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Support and guidance for Sea and Land Based opportunities.

After 12 years of service in the Royal Marines, our Founder – Andrew Holme,
fulfilled a long-term ambition by starting a second career within the superyacht industry.

As CPO and part of the Deck team aboard a 70+m yacht, Andrew soon realised that the industry would very much benefit from crew who:

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

…attributes former military personnel hold in abundance,
especially Royal Navy and Royal Marines whose maritime skill sets and experience perfectly match the demands of the industry.

Andrew’s time within the industry made him determined to raise awareness with:

a) the yachts – to highlight the many benefits employing former military personnel delivers, and
b) veterans – to present the industry as a viable career path

Insignia Crew launched!

We are an MCA certified placement agency and pride ourselves in supporting some of the world’s finest superyachts on the water today.

We represent and respect exceptional people, placing all disciplines aboard:

  • Captains and Bridge Officers
  • Engineers
  • Pursers
  • Deck Crew
  • Interior Staff

As we have become more established, our well regarded reputation has led to demand from our UHNW clients to also support their land based appointment requirements within their private households, estates and family offices, from:

  • Senior Family Office and House Management to Security Managers and Chauffeurs

Championing our cause, we are the only agency who specialise in placing British Armed Forces veterans as superyacht crew and private staff.

We hope that our knowledge and experience within the sectors at the heart of Insignia Crew will serve you well.



Is the superyacht industry for you?

Acknowledging the importance of your next career once you have committed to leaving, or have already left the Armed Forces, we deliver a mentor driven approach rather than a ‘fire and forget’ experience, as we believe this will be the start of a long-term partnership.

You will need to gain standard industry qualifications and to help with this, we have established relationships with a number of very reputable training organisations which offer exclusive payment schemes to our candidates in order to assist with affordability.

We will help draft your CV and always give honest feedback and advice, being ever conscious of the time and money you are investing into your new career.

We focus on making your transition in to the superyacht industry as easy as possible and once we have successfully secured your first role, we remain of support to you.

Please do not register with us as this process is for qualified crew, instead, CONTACT US.  We will give you a full brief about the industry; if it is for you and you are for us, we will be of support every step of the way.




Looking for a land based role?


As we have become more established over the years, our well regarded reputation has led to demand from our clients for us to also support their land based appointments within their private households, estates and family offices.

We are thrilled to embrace this as it enables us to provide further support and opportunities to deserved veterans.

Go to our Land Based dropdown on our Register Page to select a role of interest, from Senior Estate and Household Management
to Close Protection and Chauffeurs.


Through their actions they make a significant contribution and difference
to the lives of veterans and their families.

The Royal Marines Charity works with Royal Marines who face medical discharge from the service and who are seeking a new and second career whilst dealing with the consequences of their injury.

“I am delighted to be able to suggest Insignia Crew’s recruitment services where I think their experience and contacts might result in a new and exciting career for those leaving the service with an affinity for a life on the water, and can personally vouch for their care, ethics and professionalism in my dealings with them to date.”

[Katharine Callus – Career and Resourcing Business Partner]

A fantastic charity who use sail training to support Armed Forces personnel and their families affected by military operations.

“It is very clear from first meeting Andrew and his ongoing efforts that he is completely committed and passionate about creating opportunities for veterans. Having such an individual advocating so fervently on the behalf of them is generating hugely positive experiences and outcomes. The impact is quite profound and we are excited about the ongoing partnership with Insignia Crew.”

[Shaun Pascoe – Founder CEO]


We are proud signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

We, Insignia Crew, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.

We recognise the value Serving Personnel (Regular & Reserve), Cadets, Veterans, and military families contribute to our business and our country.


Insignia win Silver Defence Employer Recognition Award demonstrating commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant