Our Crew

Insignia Crew’s candidates are unique

All former Royal Marines with a distinguished service record behind them, they are disciplined, professional, trained to an exceptionally high level and possess an innate sense of duty and discretion.

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

  • SIA Close Protection
  • Extreme cold weather operational understanding (IMO Polar code)
  • Advanced first aid
  • High risk transit maritime security experience
  • 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 importance of rank on board, ability to adhere to and carry out instructions without question, and a very real comprehension of global security threats and how to mitigate risk – providing an unparalleled service and level of assurance to you.

Enhanced Learning Credits

All serving and former Royal Marines 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 dependant 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 and as such they will be keen to build on their qualifications quickly, this will be in keeping with not only their own personal goals and objectives but also the aspirations of the yacht in terms of skills needed on board.

Personally vetted and profiled

In addition to their elite training and prowess, Insignia Crew’s candidates are personally and individually vetted via a stringent interview and profiling process. We then pride ourselves in aligning our candidates with your individual crew requirements in order to identify the best qualified professional to serve you on board.