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Matching quality crew with quality superyachts

The Leading agency for Yacht Crew Recruitment

Between the core team of 8, we have over 36 years combined recruitment experience, 24 of which is in the superyacht industry. We have also worked for some of the most prestigious yachts in the industry including Aquila, Aquarius, C2, Sunrise, Infinity, Leander and GU; and some of the best recruitment companies in the UK. Quay Crew will be supplying an unprecedented level of yachting and recruitment expertise.

We pride ourselves on making crew recruitment personal and in turn making sure we build long term relationships with Clients & Candidates alike to ensure we are placing the right crew on the right yachts.

Quay Crew recruit everything from Captains to Stewardesses to Deckhands, Engineers to Chefs and all of those other challenging positions which require unique skills and experience.

Utilising industry knowledge, an excellent network of contacts and an excellent database, we match the best candidates to the right yachts with the end result being a perfect match for both parties.

Having opened an office in Poole and with 7 of us working on our individual specialisations, Quay Crew will be offering the most thorough and efficient service available. We look forward to working with you!

Supplying Crew

We supply the best crew to the best yachts

Ideal Matches

Our careful screening ensures a good match & longevity

Unrivalled Network

We’re very well connected with the people who matter

Advanced Recruitment

We use innovative techniques to secure the best crew

Crew Registration

Find Superyacht roles

Register as a Crew Member today and we will verbally brief you on all the roles you are suitable for.

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Featured Yacht Jobs

Officer Jobs

3rd Officer, 30m, ATM rotation

Excellent 80m motor yacht is looking for a 3rd Officer to join them in September. Med based this summer then Carib for winter. Private and charter. Great bunch of crew on board and excellent

Engineering Jobs

Chief Engineer

A rotational Chief Engineer is required for a 50m private M/Y. You must have your Y3 ticket as a minimum and previous large yacht experience, running full ISM.



100m+ Private Dual season Sail yacht is looking for a deckhand to join them ASAP. This is an incredible opportunity to work on an exciting new yacht. You need to be experienced with larger yachts and ideally have a solid 1-2 years in yachting.

Stewardess / Beautician

Stewardess / Beautician

Permanent Stew/Beautician required for 75m busy dual season Charter boat. This is a prestigious yacht which does very well on the charter and tips front. Ideally looking for candidates with 0-6months experience, however green will be considered if you have an impressive Spa and Beauty background.

Recent Placements

Client testimonials

  • During the build of Feadship Project 815 / Sherpa, a key element of the owner’s team was to recruit star personnel and build the right team that were adaptable beyond the regular duties of yacht crew, to ensure the yacht launched on schedule and operating seamlessly from day one. Working with Tim and all at Quay Crew made this process as easy and efficient as possible, they understood our requirements and the dynamics of the team as it grew. Quality not quantity was always presented, with initial reference checks done beforehand so as not to waste any of our critical time. I can proudly say the crew was the best I’ve worked with.
    Corey Adcook


  • After taking on a new delivery at the Monaco Yacht Show, I had five days to find 15 crew, which Is no easy task. Having used Quay Crew with satisfaction, many times over the previous years, I knew that they would be up to the task of helping me at short notice find quality crew. After consulting with Tim Clarke, Quay Crew were able to supply me with 5 out of the 15 crew, and not just any crew but the Senior Officers and Engineers; Chief Eng, 2nd Eng, Chief Officer, 2nd Officer and 3rd Engineer, which are notoriously difficult to find at short notice.
    Stuart Frize


  • Having worked with Quay Crew previously, I was confident they would be able to provide us with excellent crew during the build of Project 818. We worked exclusively with Quay Crew and they filled a lot of positions on board including the Chief Officer, Chief Engineer and Chief Stewardess. Working with only one agency who has access to so many great crew, made my life significantly easier and reduced my workload considerably. I chose to work with Quay Crew as the due diligence they do is always in depth, they know their candidates well and I knew they had access to candidates who aren’t actively looking. I would highly recommend QC to any new build as they have a deep understanding of the challenges faced when recruiting a large amount of people in a short space of time to join what can be a complicated project.
    Adam Steel

    Syzygy 818

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Get in touch with us

Thank you for visiting the Quay Crew website. Please feel free to contact the relevant consultant via phone or email should you wish to discuss your career options at more length. Alternatively if you are looking for assistance in filling a position you have available on board please call Tim or Caroline.
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