A Junior Deckhand on a luxury yacht is an entry level position that requires little experience. However, some practice with boats or the knowledge of water sports is extremely appreciated.
For this position, it is necessary to work closely with the senior deck officer, to be quick and able to follow instructions precisely. It's a common way to start working in this industry in a yacht deck crew position, that's why junior deckhand positions are often seen as a yacht job with no experience required. The next step in this career path is to become an experienced Deckhand and then a Mate or a Bosun.
Job responsibilities of a Junior Deckhand on a yacht
Ensuring cleanness and washing of the yacht
Assisting the bosun in maintenance works (sanding and gluing for varnishing or painting, caulking, filling ...)
Ensuring safety aboard the yacht
Management of water sports equipment
Knowledge/skills, required for a Junior Deckhand on a yacht
Ability to learn while working
Junior Deckhand Salary
The salary of a junior deckhand on a yacht can vary depending on the size of the vessel, the experience of the individual, and the location of the job. The salary for a junior deckhand typically ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 per month, with some positions offering additional benefits such as room and board, travel expenses, and tips. However, it is important to note that the yachting industry can be highly competitive and it may take some time and experience to move up the ranks and earn a higher salary.