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Charter Skipper & First Mate

  • Job Location

    Cyclades and Ionian Islands

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Full Season

  • Job Benefits

    Competitive Salary, Accommodation + Benefits


At Seafarer Cruising & Sailing Holidays we know that the most important element on a yacht is the crew, and we enjoy the highest levels of repeat business thanks to the dedication of our hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated staff.

We are looking to recruit professional couples with experience in either the flotilla or charter yacht industry to run our cabin charter yachts in Greece for the summer season 2019. The positions run from April to October / November, depending upon sales progress during the season.

The yacht runs one and two week cruises, mainly around the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean. The cruises will be a mixture of private charters and mixed groups, the latter following set itineraries, who may wish to take part in sailing the yacht. 

You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the yacht, including undertaking any necessary repairs and routine servicing, providing breakfast and lunch, organizing laundry, cleaning and provisioning. You will be used to operating with minimal shore side support where the management of the wider aspects of the operation are as important as the sailing. You will be need to deliver the yacht to budget and will submit weekly reports to Head Office of all expenditure.
Accommodation is in a shared cabin so the positions are best suited to established couples.

We offer a comprehensive package, including return air travel from a London airport to resort, uniform, training, competitive salary, medical insurance and on-board accommodation whilst abroad. You can also benefit from friends and family discounts on beach club and flotilla holidays.

Initial interviews will begin November and candidates should be available for interview in London.


The Skipper must hold as a minimum RYA Yacht Master Offshore Practical certificate of competence with Commercial Endorsement and have previous commercial skippering experience of at least 5000 miles. You will have past experience of skippering yachts of similar size in rough weather.

The Cyclades and Ionian Islands can be challenging sailing areas and the role is not suitable for newly qualified skippers. Experience of yacht maintenance, including diesel and electrical systems is essential.

The 1st mate must have previous sailing experience, ideally to a Day Skipper level, and proven catering skills, including the ability to cater whilst underway in open water.

About us

Seafarer Holidays are widely recognised as leading specialists in Flotilla and Beach Club holidays. We also offer a wide range of bareboat and skippered charters, and learn to sail courses, including RYA yachting courses through our Seafarer
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