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For the yachting professional on the Mediterranean

Superyacht recruitment

Article by Chris Clifford

Whether you are new to yachting, looking to progress your career on the high seas or looking to move ashore, you need a strong recruitment partner

Superyacht Crew International

With a team of recruiters and consultants having over 50 years of professional yachting experience to draw upon, Superyacht Crew International is a registered MLC 2006 Compliant international recruitment agent. Being international they have many clients located all over the world, from the Mediterranean to the many remote yachting destinations in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. Crew from all over the world contact the team from all corners of the globe. Clients have experienced the positive and timely approach in finding the right crew member to fit with their team and so the business has largely grown from satisfied clients who have told others about the services and fresh approach. Crew have benefited from the team’s industry knowledge and have been given fair and honest feedback, advice and training or professional career advice.
For more details Tel: +61 410 689 288
or visit www.superyachtcrewinternational.com



An international recruitment agency, specialising in the placement of international superyacht crew, personal and executive assistants and private household staff and childcare, as well as a variety of other staff – to clients around the world. Based in London, UK with satellite locations internationally, 19 London can provide highly experienced crew to your yacht, staff for your business, office or private home anywhere in the world. They have had the pleasure of working with vessels ranging from 20 – 180 metres worldwide and the yacht crew consultants have many years of yachting and recruitment experience who strive to provide an excellent bespoke service to both the end clients and candidates. As well as being assigned a dedicated consultant throughout the recruitment process, 19 London go above and beyond the core activities in this industry, such as offering extensive security and background screening for candidates, including reputation checks. If you have any recruitment requirements, please contact the team and they would be happy to help.

Or if you are looking for your next position, speak with one of the yacht crew consultants today.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)203 701 0390
or visit www.19london.com


Amandine is a specialist international chef placement agency that offers a specialised service to the industry. The team only deals with chefs and they have expert knowledge in this area. The team has unparalleled food credentials and an extensive understanding of chefs, restaurants and food which allows them to better judge the experience and skill set of the chefs. The founder, Kate Emery, is a regular judge of various chef competitions around the world. The in-depth interview process, lasting at least one hour if not more, allows them to better understand the experience, skills and personality of each chef they represent so that the recruiters can match them to the right job, not just any job. They are discerning about the chefs they work with and, with Amandine, you get a shortlist of the best candidates for the job as opposed to endless CVs cluttering your inbox. So, whether you’re looking for a highly experienced head chef, a sous or crew chef or a newcomer to the industry, if you need someone for a permanent, seasonal or short-term booking, choose Amandine and you will get the right chef first time.
For more details Tel: France: +33 (0)9 67 31 96 62
UK: +44 (0)20 7193 7306
or visit www.amandinechefs.com


Marine Resources

Marine Resources is recognised as one of the best shore- based marine recruitment specialists within the marine industry around the globe. With over 18 years of experience, they are experts at recruiting across multiple marine sectors, including design, engineering and technical, marinas, build and refit, sales and marketing, and business executives. A well-deserved reputation for professionalism together with efficiency and industry know-how, Marine Resources understand that attracting the right people can be time consuming, and finding the right recruitment partner a challenge. They offer both clients and candidates unrivalled consultancy and honest advice, underpinned by a truly ‘client-first’ personalised service. The company prides itself in the dedicated recruiters with a deep industry knowledge and passion that they apply to every position they’re working on. They use industry research to advise their clients on key trends and relevant market intelligence, with insight and expert knowledge to help them make informed recruitment decisions. With a strong international database of 60,000 candidates, Marine Resources attract and have access to the best talent across the marine industry and beyond.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)2380 633 399
or visit www.marineresources.co.uk

