14 Apr 2023

Insignia Crew – British Armed Forces – Superyacht Crew Career Day

Last month, we were delighted to host a Career Day for former British Armed Forces personnel – in association with The Royal Marines Charity.

Insignia Crew was founded by former Royal Marine, Andrew Holme; we are a trailblazing superyacht crew agency specialising in the placement of outstanding professionals by selecting candidates from an elite pool of those who have served in the British Armed Forces.

Placing veterans into a well deserved second career within the superyacht industry has always been at the heart of what we do.

We launched Insignia Crew to provide a premium placement service by uniting yacht Captains and owners with the invaluable skills and qualities Armed Forces personnel develop during their time in service, all of which are highly transferable to work onboard yachts, such as:

  • additional skillsets e.g. navigation, engineering, medical and boat operations
  • understanding of long term overseas employment
  • rank structure and its importance
  • ability to adhere to and carry out instructions
  • familiarity of working in very close quarters
  • resilience
  • physical fitness
  • maturity
  • discretion
  • discipline and humour

We welcomed personnel from the Army, Navy and Royal Marines to our Career Day in our home city of Bristol.

Our contributors brought a wealth of knowledge and advice to the event; veterans gained from sessions with current entry level and senior crew, training provider Flying Fish and yacht broker, Burgess.  There were presentation decks a plenty, questions and answers flew about the auditorium and 1:1 chats were had over tea and lots of cake!

A big thank you to Captain Philip Parker-Larkin, Andy Hunt, and Matt Pinckney.

We hosted this event to support those who have served our country by helping them to create a pathway to launching a second career within the superyacht industry.

We look forward to supporting those we met and encourage our existing and future clients to get in touch with us – we can introduce these outstanding professionals to you in support of your crewing requirements.