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Yacht Position : Captain

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A Yacht Captain Salary with 3 to 5 years of experience is between $7,000 and $9,000 per month | 5 to 10 years of experience is between $8,000 and $12,000 per month | 10+ years is between $10,000 and $15,000 per month

About the Captain

The captain onboard a yacht has a record of longevity, excellent owner references and strong crew management skills. This individual should possess working knowledge of yacht management and safety in addition to financial administration. The captain will excel in planning and communicating various itineraries to the owners and guests onboard in various cruising areas. All their certifications and licenses are fully up-to-date and they are familiar with the latest requirements/newest technologies. This role usually requires at least five years of experience on yachts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ultimate safety for passengers, crew, environment & vessel
  • Achieving owner's objectives
  • Crew hiring and dismissal
  • Personnel management
  • Shipyard/project management
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Navigation
  • Accounting

Required Skills

  • Calm and charismatic personality
  • Superior leadership, communication, management and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent boat handling and navigational skills
  • Excellent ISM and ISPS knowledge and practices
  • Excellent maintenance, engineering and technical / troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to remain calm and give directions in an emergency situation
  • Organized and methodical
  • Financial management

Salary Modifiers

  • Speaks multiple languages fluently
  • New build experience
  • Project Management certification or Management degree

  • Limited experience in intended cruising area
  • Lack of experience on a similar size vessel
Evening view of a yacht's helm
Polished bow in dry dock
Nautical yacht flags and antenna mast
evening view of a yacht's bridge
Yacht lifted from water
Nautical flags
Yachts in a Marina
Bridge view at dawn

Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

19,872

relevant work experience records out of

79,587

experiences in the Deck department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

751 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Captain)

454

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Career Path

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