Insignia Crew
Insignia Crew

Insignia Crew specialise in placing disciplined and committed crew by drawing their candidates from those who have served in the Armed Forces, with focus on Royal Navy and Royal Marines whose maritime skill sets perfectly match the needs of today’s superyacht industry. Already accustomed to living and working at sea, their candidates offer a wealth of additional expertise such as a heightened awareness of safety and security, diving operations, advanced trauma medicine, equipment training protocols, helicopter operations, engineering technicians and extreme cold weather operations which align superbly with the needs of the increasingly popular expedition yachts taking to the water. In addition to crew placement and having recognised the overwhelming need for support around mental wellbeing in the superyacht industry, Insignia Crew provide proactive Crew Resilience Training which is delivered by world class consultants – direct to yacht. It is a proactive, peer delivered human resource management initiative designed to meet the ongoing pressures of operating in an increasingly demanding maritime environment from both a duty of care and commercial perspective. The yachting community now has a reassuring solution to implement in order to invest in the very people who keep the industry cogs turning.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)7500 888 472
or visit www.insigniacrew.com

YPI Crew

Established in 2002, YPI CREW has been connecting people with their dream careers onboard superyachts for 20 years. The sole purpose is to allow new generations to discover yachting and seasoned crew to further their careers and widen their talent base. Bonding people together and creating new connections is what the team do best. The recruiters are solution driven; they have a voice, an opinion and champion their candidates for the right jobs, on the best yachts, with the finest captains and crews. YPI CREW’s mission is also to always work in accordance with MLC 2006 to ensure that seafarers have access to an efficient and well-regulated recruitment and placement system. YPI CREW is listed on the French national register for seafarer recruitment and placement services, as per legal requirements. Their registration number is GM1-195. From the Antibes office in the South of France, the team source and recruit the best yacht crew worldwide. From deckhands to captains, engineers, chefs and interior crew.

We seek to build united, high-performing crews able to deliver the ultimate guest experiences aboard yachts all over the world and, simultaneously, allow the fostering of new life experiences.
For more details Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 46 10
or visit www.ypicrew.com

Quay Crew
Quay Crew

Since being established in 2013, Quay Crew has placed over 1,500 candidates on more than 300 prestigious superyachts and worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading yacht management companies. The team, based in Poole, UK, has 30 years’ combined onboard experience, plus an additional 40 years’ recruitment expertise. United in their efforts to service both clients and candidates equally, they favour quality over quantity, making the right match through consultation, thorough due diligence, and verbal referencing, significantly reducing the risk and cost of a bad hire. This approach facilitates long lasting and high performing relationships for an exceptional onboard experience all round. From the bridge to the engine room and the deck to the galley, they recruit at all levels from green crew with certified potential to experienced heads of departments, captains and shore-based yachting professionals. Their mission is to not only attract but also retain the best talent in the sector through actively promoting diversity and inclusion, longevity and progression both at sea and on land. The company carries this out by following best practice recruitment methods and continuously improving standards through education, research, market insights and progressive partnerships.
For more details email tim@quaycrew.com or charlie@quaycrew.com
or visit www.quaycrew.com


Searchlight Crew is a yacht crew agency based in Antibes. They endeavour to provide the clients with candidates that fit your criteria first time. They believe in building great working relationships with crew and clients, therefore supplying the best crew for your yacht. With a comprehensive database of crew members, all the candidates have been screened and interviewed personally, location permitting or via video call or phone. Having worked on board yachts and in hospitality they have the experience and skills required to find the correct candidates for your needs. With over 17 years experience in recruitment Searchlight Crew provides a specialised and effective approach to recruitment. Searchlight Crew work with yachts of various sizes and located worldwide providing crew from juniors to senior levels. Searchlight Crew Agency and Tara Bromhead is voluntarily compliant with the terms of Reg 1.4 of the

MLC and as such have enforced several points to ensure a yacht’s compliancy also thus protecting the crew. They have recently branched out into providing household staff which is a great stepping stone for crew looking to build a career on land after yachting.
For more details Tel: +33 (0)6 14 72 78 50
or visit www.searchlightcrew.com