been designed so that engineering qualifications are transferable between different industry sectors such as yachts, workboats, tugs, fishing vessels and so on and there will no longer be offshore limits.

The AEC is your gateway ticket into becoming an engineer, it is, therefore, essential to hold this qualification, gain sea time and work on your training record book (TRB) in order to progress in the engine room.

Becoming a 2 nd Engineer:

There are three routes to obtaining a 2 nd Engineer Officer Small Vessel Certificate of Competency’ (Previously known as Y4):

  • Standard Route
  • Experienced Seafarer Route
  • Alternative Route (For Graduate Engineers)

Standard Route:

This standard route benefits those who study through an accepted route of education involving MSQ (Maritime Studies Qualifications) modules. Completion of these will result in a Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel Engineer’. This route is extremely beneficial to superyacht engineers because of the reduced sea time required and because some of the syllabi can be completed on-board.

In order to follow this route, you must:

  • Hold a Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel Engineer
  • Complete Approved Engine Course I (AEC I) as well as The Approved Engine Course II (AEC II)
  • Have completed 12 months’ combined sea service and workshop training, which must include: - 6 months’ seagoing service engaged in watchkeeping or Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS) duties on vessels of at least 350 kW; - 5 months’ seagoing service on vessels of at least 350 kW; - 2 weeks MCA-approved Initial Workshop Skills Training; - A further 2 weeks seagoing service on vessels of at least 350 kW or 2 weeks of MCA-approved additional Workshop Skills Training.
  • Complete the MNTB Small Vessel Training Record Book (TRB)
  • Complete the Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel Engineer
  • Pass the MCA-approved written exams for - Marine Diesel Engineering ; - Auxiliary Equipment Part – 1 ; - Operational procedures, Basic Hotel Services and Ship construction
  • Hold the applicable ancillary and safety courses: - All STCW Basic Training Modules - PSCRB - Advanced Fire Fighting - Proficiency in Medical First Aid - Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)
  • Hold a valid ENG1 Medical Certificate or MCA accepted Equivalent
  • Complete MCA oral examination for Second Engineer Officers on Small Vessels less than 9000 kW, less than 3000 GT, unlimited area, III/2 (syllabus available online, go to www.gov.uk and search “Small Vessel Oral Examination Syllabus”).

Experienced Seafarer Route:

This route is for existing seafarers serving on small vessels. You will not be required to complete the Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel Engineer , however you will need to complete a preparatory college course and SQA written examinations.

To be eligible to register for a study programme you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed 24 months’ seagoing service on vessels of at least 200 kW
  • Hold an Approved Engine Course (Both AEC 1 & AEC 2 )
  • Hold STCW Basic Safety Training certificates: - Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1) - Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2) - Elementary First Aid (STCW Code A-VI/1-3) - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code A-VI/1-4)

Requirements / Notice Eligibility to sit MCA Oral Exam:

In addition to the above, candidates must complete the following in order to be issued with a notice of eligibility (noe) to sit an mca oral examination:.

  • Additional 11 months’ seagoing on a vessel of 350 kW (must include a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service engaged in watchkeeping or UMS duties)
  • 2 weeks MCA-approved initial Workshop Skills Training
  • A further 2 weeks seagoing service on vessels of at least 350 kW or 2 weeks of MCA-approved additional Workshop Skills Training.

Certificate of Competency (Coc):

In addition to completing all of the experienced seafarer route requirements above, the candidate must:

  • Complete and pass the following courses:
  • MCA Marine Diesel Engineering
  • MCA Auxiliary Equipment Part - 1
  • Operational procedures, Basic Hotel Services and Ship Construction

2. Hold the applicable ancillary and safety course certificates listed in section 5:

- All STCW Basic Training Certificates - PSCRB - Advanced Fire Fighting - Proficiency in Medical First Aid - Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM Operational Level)

3. Hold a valid ENG1 Medical or ENG1 Medical Equivalent Certificate 4. Pass the MCA oral examination for Second Engineer Officers on Small Vessels less than 9000 kW, less than 3000 GT, unlimited area, III/2 (syllabus available online, go to www.gov.uk and search “Small Vessel Oral Examination Syllabus”)

Alternative Route: (For Graduate Engineers:)

This route is for those candidates who hold a relevant engineering degree/diploma/apprenticeship. These qualifications should be sent to an MCA-approved training provider who will analyze their relevance and explain what the individual should do in order to obtain a 2 nd Engineer Officer Small Vessel CoC.

More information on the types of Graduate and Apprenticeship holders that qualify for this training route can be found in section 3.5 of the MIN 524 Notice .

If you are deemed eligible to enter into this programme you will need to apply directly to an MCA-approved nautical college. In order to find an appropriate college, search www.gov.uk for “MCA-approved nautical colleges".

In order to gain the Certificate of Competency you must:

  • Complete a minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service engaged in watchkeeping duties
  • Additional seagoing service / Workshop Skill training requirements based on the relevant HND, HNC or Engineering Apprenticeship, as laid out in point 3.5.3 of the MIN 534 Notice.
  • Hold an Approved Engine Course I (AEC I)
  • Hold an Approved Engine Course II (AEC II)
  • Successfully Complete the MCA-approved modules and pass the corresponding exams for:- Marine Diesel Engineering - Auxiliary Equipment Part - 1 - Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction
  • Hold the applicable ancillary and safety course certificates:- All STCW Basic Training Certificates - PSCRB - Advanced Fire Fighting - Proficiency in Medical First Aid - Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM Operational Level)
  • Hold a valid ENG1 Medical or ENG1 Medical Equivalent Certificate
  • Pass the MCA oral examination for Second Engineer Officers on Small Vessels.

Becoming a Chief Engineer :

  • Chief Engineer 3000kw & <500GT
  • Chief Engineer 9000kw & <3000GT

Chief Engineer Officer < 3000kW & 500GT

In order to qualify for the issue of this Certificate of Competency you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service as a Second Engineer on vessels of at least 350 kW (While holding an SV Second Engineer Officer < 9000kW & 3000GT STCW Convention regulation III/2 Certificate of Competency.
  • Successfully complete the MCA- approved modules and pass the corresponding written examinations for - Chief Engineer Statutory and Operational Requirements - Auxiliary Equipment part - 2
  • Hold the applicable ancillary and safety course certificates: - All STCW Basic Training Certificates - PSCRB - Advanced Fire Fighting - Proficiency in Medical First Aid - Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM Management Level)
  • Pass MCA oral examination for Chief Engineer Officer, less than 3000 kW, less than 500 GT, unlimited area, STCW Reg III/3

Chief Engineer SV <3000 GT & <9,000kW

  • 24 months of seagoing service which must include:12 months as an SV Second Engineer or SV Chief Engineer while holding the applicable STCW Convention regulation III/2 Certificate of Competency:

- 6 months of sea service on 350 kW vessels & 6 months seagoing service on vessels 750 kW. (greater or equal to kW provided)

  • Chief Engineer (SV) Statutory and Operational Requirements (Not required if SV Chief Engineer less than 3000 kW, less than 500 GT CoC already held)
  • Chief Engineer (SV) Auxiliary Equipment Part 2 (Not required if SV Chief Engineer less than 3000 kW, less than 500 GT CoC already held)
  • Applied Marine Engineering
  • Complete either:a) MCA-approved modules and pass the corresponding written examinations for: General Engineering Science I & General Engineering Science II (exemptions may apply for candidates holding appropriate engineering degree) OR The Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel and the Diploma in Maritime Studies: Small Vessel Chief Engineer
  • All STCW Basic Training Certificates
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Proficiency in Medical First Aid
  • Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM Management Level)
  • Pass the MCA oral examination for Chief Engineer Officer, less than 9,000 kW, less than 3,000 GT, unlimited area, STCW Reg III/3

FOR MORE INFO GO TO MCA WEBSITE MIN524

Alternative Routes to Become a Yacht Engineer:

The above method is the new MCA-approved and advised route to become a YACHT engineer, there are however other options available to you:

Experienced Marine Engineers:  Marine engineers with qualifications for larger vessels, such as commercial tankers, container vessels, dredgers etc. or those with merchant navy tickets are usually able to work on yachts with these tickets. It is important to contact the MCA who will review these qualifications and ascertain a plan of action for you.

