Crew Profiles

The type of candidates you can expect from Insignia Crew

Candidate 1

A confident, dynamic and professional commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and former Royal Marines Commando with 15 years’ unblemished service. Fully trained in navigation both in the UK and internationally. Recognised as a motivated team player with strong leadership capability and experience.

Qualifications and training:

  • STCW 95
  • ENG 1
  • RYA National and Advanced Powerboat level 2
  • RYA Private Watercraft (jet ski coastal & tidal)
  • RYA Short Range Radio GMDSS/SRC
  • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power) MCA Commercially endorsed
  • Rigid inflatable boat coxswain course (22’/24’/28’ outboards)
  • Royal Navy Navigator’s Yeoman course
  • Efficient deck hand certificate
  • RYA Diesel Engine course
  • Sea Survival Equipment Maintainer and Supervisor
  • USMC scout swimmers and coxswain course
  • Helicopter Rigger Marshaller’s course
  • Air 427 Basic Survival course
  • NVQ Public Services

Candidate 2

A former Royal Marines Commando with over six years’ completed service, leaving after achieving the rank of Corporal. A confident and dynamic individual able to work well in a team environment and also individually. Will use initiative and take charge in order to achieve positive results where necessary. A solid problem-solver who is used to working in stressful and demanding environments for extended periods of time. Conscientious, well-presented, a people person who understands the importance of loyalty and discretion. A competent RYA qualified sailor who knows his way around a yacht having sailed from Perth to Sydney and then completed the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race in 2016.

Qualifications and training:

  • STCW 95
  • ENG 1
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • RYA Private Watercraft (jet ski coastal & tidal)
  • RYA Short Range Radio GMDSS/SRC
  • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical
  • RYA Tender Operator course
  • RYA Level 1 & 2 Dinghy Sailor
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • RYA ISAF Offshore Safety course
  • RYA Diesel Engine course
  • RYA First Aid
  • AEC Approved Engine course
  • Medical Care Aboard Ship
  • SIA Close Protection Licence
  • Team Medic and First Aid Level 2
  • PADI Master Diver and BSAC Sports Diver (100+ dives logged)
  • NVQ Public Services