Become a Host

Do you love cooking and hosting your friends?

Take it to the next level and spend a summer working on a yacht. Meet 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 are working 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 cook 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 are a happy person bringing great vibes and showing your guests how to yachtlife. Be it the best bay for swimming or have 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 make boat ready for sailing
  • 11:00 - Start preparing lunch
  • 13:00 - Clean up after lunch and make boat ready for sailing
  • 16:00 - Help skipper moor the boat for the night
  • 19:00 - Dinner with guests at restaurant
  • 22:00 - Join the party together 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 a summer in the Mediterranean!

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 for Spring 2021.

Week 16 16-24 April 2021 (Early course) CLOSED
Week 17 23-1 May 2021 (Early course) CLOSED
Week 18 30th April - 8th May (Early course) CLOSED
Week 19 7-15 May 2021 CLOSED
Week 20 14-22 May 2021 CLOSED

Note: Payment not due until your application is accepted. Choose to pay in full or in three instalments. Please refer to booking terms and conditions for more information.

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 2021