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Chief Officer/1st Mate in New Zealand


  • Start Date: 3rd Apr 2021
  • Job ID #1318953
  • Posted by: YOA Yacht Crew

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Very exciting opportunity for a FIRST MATE to join a 40m+ sail yacht in New Zealand.

Job to start as soon as possible.

This is a very popular charter yacht that operates out of the South Pacific, SE Asia and further afield.

You will need: • OOW min. STCW. ENG1. • Solid sailing experience. • Strong knowledge of bridge paper work including navigation and SMS. • This is not a desk job! You will be spending about 90% of the time on deck. • Diving experience would be a big advantage.

You will be joining a fantastic program on this busy charter program. Longevity is common with this healthy and active crew.

May-Oct French Polynesia, then they have charters in PNG, Micronesia, after that it’s a little unknown maybe Seychelles.

We are interviewing candidates in New Zealand first. Applications through YOA preferred.


  • Vessel TypeSailing Yacht
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationNew Zealand
  • Cruising ItineraryWorldwide/TBC
  • Yachting Experience1 - 2 years
  • Posted 8th Apr 2021 by Agency

Language & Visas

  • English Fluent
  • VisasSchengen


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) ENG 1 (Medical - NO Limitation/Restrictions) [Essential]
    STCW 95 (STCW 2010) [Essential]
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore [Essential]


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