Captain / Engineer 86’ motor yacht – East Coast, Sydney, Whitsundays , Pacific Apply Now

Are you a professional, energetic captain looking for a position with great longevity?

Do you enjoy working with personable owners in a family friendly environment?

A high end 86’ MY is on the search for an experienced captain/ engineer to join their active program.

The yacht is run to a high standard, in survey and takes the occasional charter along the east coast.

However due to the yacht being used privately 95% of the time the owners would be open to candidates holding MCA certification with good experience from overseas (with contract captain for charters)

The captain / engineer must not only be an excellent boat handler but an effective manager, being able to coordinate trades, manage crew, ships paperwork, budgets/expenses, survey requirements and yard periods.

Preference for the captain to live onboard permanently as it operates dual seasons along the East Coast.

The vessel has a long fuel range and there is the possibility of a trip to the south pacific over the winter period (Fiji)

The owner is looking to form a lasting working relationship with a good captain who is looking to offer a firm commitment and a high level of service to his family and friends

The owner has a good history with yachts and captains and understands the requirements/costs involved with running a professional yacht

The Ideal Candidate

  • Drive time on vessels 70’-100’
  • Good engineering knowledge
  • High level of professionalism
  • Very presentable
  • Drive tickets AMSA: master 5 minimum MCA: Master 200 tonnes minimum (prefer higher)
  • Understanding of Australian survey/flag requirements
  • Level headed with good business acumen
  • Overseas Superyacht experience preferable
  • Some experience along the east coast of Australia
  • Energetic and hands-on (no bridge sitters)
  • Looking for several years’ commitment
  • Work rights for Australia / NZ

Salary– What it takes to secure the right candidate starting from $100,000 TRP + (incentives) willing to negotiate (also open to the young up and comers looking for first fulltime drive)

Start Date– Flexible (ideally early February) with a handover

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional captain to join a well-run yacht with an active, dual season program

  • Classification:   Captain
  • Location:   Australia/NZ
  • Type:   Full-Time