Robert Young

Deckhand, Engineer

About Candidate

I am looking to obtain my first Deckhand/Engineer position on a Superyacht. I am happy to work in either position. I love being outdoors and being around the ocean. I am easy to get along with as well as being able to work well individually or within a team. I am hardworking and disciplined when it comes to completing work and tasks and I hold myself to a very high standard. I spend most of my time outdoors whether that’s wakeboarding or playing sports, I also enjoy going to the gym.

I am very determined to expand my knowledge and skills in the yachting industry. My future goals and objectives in the yachting industry is to further develop my skills and gain the relevant credentials to become a captain or chief engineer one day.

Maritime Qualifications and licenses

  • STCW 10 (exp.2027)
  • Seafarer Medical Certificate (exp.22/08/2024)
  • Radar Operator, RYA
  • VHF Short Range Cerficate, RYA
  • Diesel Operators, RYA
  • Powerboat Level 2, RYA
  • Tender Operator, RYA
  • Deckhand Course, SYSA
  • Day Skipper Theory, RYA
  • Personal Watercraft, RYA
  • Personal Watercraft Instructor, RYA
  • MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1)

Sporting Achievements and Other Activities

  • 2014-2017: Western Province Waterpolo
  • 2016: U16 South African Waterpolo
  • 2017-2019: Rugby and Waterpolo Coach (Bishops Diocesan College)


  • Wakeboarding
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Padel
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Weight Training
  • Being Outdoors


  • Hardworking
  • Ambitious
  • Courageous
  • Honest
  • Persistent
  • Resilient
  • Disciplined


  • Wakeboarding Instructor
  • Lifeguard
  • Personal Trainer

Nationality: South African

Passports: South African and British


Strategic Brand Management 2019-2021
Vega University

Bachelor of Commerce

Work & Experience

Marketing and Online Sales January 2022 - November 2022
The Stingray Group