Our Crew

Insignia Crew’s candidates are unique

Former Royal Navy, Royal Marines and members of the wider British Armed Forces carrying a distinguished service record who are disciplined, professional, trained to an exceptionally high standard and possess an innate sense of duty and discretion.

Please visit our Crew Profile page where you can see examples of Crew we can provide you with, from Deckhands and Tender Drivers to SSO’s, Divers, Medics and Engineers.

Our candidates hold industry standard and advanced qualifications and a diverse set of additional skills such as:

  • SIA Close Protection
  • Extreme cold weather operational understanding (IMO Polar code)
  • Advanced medical training
  • High risk transit maritime security experience
  • Aviation operations
  • PADI Advanced diving
  • Water sports and personal fitness instruction
  • Basic yacht maintenance and engineering
  • IT and communications

These exceptional individuals have an inherent understanding of the following which will provide an unparalleled service and level of assurance to you:

  • Living and working at sea
  • Long term overseas employment commitments
  • The importance of rank on board
  • The ability to adhere to and carry out instructions
  • Advanced awareness of security
  • Team work
  • Tender operations
  • Adaptability

Enhanced Learning Credits

Personal development funding that will save your yacht money…

All British Armed Forces personnel are entitled to Enhanced Learning Credits. An individual allowance scheme driven by the Ministry of Defence in order to support service leavers in their quest to enhance their personal and professional qualifications and to aid their career transition in to the civilian world. The scheme which was designed to positively encourage continued professional development can be awarded in three separate payments across three financial years of either £1,000 or £2,000 dependent on length of time served, these credits can be offset against NVQ level 3 courses or there equivalent via accredited training establishments, Warsash Maritime Academy as an example.

Insignia Crew candidates have chosen the superyacht industry as their second career.  They will be keen to build on their qualifications to achieve personal goals and the aspirations of the yacht in terms of skills required on board.

Personally screened and profiled

Insignia Crew’s candidates are individually interviewed and profiled, we then align our candidates with your requirements in order to identify the best qualified professional to serve you.