Yacht Mate Second in command

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Yacht Mate Second in command
The mate’s position brings with it total responsibility for the exterior of the yacht. Some vessels will require the mate to participate in navigation and passage planning and they are often responsible for documentation, safety and security aboard.

Generally, the mate is ready, willing and able to step up into the captain's position should the need arise.

First time mate:

Employment of 2 years working on deck (Day work and refits can be included)
Good knowledge of products
Painting, varnish, Awlgrip applications
Basic engineering
Tender driving experience
Watch-keeping experience
Line Handling

A small license is good although not necessary on all yachts e.g. 100T, Yachtmaster Offshore, Ocean, etc.

A position on a larger vessel may include:

All of the above
PADI or NAUI certification
Small license
Computer literate

Experienced mate:

Experience on boats 130' and up
Licenses required will depend on tonnage of the yacht.
The general requirement is Chief Mate 3000GRT
Two years running a deck crew, 1 year with more than one deckhand
Basic engineering
Navigation experience
Management skills
Basic accounting skills
Computer literate
Generally able to the run yacht in the Captains absence Location: Worldwide

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