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Region: Ionian Islands Greece

Our Base: Vliho Lefkada

Why take a Sailing Job with Sail Ionian?

We are based in the small fishing village of Vliho on the Southern Ionian island of Lefkada.  Our location is perfect, allowing easy access to the beautiful harbours and bays of the South Ionian.  Sailing jobs here are highly sought after and it’s easy to understand why.

Sail Ionian differs from many flotilla company competitors by catering for the higher end of the bareboat, RYA training and skippered charter market. As a British owned and managed Greek company we pride ourselves on delivering specialised sailing holidays and training with the highest levels of customer service.

Which yachts will I be working on?

The sailing fleet is gradually expanding and will reach 42 charter yachts next year. The yachts range in size from 32 – 56 feet. Sail Ionian is a Bavaria yacht dealer and our fleet is comprised of new yachts making your sailing job as enjoyable as possible.  As the fleet size grows our charter markets must follow suit and obviously this calls for more professional skippers and more experienced engineering & domestics team.

Who are the clients?

We plan in 2018 to expand further into Europe and worldwide rather than focusing solely on the British market. We can see great potential for growth in these areas. In order to welcome all nationalities, Sail Ionian endeavours to recruit from all over the world, you would be complimenting the team and taking us into an exciting future while learning, teaching and working alongside interesting people. This is why Sail Ionian will be present at German, Dutch and American boat shows as well as the traditional London and Southampton shows in 2018.

How long is the season?

A sailing job with Sail Ionian varies in interest and content throughout the season. Our season runs from mid April until the end of October.  Both full time and seasonal vacancies are on offer and the employment packages are tailored to suit. Candidates applying for full time contracts will benefit from lengthy holidays but all employees will enjoy a relaxed & professional work environment. When valued clients are on holiday, our team work tirelessly to ensure they have an unforgettable experience, while the winter staff ensure the yachts always look immaculate and work perfectly.

What do Sail Ionian look for in an employee?

As one of the leading yacht charter companies in the Ionian, these sailing jobs are highly sought after. Team players with lots of initiative are required to join a group of well motivated and dedicated employees.  No matter which sailing job you apply for we will ensure you are happy in your work and benefit from the opportunities presented to you.

RYA Cruising Instructor

SPRING 2018 Ionian

Sail Ionian Cruising Instructors are required to deliver RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper courses in beautiful surroundings. As well as these RYA courses our skippers will also be involved with skippered charters and assisted sailing trips. Applicants must hold all necessary qualifications with validation for the term of the employment contract. For all successful RYA Cruising instructor candidates we are offering a free of charge training sessions, starting on 1st March 2018.

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Experienced Marine Engineer

SPRING 2018 Ionian

An experienced marine engineer is required to join Sail Ionian’s marine engineering team. This is a practical job for an experienced, self motivated marine engineer with the ability to work with minimal supervision and to a very high standard. The job will encompass an organisational and supervisory role alongside existing marine engineers. The experienced marine engineer candidates should have a thorough understanding of yacht systems and be able to show superior diagnostic skills in all marine engineering tasks.

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Marine Engineer

SPRING 2018 Ionian

Marine engineers are required to join Sail Ionian’s marine engineering team for the 2018 season.  Candidates should have experience working onboard yachts small craft.  All applicants should have experience with some or all of the following: diesel engines, electrics, rigging, carpentry and GRP repairs. The job will primarily be yacht maintenance and immediate response to breakdowns (by rib or van). Additional skills that will be be of use: power boat license, scuba diving, sailing license, stainless steel fabrication or welding. Training can be provided to successful candidates where necessary. RYA Sailing Courses

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Apprentice Marine Engineer

March 2018 Ionian

New for 2018, Sail Ionian are looking for newly qualified or apprentice marine engineers to work out in sunny Greece for the 2018 charter season. Working alongside experienced engineers in a practical and busy environment is the perfect way to practice skills and share knowledge.  Sail Ionian can offer a full range of sail and powerboat training as well as the potential to learn other useful skills such as scuba diving. For more information please don’t hesitate to email us or fill in the enquiry form.

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