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What makes Insignia Crew different from other superyacht crew and private staff agencies?

Our founder and Managing Director of Insignia Crew, Andrew Holme, served in The Royal Marines for twelve years.

After leaving service, Andrew spent time at sea as a crew member within the superyacht industry, this led him to realise that it would especially benefit from employing those whose military background gave them unique skills.

What makes former military personnel uniquely skilled for superyacht crew and private staff appointments?

Typically, our candidates have:

  • advanced qualifications and diverse additional skills
  • are used to long term overseas commitments
  • understand the importance of rank aboard
  • adhere to and carry out instructions
  • are seeking career longevity and progression

Attributes which former military personnel hold in abundance, especially Royal Navy and Royal Marines whose maritime skill sets perfectly match the demands of roles at sea.

How Insignia Crew Began

After enjoying his time as a crew member, Andrew moved ashore and held senior commercial roles within the maritime industry and executive recruitment which completed his experience and knowledge required to bring a dynamic and premium crew placement service to the superyacht industry.  Andrew founded Insignia Crew in 2017.


By Sea and By Land

Since launching Insignia Crew, our client portfolio and network within the high-net-worth sectors has grown significantly, as has our reputation for providing an excellent personalised service. This has led to demand for us to also provide land based professionals for private households, estates and family offices. This natural progression for Insignia Crew underpins our aim to provide deserved veterans with opportunities to utilise their diverse experience and skill sets on both sea and land.


Our ethos

We deliver a very personal service to our clients based on knowledge, experience and understanding.
We work directly with the highest calibre of candidates to ensure placements are based on mutual respect and positive ongoing relationships.
We believe in giving back to our military veterans through creating sustainable opportunities and partnerships.


Who our clients are

Typically, our clients are ultra high net worth individuals or households from around the world who require specialised services to operationally support, run, manage and protect their assets, from superyachts at sea to private estates on land.


Who our candidates are

As well as skilled former military personnel, we also attract very high calibre candidates who do not carry a military pedigree but excel in other areas whose skill sets and experience align with appointment requirements, such as personnel who have previously worked within yachting, the hospitality industry or private staff arena.



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