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Yacht Position : Mate

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A Yacht Mate Salary with 3 to 5 years of experience is between $4,500 and $6,000 per month

About the Mate

The mate onboard a yacht is a team leader with strong work ethic, extensive deck department knowledge including maintenance and repair, and a positive, can-do attitude. The position requires some administrative tasks, including inventory and ordering deck supplies, so computer skills and financial knowledge are very useful. This role aboard a superyacht requires at least three years of experience as a deckhand/bosun in addition to the necessary license for the specific vessel.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting the first officer with administrative and safety duties
  • Navigation watches
  • Hands on leader of deck crew
  • Maintenance and inventory of deck equipment
  • Stowage of yacht for sea
  • Continued education and licensing

Required Skills

  • Ability to stand in for captain in his absence
  • Ability to delegate and effective communicator
  • Extensive maintenance knowledge and skills; cleaning, rust/corrosion, painting, varnishing, rope splicing, fiberglass, carpentry, outboard motors and maintenance product knowledge
  • Watch keeping and safety knowledge
  • Excellent tender driving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of all water sports
  • Organized, diplomatic and versatile

Salary Modifiers

  • Advance medical training/certificate
  • Sports certification (i.e. Dive certificate, kite surfing instructor)
  • Strong paint/varnish skills

  • Limited experience in intended cruising area
Bow of yacht
A couple in a boat and a couple jet skiing
Yacht Sport Fishing - Big Catch
Water Tight Engine Room Polished Door Handle
Rear image of neon lights on yacht
driving a tender
Mate's water sport preparation
Line secured to a cleat

Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

6,542

relevant work experience records out of

79,597

experiences in the Deck department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

363 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Mate)

318

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Career Path

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captain
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junior captain
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht First Officer / Chief Mate
first officer /
chief mate
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Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Deckhand
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