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Yacht Position : Junior Captain

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A Yacht Junior Captain Salary with 1 to 3 years of experience is between $5,000 and $7,500 per month | 3 to 5 years of experience is between $6,000 and $8,000 per month

About the Junior Captain

The junior captain on a yacht possess all the necessary licenses and certifications for the position, but may only have limited experience as captain. This individual should possess knowledge of yacht management, safety and financial administration coupled with the drive and energy to convince a prospective employer that they are ready for the career step of their first command. Excellent communication, particularly with owners and guests, in addition to strong interpersonal and time management skills as well as the ability to motivate the crew are essential for success in this position. This role typically requires a minimum of three years of superyacht industry experience and some engineering knowledge/mechanical aptitude.

Job Responsibilities

  • Achieving owner's objectives
  • Crew hiring and dismissal
  • Ultimate safety for passengers, crew, environment and vessel
  • 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
  • Shipyard/new build experience

  • Limited experience in intended cruising area
  • No previous full-time captain position
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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

672 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Junior Captain)

244

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