Couples Position: Mate and Stew for 35metre Motor Yacht (private)

Date posted:
August 10, 2018
Interior Jobs, Deck Jobs
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Australian based private motor yacht looking for a Mate/Stew couple (due to cabin arrangements).  The yacht is Australian owned and flagged and therefore one of the candidate’s should be either Australian or New Zealander or have an Australian work visa.  Sponsorship may be considered for the other candidate if required.

The boat has a crew of 4 including Captain/Engineer and Chef/Purser and is a live aboard position. A competitive salary will be offered, and medical insurance, superannuation and annual leave is included in the package.  Paid in Australian dollars (on Experience Level) 

The positions are expected to commence early October 2018

Requirements:  Candidates must have relevant previous experience in the White Boat Industry. There is a strict non-smoking policy and high level of personal presentation is required. Therefor no visible tattoos or facial piercings are permitted. Candidates looking for a permanent, long term position are encouraged to apply.


The Mate will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the yacht’s exterior and will also be required to assist the Captain in the engineering maintenance and servicing of the yacht’s equipment. 

The Mate will be required to:

  • Be MOY (200 ton) or Master V and STCW/10 qualified and hold a current ENG1/Seafarer Medical .
  • Have competent watch keeping and navigational skills.
  • Be able to continually maintain a vessel’s exterior to the highest standard.
  • Have competent engineering skills or a keen interest to learn.
  • Be able to meet the expectations of guests in a friendly, caring and confident manner.
  • Be willing to assist the provision of guest services when required.


The position is for a Sole Stew (note it is not a Chief Stew position) Ideally it would suite someone who has been working as either a junior stew for a minimum of 12 months, preferably with some international experience and is looking to move to the next level and make the position their own. 

You will be required to:

  • Be STCW/10 qualified and hold a current ENG1/Seafarer Medical.
  • Be able to meet the expectations of guests in a friendly, caring and confident manner.
  • Be well organized, have a keen eye and an excellent knowledge of detailing and maintenance of all interior finishes.
  • Have good understanding of laundry procedures
  • Have a high level of food and beverage service skills
  • Most importantly have an enthusiastic and friendly personality, a desire to continue learning and a passion for the position.
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