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Boat Captain

Excursion Sailboat needs
EXPERIENCED LOCAL CAPTAIN
To relieve Captain/owner up to 20 hours/week till late October.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Masters license with sail endorsement.
  • Hyannis sailor with good local knowledge desirable.
  • Enrollment in USDT random drug testing program required. Agility and stamina required.
  • The successful applicant must be on time at all times, reliable, responsible, well dressed, polite and well spoken.
  • Must have good personal references.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Execute smooth and safe operation of the vessel.
  • Plan and navigate interesting routes and safe courses according to published schedule, traffic, weather and tides.
  • Give “Hyannis Port speech”. Coordinate trip planning with ticket sellers.
  • Man the helm. Handle the mail sheet, jib sheets, running back stays and stern dock lines.
  • Set and release reefing lines and furl the main sail.
  • Do daily boat inspection, including engine.
  • Supervise first mate on foredeck, in galley and during boat cleaning and closing at days end.
  • Collect and safe keep daily galley and ticket accounts.
  • Liaison with Dock master as needed.

GENERAL SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PASSENGERS

  • Monitor passenger safety at all times.
  • Assist boarding and disembarkation.
  • Answer questions and maintain conversation with passengers about local attractions, the boat etc.
  • Lead safety drills.
  • Participate in Red Cross CPR and First Aid training.

WAGES & BENEFITS

  • Will pay $12/hr during supervised training till ready for solo.
  • Will pay$18.00/hr during one month solo/probationary period.
  • Will pay $20/hr for captain who works till end of the season, with the additional $2/hr payable at end of season.
  • Wage is calculated on basis of time underway plus 15 minutes/trip
  • Captain may eat and drink from the galley, except lobster, roast beef and alcohol.
  • Captain will also receive some cash tips directly from passengers
  • There are no medical, holiday, overtime or retirement benefits.

Download Application

Mail or email your completed application, your resume if you have one, and a short handwritten letter stating why you want this job and why you can excel at it to:

Capt. Marcus Sherman
Catboat Rides Inc.
Box 458 Hyannis Port, MA
02647-0458

– an Equal Opportunity Employer –