USCG:  It is also possible to qualify as a yacht engineer through the United States Coast Guard route, again different flag states will have different requirements and it is advisable to contact the MCA for any further advice or information.

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According to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention, it is the responsibility of the Yachts Chief Engineer to look after the safety of maritime professionals and other Engineers working in the engine room.

Holding an AEC certificate will allow you to be a chief engineer on a yacht over 24m and less than 200 Gross Tons or act as an assistant engineer on vessels over 200 GT up to 60NM from a safe haven.

The main role of a Yacht Engineer is mainly responsible for the safe and efficient running of the yacht.

These options may not offer you huge shortcuts when you start working towards becoming a yacht engineer, but they will provide you a knowledge base that is extremely beneficial as you advance.

On some yachts, there may also be a duel-deck engineer to help out with the deck and engineering jobs, and apprentices can even be hired in some instances.

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Yacht Crew Positions and Salaries

The organisational structure onboard a superyacht follows a strong hierarchy based upon a military model. Exact job duties and lines of authority are set and strictly adhered to. This hierarchy is followed on the vast majority of yachts; however, responsibilities of the crew on smaller yachts are often merged.

There are four departments on yachts with clear organisational structure:

  • Deck (including Bridge) – Safety, passage delivery, maintenance of the yacht's exterior, guest outdoor activities
  • Engineering – Safety and smooth operational running of the yacht
  • Interior – Housekeeping, guest wellbeing, activities, accounting
  • Galley – Food preparation, stock control, hygiene, galley maintenance

The top of the hierarchy on each yacht is the Captain , who reports to the yacht owner either directly, or through a representative or a yacht management company.

Salaries vary and depend on the yacht size, use, type and location, as well as the experience and qualification of the crew member. We included typical salaries of crew based on the data available from reputable industry sources, as well as our research of over 60,000 crew registered with us.

Deck Positions

The primary duty of the Captain is the overall safe manning and operation of the yacht. Yacht Captain is responsible for the vessel, yacht crew, owner and guests, including personnel management, shipyard/project management, legal and regulatory compliance, accounting, achieving owners' objectives, and answers to the owner regarding all decisions.

Captain €4,000 - €15,000

First Mate / Chief Officer

The First Mate or Chief Officer is the right hand of the Captain. Takes command of the yacht from Captain when required. Shares Captain's responsibilities as required.

Chief Officer €3,000 - €13,500
2nd Officer €3,000 - €8,000
3rd Officer €2,500 - €6,000
Security Officer €3,000 - €5,000

Bosun / Lead Deckhand

Bosuns are usually experienced Deckhands with additional responsibilities. They are in charge of Deckhands onboard the yacht and often spend a lot of time with guests during outdoor activities. The Bosun is normally the main tender driver.

Mate €2,500 - €6,000
Bosun €2,500 - €5,500
Lead Deckhand €2,500 - €5,000

Responsible for the maintenance of the exterior of the yacht and keeping it in pristine condition at all times. Deckhands also assist in maintaining, cleaning and operating yacht's tenders.

Junior Deckhand €2,000 - €3,000
Carpenter €3,000 - €4,000

Engineering Positions

Chief engineer.

Responsible for the Engineering Department and for all technical aspects of the boat and its equipment. The Chief Engineer's duties include overseeing all mechanical and electrical operations, ensuring all planned maintenance takes place and liaising with subcontractors.

Chief Engineer €5,000 - €15,000

Second / Third Engineer

The Second and Third Engineers report directly to the Chief Engineer. They assist in maintaining all mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht.

2nd Engineer €3,000 - €10,000
3rd Engineer €2,500 - €6,500
Sole Engineer €3,500 - €12,000
Motorman €2,500 - €4,000

ETO / AV/IT Officer

Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) and AV/IT Officer are in charge of daily maintenance of all electronic, computer, audio/visual and communications equipment and their efficient operation. This includes the radio, radar, telephones, satellite communications, navigation systems, computers, Internet connection, interior equipment (TVs, sound systems), etc.

ETO €4,000 - €8,000
AV/IT Officer €4,000 - €7,000

Electrician

The Electrician is responsible for maintenance of all electrical circuits onboard the vessel, circuit breakers, switches, lighting, batteries, etc.

Electrician €4,000 - €6,500

This is an administrative position on large yachts. The Purser is responsible for all operations in the interior department, including inventory, purchasing, provisioning, accounting, organising guest activities, and assisting the Captain with the yachts paperwork.

Purser €5,000 - €9,000

Chief Steward(ess)

Duties are similar to those of other Steward(ess)es onboard the boat, but on a more senior level, including managing the interior department and training. Small yachts with less crew do not have a Purser. The Chief Steward(ess) is in charge of all the responsibilities normally carried out by the Purser on large yachts.

Chief Steward(ess) €4,500 - €8,500
Interior Manager €4,000 - €8,000
Head of Servicer €4,000 - €7,000
Head Housekeeper €3,000 - €5,500
Spa Manager €3,500 - €5,500

Steward(ess)

Steward's or Stewardess's main responsibility is to maintain the interior of the yacht and provide the highest standard of care to the owner and guests. They serve food and drinks, prepare guest activities, pack and unpack luggage and are on call for anything that the guests want anytime day or night. On some yachts, they help the deck crew moor the yacht.

2nd Steward(ess) €3,000 - €6,500
3rd Steward(ess) €2,500 - €4,000
Spa Steward(ess) €3,000 - €4,000
Service Steward(ess) €2,500 - €5,000
Housekeeping Steward(ess) €2,500 - €4,000
Laundry Steward(ess) €2,500 - €4,000
Sole Steward(ess) €3,000 - €6,000
Junior Steward(ess) €2,000 - €3,500
Butler €3,500 - €6,000
Stew/Deck €2,500 - €4,000

The Head/Executive Chef onboard a luxury superyacht is a culinary trained professional responsible for the overall management of the galley department on larger yachts, including guest and crew meals, provisioning, food safety, maintaining strict hygiene standards and financial/budgetary administration.

Head Chef €6,000 - €10,000

Assists the Head Chef in all aspects of galley duties. The Sous Chef may be required to independently provide crew meals or guest meals at the direction of the Head Chef.

Sous Chef €3,500 - €8,000

Crew Chef / Cook

Large yachts employ a separate crew and guest chef. The Crew chef provides meals for the crew.

Crew Chef / Cook €3,000 - €5,000
Sole Chef €3,500 - €9,000
Stew / Cook €2,000 - €4,500

Other Positions

Many yachts, especially the large ones, have several additional positions. These are often combined with primary roles, e.g. Stewardess / Masseuse or Deckhand / Dive Instructor . The most common are:

Beautician €3,000 - €4,000
Hairdresser €3,000 - €4,000
Massage Therapist €2,000 - €4,500
Nurse €3,000 - €4,500
Dive Instructor €3,000 - €6,000

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Yacht crew positions : Hierarchy, Missions & Salaries explained

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Like any well-run hotel, restaurant, or other luxury service, a crewed yacht needs organized structure and good management. Whether you’re staffing your own luxury vessel or looking for an exciting career working and traveling the world, you need to know how this structure works, and what you can expect to pay or earn and do in the various roles on board.

