A Day in the Life Series — Bosun
There are many working parts that contribute to the smooth running of a yacht. Each crew position is integral to the puzzle. In this series, Luxury Yacht Group talks to crew about how they came aboard and what keeps them there.
Daniel Stevenson was a master carpenter with an established business and life in Sydney when a chance encounter with old friends sparked an interest in joining a yacht. At the age of 28 Daniel, “sold everything I owned that I couldn’t fit in two bags and chased a dream.”
With the transferable skills of carpentry and a life spent at the shore, he had a leg up on a job search that requires specific skills in addition to a strong work ethic, positive attitude and a team orientation.
LuxYachts: Is there a routine of Bosun responsibilities or is every day different?
LuxYachts: What were the transferable skills you brought aboard from your previous experiences?
LuxYachts: What did you do for training and licensing prior to chasing that dream?
LuxYachts: You have mentioned other crew a number of times. Don’t you have specific responsibilities?
LuxYachts: Do you see yourself aboard in 5/10 years? Are there other positions aboard you would like?
LuxYachts: What have you observed about the differences from yacht to yacht? Are the differences based on the owner, the captain, or crew members?
LuxYachts: Are there things you miss about being ashore?
LuxYachts: How do you cope with being away from home?
LuxYachts: Looking back, do you recall your first step aboard?
More about Daniel
Daniel Stevenson has served aboard yachts from 56 to 114 meters. During crossings and seasons in both the Med and Caribbean, he has accumulated 12 months OOW experience on the bridge. A strong team contributor, his experience includes managing junior deckhands.
Luxury Yacht Group leads the industry in providing professional crew for yachts. The Luxury Yacht Group website provides links to available crew for each position aboard. Crew Coordinators are available throughout the world to assist in your search for the perfect candidate. Contact LuxYachts via the website or at (954) 525-9959.
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