Welcome to Day Work on Yachts

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About Us

Day Work on Yachts  is an online database that puts you in touch with prospective employers. Whether you are looking for work as a Deckhand, Engineer, Steward, Stewardess, Purser, Bosun, First Mate, Chef, Captain or a specialised role. Employers can browse your Resume/ CV once you have published them on our database and contact you directly to discuss the position. You will also be able to view job listings and search by Location | Name | Keyword.

Now you can Find Yachts all over the world | Post in Yacht The Forum | Access The Yacht Directory | and View the Weather Report,  all this and more when you Register with us.

How do Employees/Job Seeker’s/Dayworker’s register with us?  

Click on the Login/Register button at the top right hand side of the page and create an account with us  Or Click Here.

To view Job Announcements 

Complete your full details including your name, the position you are seeking, location and your current Resume/CV. Please click Publish. You have now registered. This will make your CV visible to potential Employers. Once you have registered you can view current Job Listings. Select the View Profile tab on the right hand side of your page. Under My Dashboard  view current Job listings. You may then  Apply Online and your personal CV will be directly forwarded to potential Employers. You may log on and update your details at any time.

How do Employers/Job Listers register with us?

Click on the Employers Registration tab  Or Click Here. To Add a Job Announcement and View our Database of workers

What Qualifications do I need  to become a Crew Member?

STCW95  is the minimum requirement needed for full time employment.

It will cost you around one thousand dollars or seven hundred euros depending on where you choose to enrol, the Mediterranean or the USA. The STCW is internationally recognised.

“This 5 day course includes theory and practical hands-on training and assessment. These courses are approved to satisfy the requirements for Basic Safety Training on all size vessels…………….” to read more click the link below


Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications may also be something to consider if you are looking to further your career. These include such things as beginner entry level Deckhands, the UK National Powerboat Level 2 Certificate for Tender Driving and for Stewards or Stewardesses looking for extra skills, Flower Arranging and Silver Service courses. Additional to Deck & Interior positions courses are also readily available for Engineers, Chefs and Captain positions – please refer to Contact Page for helpful links.


A career in the yachting industry can be an exciting opportunity taking you on journeys to many exciting, exotic and beautiful places throughout the world


A career in the yachting industry provides a wonderful opportunity to travel and see the world and can also provide a very lucrative salary.


The seasons for the yachting industry  are as follows:

Mediterranean: April through to September  Caribbean: November through to April

Shipyards and Dry Dock

In between the seasons there are numerous crossings from the Mediterranean Sea to the Caribbean Atlantic Ocean and vice versa. During this period a refit of the vessel in a shipyard or dry dock may also take place. This can be a good place to gain knowledge and understanding about the yachting industry. Working in both a dry dock in a shipyard and on a crossing is a great place to gain a lot of hands on experience.

Boat Shows

Boat Shows are held annually and are also a good place to find short term work.

They are held in the Mediterranean in Monaco, Cannes and Antibes and the Caribbean and USA in Fort Lauderdale and St Martin, please refer to Contact Page for helpful links.