Every yacht is a little different, and organization may reflect the style of the captain or the demands of the owner. But the same jobs need to be done on almost every boat. Organized with ranks, heads of each division report to the Captain. It’s not a military-style organization, but there are parallels with merchant marine grades and structures.

Smaller yachts need fewer crew, and staff may wear multiple hats that cross more traditional divisions and may combine some jobs with others. Large yachts have more distinct divisions or subdivisions, with more specialization to divide tasks and manage staffing. The core skills are the same, but finding staff with the right blends to do the jobs is key. Crew with broader skills are highly sought after.

As a yacht owner, you shouldn’t have to worry about day-to-day management decisions or organizing all this. That’s why you have a captain, and it’s better to leave staffing decisions entirely up to him or her. But it’s still important to know what it is people you’re hiring do, why they’re there, and how many you need. You don’t want too many crew, or to be short-handed. An understanding of what your yacht needs helps you talk to the captain to keep your yacht running how you want it.

For those looking to break into yacht crew work, consider your skills and strengths, and what jobs appeal to you. You’ll need training before you work, and you can direct your job path through the training you seek. Your goal is a suitable position on a well-run yacht, so make yourself the most attractive candidate possible.

Yacht Work Life

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Working on a yacht is also living on the yacht. Crew must have a space to sleep, food, and all the basics that any employee needs. Large yachts have space reserved for crew, and owners looking for quality crew should provide good working and living conditions. Your crew takes care of you, and you should take care of them.

Depending on where a yacht operates or what flag she flies, a variety of labor laws or rules may be in effect. These requirements may be for work visas, contracts and written agreements, and compliance with merchant and ship crew treaties and laws. Be prepared to have work and non-disclosure agreements between yacht and crew, though a few yachts skip this.

Seasonal Jobs

Many yacht positions are seasonal. Year-round employment is more likely for senior crew like the captain and department heads, but not all yachts see year-round use. And some yachts may use different crew in different locales between seasonal moves.

Any job listing should give seasonal information, with geographic information, the length of the season, and the prospects for year-round positions and repeat employment.

Hours, Salaries, and Expectations

Yacht crew is a service job at its core, and every yacht owner is looking for service-oriented people who understand how to deliver a hotel-quality living and restaurant-quality fine dining. Work experience in luxury hotels and restaurants is a big plus for some jobs, and makes breaking into yacht work easier.

Yacht work can be very demanding, with periods of intense work when the owner and guests or a charter party is on board. Long days aren’t uncommon, but often balance with slack time when the boat is empty of passengers. There is always work to be done, but there’s usually a chance for time off.

Most salaries are monthly, since many positions are seasonal. Pay ranges are commensurate with experience, rank, and responsibility. Private vessels usually offer higher base pay, as charter crew can earn tips on top of their base salary. Because of the demands of the lifestyle, compensation is good and you have minimal living expenses on board.

Benefits and Time Off

Because so many jobs are seasonal and may occur in different countries and locations, benefits offered to yacht crew vary widely. But it is not uncommon for crew to be offered health and accident insurance and a flight to the vessel. Living on board, you’ll get food, rooming (usually shared), basic toiletries, uniforms, and laundry. Yachts with a longer view may offer additional training to long-term prospects.

Time off is usually linked to boat use, and may be sporadic in-season or when the boat has the owner and guests on board. There will always be some time off, but it may be between very intense work periods.

Most crew jobs have an employment contract that meets the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). This should spell out the contract period and duration, as well as salary, leave and time off, probationary periods, repatriation policies, and any other crucial details to meet the minimum international standards of crew welfare.

This contract should also contain shipboard policies on confidentiality and non-disclosures, drug and alcohol use on board, personal hygiene expectations, interpersonal relationships, and dispute resolution. Job expectations and requirements can also be included, with specific language about roles, tasks, and cooperation between divisions.

Note that all crew agreements will explicitly prohibit drug use on board, most limit alcohol consumption and ban hard liquor on board, and many boats have policies prohibiting intimate personal crew relationships. Because the crew is living on board full time and in close quarters, rules to maintain decorum and crew harmony may be in writing.

Training & Certificates

Two key certifications are required for yacht crew. Employers look for the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers) and the ENG1 (Seafarer Medical Certificate). Insurers generally require crew to have these two certifications or the equivalent.

The ENG1 isn’t a class. It’s a medical exam to ensure that the crew is physically fit to serve at sea and has no underlying conditions that may arise far from help. It’s best for prospective crew to secure the ENG1 before investing more time and money training.

STCW is a week-long class on the basics of onboard safety. This includes hands-on modules covering personal survival, fire safety, first aid and CPR, accident prevention, and security awareness. It needs to be refreshed every five years.

Shared, Hybrid, and Crossover Jobs

Larger vessels will have more defined duties and specific areas of responsibility. But smaller yachts may want the crew to have different roles in different situations. For example, a hybrid job description may read “3rd Engineer/Steward” and describe a role in engineering when the boat is empty but on inside crew when passengers are on board.

When hiring or seeking jobs be prepared to look for creative crossover skill sets to meet the needs of the vessel.

Extra Skills and Duties

Any extra skills outside the regular duties makes crew more attractive. From stewards who can teach yoga, give massages or play cocktail piano to deck crew who know how to water ski, SCUBA dive, or fish, anything that crew can bring to enhance the passenger experience adds value to the employee.

If you’re looking for a position, list the skills you’d be comfortable using. If a vessel owner is looking for something specific, spell it out and figure out how that special duty fits into the employee work day.

The Four Main Divisions

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Most yacht crews break into four primary divisions which group related tasks and responsibilities together. While the grouping sounds like it’s by section of the boat, they’re really more functional. For example, stewards (Interior) will definitely serve meals, whether they’re in the main dining room or out on deck. Deckhands (deck) are going to be involved in painting, sanding, and varnish jobs anywhere on the boat.

The deck crew handles most of the exterior operations of the yacht, and runs it. Deck hands and crew keep the boat looking clean and shiny, and handling most vessel operations. This includes driving and operating the yacht, navigation, running all launches and ship’s craft, handling lines, and all maintenance and painting, washing, and shining.

2-Interior (or Inside)

Inside crew are primarily the stewards and housekeepers. Larger vessels will have a dedicated housekeeping staff separate from the stewards, but smaller vessels may not.

Stewards keep the interior clean, do all housekeeping, laundry, food and beverage service, cabin preparation, and anything else needed for the comfort of the passengers.

3-Engineering

Below decks, the engineering department ensures the safe and smooth running of all the ship’s machinery and electronics. Engineers are engine and systems specialists, and there will usually be a dedicated electronics expert. Most engineer jobs require professional training and certification.

Fine dining is a hallmark of the yachting experience, and a full-time galley crew prepares all meals for passengers and crew. The head chef plans the menus and provisions the boat, while junior chefs assist the head chef with meal preparation and keeping the galley spotless.

Yacht Job and Department Details

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Departments are all organized in a hierarchy, with a department head reporting to the Captain. The clear chain of command makes for smooth operations, with all communications going up and down ranks. Junior staff will occasionally take instructions from other divisions as all crew is expected to help as needed. A captain or department head may organize staff differently, so reporting structures listed are guidelines only.

