Chief Engineer 48m Private MY – Sydney Based + South Pacific Apply Now

Are you a Y3 / MEC 3 engineer interested in a terrific land-based lifestyle opportunity in Sydney, Australia?


Are you a Chief Engineer looking for an Australian sponsorship opportunity?


Position Snapshot

  • Live onboard or ashore (optional)
  • Start: 1st Feb 2024
  • Open to all nationalities (long-term Australian sponsorship option)
  • $175,000-$200,000 AUD + Super (as a recruiter guide, DOE)


An amazing opportunity has become available for an engineer holding a Y3 or MEC 3 COC to go semi shore based on a soon to arrive 48m private MY into Sydney, Australia


The vessel will be used for private use only, consisting of mostly day / weekend style cruises.

The Chief engineer will have solid engineering backup on this vessel with plenty of engineering support from 2nd and others.

The chief engineer will start on the vessels arrival into Australia, schedule for Mid-January

The yacht is very flexible on location, nationality of the chief engineer and will consider candidates worldwide

The vessel is also flexible if the chief engineer would prefer to live onboard or ashore.

As the vessel will be foreign flagged, there is the option for a long-term Australian sponsorship and could be a unique opportunity for a foreign passport holder to live and work out in Sydney, Australia


The position could also suit an Australian / NZ chief engineer wanting a shore-based existence, primarily in one location working for a very good owner.


This is a non-rotational role but will be based on 5 day working week with reasonable working hours.


The vessel is likely to be based all year round in Sydney with a 1-month trip abroad in the South Pacific (New Caledonia) or up in the Whitsundays


Seasoned Superyacht owner with larger vessel in Europe, running a mini ISM with good budget , the vessel will be run appropriately


The Ideal Candidate

  • Hold Y3 or MEC 3 (or similar)
  • Superyacht engineering experience
  • Hands on, excellent troubleshooter
  • Strong preventative maintenance skills
  • Can work well within a professional team
  • Interested in a shore-based opportunity
  • Good project management skills
  • Will offer a firm commitment.


Start: 1st Feb 2024


Salary: $175,000-$200,000 AUD + Super (as a recruiter guide, DOE)


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