Superyacht Crew Guide helping to get you a Superyacht Job


What do you need to get Deckhand Jobs as Superyacht Crew?

Getting Deckhand Jobs is not easy, you have to show that you want to work on the yacht. If you manage to get an interview onboard a superyacht as superyacht crew you should
make sure that you look your best. If you get the deckhand job, then you need to turn up early before your first day and be ready before the time told. Try not to be late or scruffy as this will
only show how uninterested you are in the Deckhand Job.

The Deckhand is responsible for the exterior maintenance of the superyacht

Duties as a Deckhand:


A washdown means that you will be cleaning the superyacht.

Window Cleaning

You must clean the windows perfectly so there are no streaks or marks.

Cleaning and detailing the tenders and jetski’s

Its not all fun and games, you will have to clean the jetski’s and tenders a lot.

Navigational Watches

Help the Chief officer, First Mate and Captain with watches whilst underway.

Anchor Watches

Sharing the job of anchor watch.

Engine Room Checks

The Chief Engineer will need help with engine room checks.

Assisting with mooring and anchoring the superyacht

The Deckhands Job is to put fenders out and lines ready for docking.

Deckhand Qualifications

What qualifications do you need to get a Deckhand Job onboard a superyacht.

  • STCW95
  • Superyacht deckhand training (Not needed, but helps with job prospects.)
  • Powerboat licence
  • Jet Ski licence
  • ENG 1
  • Padi Open Water Diver Certification

Deckhand Jobs at Sea

Most of the deckhand superyacht jobs are in the Mediterranean / European or USA / Caribbean. These are great superyacht crew destinations, you will find many of the deckhand jobs there.

The average deckhand salary is from $2000 to $3000 USD per month.