Yacht Watch Officer should have good knowledge of safety procedures and be able to support the first officer in his/her administrative tasks.
A watch officer also should be able to manage the deck crew in the fulfilment of daily tasks, save for maintenance tasks. This position requires at least three years of experience in the industry as a crew member or bosun.
Job responsibilities of a Watch Officer of a yacht
Assisting the first officer with performance of his/her administrative and safety tasks
Deck crew management
Maintenance and inventorying of deck equipment
Cargo stowage on the yacht
Skills required from a Watch Officer of a yacht
Ability to assign duties to deck crew
Profound knowledge of maintenance (cleaning, rust, corrosion, painting, varnishing, fiberglass, carpentry, outboard motors and maintenance product knowledge)