As a deckhand you are responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the exterior of the yacht. You would look after and maintain everything on the outside from the top to the bottom of the vessel such as; painting (awlgrip), stripping, varnishing, assist in cleaning engines. You would also maintain the various water toys aboard; jet skis, sea bobs, tenders, sailing dinghies, etc.
Sometimes on the smaller yachts you would be expected to assist with interior cleaning and service when guests are aboard.

Skills and qualifications needed for a yacht entry level deckhand:

  • STCW-95 Basic Training Required
  • ENG1 Medical Certificate
  • Transferable skills; plumbing, electrical, IT….
  • A plus is proven job longevity
  • Good attitude & work ethics
  • Willing to learn and take orders from others
  • Work well under pressure
  • Be a good team player
  • Professional appearance