Are you an experienced 2nd engineer looking for that rare equal time rotation within Australia?

Do you enjoy working on a vessel with an interesting focus?

Position Snapshot

An amazing opportunity has become available for an up & coming 2nd engineer to join a 60m expedition / scientific research vessel that is based within Australia between trips away.

Currently cruising Bali / Komodo region the vessel will soon return to Australia for a guest trip around the Kimberley.

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 2nd engineer’s counterpart has been with the program for sometime , as has the equal time Y1 chief engineers who the incoming 2nd will report into… plenty of opportunity for mentoring , learning & upgrading skills/ licenses.

The vessel largely operates private when in Australia but also operates commercial when in international waters.

The Ideal Candidate

Start: Ideally 2-3 weeks ( can wait for the perfect fit )

Salary: Discussed on Application, Paid through the Australian System in AUD + Super

Rotation: 2 months on , 2 months off  

Are you a MED1 (or Y4) interested in joining an expedition style charter yacht?

Do you enjoy a yacht with a water sports focus?

Position Snapshot

Acting as a 2nd & backup to the captain onboard and joining a fulltime crew of 6,  the sole engineer will be an exceptional team player who enjoys role variety & adventurous cruising

The vessel has recently finished an extensive year long refit where no expense was spared

Replacing the sole engineer onboard of 3 years , the vessel has been extremely well maintained and the sole engineer will continue the general preventative maintenance schedule onboard

The vessel has adventurous cruising schedules planed that may include destinations such as Kimberley, PNG , Maldives , Exmouth , Abrolhos … with Perth as home port in between trips away

The yacht caters to all the usual watersports of leisure , particularly diving & fishing

Salary: $140,000-$175,000 AUD / year.. TRP (Negotiable, DOE)

Are you an MED 1 engineer interested in a month contract in the Kimberley?

Position Snapshot

The 35m expedition MY has been well maintained with a former longstanding chief engineer of 3 years.

The yacht will undertake some guest trips over this period , exploring the remote Kimberley with dinner cruises, diving & fishing

The yacht will be happy to fly candidates Australia wide

Possibility for ongoing work with the vessel

2 x 425hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines

Terrific opportunity for an engineer to tick the Kimberley off their bucket list

Captain who also holds an MED 1 will give engineer support & handover

Do you have experience on deck and engineering inclined?

Are you interested in a seasonal role in the Greek Islands?

Position Snapshot

•June to Late September

• 4000€ to 6000€ / month DOE

• Private use only

A lovely personable, Australian family are on the search for a Mate/2nd engineer for their immaculate 35m private MY for a season around the Ionian Islands in Greece.

The vessel will undertake short 8-10 day trips around the islands with decent breaks between guest trips

The Mate / Engineer will support the captain both on deck & within the engine room and time could be split between the two depending how mechanically inclined.

Joining the yacht in Athens in June , the crew will have a 2-3 weeks to get the yacht ready before the season commences

The yachts manager is open to flying the right candidate worldwide

Also possibility for repeat seasons if the Mate/engineer enjoys their time

The Ideal Candidate

• Deck/ mate experience on similar size vessels

• Engineering background

• Tender driving experience

• Good seamanship skills

• Fun, personable and active

• Will offer a firm commitment for the whole season


Start: June

Finish: Late September

Salary: 4000€ to 6000€ / month DOE + return flights

Are you an engineer interested in being based in the beautiful Whitsundays?

Are you looking for a role where you can build your engineering sea time & tickets?

The yacht will cruise the QLD coast and the South Pacific Islands (Fiji, Vanuatu) but will maintain the Whitsundays as its home base between trips.

The family is your typical down to earth Australian family who enjoy BBQ’s & game fishing

The vessel has quite a few support / chase tenders used for exploring , diving and game fishing

The owners enjoy keeping fit and active with water activities, particularly fishing.

Great crew dynamic onboard and the engineer will have plenty of opportunity to share in leisure / water activities in between duties.

The engineer will be given plenty of support by the Captain / Engineer and will also have his/her own cabin onboard

A strong sense of fun and humor is important to succeed in this role, someone who has a zest for adventure and who really enjoys working in the industry

As the vessel is only used privately no specific engineering tickets is required but someone interested in working towards their MED 1 / Y4

Open to Couples with a stewardess / cook or stewardess/deck

The engineer will also be required to back the captain up with some 1st mate style responsibilities on deck

The Ideal Candidate

Start: When Found

Salary: Between $85,000-$135,000 AUD / Year   (depending on candidates experience level)