So you want to be a charter skipper?

A life at the helm

A charter skipper manages and captains a yacht hired out to paying guests for a charter fee, which usually depends on the size of the boat, the location, and the itinerary.

The chance to travel

Whether you’re thinking about buying a yacht and setting up your own charter business, or would like to skipper for a private owner or existing company, becoming a charter skipper can be a rewarding career choice. Providing a fantastic opportunity to travel and a life at the helm, charter skippering attracts a variety of people looking for a new challenge and change.

You’ll have a hard-working attitude and a commitment to providing the very highest level of customer service possible, always striving to indulge your guests in their every whim. Overall, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance and general management of the yacht, from provisioning for your journey and delivering to budget, to cleaning and routine servicing.

You’ll need to be prepared to be away from home for long periods of time, but in return you’ll meet people from all around the world and from all walks of life, making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Professional Yachtmaster

This highly practical course will qualify you to skipper yachts up to 24 metres in length, up to 150 nautical miles from shore. Ideal for employment with UK or Mediterranean-based charter companies.

Ocean Training

A comprehensive course, you’ll do your sea miles and complete shore-based training in yacht maintenance, engineering, navigation and theory. You’ll gain as much experience as possible and will qualify for skippering charter yachts all around the world.

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