Oyster Crew

The effortless way to find the perfect Oyster crew.

Finding the ideal crew for your Oyster isn’t always easy. That’s why more and more owners come to us for help.

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. Many of our team have worked as Oyster Crew themselves. Through personal experience, we know to listen carefully to both your requirements and the crew’s and use our knowledge to find the best match.

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Creating rewarding experiences

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 a 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, referenced and qualification-checked. We've developed a reliable and consistent approach to supplying the right individuals for your crewed sailing experience.

Creating rewarding experiences

All services

We are perfectly placed to help facilitate any of the following services for owners at any time:
  • 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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Crew Team

Speak to our crew team to discuss our latest sailing crew jobs and opportunities.

Head of Crew
Charlie Durham
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Charlie first met Oyster in 2002 as crew on an adventurous world-cruising Oyster 66.
Head of Crew

Charlie Durham

Charlie first met Oyster in 2002 as crew on an adventurous world-cruising Oyster 66. After 30,000+ cruising miles in some remote parts of the world including Cape Horn and Antarctica followed by several years of crewing on Med-Caribbean charter sailing yachts, she has a rounded insight into the luxury yachting and crewing industry.

Charlie joined the Oyster Palma team in 2014 and has worked in a variety of departments firstly assisting in Brokerage and running the Palma Regatta, then moving to set up the Oyster Crew service in 2017. She is now dedicated to helping Oyster Owners and potential crew candidates in their search for crew or employment on Oyster yachts.

655D v2
Can I just say a big thank you… your advice has been very helpful and we have already implemented several of your suggestions. It’s really good to speak to people that have been there and lived in this unusual environment.
Leo Eccles, Owner
625 D1 v3
You get a thoroughly vetted individual with an appreciation of the value of the boat they’re joining and of what it means to you. It’s not cheap but I think you get a more consistent and better individual and Charlie Durham who runs the Oyster Crew service is really focused on what you’re looking for and what you are planning to achieve.
Hugh Johnson, Owner
They offered a thoughtful selection of impressive candidates and shared their own experience and insights on what would work best on our boat. I can’t think who would better understand the crewing opportunities and needs of Oyster yachts than the Oyster Crewing Service and I’m most grateful for their help.
Michael Davie