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Yacht Crew Agencies in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Following is a list of some of the most popular yacht crew agencies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is by no means an exhaustive list of crew placement agencies. Once you arrive in town, you will likely begin uncovering independent crew agents who are able to assist you.

Bluewater Yachting USA, formerly known as Crew Unlimited
1069 SE 17 St. Causeway
17th Street Annex
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-462-4624
Fax: 1-954-523-6712
Website: www.bluewateryachting.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BluewaterYachtingUSA/
Now known as Bluewater Yachting USA, Crew Unlimited joined forces with Bluewater Yachting and International Crew Training (ICT) in September 2016. Crew Unlimited was one of the first yacht crew placement agencies in the world, opening its doors in 1983. It has since gone on to become one of the largest and most well-respected agencies in the industry. It has earned an exceptional reputation in providing yacht owners and captains with the very best service in recruiting and vetting, by dedicating the personnel needed to proactively check references and verify licenses.

Bluewater Yachting USA is an Internet-based agency, and you can register online via their website. When you’re looking for a job, you’ll have a profile on the Bluewater website, with all your data migrated over so you don’t have to start over from scratch. Even more importantly, is that your inclusion will grant you access to more than 5,000 jobs posted by their combined clients each year.

After your information has been submitted, one of the placement coordinators will contact you to set up an interview. Once you complete the registration process, you will be allowed to view and edit any of your information, update your résumé/CV, photo, and references at any time, and check-in online to see the current job list, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bluewater Yachting USA also offers video conference interviewing capability and free Internet access in their office.

*Be sure to check out Crew Unlimited’s Annual Fort Yachtie-Da International Film Festival, held a couple weeks after the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It’s a fun event with great networking opportunities. That website also has some fun videos from previous years, all made by crew.
Crew Solutions by Beverly Grant
Contact: Beverly Grant
500 SE 17th Street, #322
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Office: 1-954-766-4530
Cell: 1-954-805-2433
Website: www.BGrantCrewSolutions.com
As a veteran crew-placement specialist, Beverly Grant places crew for all positions, from deckhands to stewards and from yacht chefs to engineers to yacht masters. Beverly leverages her extensive experience and personal relationships with owners, captains, and interior and exterior crewmembers throughout the worldwide yachting community to match the right person with the right position.

Beverly served for 20 years as a superyacht charter chef and operated her own crew agency, Culinary Fusion, from 1997 until she joined the Grateful Palate for two years where she developed, crew placement, catering and provisioning, and the restaurant and wine bar. Because of her background, Beverly is a wonderful resource on how to get started in the industry. Scope of Services: Full-time Crew, Part-time Crew, Relief Crew, Day Workers, Estate Staffing, and Special Events Staffing
Luxury Yacht Group
1362 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-525-9959
Fax: 1-954-525-9949
Website: www.luxyachts.com
Luxury Yacht Group is a one-stop shop for yachts, offering them not only crew placement services, but also yacht management, charter management, security officer training, and brokerage services. As a yacht management company, they offer their yachting clients free crew placement.

Luxury Yacht Group is another Internet-based crew agency. Online registration can be conducted anywhere in the world via their website. Once you have registered and submitted all your information, you will be contacted by the Crew Placement Division to set up a personal interview at their Fort Lauderdale office. Use their Internet-based service to later update your résumé/CV information, add experience and certifications, and apply for available jobs.

Directions: The office is located right off of the 17th Street Causeway, in the South Harbor Plaza.
The Crew Network Worldwide
& Fraser Yachts Worldwide

1800 SE 10th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-467-9777
Fax: 1-954-527-4083
Website: www.crewnetwork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crew-Network/
The Crew Network (TCN) has been providing crew to the yachting industry for over a decade. The agency is the recruiting arm of the well-known brokerage firm Fraser Yachts Worldwide, a company whose services include yacht sales, the representation of brokerage motor yachts, international yacht charters, charter marketing, luxury yacht management, private yacht construction, and yacht crew placement. The Crew Network’s global crew placement agents specialize in matching service-oriented, entry-level yacht crew as well as experienced and seasoned crew on a worldwide basis. With so many yachts under Fraser’s management, The Crew Network always has jobs available for all different levels of employment.

An Internet-based crew agency, The Crew Network maintains three offices located around the world (Fort Lauderdale, Antibes, and Viareggio), each linked by an international database of crewmembers. You can register and make updates to your profile online via the agency’s website. Crew are encouraged to update their employment status online or at any of its office locations. Every candidate that The Crew Network represents is thoroughly screened and pre-qualified by an in-person interview.
Elite Crew International, Inc.
714 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-522-4840
Fax: 1-954-522-4930
Website: www.elitecrewintl.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elitecrewintl
Elite Crew International, Inc. specializes in the placement of professional, qualified crew for luxury mega yachts of 100 feet (30 meters) and above. Elite currently works to staff over 900 yachts worldwide. Because of their specialization in coordinating crew onboard the larger, more sophisticated vessels, Elite prefers that candidates have a minimum of one year’s experience in the industry. In some cases, they will represent crew without previous yachting experience, but novice candidates must have necessary skills.

Elite’s registration process requires that initial contact be made via email, fax, phone, mail, or in person. To determine if you qualify for registration, they will ask you to supply your full résumé/CV, a photo, and a minimum of four verifiable references for review by a crew agent. If you meet the Elite standard, they will advise you to complete an application and schedule an interview. A daily crew check-in form is available to registered applicants via the agency’s website.
Crew4Crew, d.b.a. Crew4Yachts.net
1093 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Next to Waxy’s)
Tel: 1-954-764-8995
Website: www.crew4crew.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Crew4Crew/134608359943733
Twitter: @Crew4Crew_net (worth following for notice of job postings)
Established since 2004, Crew4Crew, d.b.a. Crew4Yachts.net, is a commission-free, subscription based service, with over 25,000 registered crew members. Rather than paying the commission standard of 100% of the first month’s wage, Crew4Crew offers employers access to the same candidates for a flat fee. Subscribers may hire as many crew as needed during the membership period selected for any one vessel. The greatest advantage for crew is that they are promoting themselves directly to the captains and owners that are hiring, giving each crew member the opportunity to be considered for every available position.

For more information on how to use Crew4Crew's services see the agency's listing under Online Yacht Crew Agencies (the first listing there).
Northrup & Johnson Crew Services
17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-522-3344
Fax: 1-954-522-9500
Website: www.northropandjohnson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/njyachts
The Crew Services division of Northrup & Johnson is based in Fort Lauderdale. Northrup & Johnson is a global brokerage firm with six additional offices around the world. The company deals in everything from the sale, purchase, charter, management, and new construction of luxury yachts, to placing the crew that work on them.

For crew, Northrup & Johnson provide career advice, help with your résumé/CV, and overall guidance to optimize your chances of finding the right opportunity. You can create an account on their website where you will be able to manage your profile. Your background and qualifications will receive careful review upon registration. If they have a suitable opportunity, a representative from Northrup & Johnson’s Crew Department will contact you.
MTS Yachts
1041 S.E. 17th St., Ste. 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 1-954-671-0003
Fax: 1-954-727-5206
Website: www.mtsyachts.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MTS-Yachts-Crew/376729391506
MTS Yachts has been placing crew since 1998. It is an independent agency with a placement staff that are extremely experienced in yacht operations and supported by qualified marine officers. MTS Yachts places specialized and experienced crew, whether it is for temporary or permanent positions. Register online, answering all questions and attaching your résumé/CV. A personal interview will then be set up, ideally face to face where feasible, or otherwise by “Skype” with video or by telephone.
SPORTAble Crew Inc.
501 SW 20th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: 1-954-522-9954
Website: www.sportablecrew.com
SPORTAble Crew facilitates employment opportunity for crews, vessels, and companies in the marine industry worldwide. Their mission is to match the best professionals with exactly the right placement—from engineers, pilots, and able-bodied seamen to chefs, butlers, and technical sales managers—whether at sea, in air, or on land. SPORTAble Crew is owned and operated by Suzanne Porta (aka SPORTA), a former yachtie with background in communication, sales, and marketing. You may register with SPORTAble Crew via its website. Complete the registration form and upload your credentials, then call to schedule a face-to-face interview. Suzanne personally interviews, screens, and otherwise verifies suitability for the company to facilitate work.
Nautic Crew International Inc.
777 SE 20th St., Ste. 280
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316
Tel: 1-954-453-0097 or 1-954-453-9402
Fax: 1-954-530-2598
Website: www.nauticcrewintl.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Nautic-Crew-International-Inc/32273941712
Founded by former yacht crewmembers, Linda and Darryl Leatheart, NauticCrew International offers its placement services out of Fort Lauderdale. You may register on their website.

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