Skipper Vacancies at Sail Ionian
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Yacht Charter Skippers

Based in Vliho, Lefkada – Greece

We are looking for qualified yacht charter skippers to take skippered and crewed holiday charters on our luxury yachts.

We are also looking for RYA Cruising Instructors to join our professional instructor team, teaching RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses in the Ionian Sea.

The job will take you sailing around the stunning North and South Ionian Sea, stopping off in different harbours every night.

Sail Ionian offer the best rates of pay and benefits in the area. We are a small, highly professional team. Our yachts are the best maintained in the Ionian and we offer on the job training opportunities to help your career progression. Apply today and work for the best!

To compliment our bareboat charter holidays we run an average of 4 to 5 RYA courses per week. Your work will be varied and will include informal training for guests as well as skippered charters. Additionally at times you will work on the quay helping with the preparation and checking of yachts.

We maintain the highest standards in all aspects of our operations starting with maintenance and cleanliness of our yachts. As one of our selected yacht skippers, you will provide training to a high standard and we will support the development of your sailing and interpersonal skills to achieve these goals. Progression is important and we actively encourage development in relevant areas.


We are looking for all levels of yacht skipper.  The level of experience will dictate the income level. We have 12 month, 7 month and 3 month contracts available (all can be negotiable).

Being a yacht skipper at Sail Ionian is both challenging and rewarding and involves plenty of opportunities for progression.

Yacht Skipper

Summer 2024 in the Ionian

Skippers will be required to go out on Skippered Charters on yachts between 32 and 57 ft. We also have catamarans.  Some weeks you may be shore based, this involves carrying out skipper checks on yachts that are not on charter and various other tasks including mooring practice with guests and assisted sailing.

Your working week in the summer months will be 6 days a week, at times when on charter you may be on the water for longer period, the company policy with skippers is where possible they have a shore based week each month where they can also take accrued days in lieu.

We are looking for outgoing individuals with high personal standards and fantastic customer service skills. A professional appearance and attitude is essential. A good understanding of boat systems and maintenance is preferred but not essential.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant yacht skipper qualification
  • Experience boat handling various yachts from 30ft – 60ft including catamarans
  • VHF Operators license
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Ability to be flexible and work as a team member
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Great communication and customer service skills
  • Fluent English (other languages are a a benefit)

Please enquire for more details, either fill in the form on the right, email



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