As a steward/ess you are responsible for the cleanliness of the interior. The first thing to understand that cleaning will represent a major part of your daily routine; the service side to owners and guests is a small part of the job as a junior Steward/ess. When you are dealing with owners and guests, a good personality and a nice smile are really important to have. On the smaller yachts, you maybe expected to assist on deck especially when the boat is arriving or leaving a port, such as handling fenders and lines (ropes).

Skills and qualifications needed for a yacht entry level Steward/ess:

  • STCW Safety Courses Basic.
  • Medical Certificate ENG1 or equivalent of.
  • Has a kind & caring personality towards others.
  • Nanning or teaching experience of children an advantage.
  • Transferable skills such as a Personal Trainer, Hairdresser, Massage Therapist etc……
  • Has a great smile.
  • Have a good attention to details.
  • Has proven job longevity, a big plus point.
  • Good attitude & work ethics.
  • Willing to learn and take orders from others.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Is a good team player.
  • Has a professional appearance.