Marine Leisure

Overview

The Marine Leisure industry is concerned with those working in occupations related to using vessels for recreational purposes in the seagoing and inland sectors of the marine industry, covering;

Design

  • Naval Architect (Yacht Designer)
  • Yacht Designer (Boat Designer)
  • Draughtsman/Draughtwoman (CAD Technician)

Manufacturing

  • Boat Builder (Yacht Builder, Boat Repairer)
  • Boat Fitter (Marine Craftsperson)
  • Marine Engineer
  • Electrics/Electronics Engineer

Buying and Selling

  • Yacht Broker (Yacht Agent , Dealer, Distributor )
  • Yacht Surveyor ( Marine Surveyor, Small Craft Surveyor )

Watersports Instruction and Coaching

  • Watersports manager
  • Watersports instructor

Marinas and yacht harbours

  • Marina manager (Yacht Harbour Manager)
  • Dockmaster (Operations Manager)
  • Marina operative ( Berthing Assistant , Mooring Assistant , Yard Assistant )

Crew

Superyacht - A superyacht can be found on any ocean, on any sea in the world. Superyachts can be motor or sail and range from 24m up to mini cruiseships. The number of crew and types of roles and responsibility will vary depending on the type and size of the superyacht. On an average superyacht, you will find on board the crew jobs listed below. Yachts over 60m normally have a crew of 10 or more

  • Captain
  • First officer (Mate)
  • Engineer
  • Chef
  • Chief Steward/Stewardess (Interior Director, Interior Manager, Hotel Manager )
  • Deckhand (Deck rating)

Chartering/holidays - Professional crew and skippers are also needed for yachts that may be chartered or for flotilla holidays. Roles will be similar to those on superyachts although roles will normally be much wider as there may only be 2 crew members.

  • Flotilla engineer
  • Flotilla host/hostess
  • Skipper (Delivery Skipper, Flotilla Skipper, Bareboat Skipper, Charter Skipper)

Role, Career Pathways & Qualifications

Click the links below to find out more about specific roles, career pathways and required qualifications

Roles

Naval Architect (Yacht Designer)
A Naval Architect is a professional responsible for the design, development, construction and repair of surface and underwater vessels and operating systems. They have knowledge of structures, stresses, materials and hydrodynamics. Typical work activities cover the functions that are required for the entire process of designing and preparing vessels for sea. UK Naval Architects are usually members of the Royal Institute of Naval Architecture. To become a member, individuals must have undertaken an accredited course such as Naval Architecture, Marine Technology, Marine Engineering, Offshore Engineering and Ship Science.


Yacht Designer (Boat Designer)
Most but not all designers are Naval Architects. A Yacht Designer designs vessels for leisure use only, and also designs for repairs and re-fits. Yacht Designers produce the plans for the boat, including hulls, decks and interior layout. Designers usually specialise in a particular aspect or type of boat and/or yacht design. Although in theory anyone can call themselves a Yacht Designer they would normally be qualified as they need technical design skills. Unlike Naval Architects, Yacht Designers do not need to be a member of a professional institution.


Draughtsman/Draughtwoman (CAD Technician)
They work in all branches of engineering as well as architecture, construction, and manufacturing, using CAD software to produce detailed 2D and 3D designs and specifications for vessels. As well as producing detailed blueprints, the parameters which make up the specification are used to prepare cost estimates, tenders, compliance documents, manufacturing, assembly and maintenance instructions for the vessel in question.

Career Pathways

Naval Architect (Yacht Designer)
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Yacht Designer, project management
  • Shipbuilding and repairing
  • Pleasure and small commercial craft

Opportunities in other Sectors

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Offshore oil and gas companies
  • Consultancy
Yacht Designer (Boat Designer)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector

  • Team/Project Management
  • Draughtsman/Draughtwoman (CAD Technician)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Team/project/site manager

Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Railways
  • Electronics
  • Broadcasting and telecommunication
  • Freelance work

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Naval Architect (Yacht Designer)
Normally graduate entry in a relevant degree (accredited by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects- RINA) such as Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying, Marine Engineering, Ship Science or Mechanical Engineering. A professional naval architect is required to be a member of RINA and registered with the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Entry without a degree is possible.


Yacht Designer (Boat Designer)
Normally graduate entry. May be qualified as a Naval Architect but no requirement to be a member of RINA or similar institution. No mandatory requirements.

