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Crew Recruitment

Positions available on board:

Captain

The Captain is responsible for the overall operation and safe manning of the yacht. The crew members on board fall under the command of the Captain. The captain is also considered the manager of the yacht owner’s asset and ensures that all the guests are having a positive experience through coordinating an itinerary that is enjoyable for all on board. The captain also is responsible to operate the yacht under the rules and regulations required internationally.

CAPTAIN DUTIES

  • Overall management and navigation of the yacht
  • Budget proposals and oversight of all yacht services
  • Overseeing the upkeep of the yacht and refits
  • Leading the crew to ensure guests are satisfied
  • Proposing an itinerary to guests that is representative of the location of the yacht


CAPTAIN REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Impeccable navigational skills
  • Energetic and well able to adapt to the required movement on board
  • Excellent leadership skills, etiquette and communication skills
  • Experience in maintenance
  • Basic skills in accounting and creating budgets
Engineer

A yacht engineer is responsible for all electrical, mechanical, plumbing and IT systems on board the yacht. It is the sole responsibility of the engineer to work on both planned maintenance on board and to ensure that the yacht is overall in good safe working order. The day-to-day requirements of a yacht ranges from completing an engine rebuild to changing the oil. However dirty the job might get, the engineer is also required to present themselves tidy and ready at any moment to interact with guests on board.

ENGINEER DUTIES

  • Overall management of the mechanics of the yacht
  • Basic electrical and electronic oversight on board
  • Quick ability to solve issues onboard and good use of resources available to you


ENGINEER REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of diesel engine maintenance
  • General mechanical ability
  • Good level of IT maintenance
  • Experience in refrigerations, electronics, plumbing and air conditioning
Steward/Stewardess

The role of a steward/stewardess on board is the upkeep the interiors of the yacht as well as the guest services. There are many facets to the job, which include cleaning, organizing the bedrooms, bathrooms and ensuring that the dining and living areas of the yacht are suitable for the use of the guests. The steward/stewardess is also responsible for the service of the guests and that everyone on board is having an enjoyable experience at all times.

STEWARD/STEWARDESS DUTIES

  • Overall management of the interiors of the yach
  • Ensuring that the materials needed for the upkeep of the yacht are on board
  • Serving the guests their meals
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of each room on the yacht

STEWARD/STEWARDESS SKILLS

  • Impeccable communication and upbeat personality
  • Energetic and well able to adapt to the required movement on board
  • Excellent etiquette, teamwork and organizational skills
Chef

A chef on board a yacht is responsible for upkeep of the galley and all meals served on board. Based on the location of the yacht and the preferences of the guests, the chef is required to have the adaptability and materials needed to create delectable meals. A chef is a key crew member as the overall happiness of guests on board yachts largely depend on the talent and creativity of the chef.

CHEF DUTIES

  • Purchase of the guest’s preferred ingredients
  • Creation of the menu for guest and crew
  • Preparation of all meals served on board
  • Galley management and cleaning
  • Budgeting and accounting for ingredients purchased


CHEF SKILLS

  • Knowledge of menu creation
  • Maintain a high organization on board
  • High-end culinary experience
  • High awareness of food allergies and/or dietary requirements of the guests on board
Deckhand

The role of Deckhand is the entry level position on a yacht, the first step on the career ladder in the yacht industry. The most important work of a deckhand is the upkeep of the exterior of the yacht. Also, ensuring that the yacht is in immaculate condition and polished to perfection at all times.

DECKHAND DUTIES

  • Responsible for cleanliness of the yacht – wash downs before and after navigation, stainless polishing and waxing
  • Assisting and learning about the maintenance and operation of the yacht, which include navigation, safety and driving of the tender
  • Supervising the guests as required during water sports activities
  • Assisting the other crew members when required

DECKHAND REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Energetic and well fit for physical labor
  • Excellent communication skills and etiquette
  • Experience in basic exterior maintenance of a yacht

     Charter&Dreams recognizes the value of a quality yacht crew provides the overall and day-to-day functioning of a yacht, therefore we ensure to always provide some of the most discerning yacht crews for our clients. Our recruiting service has built a strong reputation, as our clients are repeatedly pleased with the service that is provided on board our yachts. Through building large networks of talented professionals, we are able to successfully match applicants to the positions required on the yacht of our client. This partnership between yacht owners, crew members and guests, has been proven to be successful throughout the years. No matter where in the world, we recruit unparalleled yacht crew worldwide - from captains to engineers, deckhands, chefs and interior crew.

By administering a thorough selection process, we filter our applicants through a series of interviews in order to ensure that our clients are matched with the profile that best fits the position required. By discussing the overall professional requirements on board such as previous work experience, languages spoken, validation of required paperwork and ensuring that the references of the applicant checks out, we will select various potential candidates for the position. We then provide our clients with the profile of each of the candidates that match the criteria in each open position. This initial contact between the client and the proposed candidates allow both parties to get to know each other to ensure that, apart from meeting all professional requirements, there is a sense of good personal relationship, which will be necessary for either charter or private yachts. Once the suitable candidate for the position is chosen, all following details will be completed by us at Charter&Dreams and the position will be considered successfully filled.

Whether you are looking for a crew for your yacht or looking for work on a yacht, Charter&Dreams is here to help. By personally selecting the perfect candidate for the position, we ensure that our recruitment service will deliver outstanding results.

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