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Chase Boat Captain in Japan


  • Start Date: 1st Apr 2019
  • Job ID #668450
  • Posted by: Captain

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We are looking for an exceptional Chase Boat Captain / Tender mechanic to complement our team on M/Y Bravado. You need to be a confident, highly skilled, and experienced tender driver with great practical engineering experience. Proven watersports experience and Tender operations are also a must. You will be primarily responsible for “T2 Bravado” – 38’ Wajer Tender with twin 600hp Volvo Penta IPS drives.

Your responsibilities will include; Regular cleaning and maintenance Implementation and monitoring planned maintenance schedule according to manufacturer’s recommendations and vessels MMV program Logistical tasks such as Navigation planning and execution Basic admin tasks such as Navigation & Engineering Logs, managing and adhering to budget etc. You will be expected to report daily to the 1st Officer of Bravado with a daily/weekly/monthly plan of projects and requests You will also be required to assist with daily tasks and duties carried out on Bravado when the T2 has been set up for the day with the relevant projects having been completed

Qualifications required; Minimum 2yrs Industry experience Yacht Master Offshore - minimum AEC - minimum STCW’s Valid for 2 yrs ENG1 Medical valid for at least 6 months Seaman’s Discharge Book beneficial but not mandatory Only candidates with an EU or Australian Passport will be hired due to the vessels planned Itinerary and difficulty in acquiring relevant visas. Preference to candidates already in Australasia & Asia.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in this role or having worked within a deck team on board vessels >50m operating large Tenders (10m+). You will be expected to assist on board Bravado whenever your daily T2 duties have been completed – as with any smaller yacht program, these duties will not be restricted solely to within the deck team. All crew on board are expected to assist where needed. You will need to be able to work unsupervised and thus have immaculate work ethics and a self-starting attitude to create and complete tasks. There will be times when the T2 is away from the Bravado for extended periods. During this time you will be expected to adhere to the Standing Orders set out for Bravado and her Crew. You will be our representative in our absence so we are looking for an extremely reliable and trustworthy addition to the current crew. When the T2 is in the vicinity of Bravado you will have a berth available on Bravado. Other than this you will be expected to sleep on T2 (no shore side accommodation will be provided unless absolutely necessary)

M/Y Bravado is an extremely busy, world cruising motor yacht. We have covered some incredible cruising areas with more to come. This is a purely privately operated program with extremely high standards. This is not a program where we will be sitting around for long periods.

Only applicants over 25 please. Preference to candidates already in Asia. Candidates that are further afield may be expected to cover the joining flight which will be reimbursed after 6 months service.

Salary and package to be discussed during interview.


  • Vessel Size11m (36ft)
  • Vessel TypeMotor Yacht
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationJapan
  • Cruising ItineraryWorldwide
  • Yachting Experience2 - 5 years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleNo
  • Posted 1st Mar 2019 by Captain

Language & Visas

  • English Fluent


  • General Qualifications Full Driving License (International) [Essential]
    ENG 1 (Medical - NO Limitation/Restrictions) [Essential]
    STCW 95 (STCW 2010) [Essential]
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore [Essential]
  • Engineering Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) MCA AEC Certificate [Essential]


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