Yacht captain should have at least five years of experience of working aboard yachts. He/she should have excellent references and solid knowledge and skills of crew management. Such person shall also have practical skills of yacht management and safety.
It is essential that all permits/licences and certificates be up-to-date and that the latest technologies be mastered by him/her.
Job responsibilities of a Yacht Captain
Safety for passengers, crew, the environment and the vessel
Achievement of the owner’s objectives
Legal and regulatory compliance
Skills required from a Yacht 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