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Yacht Position : Officer of Watch

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A Yacht Officer of the Watch Salary with 3 to 5 years of experience is between $5,200 and $6,500 per month | 5 to 10 years of experience should expect to earn between $7,000 and $8,000 per month

About the Officer of Watch

The officer of the watch onboard a yacht has at minimum an OOW license in addition to knowledge of safety procedures and the ability to support the first officer with administrative duties. The officer of the watch is also capable of leading navigational watches with confidence and managing the deck team in daily duties in addition to specialty maintenance projects. This role typically requires at least three years of industry experience as a mate or bosun.

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 assign duties and delegate crew on projects
  • Extensive maintenance knowledge and skills; cleaning, rust/corrosion, painting, varnishing, rope splicing, fiberglass, carpentry, outboard motors and maintenance product knowledge
  • Basic engineering knowledge
  • Watch keeping and safety knowledge
  • Excellent tender driving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of all water sports

Salary Modifiers

  • Engineering experience or certificate
  • Advance medical training/certificate

  • Limited experience in intended cruising area
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Position Statistics

Our data is calculated from

3,947

relevant work experience records out of

79,587

experiences in the Deck department
AVERAGE LONGEVITY IN THIS POSITION

353 Days

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (Officer of Watch)

243

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Career Path

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chief mate
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