Insignia Crew is an MCA certified placement agency

We work with some of the worlds’ most prestigious expedition and superyachts on the water today.

We understand that in today’s modern yacht industry you can expect the very best in technology,
design and cruising capabilities from the vessels you command;
e believe you deserve the same high standards from the crew who serve under you.

Captains  |  Chief Officers  |  Engineers  |  Medics  |  Deck  |  Interior

We naturally focus on presenting former Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel, whose maritime skill sets perfectly match the needs of today’s luxury expedition and superyacht industry.

Due to the unique nature of our proposition, we also attract very high calibre candidates who do not carry an Armed Forces background.
We happily represent these selected candidates who bring their own individual skills, experience and attributes to sea appointments.



Have an inherent understanding of:

  • Life at sea
  • Long term overseas employment
  • The ability to adhere to and carry out instructions
  • Rank structure and its importance
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment
  • Discretion
  • Loyalty
  • Resilience

Hold additional skill sets:

  • Advanced medical training
  • Commercial and or advanced PADI divers, water sports and personal fitness instruction
  • EOOW, Y tickets and MEOL
  • AV, IT and communications understanding
  • Aviation operations
  • Extreme cold weather operational understanding [IMO Polar Code]
  • Drone pilots and videography
  • SIA Close Protection



We are always keen for yachts to take advantage of the many benefits our Green candidates have to offer, nearly all carry a range of additional skills and qualifications, underpinned by experience which is rarely found amongst other entry level crew.

We have personally mentored and guided them during their transition from the Armed Forces into the industry, they are fully qualified, briefed and eager to start their chosen second career.

To encourage uptake and to do more in direct support of these outstanding individuals, we are pleased to offer you this proposal…..