The deck officers are responsible for holding a safe navigational watch and running the bridge systems, keeping charts and publications current and might be the yachts designated security, safety and medical officer. Depending on the size of the yacht, the deck officers can be responsible for overseeing the deck operations and maintenance, budgeting and inventory, ordering of new supplies and setting up watch schedules, passage plans and mooring operations. You may be appointed as crew representative (a point of call for the more junior crew) and assist on deck or in other departments where needed. During passages you will be required to hold a safe navigational watch, reporting to the Captain and Chief officer and following the master’s standing orders at all times.
Depending on the size of the yacht, deck officers are generally required to have:
Excellent navigational experience
Solid deck knowledge including maintenance, watersports, tender driving and operations, crane driving etc.
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Excellent knowledge of ISM and ISPS practices
An OOW ticket <3000 or Unlimited
Updated and current STCW95 and ENG1
Visas necessary for the vessels travel plans
A current passport without restrictions