Yacht Captain Jobs

The Captain is responsible for the safe manning and operation of the yacht and all crew members fall under his command. He manages the owner"s asset and ensures all guests on board have an enjoyable experience. The captain operates the yacht under strict international rules and regulations. His responsibilities are all encompassing and his position can be, to some extent, compared to that of a CEO on land.

Yacht Captain’s Duties Include:

  • Safe navigation and operation of the yacht
  • Setting up budgets and budget management
  • Hiring, leading, appraisal and dismissal of crew
  • Overseeing the upkeep of the vessel
  • Managing yacht refits and surveys
  • Being an ambassador for the yacht, hosting and entertaining guests as required

Generally speaking, the smaller the yacht, the more hands-on the Captain must be. The larger the yacht, the more administrative duties the Captain will hold.

Yacht Captain’s Required Skills:

  • Excellent navigational skills
  • Charismatic and unflappable personality
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent leadership, etiquette and communication skills
  • Maintenance and engineering experience or understanding
  • Good grasp of accounting and IT

Find a Yacht Captain Job:

If you have not yet registered with YPI CREW on our database, it is an easy and straightforward procedure. Simply upload your CV, certificates, references, passport, a medical certificate such as an ENG1 and you will automatically be considered for all boat captain jobs currently available.

Our administrator will review your CV and email you to acknowledge the application. Once you are registered, you can check in online through the website by clicking on ‘Log In‘ and then ‘Check In‘.