Draughtsman/Draughtwoman (CAD Technician)

A number of qualifications cover CAD, including:
Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design (City and Guilds)
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology (EAL)

Roles

Boat Builder (Yacht Builder, Boat Repairer)
Boat builders work on a wide range of smaller craft, from luxury powerboats to sailing boats, narrow-boats and wooden dinghies. Most modern boats are built using glass fibre or new composite materials, in a factory environment. Only a small number of new craft are built from wood, but there is a need for repair and restoration of existing wooden boats.


Boat Fitter (Marine Craftsperson)
Most of the build time of a modern craft is spent fitting the boat out with engines, accommodation and domestic systems. This is the area in which carpenters, jointers, plumbers and electricians work.


Marine Engineer
Marine engineering is a multi-disciplinary field requiring an understanding and knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic systems. Marine Engineers design, build, convert, test and maintain boats . They have high levels of competence in the practical and technical skills required to work with inboard and outboard engines and transmission, propulsion and steering systems. The normal way to train as an engineer is to study full time at university or college for a first degree in Engineering.


Electrics/Electronics Engineer
Installs, services, repairs and upgrades sophisticated electrical and electronic systems ranging from engine electrical systems, to electric engines, pumps, navigation and interior lights to radar and satellite navigation equipment.

Career Pathways

Boat Builder (Yacht Builder, Boat Repairer)
Opportunuities within the Maritime Sector
  • Yacht Surveyor
  • Boat Fitter (Marine Craftsperson)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Marine Engineering Technician,
  • Marine Design,
  • Sales
  • Shipbuilding and repairs,
  • Ship yards
  • Marine Engineer

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Team/project/site management
  • Management/director position (eg Engineering Director)
  • Base/Port engineer
  • Yacht surveyor
  • Shipping companies
  • Shipyards
  • Pleasure and small commercial craft

Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Research and Development
  • Consultancy
  • Electrics/Electronics Engineer

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Team/project/site management
  • Management/director position (eg Engineering Director)
  • Base/Port engineer
  • Yacht surveyor
  • Shipping companies
  • Shipyards
  • Pleasure and small commercial craft

Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Research and Development
  • Consultancy

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Boat Builder (Yacht Builder, Boat Repairer)
If working in a boat yard or similar environment, will usually have a relevant Health and Safety qualification
Level 3 Certificate in Boat Building , Maintenance and Support (City & Guilds)
Level 3 S/NVQ Boat Building and Maintenance (EAL)
Foundation/Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building
Boat Building NVQs expire in 08/06. Their replacement is yet to be accredited.

Boat Fitter (Marine Craftsperson)
If working in a boat yard or similar environment, will usually have a relevant Health and Safety qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Boat Building, Maintenance and Support (City & Guilds)*
Level 2 S/NVQ Boat Production and Support Services (EAL)
Foundation/Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building

Marine Engineer
Electrics/Electronics Engineer
If working in a boat yard or similar environment, will usually have a relevant Health and Safety qualification
Level 2 S/NVQ Marine Engineering (EAL)
Level 3 S/NVQ Marine Engineering Operations (EDEXCEL)
Level 3 S/NVQ Marine Engineering (EAL)
Foundation/Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building
Level 5 BTEC HND Marine Engineering (EDEXCEL)

Certificate in Boatbuilding: engineering pathway (City and Guilds)

Roles

Yacht Broker (Yacht Agent , Dealer, Distributor)
Yacht Brokers and Agents are concerned with the sale and purchase of secondhand craft and act as intermediaries between vendors and purchasers. Dealers and Distributors largely deal in new craft. Dealers buy and sell boats on their own account or as part of a network and may also take boats in part exchange. The Broker or Dealer undertakes all the advertising, shows people the boat, and organises sea trials. They also ensure all the paperwork (VAT paid invoices, registration documents, proof of title, CE compliance, etc) is in order and that the person buying the boat has adequate finance. The Broker is paid commission by the vendor on the final selling price. Brokers have knowledge of specific legislation, such as the Recreational Craft Directive, and also have a working knowledge of boats. Some Brokers may hold an RYA Powerboat qualification (Level 2) and/or a Day Skipper certificate.


Yacht Surveyor ( Marine Surveyor, Small Craft Surveyor)
Surveys are needed for all sorts of purposes - pre-purchase, condition, insurance, tonnage for registration, damage and re-fit are the main examples. All but the smallest boats should have a pre-purchase survey. A Surveyor provides the client with a written report explaining any defects and how urgent the repair is, and suggesting means of rectification. Surveyors have varied backgrounds such as naval architecture, marine engineering or boatbuilding. Surveyors need to understand the materials, stresses, operation, equipment and industry standards to be able to provide the client with a professional service.

