Skipper – Auckland / Pine Harbour Fast Ferry

13 June 2018
60631 / 18-003
  • Coastal or Inshore Launch Master / SRL (endorsed) ticket or better
  • Specific command experience of high speed water jet-propelled vessels of particular interest
  • At least 3 years’ experience in comparable roles  


  • Ensure the vessel is fit and prepared for safe daily operations.
  • Navigate and supervise the safe operation of the vessel at sea and in port, managing the activities of the crew and responsible for passengers at all times.

A detailed role profile will be made available to applicants during the assessment process.

Start Date: Open to ongoing expressions of interest

Reports to: Maritime Operations Manager

Operational Base: Pine Harbour, Beachlands

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting all required pre- and post-sailing checks
  • Ensuring vessel compliance as per internal operational requirements, MR Part 19 (MOSS) and HSAW 2015
  • Operating vessels with a focus on passenger, crew and vessel safety
  • Providing crew supervision and training as required
  • Timely completion of administrative tasks including timely and accurate reporting
  • Maintaining schedules as per the timetable
  • Proactively ensuring the vessel achieves full operational capability every day.


Core Qualifications and Work Experience:

Essential:  a minimum qualification of a CLM, ILM (Ringfenced) or SRL (Passenger endorsed) certificate, ranging to NZOW/NZOM depending on the routes sailed.
A proven record of marine experience.

A minimum of three years of appropriate vessel operational experience in inshore/coastal waters.


Current Marine Engineer Class 6 
High speed Endorsement / Endorsed to operate a vessel up to 24m.  Fast ferry and Hamilton Water jet unit experience


Personal Profile:

  • Focus on the delivery of outstanding customer service
  • Competent understanding of marine engineering
  • Able to work under pressure, autonomously and as part of a team
  • Effective and professional interpersonal  skills
  • Able to demonstrate a positive, solutions focused and customer centric approach


Terms and Remuneration:

The hourly rate of pay will be discussed with suitably qualified/experienced applicants early in the dialogue.

This is currently a Monday-Friday operation, with shifts starting between 5.30-7 a.m. and finishing between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Manning rosters can mean a 12-hour day or a split shifts.  

Weekend charter work will be required from time to time.

Competitive employment package including medical insurance, full training, ongoing personal development opportunities, a uniform and travel privileges.

Please note: All applicants will be required to provide proof of their qualifications and eligibility to work in New Zealand.

Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory drug test and security check.


The Company and Vessels:

SeaLink Travel Group is dedicated to the operation of a top quality service through its fleet of vessels operating on the Hauraki Gulf, transporting passengers, cars and freight to Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands, as well as a commuter service from Pine Harbour.

The fleet of high-speed ‘Clipper’ catamaran commuter ferries covers the Pine Harbour / Auckland CBD route twenty times a day in a little over 30 minutes, with a capacity of up to 99 passengers per journey, depending on vessel.   Vessels also offer private charters around the Hauraki Gulf.

Smaller ferries can be solo-operated by the Skipper.


Next Steps:

To apply for this role, contact Rob Everall via today, or call on 021 996 796 for a confidential chat.

(Any applications submitted directly to the team at SeaLink will be referred to Marinejobs for processing). 

Contact Rob Everall of Marinejobs by writing to or call him on +64 21 996 796 for further information.  You can also apply directly to this job using the form on the right side of this page.