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Careers - Bridge
Under the Captain’s direct management, the deck department is responsible for the safe navigation and operation of the yacht, both at sea and in port.
While the safety of the yacht and everyone on board is your prime responsibility, all deck operations and maintenance are also managed by the team while the yacht exterior has to be kept in tip top condition.
Deck officers are a vital part of the yacht's management team, taking charge of an expensive vessel and its equally valuable guests. You will take key decisions on manoeuvring of the yacht and controlling its navigation, communications and security.
Members of the deck department are well-trained and experienced mariners, having gained and developed their professional expertise and skills in either the superyacht or the merchant navy sectors.
You will need to be decisive, unflappable and able to inspire confidence in others as well as being a good team member and have effective communication skills. Confidence, enthusiasm and self-reliance are also essential attributes.
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