So you want to be a superyacht deckhand?

A Deckhand is the typical entry level for work on large yachts. The superyacht industry relies on skilled deckhands to keep the world’s most luxurious yachts looking stunning.

What does a Superyacht Deckhand do?

A superyacht deckhand’s main duty is maintaining the exterior of the boat, this covers everything from the windows to sporting equipment, from changing sun loungers covers to varnishing the guard rails. You will also help with mooring and tender handling. The industry offers an enviable lifestyle travelling to the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Working onboard a superyacht means you’ll have to demonstrate a professional, hardworking attitude at all times. You will need to be motivated to complete all tasks to the high standard expected. Typically your working day will start early, and finish late, so you’ll need to be energetic, enthusiastic and physically fit. For this, you will earn a great wage of on average €2,000-€2,500 per month (can be tax free), often with generous tips on top! With clear career progression along a structured route to become Superyacht Captain, there’s plenty of opportunity to make this a rewarding, lifelong career.

Interested? You can do the following courses at UKSA.

Superyacht Crew Training

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Superyacht Cadetship

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