Sunsail strives to deliver the best sailing holidays, giving customers unique experiences on the water!
We share our customer's passion for sailing and have built a reputation for unparalleled on-water holidays, customer service and reliability that ensures guests return time after time. Sailing adventures specifically tailored to every customer, be it an adult group or family vacation, from flotilla charters or courses at our sailing schools, we design the perfect experience they'll never forget. We have something to suit everybody regardless of experience level or vessel preference.
Our flotilla holidays provide the perfect balance between sociable sailing and unobtrusive support. Working within our flotilla team allows you to be part of our customer's holiday; you will ensure the successful running of an organised itinerary exploring beautiful destinations. From daily briefings to punch parties and regattas, flotillas bring new friends together.
Sunsail is recruiting flotilla skippers based in Greece and Croatia to work in the Mediterranean for the Summer. Full seasonal roles are available on a one-week or two-week flotilla route. Full and high-season positions are open, and following successful summer placements, winter opportunities may be available.
Primary duties will centre around the yachts, the base and ports of call. You and your lead boat team will be the face of the company. Working hours vary, and you MUST be flexible to operational requirements. At the beginning and end of the season, you may be asked to carry out fleet re-fit/lay-up.
What you will be doing
Ensuring the safety of all clients throughout the flotilla
Presentation and maintenance of yachts
All yacht preparation on turnaround days including deck cleaning
Greeting clients and assisting with boarding; followed by welcome on-board briefs covering safety and yacht systems
Full first day briefing to entire flotilla and daily briefings to clients on route including weather conditions, and local area information
Safe mooring of all yachts each day
Day to day repairs and assistance to break downs or call outs
Regular checks on equipment; specifically safety equipment
Efficient stock control of necessary spare parts and equipment stored on the lead yacht
Socialising with guests
Assisting with the organisation of group meals, BBQ’s, competitions and punch parties
Organisation and coordination of flotilla regattas
Writing weekly reports on the flotilla
Cleanliness & good presentation of lead boat at all times
Encouraging teamwork and ensuring all crew are fulfilling their duties
Any other duties as directed by the Base Manager
What we are looking for
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and valid medical certificate (ENG1/ML5) or equivalent
Basic yacht maintenance skills
Experience in a customer facing environment
Ability to work through pressurised conditions and make difficult decisions
Sociable and positive personality
A strong teammate
Competitive salary at industry standard
Return flights from your home country to the base
Staff deals on yacht holidays
Global career opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities for top performing team members