Approved Boats Charter: Staff Required


 

Crewed Motor Yacht Captain & Chef Couple

Location: Southampton, UK
Contract type: Seven Month Fixed Term, Live-aboard (opportunity for extension)
Reports to: Charter Manager

Summary:
A Crewed motor yacht charter delivers the ultimate all-inclusive vacation on the water aboard an exclusive motor yacht. It blends the comfort of luxury vacations with the spirit of adventure travel. Complete with a professional crew, guests can enjoy the nautical skills and local knowledge of a captain alongside gourmet meals prepared by a chef. On the larger yachts they also enjoy a high level of service and hospitality from a steward(ess).
At times management may assign additional tasks relating to the position which may include, photoshoots, briefings, boat shows etc. When the yacht is not on charter the position involves base work and duties.
Please note this is a live-aboard position and one twin berth cabin will be provided as accommodation for the captain and the chef/steward to share.

Captain’s Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of all clients throughout the charter
  • Be responsible for the safe piloting, navigation, anchoring and operation of the motor yacht at all times
  • Maintain all technical and general aspects of the yacht including equipment and the dinghy to Approved Boat Charters standard, including regular maintenance checks and services as directed by the technical manager
  • Keep an up to date logbook recording hours, passages and mileage and report to the technical manager
  • Keep accounting records in good order, and ensure that expenditure is kept within the charter budget
  • Communicate with clients in advance of charters using the company provided email address
  • Greet clients and assist with boarding, followed by a welcome brief covering safety and relevant yacht information, including the whereabouts of all safety equipment
  • Act as a host for the charter party, organising activities and excursions as required, and providing local information throughout the charter
  • Provide basic instruction for snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding
  • Run safe watersports activities from the tender & jetski including kneeboarding, tubing, and waterskiing
  • Create and serve a selection of cocktails to clients throughout the charter
  • Clean the motor yacht in preparation for charter and during the charter
  • Report any incidents during charter to the manager, initially verbally and followed by a written report
  • Any other duties as directed by the manager

Chef/Steward Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for menu planning and provisioning of the yacht for charter
  • Ensure that the menu is in accordance with the guest’s preference sheets and that meals are well prepared and tastefully presented
  • Daily housekeeping of all guest areas of the motor yacht to Approved Boats Charters’ standard
  • Communicate with clients in advance of charters using the company provided email address
  • Keep accounting records in good order, and ensure that expenditure is kept within the charter budget
  • Ensure snacks are available at all times for guests to help themselves
  • Keep the galley and equipment clean and organised at all times and clean up following each meal
  • Preparation of the cabins with linen prior to guest arrival, and completion of a mid-week linen change during charter
  • Clean the motor yacht in preparation for charter and during the charter
  • Act as a host for the charter party, organising activities and excursions as required, and providing local information throughout the charter
  • Help ensure the safety of guests throughout the charter
  • Assist the captain in providing basic instruction/assistance with snorkelling and other water sports
  • Assist the captain with all elements of deck work as required
  • Any other duties as directed by the manager

What we are looking for in a captain:

  • Yacht Master Offshore commercially endorsed (medical must be in date for the full contract)
  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • B1/B2 or C1/D US visa
  • Strong technical experience on similar sized yachts and systems
  • Experience running watersports from a tender
  • Ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Experience working to budgets
  • Experience in a leadership position
  • Previous cocktail making experience
  • Language Skills (desirable)

What we are looking for in a Chef/Steward:

  • STCW
  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • Experience in a culinary position within a commercial environment
  • Culinary qualification and food handling/health and hygiene certificate
  • Experience working to dietary requirements and particular preferences
  • Previous waiting and housekeeping experience
  • Ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Experience working to budgets
  • B1/B2 or C1/D US visa
  • Competent Crew/Day Skipper or equivalent level of experience, and Powerboat Level 2 (desirable)
  • Language Skills (desirable)

Job Information
Company: Approved Boats Charters
Vacancy: Crewed Yacht Captain & Chef/Steward Couple Category: Chef, Cook, Yacht
Dates: 1 April 2021
Salary: Competitive Salary + benefits

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