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Deckhand in United States Position Filled


  • Start Date: 18th Jul 2020
  • Job ID #1063181
  • Posted by: Captain

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We are currently looking for a full time deckhand for a 40m long range motor yacht, that has experience and qualified for watch standing underway and at anchor along with large tender driving skills. We are in Maine now and will be heading North to Nova Scotia/Newfoundland, after that we do not have any idea where were headed. We have logged 10000 miles in the last 9 months while towing a 41-foot tender.

This position is very much a hands on job onboard daily with cleaning, polishing , general maintenance as well as working with 2 additional deck crew. When we travel this position will be a lead watch keeper so having a OOW or some basic MCA or USCG licensing is important. We are also needing a candidate that familiar with being in charge of large tenders and driving them. The yacht is not chartered, it is a private yacht with light to moderate use by the owner to date. Applicant MUST HAVE a US Visa B1/B2 if you are non-US citizen, a seaman’s book will also be a requirement. We currently operate the boat with 7 crew and it is team environment, there are no job titles if someone else needs help. The crew sleeping arrangements, we have four LARGE (for a 40m) crew cabins that are set with bunks. Two have their own heads and showers in them, the two forward cabins do not have their own in suite heads. The two deckhands will share a cabin. We are looking for QUALITY crew, this owner is use to high level of crew standards. The owner is American and is a well-known yachting family with a history of owning multiple yachts up to 120m. If you are interested in being considered for this position, I would like to get your feedback on the following questions please: 1. What are your strongest attributes? 2. What would you like to be taught to feel more comfortable on board a yacht? 3. How many watches have you stood alone or with a watch keeper? 4. how many sea days to have? 5. what is the longest you have worked with an owner/guest or charterer on board? 6. what is the longest stretch you have completed with no days off? 7. How often have you handled a large tender? 8. are you familiar with running a deck crew for maintenance/operations dockside and traveling? 9. What is your favorite job onboard and your least favorite job? 10. Do you hold an OOW or any other license/certificates? 11. How are your sea legs? 12. What was something you did wrong on board and how did you deal with it? 13. what is your favorite meal? 14. Are you vegan or anything else? 15. Have you dealt with kids on board? 16. Have you cooked much and can you do any crew cooking? 17. what are you experienced in, varnish, paint etc. 18. What are you looking for in regards to a salary, we do offer full health insurance benefits? 19. Where is your home or base? 20. Where are you currently located?


  • Vessel Size40m (131ft)
  • Vessel TypeMotor Yacht
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationUnited States
  • Cruising ItineraryNorth Atlantic Ocean
  • Number of Crew7
  • Yachting Experience1 - 2 years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleNo
  • Posted 4th Jul 2020 by Captain

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  • English Fluent
  • VisasB1/B2
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  •  Current Location