Vancouver, BC - Pacific Yellowfin Charters - Relief Deckhand

An eligible candidate will be legally able to work in Canada,

i.e Canadian Citizen / Canadian Work Visa


The M/V Pacific Yellowfin is currently looking for a Deckhand to provide relief for the full-time deckhand and start training for the 2018 season. The yacht is currently in Vancouver, Canada. Through the summer, we travel up the Central Coast of BC, working through ports from Quadra Island to Kitimat. 



acific Yellowfin is seeking professional, knowledgeable candidate to test their skills onboard the Ship. You will be part of a crew working to provide customers with an authentic, enjoyable, and fun guest experience. We are looking for candidates who are prepared to be challenged while developing their career.

We are not a tugboat; we are a professional charter yacht serving some of the most exciting areas and people along the coast. (

You are a qualified deckhand who excels in an environment with experience on the BC coast experience with high-end luxury yachts would be an asset to the overall success of the vessel operations team. You will be helping with all ships procedures and systems including, setting up taking down our 40’ slide, setting up and putting away guest adventures (kayaking, SUPs, tubing, fishing, wakeboarding/waterskiing etc.) all with a smile and an all-day good attitude.


• Under the Supervision of Captain, carries out general deck duties to support Yacht and its adventure operations including guiding, cleaning, maintaining ships adventure equipment, driving small tenders.

• Provides generalship upkeep and maintenance, including cleaning ships equipment and helping with dinner service  

• May perform other related duties as assigned including helping the engineer, captain, chef, and stewardess. 


  • Safely and efficiently operating the tenders

  • Preparing guest excursions, hiking/kayaking/fishing etc.

  • Maintaining external boat cleanliness

  • Working independently and together

  • Preparing all equipment for guest excursions

  • Assisting with docking of the ship

  • Assisting in the safe maneuvering of the ship

  • Bridge watch

  • Checking the ship routinely for improvements, lines, ropes, organization.

  • Assisting with every aspect of ship life

  • Not falling into the ocean :)


Team support is very important and all members of the crew are required to assist each other
when required

Disclaimer: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.



Experience as a deckhand or the aptitude to be trained, but for top-end superyachts, there are no specific qualifications, a background in or ship life is an advantage. (i.e fishing, operating small boats, handling lines, docking, plumbing systems etc. )

  • Ability to read and write English as well as render, understand and react to commands given in English.

  • Experience as a deckhand or guide in a similar fashion.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Willing and able to:

  • Be away from home for extended periods

  • Push/pull up to 100 pounds

  • Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder

  • Lift up to 50 pounds floor to overhead

  • Climb stairs/ladders



  • Superb Mechanical knowhow

  • Strong Risk Management skills

  • Physically capable to perform all tasks that pertain to the job.

  • Excellent interaction skills

  • Outstanding guest interaction skills, ie polite, good hygiene

  • Team management skills

  • Well-organized and a great attention to detail

  • Time and Self-management

  • Some experience, guiding, fishing or driving small boats is preferable


REQUIRED CERTIFICATES (to be acquired by 1st day of charter season)

  • MED A2

  • Marine Medical Examination

  • SVOP



Relief and training throughout 2018 season - dependent on commitment and capabilities



Please send resume or CV to or call 604.321.2124