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International yacht sector recruitment specialists

Ensuring talent on the water is not lost on land

Our land-based recruitment division at Quay Crew matches senior ex-yachties with on shore management and brokerage firms in the yachting and marine sectors globally.

We bring together an unrivalled network of loyal candidates with an equally impressive portfolio of clients who are struggling to find professionals with seagoing experience to develop long and prosperous working relationships.

Whether you’re a former superyacht Captain looking to put your feet firmly on the ground or a yacht management company requiring a knowledgeable Operations or Technical Manager, our industry specialists are here to help.

land-based ROLES WE RECRUIT for...

Thanks to our solid reputation for putting the interests of both candidates and clients first, we are often the first port of call when a crew member is considering jumping ship or former Captain, Chief Engineer or First Officer wants to find their next land-based role.

With a proven-track record sourcing the best candidates and following the most stringent of recruitment processes, we’re also trusted by our clients whose requirements extend way beyond deck.

Project Manager

Technical Manager

Yacht Manager

Operations Manager

Fleet Manager

Client Relations

Charter Broker

Sales Broker

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The quay crew promise

Quay Crew has been making waves in yachting recruitment since 2008, combining the detailed process of executive search, pre-screening, interview coaching and verbal referencing used by our commercial counterparts with sector expertise and industry experience.

We’ve strived to promote best practice and quality whilst continuously evolving our recruitment methods to provide our clients with an unparalleled service and unmatched candidates.

This approach has so far set us in good stead among our owner, captain and management company clients, and given us a reputation for excellence that has seamlessly transferred to our land-based recruitment offering.

Only top quality, employable and role-ready candidate CVs to your inbox

Detailed cover letters that minimise your time investment and speed up decision-making

Significantly reduced risk of a bad hire and high chance of cultural cohesion

Guarantee of excellent brand representation amongst top candidates

Long-term recruitment partnerships and exclusive terms

our approach

Consultative, personal, targeted and thorough, but most importantly, built on solid relationships and a deep understanding of both an applicant’s and hiring company’s needs, our recruitment service involves:

Building relationships: 

Listening, asking insightful questions and getting to know your business, its needs and culture inside out as well as understanding candidates’ skills and aspirations for a career on shore.

Setting a road map:

Starting with the end in mind by helping you to develop a hiring strategy with set milestones that ensures the right candidate is on the ground exactly when you need them – be that one month or six months from now.

Attracting the best talent: 

Working with you to develop a detailed job specification and provide salary and job package advice that will only attract the best candidates in the yachting sector.

Detailed recommendations: 

Never sending CVs without a detailed cover letter outlining why candidates should be considered for this role, from both a hard and soft skills perspective.

Being transparent: 

Operating with integrity and following best practice recruitment processes that act in the best interests of both candidates and clients.

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Let us know what land-based recruitment needs you have, and we'll be in touch to understand your challenges and find solutions