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Yacht Crew Recruitment

Our yacht crew recruitment solutions are designed to simplify and streamline your crew recruitment process.

At Praxis, we understand the importance of assembling a skilled and competent crew. That's why we have developed a comprehensive yacht crew recruitment service that caters to the unique needs of the global superyacht industry, in partnership with Insignia Crew.

Easily identify and build your crew

Through our online Yacht Portal, yacht owners and Captains can easily initiate the process of identifying and building their ideal crews. Supported by our team of sector-specific recruitment professionals, you will gain access to a carefully selected pool of high-quality candidates who have been vetted to meet the rigorous demands of the industry.

Trusted partner for Crew recruitment

Our partner, Insignia Crew, is an MCA-certified recruitment agency known for their expertise in sourcing outstanding candidates for superyacht positions. Led by Andrew Holme, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of combined experience in the Royal Marines, superyachts, maritime security, and specialist recruitment, Insignia Crew brings a wealth of knowledge to ensure that you find the perfect fit for your crew.

Experience a seamless process

At Praxis and Insignia Crew, we are committed to providing you with a seamless experience, from the initial recruitment process to ongoing crew management. With our shared dedication to excellence and specialist knowledge, we guarantee a strong synergy that benefits you, our valued clients.

Let us support you in building a highly skilled and professional crew, that will enhance your yachting experience and ensure the smooth operation of your vessel.

For detailed information please contact Jordon Martel.


Frequently asked questions

How do I use the Yacht Portal to recruit my crew?

Once logged into the Yacht Portal, there is an option for “Recruitment” below the menu on the left-hand-side. Complete the short form with your requirements and we will take care of the rest.

What requirements should I consider before assembling my crew?

When assembling a crew, consider factors such as experience, skillset, certifications/licenses, availability, and compatibility with the team dynamic. Assessing these elements will help ensure a well-rounded and capable team.

How important is experience when selecting crew members?

Experience is crucial, especially in roles requiring specific skills such as sailing, navigation, maintenance, emergency procedures, security and guest/owner interaction. While certain skills will be critical, balancing abilities throughout the departments is equally important.

What documentation should I look for in potential crew members?

All crew must hold a valid medical certificate and the five basic STCWs (inclusive of security training). Additional certification may be required depending on flag state requirements and insurance. We can help ensure your crew hold the required safety and legal compliance certifications.

What role does compatibility play in selecting crew members?

The compatibility of crew members can have a major impact on the overall dynamics and success of a voyage. It is important to select individuals who fit well with the crew dynamic, can collaborate effectively, and contribute positively to the team. Our recruitment services via the Yacht Portal, enable us to match suitable candidates for each position by aligning specific characteristics.

How can I assess the suitability of potential crew members?

Interviews, reference checks and trial periods can help assess the suitability of potential crew members. Insignia Crew undertakes the full hiring process with all candidates.


How can ongoing training & skill development benefit my crew & onboard experience?

Investing in ongoing training and skill development enhances the capabilities and preparedness of your crew. Regular training sessions, drills, and workshops improve competency, safety awareness, and overall performance, contributing to a successful and rewarding experience for all passengers. 

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