Chief Mate for 55m + MY, Private Yacht
Chief Mate
55m + MY Private Yacht
Chief Mate for 55m + MY, Private Yacht

To be the “front of house” for the deck department including daily in-depth guest interactions during excursions and tender trips (you will be the main tender driver) requiring you to be confident in conversation, but not overly familiar with guests.

Responsible for the overall running of the ISM, ISPS, MLC, MARPOL & GMDSS systems on board and their record keeping, in conjunction with the Capt. and Chief Eng., including the running of drills and safety related training, creating risk assessments and permits to work. Inspecting and servicing on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis the LSA, FFE, GMDSS equipment. Ultimately leading to the successful completion of class, flag, and internal audits/ surveys.

Be relied on to run a safe navigational watch and training the deck dept. in the same, as well as assisting with ship manoeuvres from the aft deck and at appropriate times be in command for arrivals and departures from docks and anchorages.

Be responsible for passage planning and keeping the full suite of charts and publications updated using the on board and online systems and teaching the deck crew the same.

To be the on board medical and safety officer, holding relevant certification for both roles.

Keep deck dept. accounts up to date and inform Capt. of any large budgetary requirements for deck dept.


Qualifications: Chief Mate 3000gt, STCW updated and valid ENG 1.

Start Date: ASAP

Salary is €6,500 starting but negotiable depending on experience and the right candidate.

Leave is 38 days per year.

Itinerary: Currently in the Med for winter, Summer – Med Cruising (the yacht has been known to travel further afield)

1 return holiday flight a year to place of repatriation (or equivalent cost to elsewhere).

Full (MLC) medical insurance.


If you are interested and available, please email CV, references and certificates to

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