A Junior Yacht Captain should have an up-to-date permit/license and all certificates necessary for the position. He/she may have limited experience as a captain but should have knowledge/skills of yacht management, safety and financial administration.
The position requires at least three years of experience in yachting and certain engineering knowledge/mechanical aptitude.
Job responsibilities of a Yacht Junior Captain
Achievement of the owner’s objectives
Crew hiring and dismissal
Ensuring safety for passengers, crew, environment and vessel
Management of personnel aboard the yacht
Legal and regulatory compliance
Ensuring yacht navigation
Management of accounting and monitoring of accounts
Skills required from a Yacht Junior 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
Knowledge/skills in maintenance, engineering and technical experience of troubleshooting