All salary ranges are monthly figures and are ranges based on yacht size and crew experience. Senior jobs on larger yachts have more responsibility than the same job title on yachts with smaller crews. Experienced crew are very desirable and can expect more pay for their positions.

Listed responsibilities are not exhaustive, and different yachts may allocate some jobs to different positions.

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The Captain

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The captain of the vessel is the overall decision maker for the yacht in all situations, including the safety of the vessel. The owner should leave the Captain responsible for operational decisions about hiring and staff and operating the ship. To become a captain requires years of experience and training, and a broad set of skills including yacht operations, personnel management, budgeting and finance. The captain works directly with the owner and owner’s representative, if the captain is not also acting as the representative.

On an organization chart, the Captain is usually placed in the deck division, but the Captain is always the senior-most crew on the yacht and all division heads report to the Captain.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all navigation and running the yacht.
  • Senior decision maker on all crew hiring.
  • Manage repairs, refits, and yard work.
  • Manage budgets and accounting. On larger yachts, this task ends more on the Purser, but the captain is always responsible.
  • Ensure all paperwork, clearances, and legal requirements are completed.
  • Primary contact with the owner or charter parties.

Reports to: The yacht owner

Salary Range: $6,000 to $22,000

The deckhands handle all the outside responsibilities of the ship, including cleaning and maintenance of the yacht and all the ship’s vessels and toys on board. Deck crew will have significant contact with passengers in this role, operating launches and delivering guests to and from shore and handling the toys.

All deck crew have watch responsibilities on passage, and daily responsibilities keeping the yacht pristine and clean. They will also do line handling and secure the yacht.

Deck department : Chief Mate/First Officer

The Chief Mate or First Officer is the second in command of the vessel, and left in charge when the Captain is not on board. The first mate has the requisite skills to stand in for the captain and run the yacht if needed and usually acts as the division head of the deck team.

The seamanship skills needed are similar to the Captain’s position.

  • Primary safety officer for the yacht and all passengers and crew.
  • Supervise and manage all operations on deck.
  • Bridge watches on passage.
  • Passage planning and navigation.

There may be additional mates on larger vessels, these 2nd, 3rd, etc. mates have similar responsibilities on rotation. But the first mate is senior and always second in command.

Reports to: Captain

Salary Range: $4,000 to $9,500 (First mate)

Second and more junior mates may earn $2,000 to $4,000

Deck department : Bosun

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The Bosun is the senior deckhand and manages the junior hands on board. This will usually be the most experienced hand on board.

  • Organizing all operations on deck.
  • Coordinating the use, storing and launching of the ship’s boats, toys, and equipment.
  • Managing the passerelle, watching passenger safety.
  • Contact point for guest service on boats, toys, and trips to shore.

Reports to: First mate

Salary Range: $3,000 to $5,000

Deck department : Deckhands

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Deckhands are constantly busy with maintenance, cleaning, polishing, and assisting guests as needed. They will assist other departments as needed or given special duties.

  • Daily cleaning of the yacht’s exterior.
  • Painting, varnishing, polishing.
  • Line handling.
  • Launching and operating dinghies and tenders.
  • Repairs and carpentry.
  • Helping guests as needed – everything from handling baggage and gear to embarking and disembarking.

Reports to: Bosun

Salary range: $1,300 to $3,000

Though every position on a yacht is service-oriented, the interior or inside crew provides the primary customer service. They will interact the most with the passengers daily, and they’re directly responsible for the quality of their experience on board.

Interior department : the Purser

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The purser is the chief financial officer of the yacht and handles all the financial operations on board. Accounting, purchasing, payroll and hiring, and all money matters end up with the Purser. This is a senior staff position, and may be the interior department head. Smaller yachts may eliminate the purser’s job and add it to the captain’s and other senior staff duties.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping for all financial transactions.
  • Human resources and payroll.
  • Handling logistics for all departments related to purchasing.
  • Managing contracts.
  • Event coordination, including off yacht bookings and payments.
  • Primary administration of the boat’s business paperwork.
  • Inventory and supply management.

Salary Range: $4,000 to $8,000

Interior department : The Chief Steward/ess

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The chief steward or stewardess has primary responsibility for all service roles inside. Food and drink service, cabin preparation, and anything to do with helping the passengers be more comfortable and enjoy their stay. The chief steward will be inside crew with several years of experience.

The chief steward manages the interior staff, setting and enforcing vessel service standards. The chief steward ensures the crew delivers a five-star hospitality experience.

Chief Steward Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling and training junior crew for meal and drink service and cabin preparation.
  • Primary contact with guests for meals and drinks.
  • Sommelier and wine service.
  • Coordinate with the galley for meals and presentation.
  • Decorate the interior, from flower arrangement to table settings.
  • Arrange onshore activities and outings.

Reports to: Captain or Purser, depending on the yacht

Salary Range: $4,000 to $8,500

Stewards/Stewardesses

The stewards and stewardesses are the primary guest service staff. They will work closely with guests and passengers, and have daily contact with them as they meet most of their needs while on board.

Steward Responsibilities:

  • Food and drink service.
  • Room preparation and turndown service.
  • Cleaning, polishing, housekeeping, and inside maintenance.
  • Cabin detailing.
  • Laundry, pressing, and folding.
  • Help with outings, trips, debarkations.

Reports to: Chief Steward

Salary Range: $1,500 to $4,500

Housekeeping

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Larger yachts may have a dedicated housekeeping and laundry staff. This will be part of the inside crew, under either the purser or the head steward. There may be a senior housekeeper, if there are more than one housekeeping crew on board.

Responsibilities are the cleaning and laundry portions of the steward’s job, and a laundry steward may spend most of her time inside the ship’s laundry.

An experienced Head of Housekeeping may earn from $4,500 to $7,000, while a Laundry Steward typically earns from $2,500 to $3,500.

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Food service requirements on any yacht are high. Whether it’s a privately owned vessel or a charter, the expectations are always for top tier food service, with a variety of meals planned for the requirements of every passenger. Chefs and cooks prepare all meals on board for passengers and crew, but sometimes other interior crew may help with prep work or cleanup.

Smaller yachts have smaller galley crews, but the largest vessels may have an executive chef and several sous chefs. All chef positions require formal culinary training and experience, but cook positions are often entry level. Promotion from cook to chef is unusual without additional training.

Galley department : the Head / Executive Chef

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On larger yachts, an Executive Chef will run the entire galley with the help of sous chefs and cooks. With an Executive Chef, there’s an expectation that the food and menus will be on a level with Michelin star-rated restaurants.

The executive chef brings a thorough understanding of food preparation and presentation, and moves food preparation past creative up to artistic. Job responsibilities are similar to a chef, but the job demands and the required experience and education are much higher.

Salary range: $7,000 to $11,000

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The chef has overall responsibility for all meals on the yacht, from provisioning in remote places to hygiene and good safety. If there’s only one chef, she’s the head of the galley crew. Finding the best provisions in far away locations and making the best of local food availability is a major part of the job.

  • Planning a delicious and varied menu for passengers.
  • Sourcing all food and arranging transport to the yacht.
  • Maintaining and operating within the galley budget.
  • Preparing passenger meals with professional presentation and style.
  • Cleaning and maintaining galley and galley equipment.
  • Deliver menus and meals on time, while running an organized and spotless galley.

Galley department : Sous Chef

The sous chefs assist the chef in all aspects of running the galley, and may have independent assignments to plan and guest and crew meals. While not primarily responsible for provisioning, the sous chef will help with food selection, menu preparation, and planning. A sous chef must have formal culinary training.

