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Job Title: Captain
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: Y-6
Live In/Out: Live-In or Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Montauk & Palm Beach, NY US
Salary Offered: DOE
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
Experience Req: 5-7+

Prominent New York City-based family seeks an experienced and fully adept Yacht Captain to oversee and manage their two pleasure yachts. This position consists of an extended summer season in Montauk and the rest of the year spent in Palm Beach. The ideal candidate will live-out in the Hamptons with accommodations to be provided in Palm Beach. The ideal candidate will have ample prior experience assisting in caring for luxury watercraft and expansive estates, preferably with familiarity in the Hamptons, knowledge of local and international waterways, as well as maintaining a “succeed at all costs” mentality.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Responsible for the day to day operations of the watercrafts while coordinating and executing boat trips for the family and guests
•Advise on best times for different boating activities based on weather, wind, tide, and current
•Providing safe transportation for all family members and guests while ensuring safe and legal operation of watercraft
•Engaging in best navigational practices
•Following instruction of family or guests
•Watercraft care and maintenance while ensuring the highest safety standards are being met with watercraft and equipment (Life jackets, flares, first aid kit, whistle, etc., Systematically checking and testing all equipment)
•Detailing and caring for all surfaces and equipment with daily inspections of the watercraft
•Ensuring watercraft are family and guest ready on a daily basis
•Scheduling and coordinating any maintenance work with certified mechanics or technicians
•Systematically inspecting and ensuring proper operation of engines, mechanicals, and electronics (Appropriate fuel levels, oil, hydraulic fluids, etc.) Troubleshooting and/or engaging service technicians to troubleshoot
•Communicating with family office and Director of Properties regarding any maintenance work or services that need to be performed.
•Shopping for any supplies or equipment that is requested for the watercraft
•Collaborating and communicating with marinas regarding season start up/close, special requests, and ways to better improve family experience.
•Availability to respond for watercraft, vehicle or other properties (Emergency request may be needed with little or no notice due to weather
•Expert navigation and yacht knowledge to seamlessly captain excursions for principals and guests
•Assisting with the upkeep of the property including grounds, residence, tennis courts, pool, vehicles, etc.
•Greeting guests and visitors on behalf of the principals

•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 Eastern Long Island waterways
•Excellent boat handling and navigational skills
•Familiarity of ISM and ISPS knowledge and practices
•Excellent maintenance, engineering and technical / troubleshooting experience
•Ability to remain calm and give directions in an emergency situation
•Situational awareness and proactively identify issues
•Coast Guard or Navy experience a PLUS
•Knowledge of wakeboarding, fishing, surfing, and other water leisure activities a PREFERRED
•Flexibility with scheduling; ability to work both overtime and weekends as needed
•Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation
•Well adept in operating home and boat electronics systems
•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 with a 24/7 mental awareness
•Ability to carry-out light home improvements and property maintenance responsibilities
•Demonstrates command of complex home systems, including lighting, HVAC, etc.
•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
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