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SUPERYACHT QUALIFICATIONS FOR A BOSUN

QUALIFICATIONS TO WORK AS A BOSUN ON A SUPERYACHT

A Bosun, also known as the Leading Hand or Senior Deckhand, is likely to be an experienced Deckhand who can take on extra responsibilities. The Bosun is responsible for maintaining the exterior of the yacht immaculately and manages the Deckhands.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A background in yachting and boating and would need experience as a Deckhand
  • Deck maintenance knowledge
  • Keen eye for attention to detail
  • Tender driving and watersports experience
  • Ability to delegate duties and work assignments to deckhands
  • Be happy working as part of a team and prepared to work long hours and be flexible with duties involved.

Required Certification

  • STCW (including Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility and Proficiency in Security Awareness)
  • RYA Power Boat level licence 1
  • ENG1 (UK flag-state medical examination, performed by an MCA recognised Doctor)

Useful Certifications

  • Yachtmaster Offshore
  • GMDSS VHF/SRC Radio Operators Certificate
  • RYA PWC Instructor
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (A-VI/2 1-4)
  • Human, Element, Leadership & Management (Operational)
  • RYA Competent Crew
  • MCA Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
  • Efficient Deckhand (EDH)