Career Pathways

Yacht Broker (Yacht Agent , Dealer, Distributor)
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Sales, Brokerage
  • Yacht Surveyor ( Marine Surveyor, Small Craft Surveyor)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Damage/loss assessment
  • Refit overseeing

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Yacht Broker (Yacht Agent , Dealer, Distributor)
Shipping qualifications are not required. May hold a broad marine course which includes marine surveying.
May hold a RYA Powerboat qualification (Level 2) and/or a Day Skipper certificate
Introduction to Brokerage (ABYA)

Yacht Surveyor ( Marine Surveyor, Small Craft Surveyor)

May come through boatbuilding or repair experience route. Could also be a qualified Naval Architect. Relevant qualifications include degrees in Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying, Engineering, and Marine Engineering.

Roles

Watersports manager
The Watersports Manager is responsible for overall management of administration (often includes finance), staff and all watersports equipment. It also involves the organisation of the instruction programme and daily instruction. The minimum requirements generally required for this post are instructor qualifications in at least two relevant watersports, a RYA Powerboat level 2 Certificate and a relevant First Aid qualification.


Watersports instructor

A Watersports Instructor could instruct across a number of disciplines or have a specialism, such as dinghy sailing, multihull sailing, powerboating or windsurfing. Instructors have competent sailing skills in the areas they teach, have relevant qualifications (normally Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Instructor qualifications), good communication skills and are safety conscious. Senior Instructors have extra responsibilities such as the implementation of the activities programme, and must be able to lead, motivate and manage staff. Senior Instructors must have the RYA Senior Instructors Certificate.

Career Pathways

Watersports manager

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Marina Manager
  • Watersports instructor

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Watersports Manager

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Watersports manager
First Aid Qualification
At least two instructor qualifications
RYA Level 2 Powerboat instructor

Watersports instructor
The role requires a First Aid certificate and possibly a RYA Safety Boat certificate. In addition, instructors are qualified to at least Level 2 in the relevant activity :
Windsurfing instructor (RYA)
Powerboat instructor (RYA)

Inland waterways instructor (RYA)

Roles

Marina manager (Yacht Harbour Manager)
Responsible for the running of the marina/yacht harbour. General responsibilities will include berthing arrangements, bookings, services and repairs, customer liaison, cash handling, staffing, sales etc. Managers try to keep their marina/harbour full and paying all year round. Managers normally have management experience and a working knowledge of marinas/harbours and boats. Some Managers may hold a Powerboat qualification (Level 2) and a Day Skipper certificate. They may also have a degree in Marine Leisure Management or the Certified Marina Manager qualification (CMM).


Dockmaster (Operations Manager)
Oversees planning and management of berthing and mooring facilities in marinas and yacht harbours. Duties include supervision of marine operatives involved in mooring and berthing, and the preparation of mooring plans.


Marina operative ( Berthing Assistant , Mooring Assistant , Yard Assistant)
Undertake general tasks around the marina or yacht harbour. Duties may include lifting, moving and loading, assisting customers, crewing small harbour craft, berthing, helping to moor larger vessels, basic engineering and securing and maintaining marker buoys.

Career Pathways

Marina manager (Yacht Harbour Manager)
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Resort Manager
  • Dockmaster (Operations Manager)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Operations Director
  • Marina operative ( Berthing Assistant , Mooring Assistant , Yard Assistant)

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Dockmaster

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Marina manager (Yacht Harbour Manager)
May hold a Level 2 Powerboat qualification and a Day Skipper certificate
May also have undertaken:
Certified Marine Manager Certificate (IMI)
Degree in Marina Management (IMI)

Dockmaster (Operations Manager)
No specific requirements

Marina operative ( Berthing Assistant , Mooring Assistant , Yard Assistant)
Level 2 S/NVQ Boat Production and Support Services (EAL)

Marina Operatives Certificate (BMF)

A superyacht can be found on any ocean, on any sea in the world. Superyachts can be motor or sail and range from 24m up to mini cruiseships. The number of crew and types of roles and responsibility will vary depending on the type and size of the superyacht. On an average superyacht, you will find on board the crew jobs listed below. Yachts over 60m normally have a crew of 10 or more

Roles

Crew
Superyacht - A superyacht can be found on any ocean, on any sea in the world. Superyachts can be motor or sail and range from 24m up to mini cruiseships. The number of crew and types of roles and responsibility will vary depending on the type and size of the superyacht. On an average superyacht, you will find on board the crew jobs listed below. Yachts over 60m normally have a crew of 10 or more

Captain
The Captain is in overall command of the yacht and has full responsibility for the crew, the cargo, passengers and the safety of the vessel. A Captain must have considerable maritime experience and training and will normally have significant experience gained in the merchant navy. A Captain of a Superyacht has to have excellent sea faring knowledge, a good grasp of accounting and administration and also deal with authorities on matters such as paperwork and health and safety. The Captain must be highly skilled at dealing with people, both crew and owner/guests. Responsible for the security of the vessel and environmental awareness. On a smaller vessel the Captain will have more wide-ranging responsibilities which on a larger vessel would be undertaken by the deckhand or Chief Steward/Stewardess.

