Join The Industry

The global superyacht industry offers challenging yet rewarding positions, great career stability and progression, attractive salaries and benefits, world travel to exclusive locations and lifelong friendships.

We pride ourselves in finding the very highest calibre individuals to join Insignia Crew’s candidate pool, enabling us to work confidently with some of the most respected superyacht crew aboard the world’s finest vessels.

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Second Career

At Insignia Crew, we recognise the importance of trust, respect and partnership. Our business is fundamentally driven by these core values and we will always go above and beyond to ensure both our clients and candidates experience these when interacting with us. As we conform with the Maritime Labour Convention and we are a recognised supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant, we pride ourselves in working with and respecting exceptional people.


Acknowledging the importance of your next career once you have committed to leaving the Armed Forces, we focus on a mentor driven approach rather than a ‘fire and forget’ experience as we believe this will be the start of a long-term partnership. We focus on making your transition in to the superyacht industry as interesting, enjoyable and easy as possible – once we have successfully secured your first role, we remain of support to you.

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For some there are a number of basic courses that need to be completed in order to join the sector and you will need a revised CV in support of your credentials. We will guide and advise you with regards to qualifications needed and we have established relationships with a number of reputable training organisations in order for you to achieve them.

Flying The Flag

In addition to attending resettlement events across the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the wider British Armed Forces which allow us to introduce the superyacht industry to you, we would welcome your support, be that word of mouth and recommendation or via social media where you can share our news quickly and freely.

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If you are currently serving or have served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the wider British Armed Forces, transferring to the superyacht industry is simple, especially when fully supported by Insignia Crew. Complete our quick registration form and we will get back to you shortly, thank you.

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  • Insignia Crew’s unique understanding of Armed Forces personnel makes them the first and last point of call for placement within the Superyacht industry. I found Andrew to be very hands on and proactive with recruitment and finding me the best role, all whilst keeping me well informed every step of the way.

    - Andrew – Bosun – 70m new build -
  • My experience with Insignia Crew has been exceptional; they helped with my CV, gave great advice of how the industry works and within weeks my details were aboard multiple yachts. There is constant comms and reassurance from Insignia Crew – they are the only company to even stay in touch let alone get you job offers.

    - Paul – Deckhand – 85m Superyacht -
  • I was introduced to Andrew of Insignia Crew via Katharine Callus of The Royal Marines Charity. He sat down with me and told me every course which I needed to complete to help make my dream of working in the Superyacht industry come true. Thank you to The Royal Marines Charity who were able to fund me and put me into contact with a man who knew exactly what to do and how to get me there.

    - Tom – Deckhand – 86m Superyacht -
  • From the first contact, Andrew at Insignia Crew was extremely helpful and gave me a clear introduction of how I could work in the maritime sector. Insignia Crew have been fantastic, with constant communication. They have a superb network in the industry and I felt they were dedicated not only to finding me a job, but really wanting to find the right job for me.

    - Nick – Ship Security Officer -
  • I am delighted to be able to suggest Insignia Crew’s recruitment services where I think their experience and contacts might result in a new and exciting career for those leaving the service with an affinity for a life on the water, and can personally vouch for their care, ethics and professionalism in my dealings with them to date.

    - Katharine Callus – Career and Resourcing Business Partner – The Royal Marines Charity -
  • It is very clear from first meeting Andrew and his ongoing efforts that he is completely committed and passionate about creating opportunities for veterans. Having such an individual advocating so fervently on the behalf of them is generating hugely positive experiences and outcomes. The impact is quite profound and we are excited about the ongoing partnership with Insignia Crew.

    - Shaun Pascoe – Founder CEO – Turn To Starboard -
  • I heard about Insignia crew from a resettlement day I attended shortly before I left the British Army. Insignia Crew have a great knowledge of training organisations who deliver the very best Seafarer courses. I am very grateful for all the guidance I have received from Insignia Crew, if I had not known about and engaged with them, I believe I would still be looking for a job to this day.

    - James – Deckhand – 156m Superyacht -
  • A highly professional motivated individual, Andrew guided me through a complicated joining procedure for a position aboard a large and high profile super yacht, Andrew was always on hand to answer any questions I had. Thanks to the expert help and advice made available to me, I have secured a dream job with in the superyacht industry which will now provide me with opportunities to progress with my career!

    - Jack – Deck/Security – 100+m new build -
  • Insignia crew have made my transition from military to a superyacht career easy and stress free. Some agents fire and forget about you but not Insignia crew, they continue to support you and keep in touch, are very friendly, professional and the biggest thing for me was that they are very approachable as I had no clue about the industry or indeed how it worked.

    - Steve, Deckhand and Security, Expedition Yacht -
  • I feel very strongly that Insignia Crew offers amazing opportunities to only the candidates that they truly believe will represent the company well, which shows their level of professionalism compared to other agencies. I could not recommend their services highly enough and I very much look forward to working with them again in the future in support of my new career.

    - Matthew, SSO and Deckhand, 113m Superyacht -
  • One of the great things about Insignia crew is that it is founded by a former Royal Marine, who understands the transferable skills and competence of Royal Marines and the value that we offer Superyachts.
Other agencies told me they did not have "entry level" positions. Insignia Crew told me I had a strong CV and were confident they could find me a job – they were right and landed me an excellent position.

    - Lee, SSO, 113m Superyacht -