Dockwalk - The Essential Site For Captains And Crew - Careers - A FIRST MATE POSITION ON A PRIVATE 58M SAILING YACHT (FOREIGN FLAGGED)


  • Position: 1st Mate 
  • Location: Not specified 
  • Salary: $ Paying in USD dollars  
  • Employment Type: Permanent 
  • Posted on: Apr 15th 18 
  • Start Date: Immediate 
  • Apply by: May 15th 18 

Job Description

A 58m sailing yacht is currently searching for a FIRST MATEto join their crew of 10. Candidate needs to be a strong sailor with a minimumof 3-5 years on a large sailing yachts. They need to have demonstrableexperience with all aspects of Safety Management Systems (SMM), watchkeeping, sailing and sail handling (inc. rigging), preventative maintenancesystems, crew management, and vessel handling.

  • Administration experience: They will need to have worked with an ISM system. Part of their duties and responsibilities are maintaining the vessel’s SMS, which includes; operations reporting to the Management company, maintaining the validity of the ships documents and certificates, and maintaining the onboard safety culture through the periodic safety drills regime.
  • Deck crew: consist of Captain, Mate, Bosun, and one Deckhand.  
  • The owners of this yacht are very energetic, engaging and personal so the yacht is requiring a crew-member that meets this criteria. You need to be the kind of person who is a ‘go-getter’, 'self-starter', and is motivated to do the best possible job for all the right reasons is what’s required.


Ft Lauderdale, Mediterranean season, followed by Caribbeanthen onto the Pacific


Chiefoffice qualifications or Minimum OOW, strong sailing back is a must on a largeyachts  B1/B2 visa; Min. OOW. PADI OpenWater would be desirable, as would previous experience of the IDEA vesselmaintenance program.