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Chief Engineer in United States


  • Start Date: 1st Jun 2020
  • Job ID #1024662
  • Posted by: Captain

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Rotational Chief Engineer Required, Please do not apply if you do not meet the following criteria:

1: Class 1 or Y1 only.

2: Experience in the role of Chief Engineer onboard a yacht of a similar size or bigger.


3: Significant experience (>5 years) in the role of 2nd Engineer onboard a yacht of a similar size or bigger.

4: Hands-on Engineer who can fault find and repair problems without immediately calling a contractor.

5: Engineer who will operate vessel with mindfulness of budgetary requirements.

6: US B1/B2 Visa, Green Card or Passport holder.

Applications from people with no yacht experience will not be considered.

Vessel is a pedigree 70m northern European build, but is a few years old now, so does need attention and the ER is busy.

Crew of 20 when operational.

8:8wk Rotation. Decent salary in US$, to be discussed during interviews.

Single cabin most of the time, but cabin share during heavy use periods.

Engine Room runs with Chief, 2nd, 3rd and ETO.

Itinerary is West Coast USA for summer, and then further afield.

Start date is arbitrarily listed as 1st of June due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but may be earlier or later depending on resolution of same.

All other information will be discussed with candidates chosen for interviews.


  • Vessel Size70m (230ft)
  • Vessel TypeMotor Yacht
  • Charter/PrivateBoth
  • Position TypeRotational
  • Current LocationUnited States
  • Cruising ItineraryWorldwide/TBC
  • Yacht Built2007
  • Number of Crew20
  • Yachting Experience5+ years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleNo
  • Posted 23rd Mar 2020 by Captain

Language & Visas

  • English Fluent
  • VisasB1/B2


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (A-VI/6-2) [Essential]
    ENG 1 (Medical - NO Limitation/Restrictions) [Essential]
    STCW 95 (STCW 2010) [Essential]
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) Proficiency in Medical First Aid (A-VI/4 1-3) [Essential]
    Advanced Fire Fighting (A-VI/3) [Essential]
    Human, Element, Leadership & Management (Management) [Essential]
    Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (A-VI/2 1-4) [Essential]
    Updated Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3) [Essential]
  • Engineering Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RIII/2 Chief Engineer (Unlimited)/ Class 1 [Essential]
    RIII/2 Y1 Chief Engineer (<3000gt <9000kW)/ Chief Engineer (SV) (<3000gt <9000kW) [Essential]


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