With the industry evolving every year, Andrew Holme and Insignia Crew believe that recruiting highly trained individuals from the armed forces into the world of superyacht is a win win for all involved
It is widely recognised throughout the superyacht industry that as both the desires of owners become ever more complex and advances in superyacht capabilities continue to break new boundaries, a more focused approach to crew is required. Whether cruising the Amalfi Coast and its exclusive environs or exploring Antarctic waters, it is clear owners and captains with the provision range of skills and abilities and crew who committed to delivering outstanding service and professionalism.
The founder of Insignia Crew is Andrew Holme, a former Royal Marine Commando who has served in both the luxury yacht sector and maritime security industry. He emphasises that professionals who have served in the Royal Marines or the wider British Armed Forces are disciplined, hardworking, multiskilled, security conscious and resourceful individuals who are used to working away from home within a command structure and working as part of a close-knit team. They come well-armed with a good sense of humour, dedication and other qualities that perfectly match the expectations of a modern and forward thinking superyacht industry.
Consider what British Forces veterans do when they leave the military. They reset the compass and search for a second career utilising the many valuable qualifications and skills gained during their time in service.