SuperYacht CV Tips & Preparation - Yacht Crew CV Template

Monday, November 21, 2016
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The team at SuperYacht Crew Agency has made a brief CV guide for both newcomers and for seasoned professionals. A well written and presented CV is an essential part of seeking a job on a Superyacht. Yacht Captains and placement agents go through millions of CVs and the amount of time they have to screen them are minimal. Your job is to make yours stand out.

If you are transferring from a commercial background, or a background not related to yachting, we need to see a more yacht friendly CV. The information below will guide you in preparing a yacht crew CV.


Yachting is all about attention to detail. Your CV represents you, and the format is incredibly important because before anyone reads it, they have already made assumptions about the type of candidate you are by how you have presented the information.

Captains look for crew that have something special, keep it concise, and highlight your most recent qualifications, experiences, and skill set. We recommend two pages maximum, if possible.

Required information for Yacht Crew CV’s:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo
  • Mobile number
  • Email
  • Nationality
  • Spoken languages
  • Marital Status
  • Visas with expiration dates
  • Driving licence
  • Current location
  • Smoking habits
  • Visible Tattoos
  • Profile objective
  • Relevant yachting qualifications
  • Yachting experience

             a) Position held

             b) Start and end dates

             c) Private or charter

             d) Yacht name and size

             e) Concise summary of the itinerary and your duties

  • Additional relevant work
  • References

             a) Name

             b) Yacht Name

             c) Position of Referee

             d) Contact details

  • Interests and hobbies

Examples of what information should not be added on your CV:

  • Irrelevant job experiences
  • Irrelevant qualifications
  • Irrelevant references


Use a headshot of good quality and size. No outrageous hairstyles or facial hair, should look tidy. Wear a smart shirt or polo shirt (uniform, if any) for deck and interior positions, and for chef’s to wear all white for galley positions. Look professional, well presented, and don’t forget to smile!

Objective / Profile Paragraph

This is where you sell yourself as a candidate. Keep this section brief but straight to the point, outline the experiences you have gained and which direction you see yourself in your yachting career. Be clear about the type and size of vessel you prefer, and what you have to offer.

Qualifications and Yacht Experience

Arrange your qualifications in order of highest first, your education and experiences in a chronological order from most recent to oldest. As mentioned above, include any experience and/or outdoor activities (e.g. boating, dinghy sailing, IT, electronic, mechanical, carpentry, etc.) that may be relevant to the position you are applying for.

As for chefs, they should include sample menus with images of their prepared food.

Here is a SuperYacht CV Template for you to download. 

If you are still uncertain of your CV, and would like some advice, feel free to contact us at The team at SuperYacht Crew Agency would be happy to assist.