Captain/Engineer & Stewardess/Cook 27m SY (Private/Charter)- New Zealand & Pacific Apply Now

Are you an experienced SY Couple looking for that dream job in New Zealand & the South Pacific?

 Itinerary:            New Zealand (summer) (Auckland) South Pacific (winter) Plus annual shipyard period

Job Specifics:

We are looking for an established and experienced couple to fill this key role for a relaxed and active family of very experienced sailors. Sailing is an important part of their lifestyle and they share this with their children and guests. The family enjoy a wide range of on and in water activities and are keen divers and encourage the crew to share and enjoy the on-board experiences.

The candidates must have a positive and happy personality, be of good humour, motivated, active and with a strong hospitality experience.

This vessels program runs with a Captain and Stewardess/Cook as the sole crew. Full interior and exterior duties are expected of the candidates. A knowledge of high service is welcomed although not always necessary as the family enjoy their time without the luxury aspect. Typically longer trips are during school holidays and there is usually an extended winter schedule in the South Pacific away from the home port of Auckland’s Viaduct harbour. Additional crew will be provided as needed during crossings and long passages around the South Pacific.

We would welcome candidates who have additional skills or experience such as Dive Master and marine or scientific knowledge. Candidates must ideally be presently located in New Zealand or Australia, speak Fluent English, and have significant previous experience and an understanding of how to manage a sole-charge position.

The yacht has a vessel and charter management company contracted to provide shore and logistical support and regular meetings are held with them while the vessel is in the Auckland port. There is additional support available including offices, meeting rooms, HR and accounting from a nearby CBD office.  

On board you will be provided a private double cabin with an ensuite. The role can be structured as either a full or partial live aboard depending on the requirements of the successful candidates.

As the vessel is in full MOSS accreditation, certain technical requirements must be met including:

Captain/Engineer: Master <500gt (NZM), STCW, Valid Maritime Medical Certificate/Fit for Service

Stewardess/Cook : STCW, Valid Maritime Medical Certificate/Fit for Service


We are seeking a candidate with excellent leadership skills, strong engineering ability and offshore sailing experience. Personal attributes sought include having a positive, energetic and adventurous outlook with a calm personality and strong hospitality background.


We seek a candidate with strong service skills, the ability to prepare nutritious meals with good presentation, very organized and a keen eye for detail. Experience with table settings, floral arrangements and decor. Housekeeping, laundry and deck skills. Line handling, etc.

We are looking for a candidate with a positive and happy personality and high levels of personal motivation and energy. 

One or both of the candidates would ideally also have

  • Diving experience
  • Small Boat handling experience (sail and power)
  • Good bookkeeping, budgeting, and computing skills

Salary and Benefits:

To be finalized during interview process and will be at a level to attract high performing candidates.

Start Date:          April 1st 2020 in Auckland

  • Classification:   Captain
  • Location:   Pacific
  • Type:   Full-Time