The role of a deckhand is the first stepping stone for those wishing to work their way up to Captain. Deckhand candidates should be versatile as it can be a varied role. Overall, deck crew are responsible for the exterior of the yacht including detailing, washing, polishing, waxing, and touch up painting. Sunseeker yachts often have a lot of teak for which the maintenance is an on going job; it is beneficial to have some understanding of electricity, plumbing, carpentry, and mechanics as well. On smaller vessels all crewmembers need to be prepared to assist those in other departments although on larger vessels where there’s a larger team of ‘deck crew’ duties may be more specialised.

Salary – €24,000 - €42,000


Minimum STCW95 basic safety training & ENG1 Medical Certificate.
Other beneficial qualifications include Tender driving License, Jet Ski Instructors License, Diving qualifications.