Positions

When applying for Deck Department positions onboard Superyachts you should be aware that the virtually all ranks require the appropriate approved certification and that job descriptions can have elements of other departments. 

The deck department is in charge of the safe navigation and well being of the vessel, its crew and guests at all times. As well as working on the bridge, the Deck department are required to undertake maintenance and cleaning of the external decks and hull of the yacht, tender operations for guests as well as provide safety training for all members of the crew.

Deck Department

• Captain
• Chief Officer
• 2nd Officer
• 3rd Officer
• Bosun
• Deckhand
• Carpenter

Engine Department

When applying for Engine Department positions onboard Superyachts you should be aware that all ranks require the appropriate approved certification and that job descriptions can have elements of other departments. There is a diverse certification route that can be take in the yacht industry but can limit you to only work on these vessels. These are known as Y tickets.

The engine department holds overall responsibility for the daily operations and maintenance of the engineering, electrical and mechanical divisions of the Superyacht.

• Chief Engineer
• 2nd Engineer
• 3rd Engineer
• Assistant Engineer
• Sole Engineer

Interior department

The Interior department is normally the largest department onboard a superyacht, closely mirroring an owner's boutique residence ashore. The highest standards of service and attention to detail have to be met, plus a professional and discreet personality is key. 

• Purser
• Chief Stewardess
• Steward/ess
• Executive Chef
• Sous Chef
• Chef de Partie

These ranks would normally be dual role Stewardess depending on the size of yacht.

• Hairdresser
• Beauty Therapist
• Fitness Instructor

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