The Yacht Purser is the captain's main assistant. He/she ensures the financial and administrative management within the vessel. He/she is responsible for the general organisation according to the size and needs of the yacht.
This position requires knowledge of ISM and ISPS, as well as an excellent command of computer tools (Microsoft Office, accounting software).
The Yacht Purser communicates with the contractors, suppliers, external partners, owners and guests of the yacht.
He/she represents the yacht in various situations, he/she should therefore have a high level of culture (wines, restaurants, food, activities on the ground). The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in yachting as well as in the luxury industry.
Job responsibilities of the Purser on a yacht
Financial and accounting management of the yacht
Responsible for the general organisation on the yacht
Inventory management and inventory taking
Supply and various purchases
Liaise between the crew and the guests
Orchestrate activities or events on the yacht
Assisting the Captain with all administrative tasks on the yacht
Skills required from the Purser on a yacht
Knowledge of financial management
Knowledge of computer software
Required experience in yachting
Good command of required language and excellent organisation
Knowledge of ISM and ISPS protocols
Necessary general culture (knowledge of wine, service and housekeeping)
Knowledge of restaurants and activities in cruising areas
Knowledge of service (wine, cocktails, dishes)
Knowledge of housekeeping techniques (cleaning of delicate surfaces, making beds and floral decoration) for checking the maintenance of the yacht