Captains From Yachtmaster Offshore captains to Master Unlimited; we work with sail yachts, motoryachts, private and commercial, busy travelling yachts, and yachts with home ports.
Deck Looking for your next move up the Mate ladder? We are recruiting Chief Mates, Officers, OOWs, Lead Deckhands and Junior Deckhands, from both yachting and commercial backgrounds.
Interior Junior stewardesses and stewards are always in demand, plus we place housekeepers, service stews, chief stews and heads of departments including pursers.
Galley From cook/stews up to high end Michelin standard Chefs, we have yachts seeking various levels of galley experts.
Engineers Sailing or motor, Y1, 2, 3, 4, MEOL, AEC? ETOs or ITO? We have them all – we also place commercial engineers looking to break into yachting, on a rotational and permanent basis.
Couples Looking for a job with your partner to run a vessel or be part of a larger crew? We get that. So we're developing a whole section just for you lovebirds.
EL CREW CO - Erica Lay


EL CREW CO - Erica Lay EL CREW CO - Erica Lay Erica Lay
Director, EL CREW CO
Erica Lay has worked in international yacht crew recruitment since 2007. She has developed her own unique way of sourcing and interviewing yacht crew with great success. Having managed two international crew recruitment offices she brings a wealth of ideas and experience with her and has always strived to provide the most professional service to her yacht clients. Erica has worked with some of the largest and most prestigious yachts in the world; not that size matters… She thrives on the challenges involved in sourcing crew for all yachts large and small, and treats every single client´s crewing requirements as an individual project. Erica has a vast network throughout the yachting industry and is known internationally as the person to speak to regarding working on yachts - be it your first yacht job, or your twentieth year in the yacht industry. She loves the recruitment side of the yachting industry, that´s why in 2013 she decided to take the next step and launch her own international yacht crew agency.


Yacht crew mean a lot to us

That´s why you´ll see various articles, links and publications about yacht industry trends and stories on our website and facebook page. We believe in keeping crew up to date and helping you make the best CV; we are happy to offer advice on various industry matters and /or point you in the right direction.

benefit from our crew guarantee system.

This is a dynamic and fast paced industry in the maritime sector which is constantly evolving; EL CREW CO international yacht recruitment agency is here to meet your needs and develop with you, with competitve fees.

One to one interviews

All of our crew are interviewed in person wherever possible and always thoroughly reference checked to ensure we get a feel for personality. It´s not just about qualifications and experience and we know this; we understand the challenges of living and working onboard a yacht and recruit the crew who will fit in with your team.

For us, it´s not about volume

We won´t just send you a pile of CVs for yacht crew who nearly match the criteria for working onboard your vessel; being a boutique agency means we can tailor our approach to meet your exacting requirements. We don´t wait for crew to apply to our super yacht jobs, we actively head hunt to find the best crew for you.