So you want to be a superyacht captain?

A superyacht captain is a highly qualified and professional skipper who specialises in commanding and managing luxury yachts over 24 metres in length. All crew onboard will answer to either him or her.

What does a Superyacht Captain do?

As a superyacht captain you’ll be at the top of your game, responsible not only for the yacht itself, but also for its crew, itinerary and navigating safe passages across the oceans. You’ll be in control of budgeting, administration, refit projects, yard visits, personnel, health and safety, to name but a few.Your role really will be all encompassing and you’ll answer to the yacht’s owner about all the decisions you make. A career as a superyacht captain is demanding but rewarding. You’ll enjoy worldwide travel and earn a fantastic salary of approximately €12,000 – €17,500 per month!

You will need great communication skills to deal with owners, contractors, crew and guests alike. You will be dedicated to a career at sea and will already have established yourself in the industry as you have worked your way up the deck officer ladder building a reputation as a first class professional along the way.

Interested? You can do the following courses at UKSA and work your way up the ladder.

Superyacht Cadetship

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

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