Reports to: Head chef

Salary Range: $3,500 – $6,000.

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Galley department : The Cook

Cooks may be entry-level positions or experienced, but do not require formal gastronomy education. They will assist the chef and sous chefs, cooking meals and dishes for guests and crew, helping with provisioning, and keeping the galley neat.

  • Assist with provisioning and buying high-quality food from local sources.
  • Follow all food handling and safety guidelines.
  • Assist the head chef as needed, taking direction and guidance.
  • Prepare guest and crew meals as required.
  • Staying on top of galley inventories and supplies.

Salary Range: $2,500 to $3,500

Engineering

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The engineering department keeps the yacht and all its systems working. Whether it’s the engines, electronics, air conditioning, or the plumbing – it’s up to engineering to keep it running.

There is considerable overlap with commercial shipping in the engineering field, as many of the same skills apply. And there is a broader range of qualifications and grades based on the size and power of the vessel. Job ratings may be set by required experience based on tonnage of ship or power of engines, with corresponding levels of pay and responsibility.

Unlike commercial shipping, engineers may get involved in other aspects of running the yacht, like helping with docking and water sports with mechanical toys.

Engineering certifications, training, ratings, experience and licensing are critical to hiring competent engineers, and for engineering crew it’s an important facet of career advancement. This is important for Chief and 2nd Engineers, which are often broken out by MCA (U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency) rating or other international equivalent.

MCA ratings for engineers Commercial and Private Yachts over 24m are:

Y4: Less than 200 Gross Tons and less than 1,500 kW engine power Y3: Less than 500 GT and 3,000 kW Y2: Less than 3,000 GT and 3,000 kW Y1: Less than 3,000 GT and 9,000 kW

There is also an unlimited rating for merchant vessels larger than the Y1 category. For discussing salary and responsibilities, we will include all ratings in one position description, but pay scales with the size of the yacht and any required higher ratings.

Chief Engineer

The chief engineer manages all aspects of keeping the yacht and its systems running. The chief engineer manages all the engineering staff, and directs all maintenance, repairs, troubleshooting and upgrades. This is a management position, but requires extensive hands-on technical experience and knowledge. Chief engineers on large yachts hold an MCA Y1 or Y2, smaller boats will have a lower rated chief and a smaller staff. Check  Jooble.org  to find abroad marine engineer vacancies.

  • Provisioning, shopping, and stocking.
  • Preparing passenger and crew meals.
  • Following instructions and cooking under the direction of others.
  • Galley cleaning.
  • Follow food safety and storage procedures.
  • Food pre-preparation.

Salary Range: $6,000 to $15,000

2nd Engineer

The second engineer is also a highly skilled position requiring a rating or license and several years of experience. This senior level engineer also needs knowledge of how to troubleshoot and maintain all yacht systems.

  • Maintain and manage all engineering operations.
  • Hire, train and supervise all engineers.
  • Project manage all upgrades and retrofits, including managing budgets, contracts, and suppliers.
  • Coordinate maintenance schedule for the entire yacht around the usage and seasonal schedules.
  • Maintain costs and accounting for engineering operations.
  • Design and handle all safety operations.
  • Set and maintain standards for operations and cleanliness in the engine room.

Reports to: Chief engineer

Salary Range: $5,500 – $10,000

OOW (Officer of the Watch) Engineer

The OOW is a junior engineering position, but still licensed. There are two categories of OOW – MEOL (Marine Engine Operator License) and the more junior AEC (Assistant Engine Course). The overall responsibilities are similar, working to support the senior engineers and handle independent assignments. The AEC rating is entry level for licensed crew, but has training and certification.

  • Support the chief in all projects.
  • Maintain a clean, safe engine room.
  • Perform all maintenance, troubleshooting and repair tasks as needed.
  • Support motorized water sports.
  • Occasionally assist with other vessel operations, like line handling.

Reports to: Chief Engineer

Salary Range, MEOL: $4,500 to $6,000 Salary Range, AEC: $2,500 to $3,500

Electronics/Technology Officer (ETO)

The ETO takes responsibility for all audio-visual and information technology on board. Ensuring passengers have access to the internet, movies, television, and music is a primary responsibility. This position carries a fair amount of passenger interaction, and an ETO needs good troubleshooting skills to go with customer service skills.

  • Ensure all audio/visual and entertainment systems are always available for passengers.
  • Assist passengers with personal technology and ship systems as needed.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and upgrades of the network, information, and A/V systems around passenger schedules.
  • Assist other engineers as needed, especially with electronic systems.
  • Contribute as needed with other departments for boat and passenger operations.

Salary Range: $4,000 to $9,000

Junior Engineer

This is a lower or entry level position for someone with engineering skills but without formal licensing or certification. The junior engineer will help with safety and cleanliness, and assist in any engineering tasks as needed. The ability to solve problems and fix things opens this spot for anyone capable and willing to do the job.

  • Help with cleaning, maintenance, and safety functions.
  • Help anywhere needed on the yacht.
  • Assist senior engineers as needed, taking direction and following instructions exactly.
  • Constantly develop skills.

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Experienced Stew

Interior / Permanent

Posted By Sophie Wells

Posted Date Sat 06 Jul 2024

Closing Date Sat 20 Jul 2024

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  • Our client is looking for an experienced stew to join this dual-season, busy, 60m charter vessel ASAP!!
  • This is a fantastic boat, with a great reputation, a busy itinerary and a lovely crew culture.
  • The vessel is currently chartering in the Mediterannean but has a 'home base' of Fort Lauderdale over winter where they stay.
  • They are looking for a stew with at least a year's experience on a busy vessel. Someone who is happy to rotate in all areas of the interior as they take it in turns. You really need to know what you're doing and be able to hit the ground running – you'll be going straight into a charter!
  • This is a busy charter vessel, so candidates must be ready to work hard, but at the same time have some fun with it! 
  • The crew get along extremely well, and the captains harbour a positive environment onboard. When they don't have guests on they work reduced hours and often get an afternoon 'off' for group activities and sports. 
  • Salary: 4000 USD (plus shares tips)
  • Leave: 60 days
  • Start date: 17th July!
  • Candidates already in Europe will be favoured, please only apply if you fit the criteria. If you do not we will struggle to get back to you.

Posted Date Fri 05 Jul 2024

Closing Date Fri 19 Jul 2024

  • Our client is looking for an experienced stewardess to join this exciting new build project. 
  • Ideally, candidates will have at least a year to 18 months of experience in yachting and proven longevity from their last position. 
  • This role will be rotating in all areas of the interior as part of  team of 4. It is important you are happy & confident in laundry, housekeeping and service.
  • This is a newly built vessel that has great potential, you will be joining at an exciting time preparing the vessel and making it fully operational. This is a great time to get to know both the yacht and the crew and really settle in. 
  • The captain is passionate about his crew and their well-being, they would love someone who can fit in with their outgoing and fun dynamic
  • The rest of the crew are sporty, they love to surf, dive and do all different water sports. It would be great if you had similar interests! They need someone adventurous, sporty, outdoorsy. 
  • Salary: TBC
  • Start date: Mid August

Captain / Stewardess Couple – 28m – full time or temp

Deck / Permanent

Posted By Simon Ladbrooke

We are looking for a Captain and Stewardess couple to run an immaculate 28m motor yacht based out of Florida.

Summer and Winters in the Bahamas with a home berth in south Florida.

The owners like to charter the yacht and are happy to plan their cruises around charters.

