Curlew Escape is looking for suitably qualified skippers for contract charters out of Manly Boat Harbour.


Curlew Escape is surveyed 1F/2c/2d. It has a HF radio and can go up to 50nm offshore. It is 14.5m LOA. Master Class 5/MED 3 is required.

Highly desirable is RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. 


Extensive experience skippering sailing yachts preferably in a charter context.

Expected Work Times

Yachts are chartered typically for either a full day (8-10 hours) or a half day (4-5 hours). It is expected that many charters will be on the weekends. The work might therefore suit a full-time master looking for some extra income or a part-timer.

It is expected that multiple skippers will be contracted, so that you will not need to be available all the time.

Some Brisbane river charters will be in the evenings from 6-10pm.


Due to the very social nature of the charters someone with an outgoing personality who enjoys being around people is desirable. Also desirable is the ability to instruct sailing newbies while maintaining a pleasant disposition. Finally many luxury charterers will be looking for an inconspicuous skipper who will give them space.


The skipper will act as Ship's Master depending on the charter. For sailing oriented charters, the skipper will need to give sailing instructions and educate the charterers. For luxury charters the skipper may be required to act as host when not under sail. This will include laying out pre-prepared hampers and platters, and serving drinks. 

The skipper will also need to wash down the yacht and tidy up after charter. We have dedicated cleaners who will do the actual cleaning.


Please email with your CV.

Employment Opportunities - Casual Skippers for Contract Sailing Charter from Manly Boat Harbour, Brisbane