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Yacht Position : Mate

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


relevant work experience records out of


experiences in the Deck department

363 Days



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Career Path

Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Senior Master
senior master
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Captain
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Captain
junior captain
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht First Officer / Chief Mate
first officer /
chief mate
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Officer of the Watch
officer of the watch
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Mate
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Bosun
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Deckhand
Image of the Epaulet of a Yacht Junior Deckhand
junior deckhand