Chief Mate

Helsinki, Suomi

Sunset Sailing Tours is seeking an experienced and competent Chief Mate to join our maritime team. As the Chief Mate, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our luxury vessels. This position requires strong leadership skills, in-depth knowledge of navigation and maritime regulations, and a commitment to providing a secure and enjoyable experience for our passengers. 

Customer Relationship
Personal Evolution
Administrative Work
Technical Expertise


  • Assume command of the vessel in the absence of the Captain.
  • Assist the Captain in planning and executing safe and enjoyable routes, considering weather conditions, navigational hazards, and passenger comfort.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of deckhands and other crew members.
  • Provide training on safety procedures, emergency protocols, and vessel operations.
  • Ensure compliance with all maritime regulations, safety standards, and company policies.
  • Conduct regular safety drills and training sessions for the crew.
  • Oversee and participate in watchkeeping duties to ensure 24/7 coverage during sailing operations.
  • Maintain vigilance for potential hazards and navigate the vessel safely.
  • Be prepared to respond to emergency situations, including medical incidents, engine failure, or adverse weather conditions.
  • Implement emergency procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.
  • Supervise routine maintenance tasks and inspections of the vessel.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to address any technical issues promptly.
  • Interact with passengers in a professional and courteous manner, addressing inquiries and ensuring a positive experience on board.
  • Collaborate with the hospitality team to enhance the overall guest experience.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of navigational activities, maintenance tasks, and safety drills.
  • Ensure compliance with logbook requirements.


  • Valid Chief Mate license or relevant maritime certification.
  • Proven experience as a Chief Mate or in a similar leadership role on luxury vessels.
  • Excellent navigational and seamanship skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication abilities.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Familiarity with local waters, ports, and navigational routes.
  • Valid work permit for EU

Nice to have

  • Good verbal English skills
  • Additional languages

What's great in the job?

  • Great team of smart people, in a friendly and open culture
  • No dumb managers, no stupid tools to use, no rigid working hours
  • No waste of time in enterprise processes, real responsibilities and autonomy
  • Expand your knowledge of various business industries
  • Create content that will help our users on a daily basis
  • Real responsibilities and challenges in a fast evolving company
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Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant certifications to application form.

Join our team as Chief Mate at Sunset Sailing Tours and contribute to the safety and enjoyment of our passengers, ensuring that every sunset sailing experience is not only memorable but also conducted with the highest standards of maritime excellence.



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