What's Different About Yachts
Jobs aboard yachts, megayachts, or superyachts are an interesting class of employment.
A professional yacht captain can command a Grand Banks 36 for two weeks out of the year
for a retired couple in Oregon. A professional captain can also command a three hundred
foot yacht in the Caribbean.

The second yacht is so immense, it makes cruise ships that operate on inland waters
seem small by comparison. That’s a funny notion for a privately owned vessel to dwarf a
passenger carrying vessel in the public realm. But technically, it’s a yacht… as is a
Nordhavn 46. The three hundred footer may exhibit the scaled-down proportions of those
giant cruise ships. But the yacht is likely to have been designed for a higher level of luxury
and privacy. With either vessel, the captain is the commander, in charge of the vessel and
her crew and is responsible for the safety of both.

In addition to captain, yacht positions include:

Mates
Chief Engineers
Assistant Engineers
Deckhands
Chefs
Assistant Chefs
Stewards
Stewardesses

If a yacht is very large, you’re likely to see a labor hierarchy develop that may more closely
resemble the job structure of a cruise ship in terms of watch standing personnel,
schedules and day workers.








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What You Should Know About Yacht Jobs  Megayachts can definitely beat to a different
drum than commercial vessels. Here’s a few things you should keep in mind. Positions
and titles are used more loosely than they are aboard large commercial vessels. For
instance, if you’re aboard, say a containership for Horizon Lines at 2:00 a.m., in the
morning, that would make you the second officer. Things are less generic on a yacht.
Yacht Licenses The license you would be holding a would be a second mate license or
higher, unlimited tonnage. If you are standing watch on a megayacht, you could hold a
50 ton license, 100 ton license, 500 ton license or other license.
Differernces from Agency to Agency   The boundaries might looser. This isn’t to say a
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