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Yacht Manager

  • Fort Lauderdale
Yacht Management

We are looking for a Yacht Manager, as part of our US Yacht Management team out of the Fort Lauderdale office to liaise between vessels and Owners as per Management Agreements, to ensure total client satisfaction is upheld. Our Yacht Managers provide guidance to owners & support to vessel Captain & Crew.

Key Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Provide a point of contact for Owner/Captain/Crew for 24/7 support. Regular communication with Owners & Captains is required to ensure total client satisfaction is upheld.
  • New client setup, implementation of on-board documentation, standards & protocols.
    Implement vessel management software & Safety Management System on-board ISM/mini-ISM vessels and provide guidance to crew.
  • Supervise upkeep of vessel certification & paperwork in liaison with Fleet Administrator, Captains & office
  • Ensure Flag and Class requirements are met and upheld.
    Review regulatory updates and implement as needed into department procedures & documentation.
  • Assist with preparation & conduct of company Flag State audits for compliance with regulations (ISM/ISPS/MLC).
  • Perform regular audits of vessels software, and on board, to ensure compliance with ISM, ISPS, MLC & relevant regulations. Also to confirm safety & compliance systems are in place, including technical safety audit, and to inspect general condition.
    Visit yachts worldwide to perform on-board internal audits as required by regulations (ISM/ISPS/MLC).
  • Assist with development and continual improvement of IYC internal procedures/software tools & vessel management software (BLUE).
  • Facilitate handovers between Captains & Heads of Department.
  • Work closely with Yacht Account Manager regarding accounting & annual & monthly budgets.
  • Work closely with Yacht Account Manager to ensure proper management & approval of invoices.
  • Negotiate & control approvals for significant-cost projects in accordance with vessel’s Purchasing Authority.
  • Provide technical consultancy support with vessel surveys & shipyard periods.
  • Visit yachts and provide Vessel Visit Reports to owner on a regular basis.
  • Ensure shipyard/marina agreements are reviewed by insurance.
  • Provide support with insurance claim management.
  • Corporate liaison with shipyards and vendors to verify and negotiate proposal and contracts, and ensure discounts that can be passed onward to clients.
  • Visit shipyards to determine quality of work and condition of yard itself.
  • Liaison with sales brokers and Owners regarding operational issues and concerns of Owners.
    Attend industry events, seminars & conferences worldwide as required.
  • Support new business initiatives as directed.
  • Please note, this is a land-based role


  • Must have prior Maritime experience as Captain or Chief engineer
  • Must have valid passport; International travel as required
  • Excellent IT skills & strong proficiency in both Mac & Windows operating systems & office software
  • Must be available after core business hours, weekends and holidays
  • STCW 11/2 Certificate of Competency (Master Unlimited) or STCW 111/2 Certificate of Competency (Chief Engineer Unlimited)
  • Competency with MS Excel and Word

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience in luxury yachting is highly preferred
  • DPA designation is highly preferred
  • Naval architect or Maritime Engineering degree is preferred
  • Experience with vessels over 100' is highly preferred
  • Ability to work fluently with Pages/Numbers/Keynote and PowerPoint is highly important

Please apply & submit your CV directly to [email protected].

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