If you’re looking for an alternative to University, a gap year or a whole new career change, whether you’re 18 or 80 then how about a career on yachts? A yacht career offers you the chance to travel the world and get paid, and get paid well! Working on the water is incredible fun and very sociable. One Stop Sailing Careers is here to give you advice on the best path to follow and our advice is free with no obligations!

A career in sailing offers endless possibility and there’s no barrier on age or even whether you’ve sailed before. You can train for a career on yachts from scratch over an intensive 10 to 17 week period, over a longer period using different centres and you can even train while working by doing your courses over weekends and evenings.

Yacht Careers Advice

We offer you un biased careers advice and help book you onto the right course at the right destination. You can train for a career in sailing all over the world, including some amazing destinations such as: Gibraltar, Canaries, Thailand, Australia, Caribbean and not forgetting the UK. We can also help you mix things up by doing your courses at different centres all over the world. The advantage of using us is we will help you find the best sailing centres to do you courses while avoiding the bad ones.

We have a dedicated hard working team on hand to assist you, all of whom have worked as professional sailors in the past, something that many yacht career companies can’t offer. They are on call and ready to speak to you or answer your emails about any questions you might have.

“When I told my school careers advisor that I wanted to work as a sailor they handed me a leaflet to join the Navy! Since leaving school I’ve worked as a professional skipper and instructor, sailed single handed round Britain, worked all over the world and skippered a Tall Ship to a race victory. Now I’m working at One Stop Sailing as a specialist careers advisor for you.”
Alasdair Boden, Careers Advisor at One Stop Sailing Careers

Below we have some more details on job roles and qualifications needed to work on Yachts and Super Yachts. We also have a Course section where you can find out what course you need to do, where you can do it and what it will cost.


RYA Fast Track Yachtmaster

Yacht Careers

An intensive fast track Yachtmaster course can get you the qualifications to work as a professional sailor within 13 weeks and at a destination all over the world. Click Here for more information.

Super Yacht Training Courses

Super yacht training courses

Get qualified in a matter of weeks to work on super yachts all around the world. The courses can range from courses for deckhands to engineers and hostesses.

Yacht Careers Advice

Yacht Career Advice

We offer impartial and unbiased yacht career advice not from a sales person, but from an experienced group of sailors who have worked in a wide variety of yachts and boats all over the world.