A Captain has overall responsibility of the yacht, the crew and all the guests. It is a position of upmost importance, it requires a huge amount of skill and organisation and is certainly not for the faint hearted. A Captain has normally worked their way through the ranks so has gained plenty of experience on a range of different vessels.
A Captain needs to be qualified and confident in their abilities to deal with problems as and when they arise, technical faults on the boat, staffing issues and all guest enquiries. If you struggle to work under pressure then this isn’t the role for you. You work the longest hours and have the highest level of responsibility but you often have a very good relationship with the owners which you cherish, you enjoy the challenge and you are financial awarded accordingly.