Sourcing quality crew worldwide, Superyacht Crew International is Australasia's leading Superyacht Crew Recruitment Agency. Learn more about us here.

About Us

Our Approach

SUPERYACHT CREW INTERNATIONAL is Australasia’s leading Superyacht crew recruitment agency. We stand ready to help and look forward to being of service to you!

We are AMSA-registered Crew Placement agents and we are MLC compliant.

We know yachting; we’ve worked as professional crew for many years so you can rely on Superyacht Crew International to provide you with the most talented marine crew for placement in the jobs you need filled.

We listen to what our clients want. The more they tell us about their operation and specific preferences, the better the result. Of course we know what makes good crew generally but when we gain insight into what matters most to individual captains and owners we can find exactly who they are looking for.
It’s all in the detail. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time so we will only ever send candidates that fit our clients’ spec.

This approach gets us a lot of repeat business!

Our Team:

Altogether our recruiters and consultants have over 50 years of professional yachting experience to draw upon!

In our Head Office, Director Donna Portland heads the team of recruiters and assistants. We also have a recruiter located in South Africa. 

How We Operate:

As mentioned, SCI is a registered placement agent with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, a signatory to MLC 2006. We appear on their website in the list of approved placement agents. 

Being located in Australia and having representation in South Africa and Europe means that we deal worldwide, not just in the southern hemisphere!

Of course we have our finger firmly on the pulse in Australasia and the Pacific, but being international we have many clients all over the world. Crew of all nationalities contact us from all corners of the globe! The time difference needn’t be a concern – we constantly monitor our devices for contact from clients and candidates. No matter where your location there’s a common time that we can speak via phone or Skype for interviews and meetings! It works.

The Secret of our Success :

Since we know crewing – being ex-yacht crew – when we started this agency our aim was to be the kind of agents we always wanted: fast and reliable with a positive attitude and mindful of your time! – able to develop good solid ongoing relationships. 

Clients have experienced our positive and timely approach to finding the right person to fit with their team and so our business has largely grown from satisfied clients who have told others about our services and fresh approach.

Crew have benefited from our industry knowledge and have been given fair and honest feedback, advice on crew training and professional career advice. 

Clients have also benefited from our Elite Private Staff arm that provides 'superyacht standard' staff for private homes; House Managers, PAs, Butlers, Housekeepers, Nurses, Nannies, travellling staff, etc.

Australia is growing and expanding in the yachting industry and we’ve seen great change and progress over the last 20 years. Over this time we’ve become the premier yacht crew recruiters simply by doing our job well: being diligent and detailed.