Speciality yacht crew positions are often some of the hardest roles to fill on a superyacht, yet are of vital importance to the happiness of the boss and his guests. Neglect to recruit for these positions properly, or leave it to the last minute, and you could end up with unhappy guests- and we all know what kind of a headache that can be!
Just as you wouldn’t entrust a professional candidate-search in the business arena to the classifieds section of a newspaper, don’t expect a halfhearted Facebook post to answer the call when you’re looking for someone with unique talents. Here a professional, experienced yacht crew agency who has developed relationships with other industries to source candidates with transferable skills is key.
So what type of job onboard counts as ‘speciality crew’?
1. A Paramedic or Nurse
Especially on larger yachts, having a crew member onboard who is a certified nurse with first-response training, or hospital and paramedic experience can enhance the health and safety of both guests and crew onboard. Following the spate of recent accidents onboard involving crew, having someone on the scene who has saved lives in their previous career is invaluable. In addition, they also provide peace of mind to yachts that partake in diving and extreme water sports in remote locations. As an example, we recently placed a UK Special Forces medic into his first superyacht role where he is flourishing. Because of the relationships Quay Crew have carefully nurtured in this sector, we are able to find the most highly skilled candidates who have relevant hands-on experience of keeping seriously injured people alive. They also prove useful on the security front every now and then as well!
2. Personal Trainer
3. Watersports Instructors
5. Massage and beauty specialists
At Quay Crew we are always looking for jobs for yacht crew with other strong secondary skills, be that carpenters, boat builders, videographers, drone technicians or sports coaches as they are bringing something else to the table which adds value.
To find out more why Quay Crew are the agency to help you with all your specialised crew requirements, simply click here to contact us.