The captain must hold a Yacht Master, commercially endorsed license.

The Stewardess must have excellent organizational skills and enjoy hosting themed events.

Lovely owners who enjoy coastal cruising, and spending time in and out of the water from the many local beaches.

A good package is on offer for both roles, Captain USD $7500.00 pm, and Stewardess USD 4500.00 pm.

Both must hold a valid B1/B2 visa.

Start date 11th July.

NOTE: we will consider a couple who can join on a temporary basis for one month to provide cover.

Please apply via the website, all successful applicants will be contacted directly.

Rotational 3rd Engineer – 65m+ – dual season

Engineer / Permanent

Posted By Alice Hay

Posted Date Wed 03 Jul 2024

Closing Date Wed 17 Jul 2024

A busy 65m+ dual season yacht is looking for a 3rd engineer to join them on a rotational basis. 

  • Minimum  EOOW unlimited or equivalent ticket is required. 
  • Dual season yacht.
  • Private, no charter. 
  • Salary is €4500 – €4700 depending on experience. 
  • Rotation 2:2. 
  • Start date is in September. 

Deckhand – 90m+ Private / Charter – Dual Season

Posted By Bekah Edenbrow

  • A 90m+ Dual Season M/Y is looking for an experienced Deckhand to join them by the beginning of August.
  • This a great opportunity to join a vessel with a busy programme, led by experienced HOD’s who create a fantastic crew culture and training environment onboard.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience on a vessel over 50m as well as their YMO in hand. You must be competent at driving large tenders without supervision, as the vessel has a number of large tenders onboard.
  • Any additional skills such as Diving, Videography or having your PWC Instructor would also hugely support your application.
  • The vessel has an excellent culture onboard made up of like-minded crew who enjoy being active and socialising.
  • B1B2 visa preferred.
  • On offer is a salary of $3,500 USD, with 90 days leave along with a generous training budget.

Captain – 40m – Dual Season

We are looking for a captain to join this immaculately presented privately operated dual season 40m motor yacht.

Lovely owners who typically cruise the Med during the summers, and Caribbean over the winter months.

There is a big emphasis on water sports, with multiple activities running concurrently, so experience and a personal interest in all waking boarding, e-foiling etc would be an advantage.

You must have a Master 500 ticket as a minimum.

You must hold a current US B1/B2 visa.

This is a full time position offering a good salary is offered with 60 days annual leave.

Start Date 29 th July.

Please apply via the Quay Crew Website.

Deckhand -100m+ Private – Dual Season

  • A Prestigious 100m+ Private M/Y is looking for a Deckhand to join them ASAP.
  • This is an incredible opportunity to join an excellent Dual Season programme with an exciting itinerary, led by fantastic HODs.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1+ years’ experience on a vessel over 50m. Any additional watersports, or trade skills such as carpentry would be hugely appealing.
  • Having your YMO in hand along with large tender driving experience would also support your application.
  • There is an excellent crew culture onboard that specifically focuses on crew morale and encourages career progression, with a very generous training budget on offer.
  • You need to be well-presented, approachable have a solid work ethic – personality is key on this one!
  • On offer is a fantastic package above industry standard, along with a 3:1 rotation.

Bosun – 50m – Private/Charter

Posted By Tom Rose

Posted Date Tue 02 Jul 2024

Closing Date Sun 04 Aug 2024

  • 50m Dual Season Private/Charter yacht are looking for  Bosun to join them end of July ready for a handover and to hit the ground running
  • Well run yacht with lovely American Owner, great crew who are all active and sporty
  • The yacht runs a mixture of private/Charter with roughly 1 charter a month during the Winter periods
  • MUST hold B1/B2 visa as the yacht is currently stateside, cruising New York, New England and surrounding
  • Large tender driving would be advantageous as they run with a 50ft chase boat
  • Solid deck knowledge, good leadership style and someone who has been a lead hand and is ready to step up into a bosun position!
  • Non smokers, tattoos are on a case by case basis
  • Excellent opportunity to run a deck team and work onboard a well run, busy yacht with good itinerary
  • On offer is a salary of 5k USD, 60 Days leave, 13 th month bonus, even split of tips, 1 return flight

Stew with secondary skills (yoga, pilates, masseuse)

Closing Date Mon 15 Jul 2024

  • Our client is looking for an experienced stewardess with a secondary skill to join this exciting new build project. 
  • Ideally, candidates will also be a qualified masseuse OR a yoga instructor OR a PT OR a DJ. The client would like to see a range of skills and qualifications and something different!
  • As well as the secondary skill candidates must have some yachting experience, ideally 6 months to 1 year. Your role will include you rotating in all areas of the interior. 
  • Leave: 3:1  

Deckhand – 60m+ Support Vessel – Dual Season

Posted Date Mon 01 Jul 2024

  • A 60m+ Support Vessel is looking for a Deckhand to join them from Mid-August onwards.
  • This is an incredible opportunity for a self-motivated and career-driven Deckhand to join an exciting project due to be launched this Summer.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a year’s industry experience and their YMO in hand, along with an additional skill of some kind such as Kitesurf Instructor, Dive Instructor and / or Sailing and Surfing experience.
  • Other skills which would hugely support your application include DJ and / or Videography experience.
  • Personality is key on this one, you must be outgoing, have the right attitude and have a genuine interest in watersports to be considered.
  • The vessel has an excellent training culture onboard, encouraging crew to thrive and develop their skills with the vessel’s heavy operations.
  • There is a fantastic crew culture led by outstanding HOD’s who are passionate about creating a healthy working environment made up of like-minded individuals.
  • Having your B1B2 visa would hugely support your application, however this is not essential. 
  • On offer is a competitive package above industry standard along with a 3:1 rotation.

Rotational Chief Engineer – 50m+ – Private & Charter

We're working with a 50m+ yacht who are looking for a rotational chief engineer. 

  • Dual season – US based. 
  • The yacht is used both privately and for charter – circa 12 weeks charter per year. 
  • You must hold a Y1, Chief unlimited or SV Chief 9000kW ticket to be considered. 
  • Salary is €8000 + 13th month bonus. 
  • 2:2 rotation. 

Posted By Caroline Clarke

Posted Date Fri 28 Jun 2024

Closing Date Fri 12 Jul 2024

Chief Stew to join this lovely US owned 55m MY in the coming few weeks! 

  • We are looking for a Chief Stew with arounds a years experience in the Chief Stew seat or an exceptional 2nd Stew looking for their first Chief position 
  • This is a role with a lot of opportunity to grow over the coming year. There is a new build launching next year and the plan will be the entire crew move over Spring 2025. With this in mind we are looking for someone that is happy to be on the smaller yacht first! 
  • Lovely US owners with children. They love the yacht and enjoy coming on with friends and family 
  • You will join the yacht in the US and remain US / Caribbean side until the new build
  • Excellent longevity amongst the other HOD – the current Chief has gone across to the build 
  • Private & occasional charter 
  • 6000-6500 EURO 
  • 90 days – rotation has been discussed and is certainly up for negotiation after you have been on board and proved yourself – rotation will be offered on the new build 
  • Discretionary tips from the owner
  • 13th month performance bonus
  • Start 10-16th July
  • B1 is a MUST 

Sole Chef – New Build – 3:1 Rotation

Galley / Permanent

Posted By Jasmin Gosling

Posted Date Thu 27 Jun 2024

Closing Date Thu 11 Jul 2024

We are looking for a motivated Sole Chef to join a 50m newly built motor yacht in the Med from mid-August onwards. 

