Working in the superyacht sector can be hugely rewarding but is extremely tiring and can involve working long hours. With this in mind, the sector is suited to positive, enthusiastic, hard working and flexible individuals. You must have a great work ethic, be a team player and fantastic attention to detail.
You’ll be away from family and friends for a long period of time, which can be lonely, so you must be able to get on and live with others in close quarters.
High-end service and hospitality experience is desirable for anyone looking to work as a steward or stewardess and any trade (e.g. carpentry, electrician) or water sports experience is a good start for deckhands. If you’re looking to get a job in the engine room, then you may have to start on deck, but if you have a good level of experience in any kind of engineering, mechanical, IT or electrical industry, then you may be able to start as a junior.
Additional experience as a beautician, nurse, paramedic, masseuse, hairdresser, carpenter, PT, yoga /pilates and water sports instructor can set you apart.