Are you an Australian or New Zealand deckhand interested in joining an expedition yacht with a Diving & Science Focus?

Position Snapshot

• Private & Scientific research focus

• Dive orientated expeditions

• End of June 2023

Rotational Position , 3 months ON, 1 Month OFF

A very high profile 60m Expedition superyacht is on the search for a Deckhand to join their unique program & team for some upcoming science & guest trips

The vessel is used for a mixture of private owner trips and scientific research.

Past science trips include: deep trench dives in the Indian Ocean & Ocean bed discovery missions in PNG

The Deckhand must be competent on deck, can drive tenders, preferably have hands on experience with maintenance.

Previous Superyacht experience is NOT necessary but time in other ‘hands on’ expedition style programs will be looked on favorably.

Must be professional in approach and understand the hospitality side of working on high profile superyachts.

Lots of action in his role for the right candidate and not your usual push the chamois yacht

While dive background is optional, candidates with previous deck/diver experience or time teaching in Dive schools will be highly considered.

The deckhand will join in Komodo , Indonesia towards the end of June

The Ideal Candidate

• Deckhand Experience yachts or commercial

• Tender Driving Experience

• Interested in Ocean Conservation

• Looking for off the beaten track exploration

• Divemaster or Similar (optional)

• Can work within an ISM framework

• Hands on, maintenance skills

• Work rights for Australia


Salary: $80,000 AUD / Year (TRP)

Are you an experienced deckhand looking to advance your career in Australia?

Do have solid tender driving experience and able to take direction?

A high profile 45m private superyacht is on the search for an experienced deckhand to join their team of 10

The yacht operates a diverse program spending time in summer in both Sydney and Pittwater. Over Winter the yacht will venture further afield travelling to the Great Barrier reef or onto islands around the Pacific

There is an extremely high standard aboard this yacht and the deckhand must be clean cut and presentable at all times.

There is an excellent crew dynamic on board and candidates that can contribute to a happy, positive and professional work environment will be highly regarded.

While the position will involve the usual deckhand duties, the deckhand will also be mentored and trained in more senior responsibilities including bridge watches, anchoring, navigation, seamanship, crane operations, drills and big boat handling.

This is a terrific opportunity to advance your career and training, gaining experience that will catapult you into a senior deck or bosun position

The successful candidate will have…..

• power boat level 2 / Coxswain or higher

• STCW 95, ENG 1, or AMSA Medical

• Excellent tender driving experience. Experience driving jet boats and jet skis

• Positive attitude and keen to listen and learn

• Some bridge watch experience

• Experience with docking and lines

• A genuine love for Water sports, fishing and the ocean. Dive qualifications will be a bonus.

• High attention to detail

• Full work rights for Australia

• Longevity in previous positions

• The ability to live ashore in Sydney

The yacht operates two deckhands who share the duties, working under an experienced Bosun and Chief officer

Itinerary: Sydney, Pittwater and potential East Coast or Pacific Cruising (in winter periods)

Salary: Above Australian industry standard and negotiable to secure the right candidate

Start: flexible, immediate for the right candidate

Conditions– Live ashore role (when not cruising) However the new Deckhand can live onboard initially in Sydney until the vessel arrives back from Whitsundays, likely in October. The deckhand should then look to acquire their own accommodation in Sydney. Would suit a deckhand interested in more of a land-based lifestyle while still doing a few trips away each year

This is an excellent opportunity to advance your deck career while also maintaining a shore-based existence.

The yacht will also consider solid candidates currently overseas, looking to return Sydney, however candidates located close for interviews will be highly regarded.