A quality crew is essential for the efficient and safe operation of any yacht. We provide all the necessary support and guidance to ensure a consistently smooth process for all involved.
Recruiting on behalf of yacht owners and operators Australia-wide and globally, we boast access to the new generation of superyacht crew. We understand the importance of allocating your yacht with the perfect team whilst ensuring high crew retention rates.
From the recruitment stage to background checks, interviewing and initiating suitable employment contracts, we offer an end-to-end yacht crew recruitment and placement service.
Chapman Yachting Superyacht Crew Recruitment is Australia’s leading yacht crew recruitment and placement agency, strategically located in the yachting hubs of Sydney Harbour at the Rozelle Superyacht Marina and Point Piper Marina.
Recruiting on behalf of yacht owners all over the world, our purpose is to allow new generations to discover yachting and seasoned crew to further their careers and widen their talent base.
Our team of recruitment officers understand the complexity of the roles onboard a yacht as each of them have either worked on Superyachts as crew members themselves or have extensive knowledge in the industry, ensuring they find that perfect fit for both owners and crew alike.
Whether for a motor yacht, sailing yacht, or private estate, temporary or permanent, finding the calibre of employees you deserve requires the assistance of true professionals.
The Chapman recruitment team can assist and guide you from submitting your CV through to finding and securing your dream job in yachting!
You can submit your CV and be added to our crew database through our recruitment section of the website
As part of our database you’ll receive:
An AMSA Medical is also a Seafarer’s medical certificate. This has become a mandatory requirement for all crew to hold before obtaining employment aboard Australian commercial yachts. To obtain an AMSA medical, visit the nearest medical centres provided to you on the AMSA website.
This is an International Safety Standard which has been decreed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and endorsed by the MCA and signatory countries. It’s like an Occupational Health and Safety course for anyone whose workplace is at sea.
This ensures that all maritime crew are properly trained and prepared for a range of emergencies, should they ever occur onboard.
The course consists of the following modules:
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an organisation that sets the standard for the training, certifications and working standards for yacht crew globally.
CVs are very specific for the Superyacht industry.
It is mandatory to have STCW95 Basic Safety Training and the Seafarer’s Medical certificate (ENG1) and these should be mentioned in your list of qualifications and certificates.
Your employment history is important. Show your most recent roles first: Job title, where you worked, and when you worked there. Give details about the specifics of each job.
Referees (at least three) should be current and all contact details provided: Name, Position, Yacht, Phone and Email.
Qualifications/Certification, Work History, Referee list. Some crew also add a list of interests.
We can help you take the first steps towards your new career. It’s easier than you think! Get in touch with our recruitment officer to have a chat and learn about the different paths/courses you can take to get started.
Those who have completed an occupational course have shown their dedication and professionalism by going beyond the minimum and have a lot more confidence and skills to bring to their first role.