Become a Host

Do you love cooking and hosting your friends?

Join us and take your skills to the next level as you learn to host for a flotilla crew and live the dream working on a yacht. Meet new friends from all over the world and be part of a truly international team.

Most academy graduates start with 5 weeks of work for The Yacht Week
All expenses paid while working
Earn up to €450 + tip per week!
Live aboard luxury yachts

The role of a host

As a host for QD you work together with a skipper on yachts with 6-10 guests on board. You two are tasked with making the week exceptional for your guests.

The host cooks breakfast and lunch each day on the yacht. On a normal week you spend two nights anchored in a bay under the stars and then you cook dinner. All other nights you and the skipper join the crew out for dinner at a restaurant.


On top of cooking, you bring great vibes and show your guests how best to yacht-life. Be it knowing the best bay for swimming or having drinks ready at sunset. See yourself as their new best friend that made their holiday the best they ever had!

A normal day as a host

  • 07:00 - Wake up to make breakfast
  • 09:00 - Clean up after breakfast and get the yacht ready for sailing
  • 11:00 - Start preparing lunch
  • 13:00 - Clean up after lunch and get the yacht ready for sailing
  • 16:00 - Help skipper moor the yacht for the night
  • 19:00 - Dinner with guests at restaurant
  • 22:00 - Join the party with your guests

Your course to success

1. Experience

You have strong foundation experience in a restaurant, cafe, chalet kitchen or at home.

2. Apply

Apply as a host and get accepted to our Host Academy course.

3. Host Academy

Complete our 1 week training course on board yachts with skippers in training.

4. Set Sail

Accept the weeks you are assigned, book your flights and prepare for your new adventure

Host Academy

All of our hosts must pass the host academy. We run 6 courses per year. Everyone who passes is guaranteed minimum 5 weeks of work.

What's Included

  • A week of sailing in Croatia
  • Accommodation onboard the course yacht
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks onboard
  • Expert tuition from professional instructors
  • Course materials and skipper handbook

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Transfer to the marina
  • First night accommodation and food
  • One meal ashore mid week


Applications are now open.

Week 15 8-16 April (Early course) OPEN
Week 17 22-30 April (Early course) OPEN
Week 18 29 April - 7 May (Early course) OPEN
Week 20 13-21 May OPEN
Week 21 20-28 May OPEN

Course Cost: For 2022 we have reduced the course cost significantly to €495 which you will make back within two weeks of work. During the first three weeks working you will be on a probationary period and will receive the base rate only. See payment scheme for details.

Early Course: When issuing work assignments, we aim to have all bookings staffed 4 weeks prior to their start date. Therefore successful students on earlier academy courses will be assigned to start working earlier in the season than students of later courses.

Applications open


Do you have what it takes?

Join our team of hosts this summer

Apply for 2022