 This is an exciting project due to be launched this summer, the galley onboard is excellent for its size and so we are looking for an experienced Chef who will be able to make the space their own! 

B1/2 visa would be ideal but isn't essential for the right candidate. You will have to have your Ships Cook certificate in hand as well as Schengen if applicable. 

Experienced yacht owners, this vessel will be part of a fleet so there are lots of interesting opportunities that might arise! 

We need a Chef with a proven history as a Sole Chef. Ideally, you will either have 18 months of yachting experience with a Michelin/fine dining background, or further experience as a yacht chef. This said, you must have at least some restaurant experience as a minimum. 

Crew of 12, there is a lovely dynamic onboard – everyone is active and enjoys socialising together.  

You must be well-versed in a range of cuisine styles as the vessel will most likely be available for charter. 

Package to be discussed, but it will come with a 3:1 rotation. 

Start Date – to be confirmed and depends on launch but it will likely be between mid-August and mid-September. 

Head Chef – Unique Fleet – Full Rotation

Posted Date Wed 26 Jun 2024

Closing Date Wed 10 Jul 2024

Head Chef required to work on a 70 metre M/Y vessel within a unique private fleet. 

-We are looking for a Head Chef to join next month, the program has a really interesting itinerary and will go off of the beaten track. 

-We are looking for an established Chef that have fantastic land-based (Michelin) experience as well as some yacht experience to join. A very high-end restaurant background is highly desirable.  

-The yacht is looking for someone flexible, adaptable and with no ego! The yacht has a slightly unusual set up so we need candidates to be flexible with the overall goal of working as a solid team to produce the best food possible for the guests. 

-You will work within a larger fleet team, sometimes with 2 or 3 Head Chefs in the galley. 

-World cruising and offering 2:2 rotation, you may be required to work/cook on different yachts in the fleet if needed – whilst sticking to your 2:2. 

-Excellent opportunity to be creative with the owners enjoying tasting menus to themed nights.

-Incredible package and salary on offer – to be discussed at interview but very competitive.

-Start will be at the end of July to slot into the current rotation system. 

-Shared cabin – most of the time. 

Rigmaster – Large Sailing Yacht – Dual Season

Posted Date Tue 25 Jun 2024

Closing Date Tue 09 Jul 2024

  • A prestigious Sailing Yacht is looking for a Rigmaster to join them within the next month.
  • This is an incredible opportunity for someone career-driven to join an incredibly high-profile Sailing Yacht with a Dual-Season cruising itinerary.
  • To be considered you must have a strong sailing background with three years spent on sailing vessels and your YMO in hand as a minimum, any additional OOW modules would be hugely favourable.
  • You must be a very confident sailor, both personally and professionally and be confident up the rigs and with all sailing operations.
  • Along with proven experience, you’ll need to be able to show decent longevity in previous positions. Having a diverse sailing background onboard Classic and Racing Yachts would be hugely appealing.  Experience with splicing and sail repairs would also hugely support your application.
  • This is a very unique position onboard a well-respected vessel and therefore only candidates that match the criteria will be contacted.
  • The programme has an incredible crew culture onboard, led by excellent HODs who harbour a happy, healthy environment for all crew with a sailing boat ethos and mentality.
  • On offer is a salary of €4,000+ DOE and a 3:1 rotation, along with other additional perks that will be discussed during the interview stage.

Deckhand/OOW – 90m World Cruising yacht

Posted Date Mon 24 Jun 2024

Closing Date Sun 08 Sep 2024

• 90m World Cruising Private Motor yacht is looking for a Deck/OOW to join them ASAP – ideally this weekend or early next week

• MUST hold B1/B2 Visa

• Fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified OOW unlimited to break into the industry!

• They will consider someone from a commercial background who has recently qualified and looking to get their foot in the door and happy to learn the deck position whilst getting exposure to the bridge with watches as your progress and prove yourself

• This is a mostly deck based role, you need to be keen to learn, ready to get stuck in and driven to build a long-standing career in the industry but will gain extensive navigational/bridge time

• Additional skillsets or backgrounds in water sports, hospitality or having grown up around the ocean would be a good addition

• You need to be well presented, a hard worker and a team player able to gel with the current deck team

• The yacht will teach you and guide you as you progress and allow you to gain navigational experience and watches in the bridge over time

• Interesting and varied itinerary which includes Alaska and Tahiti! • On offer is a salary of 3800 USD, 60 Days leave – full package TBD during initial calls

Interior Manager

Posted Date Thu 20 Jun 2024

Interior Manager required for 80m MY 

  • We are looking for an experienced Chief Stew to join this yacht in the capacity of Interior Manager in the coming couple of weeks 
  • The role as IM will see you overseeing all aspects of the interior as well as a lot of admin work. You will work with your HOH and HOS to run the day to day interior however, your role will be more 'hands off' with guests on board. You will be instrumental in getting the yacht guest ready and overseeing all the ordering/provisioning and any other behind the scene responsibilities 
  • The yacht is operating well at the moment and there is a great interior team on board, we just need a great IM to lead from the front 
  • Dual season yacht with an interesting itinerary coming up
  • Start in the coming few weeks in the Med 
  • Salary DOE 8000 EURO 
  • Leave 90 days with the possibility to WFH if in Europe when guests are not on board 

Yacht Manager – Monaco

Land-based Maritime / Permanent

Posted By Cobie Brasher

Posted Date Wed 19 Jun 2024

Closing Date Thu 18 Jul 2024

  • An integral part of the yacht management department, acting as the  key contact for Captains, Crew, and Client Offices.
  • With responsibility for your own portfolio of yachts, but supported by an experienced team of maritime specialists, you will coordinate between the various management functions to ensure that service deliverables for your yachts are consistently exceeded.
  • You will enjoy the challenge of building relationships with key stakeholders with your excellent written and verbal communication skills; and your previous experience within the yachting industry – along with the expertise of the wider team which will help you to achieve trusted advisor status with our clients.
  • You will enjoy a fast-paced and varied role and are not afraid to find creative solutions to complex problems and identify commercial opportunities every stage of the way. You will also actively participate in all company sponsored sustainability programs and encourage yacht owners to become a part of the company’s global initiatives for environmental protection and social equity in yachting.

€80,000 PA gross

Posted Date Mon 17 Jun 2024

Closing Date Sat 27 Jul 2024

Chief Stew required for fantastic 70+m MY 

  • We are looking for a well established, bright, enthusiastic Chief Stew to join this high profile program in the next week / 10 days
  • You will have good longevity on your CV as well as excellent references in place 
  • As a Chief Stew, you will lead by example as well as being keen on training your team and mentoring the girls 
  • We want someone passionate about being a Chief Stew and not someone that just wants rotation 
  • You will be joining a well established yacht so we are looking for someone to join and slip into the yachts ways, not someone that wants to come in and change everything! 
  • World cruising yacht with an exciting itinerary ahead
  • Excellent package – to be discussed over the phone but full rotation and lovely bonus scheme and perks! 
  • Salary 7000-7500 EUR
  • B1 required 
  • 2:2 rotation 

