A Superyacht Captain should have a profound knowledge of superyacht management and safety. He/she also should be an expert in navigation in various cruising areas.
This work requires many years of experience on board of superyachts, excellent references and top-notch crew management. It is essential that all permits/licences and certificates be up-to-date and that the latest technologies be mastered by him/her.
At least ten years of experience as Yacht Captain are required for this position.
Job responsibilities of a Superyacht Captain
Ultimate safety for passengers, crew, environment and vessel
Achievement of the owner’s objectives
Hiring and dismissal of the crew
Management of the crew aboard
Legal and regulatory compliance
Navigation at sea
Accounting, monitoring of accounts
Skills required from a Superyacht Captain
Calm and charismatic personality
Superior leadership, communication, management and diplomacy skills
Excellent knowledge of the vessel and navigation skills
Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience in ISM and ISPS