Purser Yacht Jobs

A Purser is responsible for managing the interior of the vessel and all financial matters onboard. Pursers are usually employed for larger yachts, because of the vast amount of duties on vessels of such size, whereas smaller yachts tend to have only a Chief Steward/Stewardess, who takes care of the interior. If there are both a Chief /Steward/Stewardess and a Purser working on a yacht, the former will report to the Purser.

A good candidate for the Purser yacht jobs will have excellent administrative skills. Whilst experience in such a role on a cruise liner helps, it is not a pre-requisite, whereas being accurate, organised and having excellent computer skills is.

Purser Yacht Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with management company accountants to maintain accounts, budgets and other financial reports.
  • Working with Heads of Departments to ensure timely processing of budgets, invoices, payments, credit card and expense reconciliations.
  • Assisting Heads of Departments with purchasing, provisioning and purchasing logistics.
  • Responsible for administration, accounting, collection and payment of all onboard money.
  • Responsible for all crew administration including payroll.
  • Ensuring all crew certification is in up-to-date and correct.
  • Responsible for keeping up to-date crew/passenger berthing lists and reporting any changes.
  • Responsible for all crew travel and guest travel as required.
  • Assisting Captain with all yacht logistics as required.
  • Performing Customs, Immigration and Port Clearance requirements.
  • Advanced planning and preparation for owner and guest trips, including on-site reconnaissance as required.
  • Pre-arrival destination/event/venue checks for guests, including transport options, security facilities and bookings for events, sightseeing trips and eating out.
  • Planning and directing events and activities for owners and guests ashore.
  • Assisting owner and owner’s representative out of season as required.

How much does a Purser on a yacht earn?

27 Pursers have contributed their salary details, with an average salary of between €5000 and €7000 a month. Although it is more common for a Purser to hold a rotational contract over a permanent contract, those who are on a permanent contract earn a greater average monthly salary than those on rotation. Purser roles on private yachts between 66-80m and 81-100m also command a higher wage than those on charter yachts in the same categories.


Purser Yacht Salary Statistics

Purser Rotation vs Permanent Yacht Jobs