A day in the life of a new deckhand

Dylan de Villier is fairly new to yachting, take a look at how his career has taken off.

By Sarah Smith-Garrison • 17 February 2023

How did you get in to yachting?

At what stage of your training are you at on the deck progression chart?

What was your first experience of being a deckhand onboard a superyacht?

What are your main duties?

What is the favourite part of your job?

What is the hardest part of your job?

What advice would you give to any young deck crew out there interested in a career as a superyacht deckhand?

What’s the favourite place you have visited during your time onboard yachts?

What does a typical day look like for you?

What do you think makes you stand out as an exceptional crew member onboard

Follow Dylan as he continues his adventure

To see more of Dylan’s life as a deckie, head over to his instagram page.

To learn more about becoming a seafarer, take a look at our starting out guide for those new to the industry, or review our training pages to see where you could add to your skills and be an asset to any yacht crew.