Frequently Asked Questions


Skippers

We require all our skippers and hosts to attend our academy before working for us. We offer courses every year, please check our course page to see which dates would suit you best. We will prioritise applicants holding an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license.
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Our team is aged between 20 (minimum) to 38 years of age, and that this is the age-frame that our clients look for in our skippers.
All skippers are engaged as contractors, depending on their availability and the number of bookings we receive. Work on charter is usually from saturday to saturday, on a weekly basis.
No. The first day of Academy is the lecture day, followed by 7 days on board the yacht for training and developping what was taught during the lectures.
Yes. Our academy is to upgrade your skills, but also to introduce our company's ethos and standards. Our multicultural team brings additional knowledge to the students, and introduces you to our high standard skipper community.
Quarterdeck has work opportunities in locations such as Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, and BVI with our partner TYW, and even more locations such as Mallorca and Italy with private charters. Assignments are distributed according to demand.
Our base pay is approximately €300 per week for skippers depending on the type of charter and license that you hold. Other bonuses such as the loyalty bonus and client rating bonuses might also apply depending on how many weeks you have worked for us as well as performance.
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If you successfully complete the academy, you will be able to specify your availability, and we would assign you to work accordingly. We cannot guarantee a minimum number of assignments, this will depend on your availability and the bookings we receive.
You can find the licenses we accept on this page. RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license holders are preferred.
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You can find the licenses we accept on this page. RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license holders are preferred.
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Yes if you are already enroled in a course to obtain one of our accepted licenses before the start of Academy. We offer an Academy that is aimed at topping up your current sailing skills. Have a look at our partner schools here to complete your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license.
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We do not engage deckhands, only skippers and hosts. See here how to be come a skipper or a host.
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Academy training usually takes place in monohull yachts, size 46-52ft.
Academy applicants as well as Quarterdeck contractors must hold their own insurance. We recommend your own travel insurance, and we require a Third Party Liability insurance when working on charter.
You should have your own travel insurance. When working for Quarterdeck, you must acquire a Third Party Liability insurance.

Hosts

We require all our skippers and hosts to attend our academy before working for us. We offer courses every year, please check our course page to see which dates would suit you best.
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Our team is aged between 20 (minimum) to 38 years of age, and that this is the age-frame that our clients look for in our hosts.
All hosts are engaged as contractors, depending on their availability and the number of bookings we receive. Work on charter is usually from saturday to saturday, on a weekly basis.
No. The first day of Academy is the lecture day, followed by 7 days on board the yacht for training and developping what was taught during the lectures.
Yes. Our academy is to upgrade your skills, but also to introduce our company's ethos and standards. Our multicultural team brings additional knowledge to the students, and introduces you to our high standard host community.
Quarterdeck has work opportunities in locations such as Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, and BVI with our partner TYW, and even more locations such as Mallorca and Italy with private charters. Assignments are distributed according to demand.
Our base pay is approximately €240 per week for hosts depending on the type of charter. Other bonuses such as the loyalty bonus and client rating bonuses might also apply depending on how many weeks you have worked for us as well as performance.
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If you successfully complete the academy, you will be able to specify your availability, and we would assign you to work accordingly. We cannot guarantee a minimum number of assignments, this will depend on your availability and the bookings we receive.
We require at least 1 year experience in the Service Industry as well as culinary experience in a commercial kitchen or proof of successful completion of a week long culinary course. Our website has a syllabus guideline on what to look for in a local culinary course, or alternatively you could attend one of our partner schools.
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We do require some culinary experience prior to Academy. Our website has a syllabus guideline on what to look for in a local culinary course, or alternatively you could attend one of our partner schools.
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