Yacht Crew Recruitment

Find the perfect crew, vetted by Chapman

Yacht Crew Recruitment

A quality crew is essential for the efficient and safe operation of any yacht. We provide all the necessary support and guidance to ensure a consistently smooth process for all involved.

Recruiting on behalf of yacht owners and operators Australia-wide and globally, we boast access to the new generation of superyacht crew. We understand the importance of allocating your yacht with the perfect team whilst ensuring high crew retention rates.

From the recruitment stage to background checks, interviewing and initiating suitable employment contracts, we offer an end-to-end yacht crew recruitment and placement service.

Current Opportunities

CHAPMAN YACHTING is seeking a General Hand to perform essential deck and maintenance duties from Monday to Friday on a casual basis with the possibility to become full time. Working mainly at Rose Bay, Point Piper and Sydney Superyacht Marina’s in Sydney. Duties will include but are not limited to wash downs, exterior detailing, shipyard...
Comprehensive Wage, DOE
Point Piper and Rose Bay Marinas, Sydney
CHAPMAN YACHTING is seeking an exceptional Head of Interior to join our esteemed team. If you’re based in Sydney and yearning for a shore-based role, with flexible hours from Monday to Friday, then this opportunity was tailor-made for you. In this pivotal role, your primary responsibility will be to meticulously maintain our managed vessels, ensuring...
Competitive Salary, DOE
Point Piper and Rose Bay Marinas, Sydney
2nd Stewardess
We are looking for a bubbly and energetic 2nd Stewardess to join a Sydney based vessel. The right candidate would be motivated and eager to learn from an experienced Chief Stew. This would be a great opportunity to gain some good longevity and work in a well-run team with high standards. To get in touch...
$5,500 AUD, DOE
Sydney, Australia
First Mate – Sydney Based
We are currently looking for a first mate to join a professional crew on a well-run vessel with high standards. We are ideally looking for someone that is looking for longevity and is happy to be based in Sydney. This would be a great position for someone looking for a work-life balance To get in...
4,700 - 5,000 Euros/month DOE
Sydney, Australia
Recruitment Agent for Chapman Yachting
We are looking for a new and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The ideal candidate is an ex-crew member that is passionate about the yachting industry and crew. They should be willing to learn, reliable and be flexible with their role as they will often be assisting with Charters and Admin. This could be...
Sydney Superyacht Marina, Sydney Harbour AUS

Recruit the best with Chapman

Chapman Yachting Superyacht Crew Recruitment is Australia’s leading yacht crew recruitment and placement agency, strategically located in the yachting hubs of Sydney Harbour at the Rozelle Superyacht Marina and Point Piper Marina.

Recruiting on behalf of yacht owners all over the world, our purpose is to allow new generations to discover yachting and seasoned crew to further their careers and widen their talent base.

Our team of recruitment officers understand the complexity of the roles onboard a yacht as each of them have either worked on Superyachts as crew members themselves or have extensive knowledge in the industry, ensuring they find that perfect fit for both owners and crew alike.

Whether for a motor yacht, sailing yacht, or private estate, temporary or permanent, finding the calibre of employees you deserve requires the assistance of true professionals.

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Frequently asked questions

The Chapman recruitment team can assist and guide you from submitting your CV through to finding and securing your dream job in yachting!
You can submit your CV and be added to our crew database through our recruitment section of the website

As part of our database you’ll receive:

  • Job alerts about our available and relevant positions
  • Help navigating the job-hunting process from experienced former yacht crew that are familiar with the industry
  • Advice on your CV to optimise your chances of employment
  • Access to full time and temp/freelance positions onboard yachts within Australia

An AMSA Medical is also a Seafarer’s medical certificate. This has become a mandatory requirement for all crew to hold before obtaining employment aboard Australian commercial yachts. To obtain an AMSA medical, visit the nearest medical centres provided to you on the AMSA website.

This is an International Safety Standard which has been decreed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and endorsed by the MCA and signatory countries. It’s like an Occupational Health and Safety course for anyone whose workplace is at sea.
This ensures that all maritime crew are properly trained and prepared for a range of emergencies, should they ever occur onboard.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Sea Survival Techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Security Awareness

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an organisation that sets the standard for the training, certifications and working standards for yacht crew globally.

CVs are very specific for the Superyacht industry.

  1. You’ll need a suitable photograph. A head shot wearing a polo with a plain background is ideal.
  2. You’ll need to give your contact details, current location and availability date.
  3. You’ll need to advise if you have any tattoos that will show when you are in uniform.

It is mandatory to have STCW95 Basic Safety Training and the Seafarer’s Medical certificate (ENG1) and these should be mentioned in your list of qualifications and certificates.
Your employment history is important. Show your most recent roles first: Job title, where you worked, and when you worked there. Give details about the specifics of each job.

Referees (at least three) should be current and all contact details provided: Name, Position, Yacht, Phone and Email.
Qualifications/Certification, Work History, Referee list. Some crew also add a list of interests.

We can help you take the first steps towards your new career. It’s easier than you think! Get in touch with our recruitment officer to have a chat and learn about the different paths/courses you can take to get started.

Those who have completed an occupational course have shown their dedication and professionalism by going beyond the minimum and have a lot more confidence and skills to bring to their first role.

Check out our Job board for our current available positions, or call us in the office on 1300 358 351.

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