Bareboat Skipper

Overseas job


Our skippered charters welcome a large variety of customers, from experienced sailors who would like somebody on-board to tackle the hard work and provide their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise, to customers who have never sailed before and are looking to relax and enjoy the adventure, whilst knowing they are in safe hands. Customers can get as involved in the sailing as they like, whilst enjoying the turquoise waters, lively harbours, and endless horizons.

Living on board with the customers, our bareboat skippers are required to plan and adapt the charters itinerary dependant on each customer’s preferences, weather forecasts, and perhaps even any secret hidden gems. 

Sunsail are currently recruiting bareboat skipper’s to work in the Mediterranean for the upcoming summer. Our roles are based in Greece and Croatia. Full and high season roles are available and following successful summer placements; winter opportunities may be available.

Main duties will centre around the yachts, the base and ports of call. Working hours vary and you MUST be able to cover operational requirements. You may at times be required to assist with other duties including flotilla and shore based work. 

What you'll be doing

  • The successful and safe skippering of the mono-hull/catamaran throughout the customer’s holiday, from passage planning, motoring, sailing, anchoring, berthing, the skipper is responsible for all associated elements
  • Ensuring the safety of all guests throughout the charter
  • Maintaining a high level  of presentation and maintenance of the yacht throughout charter
  • Yacht preparation on turnaround days including deck cleaning 
  • Greeting guests and assisting with boarding; followed by an on-board welcome brief covering safety and yacht systems
  • Regular checks on equipment; specifically safety equipment
  • Socialising with the guests
  • Sharing local knowledge of the area with guests
  • Upon charter completion; conducting a de-brief on the yacht with the guests, ensure all paperwork is filled in, and transfers are organised and communicated.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Base Manager

What type of person are we looking for

  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and valid medical certificate (ENG1/ML5)
  • Basic yacht maintenance skills
  • Safety conscious with the ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in a customer focused environment
  • Sociable and positive personality
  • Adaptable character who can adjust to different circumstances
  • A quick learner, who can pick up and retain local knowledge
  • Experience skippering catamarans is desirable, but not essential

Apply now

Apply today by sending your CV to [email protected]

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We have more technical roles available. Have a look at our Flotilla skipper job description.

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Types of yachts
44 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service commitment
Consumer protection