We are happy to recommend the following crew agencies who we have long standing knowledge of and working relationships with.
Finding the right job is one of the hardest tasks you will face in your career as a yachting professional and the ultimate aim is to find the right yacht for you. One that fits your needs and with fellow crew members whom you share similar interests and are on the same level as yourself. Great itinerary is often cited as the most important item on a crew member’s wish list as their bucket list of places to visit is often the motivator but getting the correct salary for your abilities and being reimbursed for your hard work are also important criteria for your search.
Be sure that you select the best agencies right from the start. Those with years of experience and knowledge, who know the industry like the back of their hand and who will give you the best advice on how to advance your career as well as try to match you with the right yacht. Those agencies can easily be identified as they stand out from all the rest so get yourself on their data base to ensure you are short listed for the best jobs out there.
In our experience, the best of the best.
El Crew Co
Erica Lay has worked in international yacht crew recruitment since 2007. She has developed her own unique way of sourcing and interviewing yacht crew with great success. Having managed two international crew recruitment offices she brings a wealth of ideas and experience with her and has always strived to provide the most professional service to her yacht clients. Erica has worked with some of the largest and most prestigious yachts in the world; not that size matters… She thrives on the challenges involved in sourcing crew for all yachts large and small, and treats every single client´s crewing requirements as an individual project. Erica has a vast network throughout the yachting industry and is known internationally as the person to speak to regarding working on yachts – be it your first yacht job, or your twentieth year in the yacht industry. She loves the recruitment side of the yachting industry, that´s why in 2013 she decided to take the next step and launch her own international yacht crew agency.
YPI CREW has been the go-to yacht crew recruitment agency since 2002 and the recruitment partner of the most discerning yacht captains, yacht owners and candidates. From the Antibes office in the South of France, we source and recruit the best yacht crew worldwide, from deckhands to captains, engineers, chefs and interior crew. Our specialist recruiters have built a strong reputation as leading experts in their respective departments. As such, they have built large networks of talented professionals and are able to efficiently and successfully identify the best crew for the demanding luxury yachts of today.
Whether you are looking for yacht crew or looking for work, MLC 2006 (Maritime and Labour Convention) certified yacht crew agency YPI CREW is here to assist, save you time and provide the best personable service for clients and candidates alike. Faced with multiple choices when it comes to super yacht crew recruitment, our astute clients and crew, from both within and outside of the industry, recognise the value of a quality yacht crew agency. Our recruiters deliver the best results, offering specialist skills and knowledge that are enhanced by the latest technology. YPI CREW; focused on getting results.
YPI CREW was voted number 1 Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency in the world by over 1,000 captains and crew*
*The Golden Ticket Survey of 1,000 superyacht crew by The Crew Report (Spring 2016) published by The Superyacht Group.
Van Allen Recruitment
Van Allen Crew Agency is the longest withstanding recruitment company based in Spain, which is still managed by the original founder and director Leticia Van Allen. Leticia and her team have been successfully placing crew globally since 2000. They believe that a yacht is only as good as its crew.
That is a whole lot of experience in placing crew so be sure to be on their books.
Bluewater are a modern yacht crew agency with a friendly vibe and a professional focus. Bluewater began as a crew agency in 1991 and subsequently has grown into one of the largest and most successful yacht crew recruitment agencies in the world. They have centred themselves within the main yachting hubs of Palma, Antibes and Fort Lauderdale. With new vacancies every day and an online job board displaying hundreds of positions from entry level to senior roles this agency is a must.
They would love to meet you, so please register online and get in touch today!
The Crew Network
The Crew Network is a global team of professional crewing consultants offering a large portfolio of crew members and a successful near 30 year record of placing Captains, Crew and shore‐based yachting professionals. Focusing on the luxury yacht market, The Crew Network’s team of specialists is well versed in the skills needed to operate a yacht at the highest levels of luxury. Utilising personal relationships, technology and global positioning, they provide qualified employees to yacht owners around the globe. Having recently opened a new office in Palma, Mallorca they are now expanding their presence to be better placed to assist crew.
Alba Crew Placements
We combine insight, intuition and over 10 years of experience successfully placing crew to form a creative and truly unique approach in placing the ideal personnel on-board sail and motor yachts.
Alba Crew Placements are dedicated to assist you in finding your next job opportunity.
Priding ourselves on truly listening and understanding your personal requirements and helping you succeed and achieving your goals. We offer expert advice to new keen green deckhands and junior stewardess´ whom is searching for their first step in the Yachting industry.
We believe that crew search is more than matching a yacht to a candidate and requirements to a CV. It is about developing an intimate understanding of your yacht and your expectations and aligning the right professional, along with the right combination of skills, experience and personality.
Camper & Nicholsons
Camper & Nicholsons Crew Placement Division provides professional crew for its renowned fleet of managed yachts, but it doesn’t stop there. We work with captains and owners of luxury yachts, both private and charter, motor or sail, all over the world to professionally develop crew in order to ensure performance excellence and the highest possible quality in service. We have a strong and solid reputation and our results are proven. Simply put, Camper & Nicholsons provides the highest standards in crew placement in today’s market.
Whether they are serving a cocktail, raising the sails, researching the next exclusive anchorage or just making guests feel at ease, the crew of a yacht are the backbone and spirit of any successful cruise. If you are new to the industry or if you are just looking for that next step to give your career some momentum, you have come to the right place. Camper & Nicholsons Crew Placement Division has vast industry contacts and owners know that with our comprehensive database of over 40,000 crew members, our agents are the most connected and informed in the business and therefore we are their first port-of-call for any crew enquiries.
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