Shore-based career options

SuperyachtThe scale and reach of the industries supporting and supplying the superyacht sector is vast which means that whatever your educational background, your skills and experience may well be relevant and transferable.

From design and build specialists to large-scale sailing events and support organisations, land-based jobs associated with the Superyacht industry require an innate knowledge of the sector and how it works.

It is common for professional captains, officers and crew to seek shore-based jobs once they have started a family or decided to put down permanent roots. And whilst the skills they have acquired can be transferred to other careers, sea experience and knowledge pays dividends for those seeking new challenges in this vibrant industry.

Yacht management

Careers - Shorebased Career OptionsRunning a Superyacht is a business which often requires a management company to provide the legal, financial and administrative support required to oversee the operational aspects.

Services include HR and payroll, technical and operational support and assistance with yacht refit and maintenance plans.  

Yacht surveying

Work in the yacht surveying sector requires an excellent understanding of yacht materials and manufacture, yacht engineering systems and yacht design and production technology.

Yacht design

The engineering and production design of yachts and powerboats ranges from race boats and traditionally styled sail boats to production fishing boats and floating offices. Jobs in yacht design benefit from experience of the race sailing circuit and yacht maintenance. Find out more about Solent University's BEng (Hons) Yacht Design and Production and BEng (Hons) Yacht and Powercraft Design degrees.

Yacht brokers

Brokers specialise in the sale, charter, technical service, marketing and management of Superyachts. Sales, business and customer service skills are essential, along with a good knowledge of sail and motor yachts.


As the superyacht sector continues to grow so does demand for instructors and lecturers to teach and mentor the next generation of captains, crew and shore based specialists.

There are significant opportunities for qualified instructors and teachers across the sailing, yachting, watersports and maritime education and training sectors.

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