First officer (Mate)
Second in command to the Captain. Directly responsible for all deck operations including cargo storage and handling, deck maintenance and deck supplies. In charge of the second and third officers and deckhands. Undertakes bridge watches when at sea. Responsible, with other staff, for the security of the vessel and environmental awareness.

Engineer
In charge of the engineering department and responsible to the Captain for its efficient operation. Has overall control and decision making powers for the engineering department. Responsible for ensuring that all planned mechanical and electrical maintenance takes place. Co-ordinates operations with shore-side engineers.

Chef
Food planning and preparation, and cooking to a high standard. The chef must be capable of working on their own and or working under pressure.

Chief Steward/Stewardess (Interior Director, Interior Manager, Hotel Manager)
A Chief Steward or Chief Stewardess is in charge of the interior of the yacht and is similar to a 'house keeper' or host/hostess. Manages and recruits the interior staff (e.g. Steward, Housekeeper). Oversees the general cleaning of accommodation, and provision of catering support. Specific duties could include flower arranging, providing a silver service and obtaining local currency. Ensures that passengers are looked after in a discreet and confidential manner. Responsible, with other staff, for the security of the vessel and environmental awareness. May have languages expertise and a first aid qualification.

Deckhand (Deck rating)
A deckhand is the entry level for almost all professional crew jobs on yachts. They will be expected to do a variety of jobs such as painting, sanding, fibreglass restoration, varnishing, carpentry, buffing, polishing and finishing. Responsible, with other staff, for the security of the vessel and environmental awareness. D eckhands do not have to have sailing qualifications but having them is an asset. General seafaring skills are expected. Should ideally have some knowledge and experience of engines and radio equipment. Normally responsible for the general maintenance of outboard engines, jet skis and waterskiing equipment.

Career Pathways

Captain
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Captain of larger yachts
  • Marine Superintendent,
  • Technical Superintendent
  • Marine Insurance Investigator
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Lecturer
  • First officer (Mate)
  • Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Captain
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Lecturer
  • Engineer
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Management/director position (eg Engineering Director)
  • Base/Port engineer
  • Yacht surveyor
  • Shipping companies
  • Shipyards
  • Pleasure and small commercial craft
  • Chef
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Head Chef
  • Ship's Cook in MN
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Catering Sector
  • Chief Steward/Stewardess (Interior Director, Interior Manager, Hotel Manager)
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Personal Assistant to Yacht Owner,
  • Chief Purser on a large Superyacht
  • Passenger liner steward/ess
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Hotel Management
  • Housekeeper in owner's residence
  • Deckhand (Deck rating)
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Flotilla Engineer
  • Flotilla Host(ess)
  • Chartering/holidays
  • Flotilla engineer
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Bareboat Engineer
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Base Engineer
  • Technical Manager
  • Base manager
Established routes from other Sectors
  • Car Mechanic
  • Flotilla host/hostess
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Chief Steward/ess (bareboat)
  • Customer Liaison Base Manager
  • Passenger liner Steward/ess
  • Superyacht Steward/ess
Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Skipper
  • Delivery Skipper
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Charter Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Flotilla Skipper
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Charter Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Bareboat Skipper
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Charter Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Charter Skipper
Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Delivery Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Base Manager

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Crew

Sea-going positions usually require an STCW 95 if working on a commercial/charter vessel. This is not necessary for a private vessel.
Superyacht
Captain, on a Superyacht
<24m: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean Certificate of Competence
MCA Master of Yachts 200T
>24m and up to 200GT: RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore or Ocean Certificate of Competence
MCA qualification Master of Yachts 200T
MCA Fire Fighting, First Aid and Social Responsibilities; MCA oral exam
>24m and less than 3000GT: MCA Master of Yachts Certificate of Competence
Commercial Endorsement (if paying customers)

First officer, (Mate) on a Superyacht
May also have RYA Commercially Endorsed Certificate
Level 4 S/NVQ Marine Vessel Operations (EDEXCEL)

Engineer, on a Superyacht

Either:
Appoved Engineer Course certificate (MCA)

