Crew Agencies in Fort Lauderdale Can Help You Find a Great Job
By: Kathryn Pless
Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular ports for superyachts and megayachts. With its proximity to the Atlantic Fort Lauderdale is also home of some of the best crew agencies in North America. Here are two crew agencies supported by Blue Ocean Yachting.
Nautic Crew International
Nautic Crew International was founded by Darryl and Linda Leathart. Linda spent many years as a Chief Stewardess and manager at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Darryl has a long history in the hospitality industry and the both bring this experience and knowledge to their crew agency. By understanding what is needed as a crew member and working closely with yacht owners, Linda and Darryl have a unique perspective on the luxury yacht and megayacht industry. They specialize in finding qualified crews for megayacht owners and their captains. On the Nautic Crew International website owners may post jobs and search for crew, and crew looking for jobs can register and search current openings. You can also find several crew resources on their site including accommodations, insurance, training opportunities, embassy and visa information, and a salary chart.
The Crew Network
The Crew Network has offices in Viareggio, Antibes, and Fort Lauderdale with over 20 years of experience as a crew agency. They specialize in finding crews for luxury yachts. Registration is free for crew members seeking employment, and The Crew Network screens applicants carefully before they meet yacht owners or captains. Diane Leander is the Senior Crew Consultant and has a long history of working on luxury yachts. She married a yacht captain and has been at The Crew Network for nine years. Robert Faust came to The Crew Network with a degree in hospitality management and experience in the luxury yacht and hotel industry. He is the Crewing Consultant for The Crew Network. Crew members looking for assignments, and captains and owners looking for qualified crew members can both use their website to search their listings.
The luxury yacht industry is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified and experienced crew members to fill their teams. By using a crew agency crew members can find the right fit for their skills, and owners and captains can find the crews they need to staff their boats. A crew agency is more than just an employment agency. Unlike an employment agency, crew agencies take an active role in finding the right people to fill the crews for superyachts and megayachts. If you'd like more information about crew agencies around the world, visit the Blue Ocean Yachting website.
About the Author
Kathryn is a travel writer based in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. She enjoys the open water and many outdoor activites. She is discovering all Florida has to offer since her retirement and enjoying life in the Florida sun.