Find the ultimate crew for your Oyster

Finding the perfect crew for your Oyster isn’t always easy. That’s why more and more owners come to us.  We’ve built a reputation on assurance and quality, with the expertise and network of sourcing superior candidates and providing rewarding experiences for owners and crews.



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Keeping everyone happy

Finding the right match is crucial for our owners, our crews and our reputation, so we will only put the top selection of suitable candidates forward. We listen carefully to what you and the crews are looking for and use our experience to create the perfect match which means we’re more likely to get it right first time.

Constant communication

Our crews are a big part of the Oyster family too and we talk to them on a regular basis wherever they are in the world. So, we know what is going on and can help to find replacement crew when it is your crew's time to move on in their yachting careers.

A seamless process

We do the legwork for you by filtering candidate applications and then sending you the most suited, who have been interviewed, reference and qualification-checked. We've developed a reliable and consistent approach to supplying the right individuals for your crewed sailing experience.

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  • Free, expert advice on hiring crew

  • We listen carefully to owners requirements to find a good match

  • Access to a targeted Crew database

  • We conduct face to face crew interviews

  • We conduct thorough reference and qualification checks 

  • We can also conduct police checks for peace of mind

  • We produce a bi-annual Oyster Crew Salary Survey

  • We provide a crew warranty on all our crewed sailing holidays

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MLC 2006

Oyster Crew is an MCA-certified Recruitment and Placement Agency. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) is an International Labour Organization convention established in 2006 to provide a set of international standards for seafarers, including sailing yacht crew. It outlines seafarer's rights to decent conditions of living and working onboard including employment agreements, hours of work or rest, payment of wages, paid annual leave and repatriation. We work within these MLC guidelines to ensure that our sailing yacht crew are fully aware of their rights as a professional seafarer.

In accordance with MLC 2006, Oyster Crew charges no fee to seafarers for the service nor do we operate a blacklist to prevent qualified seafarers from gaining employment.

MLC Certificate

Oyster Crew: Candidate Terms and Conditions

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Oyster Crew Client Terms and Conditions

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