Marine Engineer Operating Licence (Yacht) (MCA)
Or:
< 200 gt and < 1,500 kW: STCW III/3
< 500 gt and < 3,000 kW: STCW III/2 (Yacht 1)
< 3,000 gt and < 3,000 kW: STCW III/2 (Yacht 2)
< 3,000 gt and < 9,000 kW: STCW III/2 (Yacht 3)
Professional Yacht Engineer Course ( UK Sailing Academy )

Chef, on a Superyacht
Experience as a head/sous chef in a hotel, restaurant or on a yacht
Chef qualification, such as:
Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery (City and Guilds)
Level 3 S/NVQ Professional Cookery (City and Guilds)

Chief Steward/Stewardess. (Interior Director, Interior Manager, Hotel Manager) on a Superyacht
Chief Steward will normally have experience as an Assistant Steward(ess). For top end yachts, may have experience as a butler.
There are no specific qualifications, but a background in food and drink, hospitality and catering or customer service is an advantage. May have undertaken the UKSA Marine Hospitality training programme which includes the following qualifications: UKSA Professional Yacht Marine Hospitality Certificate; MCA Personal Safety and Social Responsibility; MCA Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting; MCA Personal Survival Techniques; MCA Elementary First Aid. RYA Powerboat Level 1.

Deckhand, (Deck rating) on a Superyacht
Qualifications not normally needed but may have RYA qualifications. Experience is most important. Role may be combined with Flotilla Engineer. Must have the MCA Yacht Rating Certificate to work on large sailing and motor yachts. Helpful if have undertaken a course in fibreglass restoration.

Professional crew and skippers are also needed for yachts that may be chartered or for flotilla holidays. Roles will be similar to those on superyachts although roles will normally be much wider as there may only be 2 crew members.

Roles

Flotilla engineer

Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all the yachts in the flotilla and all of their equipment. Repairs are often completed when at sea and at anchorage at night. May also assist guests with operating systems, power handling and equipment use. Normally has previous marine experience and a working knowledge of engines and machinery.


Flotilla host/hostess
Responsible for the care of all flotilla guests. Normally liaises with local restaurants and attractions for group visits and co-ordinates entertainment. May also deal with medical issues, accounts and complaints. This could include liaising with the company's administration staff. Normally has customer service background and/or holiday company experience and an outgoing and independent personality. May need sailing experience.


Skipper
Delivery Skipper - Responsible for the safe and timely delivery of vessels. Often works long distances with minimal crew. Jobs are usually short-term and provide the opportunity to gain sea time and experience. A Delivery Skipper normally works as a volunteer crew member before securing a position as a paid skipper.


Flotilla Skipper
- Operates a yacht or entire flotilla (normally up to 20 yachts). The Skipper will brief guests daily on yacht safety and operational information. On turn-around day the Skipper directs the staff in checking the rigging, sails, keels etc for damage and repair needs. Will normally be an experienced cruising skipper, minimum qualification RYA Yacht Master Commercially Endorsed. Management and customer care skills are important.


Bareboat Skipper
- Prepares yachts for charter and their delivery to the relevant bases. Often has experience as a Flotilla Skipper.


Charter Skipper
- The charter skipper operates the yacht for guests and may own the vessel. Different to working on a private vessel due to the usually high turnover of guests with a fast turn around at the end of a charter. Vessels may be chartered for as little as a couple of hours, or considerably longer. May have to prepare and serve all food and drink aboard (in which case will have to comply with Alcohol Licensing legislation). Where there is crew on board, the Skipper will not be responsible for the housekeeping

Career Pathways

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Flotilla Engineer
  • Flotilla Host(ess)
  • Chartering/holidays
  • Flotilla engineer

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Bareboat Engineer
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Base Engineer
  • Technical Manager
  • Base manager

Established routes from other Sectors
  • Car Mechanic
  • Flotilla host/hostess

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Chief Steward/ess (bareboat)
  • Customer Liaison Base Manager
  • Passenger liner Steward/ess
  • Superyacht Steward/ess

Opportunities in other Sectors
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Skipper
  • Delivery Skipper

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Charter Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Flotilla Skipper

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Charter Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Bareboat Skipper

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Charter Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Base Manager
  • Charter Skipper

Opportunities within the Maritime Sector
  • Delivery Skipper
  • Flotilla Skipper
  • Base Manager

Qualifications Required

Key: Mandatory requirements Common training available


Flotilla engineer
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
Common entry route is with experience as a car mechanic

Flotilla host/hostess
Hospitality and catering qualifications may help but no specific requirements.

Skipper
Delivery Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed)
(Depending on distance, an RYA Coastal Certificate of Competence may suffice)

Flotilla Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed)

Bareboat Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed)

Charter Skipper

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed)