Juri Novinscak

DOB: October 3rd, 1987
Nationality: Croatian
Current location: Nice, FR
Visa: B1/B2 (Expiry 2024)
M : +44 777 811 35 49
E : jurica.novinscak@gmail.com
Languages: English – fluent | German – basic | Croatian – native
Non-smoker, no tattoos


I enjoy all aspects of working on deck, particularly the tender driving and watersports, where I can utilise the skills I have developed over the last 6 years within the yachting industry in both, deck and engineering departments. I am safety conscious, hardworking,loyal, trustworthy, and cheerful, striving to complete any task I am given to the best of my ability and highest of standard.


IYT YM <200gt / OOW <500gt
MCA Navigation & Radar
MCA General Ship Knowledge

RYA PWC Instructor
RYA Powerboat Lvl 2
PADI Open Water Diver
STCW 10 Basic Safety (including PDSD)
ENG 1 (Valid until: 11/21)
KY Seaman’s Discharge Book
Clean EU driving licence


Navigational watch
Mooring & anchoring operations
ISM knowledge
Big tenders handling
Team leading
Crane, davit and other lifting operations
Yacht maintenance
Watersports instructor
Rope work & splicing
Carpentry & deck repairs
Painting (fairing to topcoat)
Products knowledge


Dec 2018 - Nov 2020

M/Y SAMAX | 55m Feadship (built 1996)

My position: Bosun
Yacht description: Private, dual season, family orientated
Cruising areas: Eastern Mediterranean & SE Asia
Crew: 18 onboard (UK, SA, Thai) Deck team: Captain, C/O , 2nd Officer, bosun, 3 deckhands

My duties: Leading the deck team of 3 deckhands, and reporting to the Chief and 2nd Officer. Maintenance, carpentry, other deck projects execution, mooring and anchoring, tendering guests and watersports, bridge watch lookout, helping officers with the running of ISM and SMS. During the refits between two seasons steping up to 2nd officer role: supervising of contractors, project management, organizing of tasks for the deck crew and deck contractors. I’ve completed 2 deliveries/crossings Malta to Thailand and back.

Tenders & Toys:

Guest Tender | Custom 23ft | 1x Volvo Penta 298kW
Jet Tender | Habbeke 25ft | 1x Styer Marine 215kW
2X JetSki Sea Doo RXP-X 300
Reference: Simon Would, Chief Officer of M/Y Samax M: +44 7375 058 595 E: deck@my-samax.com
(Click on the blue icon above to see written reference from C/O Would)
Jun/Jul 2020

M/Y JACOZAMI | 38m Benetti (built 2020)

My position: Temporary/relief chase boat captain
Yacht description: Charter single season
Cruising area: South of France
Crew:8 (mixed EU and SA)

My duties: After the first COVID lock-down in France I was employed as a temporary/relief chase boat captain for a brand new Axopar 37ft. Captain Jean-Maxime was looking for a temp chase boat captain to relief his first officer until he can travel back from South Africa to Europe. (He arrived back on July 2nd). 3 out of my 4 weeks onboard we had guests onboard. My duties were preparing the new chase boat for the season in the first week, and when guests on – following the mother-ship, picking up/dropping off guests, fueling and bookkeeping, also I was helping on the deck of the main vessel. I was living/sleeping onboard the chase boat.
Chase boat and water toys
Chase boat | Axopar ST 37ft | 2x Mercury Verado 300

Reference: Jean-Maxime Berthet, Captain of M/Y Jacozami M:+33 622 724 525 E:captain.jacozami@gmail.com

Feb-Nov 2018

M/Y MYSTERE SHADOW | 49m Candies Shipbuilders (Built 1981/Converted 2011)

My position: Deckhand
Yacht description: Private, single season, watersports & fun orientated. The yacht has 5 big tenders (up to 17m)
Cruising areas: Western Mediterranean
Crew:12 (AUS, NZ, SA, UK)

My duties: started as a dayworker in February during a refit in a shipyard, my jobs were general preparation for the summer season, painting of the whole vessel, fixing interior defects (Carpentry). In the season my duties were: tenders maintenance and cleanliness, tendering guests to/from ports or other yachts, watersports especially wake surfing, snorkeling & swimming day trips, crane operations, drone filming & video editing, watchkeeping, maintenance of the yacht and tenders including shipyard once per month for all tenders.
Day boat | Maori 54ft | 2x MAN 800HP
Race boat | Chaudron 41ft | 3x Mercury Verado 400R
Surf boat | Super Air Nautique G23 | 1x ZR 450 V8 331kW
Limo tender | Ruptech 31ft | 1x Volvo Penta 298 kW
Fishing boat | Contender 32ft | 2x Yamaha 300 outboards

Reference: Nicholas Holmes , captain of M/Y Mystere Shadow, M: +44 7741 162 048 E: captain@mystere-shadow.org
(Click on the blue icon above to see written reference from cpt. Holmes)

Mar 2016 - May 2017

M/Y ANYA | 40m Sunseeker (built 2015)

My position: Deckhand
Yacht description: Private, single season, familly orientated. Guests staying extended time(summer season from April until November)
Cruising areas: Whole Mediterranean. Every few days in a new marina
Crew: 9 (MT & SA)

My duties: Executing deck repair projects, cleanliness and polishing of the yacht, maintenance, navigational and anchor watch, mooring operations, water sports and guest service
Reference: Rudolph Zammit, ex. captain of M/Y Anya, M: +356 9989 0407 E: rudolphzammit@yahoo.com
(Click on the blue icon above to see written reference from cpt. Zammit)
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016

M/Y MARTHA ANN | 70m Lürssen (built 2008)

My position: Temporary 4th Engineer
Description: I returned onboard M/Y Martha Ann again for the winter refit

My duties: watchkeeping in ER, assisting the chief and 2nd engineer in the following yearly services: main engines and generators (Caterpillar), diesel particle filters, sewage plant unit, seawater cooling system, air condition units, FW, GW and BW systems, weekly and monthly IDEA jobs. In the Christmas / New Year holiday time I was left in charge of the ER for 10 days.

Reference: Anders Laust Friis Andersen, ex. Chief engineer of M/Y Martha Ann M:+45 20627428 E: chiefengineer@yachtmartha-ann.com 
(Click on the blue icon above to see written reference from C/E Andersen)

Jan-Oct 2015

M/Y LA MASCARADE | 30m Feadship (built 1997)

My position: Sole Deckhand/Mate
Yacht description: Charter, single season (We’ve done 9 weeks of charters)
Cruising areas: France and Italy
Crew: 6 (UK,NZ)

My duties: Preparing the yacht for the season, including all exterior of the yacht and the tender. During the charter season my responsibilities were to clean and maintain the yacht to a high standard, also mooring the boat, both navigational and anchor watch, tendering guests and water sports. I was a Safety Officer on board which involved the organisation of safety briefings and checking safety equipment on weekly/monthly bases as per mini ISM requirement.
Sep - Dec 2014

M/Y MARTHA ANN | 70m Lürssen (built 2008)

My position: Assistant Engineer
Description: Temporary position for the dry dock period
Crew: 22 (International)

My duties: Watch keeping in ER. Cleaning of ER, technical spaces, tanks and void spaces. Painting of tanks, void spaces and equipment after overhaul. Work on the various systems, assisting engineers in the general jobs.


Mar 2016 onwards

Web designer at XYachtie (Hobby/Side job)

In 2016 we started this project together with a very good friend of mine. We offer web and mobile design and development, graphic design services, and video editing within and outside the yachting industry. Some of the clients we worked for: Grand Harbour Marina Malta, The Bradbury YCS, Malta International Powerboat & Sailing School, Definitive(ly) Good Guide…

More details at xyachtie.com

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Jan - Aug 2014

Crew Grapevine Antibes

In a small team, we completely renovated a large, old office space into a luxury, modern apartment. Tasks included demolition, carpentry, installation of electrical circuits, installation of plumbing, structural repairs, plastering, ceiling, tiling, parquetry, and all the finishing details that you would expect in a luxury apartment.

Reference: Jason Downes , owner/director of Crew Grapevine M:+33 619 032 652 E:info@crewgrapevine.com
(Click on the blue icon above to see written reference from ex. yacht captain Downes)

Carpenter at Sobocan Interijeri (Croatia)

During my studies at University of Economics Maribor, I was occasionally working at this factory. Main tasks: manufacturing and installation of high-quality furniture for commercial interiors (Samsung, Intersport, INA, Porsche Design…)My work included carpentry, turnery, and assembly of finished products.

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