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If you are interested in employment with Classic Harbor Line New York, we want to hear from you! We are always looking for captains and mates with a strong background in hospitality and/or marine experience. We also like to hear from talent with a culinary background food & beverage background, or sales background.

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Our Captains

All of our captains are Coast Guard certified. The Schooner captains all have a minimum 50-ton license and a sailing endorsement. The Manhattan’s captains all have a minimum 100-ton license. Our captains are also trained in first aid and CPR and are registered in an ongoing drug-testing program. Perhaps of equal importance, we require that our captains have an appreciation for quality service and are extremely charming hosts. Many of our captains started at Classic Harbor Line as deckmates. If you are hoping to be a captain, a great way to start is to learn to be a deckmate.

First Mate, Second Mate, & Third Mate

Maybe you have sailed several schooners before or maybe you grew up sailing or with a family boat. Chances are, if you are interested in a marine crew position, you will likely start as a trainee, then a third mate or second mate once you have ‘gotten the routine’ and you have passed your pre-employment drug test.
Our mates are widely remembered for their remarkable hospitality and personality which is consistently praised in our customer reviews. They love talking with our guests, sharing information on the great city of New York, and conveying their love for our classic-style yachts and the addictive mystique of being out on the water.

Chefs and Galley Assistants

We have several chefs and food handlers on the Classic Harbor Line Team. We require a food handler’s certificate at a minimum to get you started working in one of our galleys. Additionally, we are always looking for chefs with sea legs who have an extra special interest in working in not only tiny spaces but also tiny moving spaces!

Land Ambassadors & Sales Representatives

Maybe you have hosting experience, front-of-house, or ticketing experience. If you enjoy talking to the public and taking care of guests as they arrive, then being a Land Ambassador may be the job for you. This part of our crew helps set the tone for the experience our guests are about to enjoy. They must be welcoming, cheerful, and able to take care of check-in logistics quickly. Basic computer experience and comfort with making phone calls is a must!


To be considered, please fill out our online application and attach a cover letter and resume. Some great topics to include in your letter and resume:

  • Maritime Experience
  • Hospitality
  • Food & Beverage
  • Bar
  • Sales
  • Theater / Performance / Arts
  • Outdoor Employment
  • Physical Employment
  • Sports
  • Leadership Roles
  • Maintenance / Technical Skills
  • Culinary
  • Front of House Experience
  • Ticketing

Drug Policy

We abide by policies set forth by the Department of Transportation. All Crew at Classic Harbor Line are on a random Drug Testing program. Furthermore, prospective employees must perform pre-employment drug tests.


If you’re seeking employment opportunities, please fill out our online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

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