How to get a Job on a Superyacht

Do you want to work on a Superyacht, a Mega Yacht or a Giga Yacht?

  • Would you like to travel to some of the most glamours, exclusive places on earth?
  • Would you like to work closely with some of the richest, most powerful, and famous people in the world?
  • Would you like the view from your office to change everyday?
  • Would you like to work as part of a team that provides a 5*+ service to the worlds elite?
  • Would you like it to always be summer where you work?
  • Would you like a job that provides food, clothes and accommodation and still pays well?
  • Would you like to work in an exciting, growth industry?
  • Are you fit, young and healthy and not afraid of hard work?

Then working on a Superyacht might just be for you!

Working on a Superyacht…

You will visit some of the most beautiful places in the world: from secluded bays to exclusive marinas and resorts, from famous cities to unknown islands.

You will receive a generous salary, which may well be tax free (Your wages will be paid tax free and will be in charge of your own tax affairs. It is best to seek tax advice from a specialist).

All accommodation and food will be paid for. All work uniform will be provided as well as most basic toiletries.  With no overheads you get to keep all your salary for yourself!

You will get 4-6 weeks holiday a year and receive one paid flight home a year.

You will be working in an ever expanding industry with a well structured career path. By gaining experience and qualifications you can work your way up the ranks to run your own department or even captain your own yacht. Some boats will even pay for their crew do further training.

How to get your first yacht job

10 step guide to getting a job on a Superyacht

  1. Identify your area of interest: do you want to be a deckhand, an engineer, a stewardess or a chef?
  2. Learn about the industry and about the position you are interested in (you’re doing that right now!)
  3. Find out what qualifications you need to make a start in the industry
  4. Find out where to get qualified and how much it will cost
  5. Write a superyacht CV
  6. Find out where to go and when to go there
  7. Sign up with crew agents.
  8. Network, network, network!
  9. Walk the docks and get daywork
  10. Ace the interview & start working full time on a Superyacht!


Coming soon on ESY:

The ebook ‘Working on Yachts: How to get a job on a Super Yacht, a Mega Yacht or a Giga Yacht

Clear concise guide showing you everything you need to know to get your first yacht job

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