Join our Team! - Assistant Skipper

Come join the Ximula Sail family! We are looking for an Assistant Skipper to join us in our mission to inspire a happy sailor in everyone!

If you have a passion for the sea and being out under the hot sun (or crazy rain), have a keen eye for safety and are able to manage crazy parties on board, enjoy interacting with strangers and sharing stories with them, and thrive in a constantly evolving environment, we’d love for you to be on our diverse team!


As an Assistant Skipper, you will work closely with our Skipper, Chief Engineer and Crew. You will be responsible and accountable for the following duties:

A) General Yacht Operations & Maintenance

  1. Ensure safe navigation and operation of our yachts Ximula and Gracefully.

  2. Ensure our yachts and its equipment are clean, well-maintained and always in tip-top, charter-ready condition.

  3. Maintain inventory of working tools, spare parts, supplies and other items onboard.

B) Charter Operations

  1. Ensure that the yacht is clean and ready before arrival of guests,

  2. Assist the skipper during charters in terms of securing lines, berthing/unberthing, lookout duties, hoisting sails, and other duties.

  3. Ensure the safety of all guests on board.

  4. Offer help/assistance to guests whenever and wherever required.

  5. Provide a smooth, safe and memorable charter experience for all guests onboard.

  6. Wash and clean up the yacht after the end of every charter.

Other than the above, you may also be required to perform other duties, which may be assigned to you as business requirements dictate, so be mentally prepared to take up new challenges and opportunities when they arise.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must have a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL)

  • Must have at least an Open Water Diver License or equivalent

  • Previous working experience in the service / hospitality / events / yachting industry is preferred

  • Any boating / sailing experience is a plus

  • Any technical / engineering knowledge is a plus


  • Love the outdoors and can work tirelessly under rain or shine (or haze)

  • Physically fit and strong enough to carry kayaks or dead-drunk fellas

  • Energetic, sociable and engaging; able to connect well with strangers from adults to little children

  • Service-oriented; have a keen eye for anticipating & understanding guests’ requirements & interests

  • Responsible, dependable and takes ownership of his/her duties

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Resourceful and solutions-oriented; able to address problems quickly with sustainable and scalable solutions


  • Available to start immediately

  • Able to work 6 days a week, including weekends and public holidays


If you have what it takes, please send an email to with the subject: "I want to join the Ximula Sail family" and include the following:

  1. Resume (with photo attached),

  2. Relevant certificates/experiences you may have,

  3. Expected and last drawn salary, and

  4. Your availability.

Deadline: 25 September 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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