Chief Officer – 50m – Private/Charter

Closing Date Mon 29 Jul 2024

  • 50m Dual season Private Motor yacht are looking for a Chief officer to join them end of June
  • Med/Caribbean cruising with minimal owner usage and mostly used for corporate charters through the owner, good turnover of new guests each trip
  • They are looking for an experienced Chief with a minimum of 1 years experience as Chief on 45-50m yachts holding CM3000
  • Longstanding Captains, excellent owner with fantastic budgets on a very well maintained vessel
  • They are looking for strong navigational skills and a positive and hard working mindset
  • Excellent work/life balance with trips lasting around 7 days and with time off before turn around for next trips
  • Deck team of 4 – the role will be mostly bridge based with some time spent on deck but mostly supporting the Captain with daily operations
  • On offer is a salary of 7500-8000 USD DOE, 1 flight, 42 days leave, full medical cover on and off the yacht, training allowance and 13 th month bonus

Posted Date Mon 10 Jun 2024

Chief Stew required for lovely 80m new build yacht launching Spring 2025 

  • We are looking for an established Chief Stew to join this beautiful build in the final stages, before launch
  • You will join the yacht as Chief Stew, in a full time role, moving to a 2:2 rotational position after launch 
  • Us owners, family with 3 children – aged 7-13
  • Very active family, very approachable, enjoy excursions off the yacht etc 
  • The yacht will be world cruising for the first 2 years with the guests on board a lot. They will come and go, specifically when the yacht is cruising to new destinations and they will enjoy short holidays off the yacht, depending on location eg. Safari etc 
  • They would like to recruit a bright, fun Chief Stew, with a good personality that has a love for yachting! You will then be involved in recruiting your new team 
  • This is the owners 2nd yacht and as they have stepped up in size, they would like to step in service too. They would like a Chief Stew that can adapt to a family BBQ on the beach and then a formal dinner, tasting menu with wine pairing etc 
  • We would like a candidate that has good solid yachting experience, someone that has shown longevity in their previous roles and is committed to another yacht long term 
  • Full time in yard with a raised salary 
  • After launch 2:2
  • Salary DOE 

Closing Date Mon 22 Jul 2024

Chief Stew required to join this fantastic 80+m MY having an extensive refit! 

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to get some build/refit experience under your belt whilst still maintaining a full rotation
  • Candidates will join the yacht in Northern Europe where it will remain for the next year
  • Your role as Chief Stew will be mainly office based, overseeing the interior projects, dealing with contractors, liaising with other crew in the fleet and the owners 
  • During the yard period, the yacht will be down crew numbers however, when she goes operational again, you will need to recruit a large team
  • As the Chief Stew, some of your role will include keeping crew morale up! Weekly dinners out, organising courses for the crew etc whilst in the yard 
  • All crew live in shoreside apartments, you will be responsible for liaising with the landlords and doing weekly apartment inspections 
  • Yard experience is a MUST! 
  • Salary DOE & additional daily allowance for food/drink etc in the apartments 

Chief Officer – 80M+ – World Cruising

Posted Date Fri 31 May 2024

Closing Date Sun 07 Jul 2024

  • 80m+ World Cruising Private Motor yacht are looking for an experienced Chief officer to join them mid-August 24
  • OOW Unlimited required as min, CM Unlimited preferred
  • Incredible program which runs as part of fleet
  • They are looking for a versatile, driven and committed experienced Chief officer with solid large yacht background and experience running a team of 8+ on deck
  • Yacht background required showing progression through the ranks
  • Excellent operational experience required – Heli Ops and Diving qualifications would be advantageous
  • Interesting upcoming itinerary including Patagonia and Antarctica
  • Salary on offer is above industry standard, extremely generous bonus package, unlimited training budget along with time for time rotation – full package to be discussed during initial calls

Chase Boat Captain – Semi Land Based position – Incredible opportunity!

Posted Date Mon 29 Apr 2024

  • Incredible opportunity for a Chase Boat Captain looking for a stable work/life balance based in the Bahamas for 6+ months of the year
  • This is unique position working for a lovely, water sports mad owner who spends 6 months of the year in the Bahamas with his family
  • They are looking for a driven, organised and motivated Chase boat Captain to oversee a fleet of 2 boats including a 40ft triple outboard chase boat and a Wake surf boat
  • Accommodation provided in the Bahamas along with use of a company truck
  • The owner does have a 35m yacht which also spends half of the year in the Bahamas and the other half in the Med. There is the potential for a new yacht to be purchased in the near future which will be based all year round in the Bahamas. Career progression will be potential for the right candidate.
  • Flexibility to be able to travel with the owner for tender driving and water sports purposes in both the Med and USA
  • A good basic understanding and hands on skillset with engineering would be advantageous and a proven background in driving large tenders is essential!
  • You need to be self motivated as you will be expected to manage your own work load. What is essential is that the tenders are in top condition and ready to go for the owner at a drop of a hat!
  • Hands on skills with towing/reversing trailers would be advantageous but support can be provided
  • Water sports experience specifically wake surfing would be a bonus – the wake surf boat is quite high tech but pretty easy to use in terms of setting up for wake surfing
  • On offer is a negotiable package with a starting salary of 5500+ USD. Salary and leave are both negotiable and will be discussed during interview stages
  • Visas/residency for the Bahamas can be arranged for tax purposes

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5th Moscow Boat Show, March 20-25, 2012

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Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The 5th edition of the International exhibition of yachts and boats –  Moscow Boat Show , held from March 20 to 25, 2012 will be hosted by the first pavilion of Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre. This popular show is dedicated not only to the specialists of the market segment and professional sportsmen but also to those who consider sailing sport to be their hobby and well cherished dream.

Moscow Boat Show

The project is the result of joint efforts of the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre and the National Marine Industry Association. The event is supported by Aston Martin Moscow, Burevestnik Group logistics department and the Yachting specialized magazine. Moscow Boat Show is the largest project in Russia presenting all the best in the world of yachting.

The exhibition annually shows high level of attendance and has already proved as significant and noteworthy event in the world of yachts and boats. Every year new exhibitors join the list of participants, genuine “sharks” of yachting business, the quantity of visitors considerably increases and the exposition becomes more sated and diverse.

The best companies professionally involved into yachting and small navigation business – 180 exhibitors from 17 regions of the Russian Federation and 15 countries traditionally presented the best and the newest in the world of yachting at 2011 edition: from design and facilitation of vessels and up to cruising and training courses for beginning skippers. In 2011 the overall exhibit space comprised 18 000 sq m. More than 25 000 visitors came to the show.

This year the exposition space will increase up to 30 000 sq m and will be accommodated in 4 exhibition halls. The scale of the project confirms confident positions of its positive development. The organizers will try to arrange a genuine fiesta of water on land!

Quite a number of foreign exhibitors will participate in the show. Foreign companies show increasing interest to yachting business in Russia.

Moscow Boat Show provides the perfect platform from which to preview new products, evaluate market trends, and establish long-lasting and commercially profitable partnerships. Despite the dynamic changes taking place in Russia and the rapid growth of the yachting sector, the show continues to complement and reflect the industry’s demand and is a promotional opportunity not to be missed!

As its popularity and success rate has grown over the last years Moscow Boat Show 2012 has developed to incorporate more than just an exhibition. These special events serve to attract leading exhibitors and visitors and allow all participants the chance to broaden their knowledge and of course their sales potential.

Moscow Boat Show helps representatives of yachting business to get acquainted with their Russian colleagues and gradually improves national yachting market to a new level. It is obvious that for 4 years of its running the project has turned to a status event of the international exhibitions calendar. The organizers of the exhibition aim to bring together on the same platform all key national and worldwide players and to offer an excellent platform to encourage networking among specialists and visitors in order to accelerate the development in this field as well as implementing new technologies, the newest equipment, materials and components.

Please contact CharterWorld - the luxury yacht charter specialist - for more on superyacht news item "5th Moscow Boat Show, March 20-25, 2012".

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