Recommended Time In Role

Ideally, Specialist Crew Members should stay in their role for a minimum of two seasons before considering advancing their career. A season includes time spent preparing for and with guests onboard. This is the length of time needed to perfect the skills to be a strong Specialist Crew Member and the minimum amount of experience needed for more senior roles.

Mandatory Qualifications

To be eligible to be a Specialist Crew Member, all candidates must have STCW Basic Safety Training A-VI/I. Food Safety in Catering Level 2 is also needed if serving or handling food.

Qualifications relevant to their
specialist field would be expected.

Recommended Qualifications

If new to the Industry, the strongest candidates will also have completed the GUEST Introduction to Yachting & Yachting Life and, dependent upon levels of existing certification, relevant GUEST Yacht Specialist programs or courses. GUEST Yacht Specialist programs include Yacht Spa Management, Floristry & Plant Maintenance, Advanced Cigar Service, Barista & Hot Beverages, Advanced Wine Appreciation, and Advanced
Bartending & Mixology.

Recommended Experience

Successful candidates entering the yachting industry will have qualifications and experience in their relevant specialty, e.g., with a high-end spa, salon, or medical facility (for nursing/ physiotherapy positions).

Character Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Positive / can-do attitude
  • Self-aware
  • Strong work ethic
  • Honest & trustworthy
  • Personable – service with smile
  • Self-regulated – including personal and social media presence
  • Good communication skills
  • Good listener
  • Takes direction
  • Resilient / ability to work well under pressure
  • Collaborative & loyal
  • Good time keeping
  • Discreet
  • Well presented