Captain- 40-50M MY, Sydney

Urgent Job

Date posted:
September 18, 2019
Deck Jobs
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Our client has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Captain to lead the crew of a >40M meter motor yacht based in Sydney

It is absolutely essential that you know the Eastern Seaboard and are extremely familiar with the Barrier Reef area.

Our client is seeking a permanent Captain who they hope will be in the role long-term.

As Captain, you are responsible for the total operation of a 45m steel hull super yacht.

You will be in charge of 4 full time staff and act as the CEO of a large prestige super yacht , ensuring that all operations, personnel and a large budget are managed efficiently. You are responsible for the supervision of the crew and all day-to-day operations of the vessel.

This is a private yacht and is not used at any time for charter.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Keeping financial records and making and meeting budgets
  • Planning and making reservations
  • Maintaining a list of of contacts around the globe for parts and services that may be needed to maintain the yacht
  • Working closely with the owner and developing a sound understanding of their requirements


The minimum qualifications for a yacht Captain position include:

  • 5 years experience as a Chief Officer on an Australian vessel of similar size i.e. 500 tonne
  • Current License for a vessel of this size
  • A proven record of navigation and particularly experience within the Great Barrier Reef areas
  • Management skills
  • Public Relations skills
  • Exceptional communication and service skills
  • Budgeting and accounting skills
  • Emergency management
  • Engineering knowledge
  • Environmental regulations
  • Insurance considerations
  • Computer literate

It is also essential that you are currently employed in a similar position, on a vessel of a similiar size, and therefore have very current experience.

Salary is highly negotiable commensurate with experience.