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Job Title: Fishing Boat Captain
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: Y-2
Live In/Out: Live-In or Live-Out
Industry: Yacht
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Southampton, Palm Beach & Bahamas, NY US
Salary Offered: $80,000-$100,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 1
 
Description:

Prominent New York City-based family seeks an experienced and fully adept Captain to oversee and manage their 60-foot fishing boat located in Hampton Bays, Palm Beach and the Bahamas. The ideal candidate will have ample prior experience fishing, with boat maintenance, guest safety and knowledge of local waterways, as well as assisting with the preparation and startup of jet skies, tubes and any additional water sports and activities as needed. The candidate must maintain a “succeed at all costs” mentality where no task is too big or too small and the candidate is willing to assume additional roles as requested in order to ensure satisfaction and seamless service.

The family dynamic consists of Mr., Mrs., four adolescent boys, a toddler and extended family members. The emphasis of this position is on the fishing as the Gentleman of the Residence is an avid hobby fisherman. Tracking weather patterns and what types of fish are hitting in which locations is key. The candidate will report directly to the Chief of Staff and must work well as a team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintenance and management of the residence, property and 54’ yacht on a full-time, rotating schedule
• Expert navigation and yacht knowledge to seamlessly captain excursions for principals and guests
• Ability to cohesively manage crew
• Sourcing, interviewing, training, scheduling and managing the family’s summer team and additional staff as needed
• Creating maintenance schedules for residences and equipment; ensuring schedules are adhered to by all staff
• Providing special attention and care to fine furnishings and finishes
• Overseeing and reporting on budgets and expenses
• Organizing and managing household inventories, closets and storage areas
• Planning and assisting regular entertaining for private & social events; providing service as needed
• Maintaining working order of electronic systems, iPod docks, speakers/sound system, and Wi-Fi throughout the home
• Sourcing, hiring and overseeing all vendor and contractor work (e.g. electrician, plumber, HVAC, carpentry, gardening help, etc.) including but not limited to, checking credentials, insurance, references and obtaining quotes as well as coordinating access/entry and overseeing the overall quality of the work
• Running errands and maintaining supplies and groceries, in conjunction with the family’s Chef
• Greeting guests and visitors
• Serving as the point-person in emergencies when needed; immediately inspecting and securing the yacht, as well as informing principals of any dire needs or security threats, along with the security company & authorities
• Initiating and overseeing all general maintenance tasks, repairs, improvements, renovations, and construction projects for property, structures, vehicles and equipment
 
 
Requirements:

• Fluent in English; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Captain’s License and Certification REQUIRED
• Minimum 5 – 7+ years related experience working in a similar position(s) with a private family
• Exceptional knowledge of fishing and Eastern Long Island, Palm Beach and Bahamas waters
• Knowledge of offshore fishing practices with ability to bait hooks, create chum slick, filet fish, etc.
• Flexibility with scheduling; ability to work both overtime and weekends as needed
• Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency in both Mac & PC operating systems, as well as like technology
• Self-starter mentality with ability to maintain year-around productivity
• Demonstrates command of complex home systems, including lighting, HVAC, etc.
• Well adept in operating home security and electronics systems
• Knowledge of both first aid and CPR certification required
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel both domestic and internationally as needed to provide seamless care
• Able to legally work within the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Yacht, Captain, Fisherman
 
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