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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.

AgencyDescription
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
Email: crewusa@bluewateryachting.com
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.
Cotton Crews
4512 N Flagler Drive Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Tel: 1-561-410-5544
Email: lauren@cottoncrews.com
Website: www.CottonCrews.com /
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CottonCrews/
Founded in 2013, Cotton Crews has grown rapidly to become one of the more well known yacht crew agencies near Fort Lauderdale. Their team is made up of several experienced individuals, with their founder Lauren Cotton having over a decade of experience in the yachting industry. Cotton Crews is a relationship-focused yacht crew staffing company.

Applying is made simple through their app, "Cotton Crew JOBS," where you can find lists of open positions on a variety of yachts. These include positions from both private and charter companies. With ships ranging from sailing yachts to superyachts, there is sure to be a position which would fit any potential yachtie's preferences. Their listings are detailed, and applicants can apply for whatever positions suit their needs. Cotton Crews also runs crew housing facilities in the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas, and you can find their listings under our guide to yacht-crew housing in Fort Lauderdale.
Crew Solutions by Beverly Grant
Contact: Beverly Grant
500 SE 17th Street, #322
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Tel: 1-954-766-4530
Cell: 1-954-805-2433
Email: info@bgrantcrewsolutions.com
Website: www.BGrantCrewSolutions.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/crewsolutions/
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
Email: info@luxyachts.com
Website: www.luxyachts.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LuxuryYachtGroup/
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: 1-954-463-0766
Email: fortlauderdale@crewnetwork.com
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 four offices located around the world (Fort Lauderdale, Antibes, Palma, 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.
112 Rose Drive,
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Tel: 1-954-522-4840
Email: placement@elitecrewintl.com
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.
Northrop & Johnson Crew Services
2015 SW 20th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Tel: 1-954-522-3344
Email: marketing@northropandjohnson.com
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 several 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
1133 S.E. 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Tel: 1-954-671-0003
Fax: 1-954-727-5206
Email: info@mtsyachts.com
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.
Reardon Yacht Consulting
1111 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Tel: 954-839-6001
Fax: 954-839-6030
Email: info@reardonyacht.com
Website: www.reardonyacht.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Reardonyacht
Reardon Yacht Consulting (RYC) is a family-owned, full-service yacht management firm with over 25 years of experience managing superyachts. RYC works hard to find the right qualified crew for the yachts and superyachts under its management. Submit your resume/CV for general consideration and view current job openings at reardonyacht.com/crew-placement
SPORTAble Crew Inc.
501 SW 20th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Tel: 1-516-410-6675
Email: sporta@ablecrew.com
Website: www.ablecrew.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sportablecrewinc/
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.
Crew Finders International
404 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Tel: 1-954-522-2739
Toll Free: 1-811-438-2739
Website: http://www.crewfinders.com/index.htm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Crewfinders-1497852093775807/
Crew Finders International's website is filled with a lot of useful information for those new to the industry. Their open positions are frequently updated, as is their available crew list. Register online, and be sure to check in weekly to be sure that your information is up to date, and kept at the top of their list.

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