With our rapidly expanding crew candidate database and our continuous contact with all our current Oyster crews, we have our fingers right on the Oyster crew pulse.  Many candidates contact us because they really want to work on an Oyster. They know it is a great career move with good long term prospects within the fleet.  

But we know there’s a balance to be struck. As every job is different, we take great care to listen and fully understand what an owner is looking for in crew, rather than simply handing out CVs. We spend time thoroughly checking our new crew candidates and will only forward a small selection of CVs that we feel are suited to your program.   

All candidates are interviewed face-to-face where possible, with thorough reference and qualification checks so we can make an informed evaluation of their personality, capabilities and suitability.  

Charlie Durham

Crew Co-ordinator
[email protected] +34 619 147 056

Charlie first met Oyster in 2002 as crew on an adventurous world-cruising Oyster 66 alongside husband Mark. Several years working on Med-Caribbean luxury charter sailing yachts gave her a rounded insight into the luxury yachting and crewing industry. She now runs the Oyster Crew service helping both Oyster Owners and potential crew candidates in their search for crew or employment on Oyster yachts.

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Looking For Crew


We want to place the right crew the first time around. The more we know about you and your yacht, the easier the process will be to find crew to suit your requirements.  

We spend time getting to know our crews and will only forward suitable CVs to you.  Candidates are interviewed face to face where possible so we can make an informed evaluation of their personality and capabilities.  In many cases we will know the candidates from previous Oyster crew positions, so it is quite likely that we know your crew before you even start looking for them. 

Captains on our database already meet Pantaenius insurance company’s strict requirements for cover in the position they are applying for, saving you time further down the line.

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Looking for work


The Oyster crewed fleet ranges from 57 feet to 125 feet - some private, some charter, all high quality, luxury, sailing yachts.  

We are looking forward to meeting new enthusiastic crews suitable for our increasing fleet of Oyster yachts and owners.  We want to place you on the right yacht, so getting to know you is a very important part of the recruitment process.  

If you think the Oyster Crew life would suit you, please register your details online and remember to keep your profile updated. Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting your registration form. 

Register with Oyster Crew

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 providing a set of international standards for seafarers. 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 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 black list to prevent qualified seafarers from gaining employment.

MLC Certificate

Oyster Client Terms and Conditions

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Oyster Candidate Terms and Conditions

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Oyster Complaints Procedure

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Oyster MLC 2006 Certificate

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Example Seafarer's Agreement

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