Finding a job
First of all you could approach a recruitment agency specialising in placing crews on superyachts. These agencies will keep a database of clients looking for crew and candidates they wish to put forward. There is generally no fee for this service for the candidates themselves.
Viking Recruitment (+44 (0)300 303 8191), Marine Resources (+44 (0) 2380 633399) and Yellow Admiral (+ 44(0)1621 779900) are members of Superyacht UK
Alternatively if you are taking a training course, your training provider may be able to help you find a job. Training providers often have good contacts with owners and management companies of superyachts, and help their students to find work during or after their training.
Superyacht crew jobs are often advertised in the yachting press – both in print and online. The Crew Report is a popular publication for Superyacht Crew, and its online site gives candidates the opportunity to search for current vacancies and upload their CV. See thecrewreport.com for more information.
Finally, you may be able to find a job on board simply by being in the right place at the right time, and asking the question! Many crew have found their job by walking along the dock in the popular cruising grounds of Superyachts – for example in Antibes in the south of France, and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA. Find out where the local crew ‘hang-outs’ are, talk to people, make contacts and find your dream job.