Work for The Moorings - Captain & Chef Couple

Location:                     Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Function:                     Operations

Contract type:             One year fixed term, live-aboard

Reports to:                  Crewed Yacht Manager/Head of Department

Summary 

A Crewed yacht charter delivers the ultimate all-inclusive vacation on the water aboard an exclusive sailing or power catamaran. It blends the comfort of luxury vacations with the spirit of adventure travel. Complete with a professional crew, guests can enjoy the nautical skills and local knowledge of a captain alongside gourmet meals prepared by a chef. On the larger yachts they also enjoy a high level of service and hospitality from a steward/ess. 

At times management may assign additional tasks relating to the position which may include day sails, photo shoots, briefings, boat shows etc. When the yacht is not on charter the position involves base work and duties.

Please note this is a live-aboard position and one double cabin/berth will be provided as accommodation for the captain and the chef to share. 

What the Captain will be doing:

  • Ensure the safety of all clients throughout the charter
  • Be responsible for the safe piloting, navigation, anchoring and operation of the yacht at all times
  • Maintain all technical and general aspects of the yacht including equipment and the dinghy to The Moorings standard, including regular maintenance checks and services as directed by the technical manager
  • Keep an updated log book recording hours, passages and mileage and report to the technical manager
  • Keep accounting records in good order, and ensure that expenditure is kept within the charter budget
  • Communicate with clients in advance of charters using the company provided email address
  • Greet clients and assist with boarding, followed by a welcome brief covering safety and relevant yacht information, including the whereabouts of all safety equipment
  • Act as a host for the charter party, organising activities and excursions as required, and providing local information throughout the charter
  • Provide basic instruction for snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding
  • Run safe watersports activities from the tender including kneeboarding, tubing, and waterskiing
  • Create and serve a selection of cocktails to clients throughout charter
  • Clean the yacht in preparation for charter and during the charter
  • Report any incidents during charter to the manager, initially verbally and followed by a written report
  • Any other duties as directed by the manager

What the Chef will be doing:

  • Be responsible for menu planning and provisioning of the yacht for charter. Ensure that the menu is in accordance with the guest’s preference sheets and that meals are well prepared and tastefully presented
  • Daily housekeeping of all guest areas of the yacht to The Moorings’ standard
  • Communicate with clients in advance of charters using the company provided email address
  • Keep accounting records in good order, and ensure that expenditure is kept within the charter budget
  • Ensure snacks are available at all times for guests to help themselves
  • Keep the galley and equipment clean and organised at all times and clean up following each meal
  • Preparation of the cabins with linen prior to guest arrival, and completion of  a mid-week linen change during charter
  • Clean the yacht in preparation for charter and during the charter
  • Act as a host for the charter party, organising activities and excursions as required, and providing local information throughout the charter
  • Help ensure the safety of guests throughout the charter
  • Assist the captain in providing basic instruction/assistance with snorkelling and other water sports
  • Assist the captain with all elements of deck work as required
  • Any other duties as directed by the manager

What we are looking for in a captain:

  • Yacht Master Offshore commercially endorsed (medical must be in date for the full contract)
  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • B1/B2 or C1/D US visa
  • Strong technical experience on similar sized yachts and systems
  • Experience running watersports from a tender
  • Ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Experience working to budgets
  • Experience in a leadership position
  • Previous cocktail making experience
  • Language Skills (desirable)

What we are looking for in a chef:

  • STCW
  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • Experience in a culinary position within a commercial environment
  • Culinary qualification (required for a BVI work permit) and food handling/health and hygiene certificate
  • Experience working to dietary requirements and particular preferences
  • Previous waiting and housekeeping experience
  • Ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Experience working to budgets
  • B1/B2 or C1/D US visa
  • Competent Crew/Day Skipper or equivalent level of experience, and Powerboat Level 2 (desirable)
  • Language Skills (desirable)

For any further information, or to apply please send your CV to [email protected]