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MY Crew Agency are an MCA/MLC 2006 certified R&P Agency leading the way in global Superyacht recruitment. With a strong focus on professional excellence coupled with our desire to deliver a superior customer service we have been able to build a name that our clients have come to trust. Our strength lies in our team of experienced and professionally qualified experts; our commitment to training and developing the experts of the future and our drive to invest into the latest, cutting-edge recruitment technology to propel our standards ever higher. With offices in London (UK) & Cyprus (EU) along with a presence in Mallorca (Spain), Cannes (South of France) & Fort Lauderdale (Florida), we are well positioned to deliver an unrivalled level of service to our clients across the globe.

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covering everything from company info, all the way through to superyacht employment contract guidance. 

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2022 Company
Brochure


 

Employers

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A Guide to Hiring & Retaining Yacht Crew
 

Crew

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Employment Contract Guidance (MLC & SEA)
 

Crew

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Understanding the Superyacht Industry
 

Our management team

Understanding that effective communication, deeply understanding existing onboard dynamics and future objectives are of top priority, each of our consultants undergo extensive internal training, covering all departments, allowing them to work closely with their clients, assisting with all areas of their short and long term recruitment needs.  
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Ashleigh Dawson (CertRR)
Operations Director


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Ashleigh is the companies Operations Director & Recruitment Manager based in the Cyprus office. Ashleigh's role involves company-wide consultant & resourcer management along with training and overseeing company operations. 

In her spare time, Ashleigh enjoys travelling, hiking, reading, socialising with friends and family and can often be found sipping on a nice cold glass of champagne!


Contact Ashleigh on:


T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: ashleigh@mycrewagency.com



 
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Shannon Walker-Nel (CertRR)
Head of  Resourcing

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Prior to joining M/Y Crew Agency, Shannon spent 10 successful years in yachting working on a variety of superyachts all over the world as Chief Stewardess. Now after coming ashore and completing her professional recruitment resourcing qualification (CertRR), Shannon now heads up company-wide resourcing and oversees our in-house recruitment technology, CrewPortal. 

In Shannon's spare time she likes to paint, travel, visit antique stores and can often be found going on long beach walks with her dog, Bonnie.


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T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: shannon@mycrewagency.com


 

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Jessica Thomas-Green
Head of Sail Yacht Division


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Click here to read about the launch of our dedicated Sail Yacht division

Based in Palma de Mallorca, Jessica heads up the companies Sail Yacht Division. Having spent many years working on a variety of S/Y's all over the world she has a wealth of practical knowledge and experience both in the practical side of sailing and also,  the demanding requirements of Sail Yacht recruitment.   

In Jessicas spare time, she can often be found outdoors kite surfing, socialising with friends or out sailing!


Contact Jessica on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: jessica@mycrewagency.com



 
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Our Recruitment Consultants

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Amy Smith
Recruitment Consultant (Motor Yacht Division)

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Based in Palma de Mallorca, Amy is a Recruitment Consultant for our Motor Yacht division. Prior to joining M/Y Crew Agency, Amy worked as a Charter Broker and Personal Assistant. 

 

Amy enjoys cooking, keeping fit and socialising with friends. She loves the beach so can often be found soaking up the sun whenever possible and is a big animal lover! 




Contact Amy on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: amy@mycrewagency.com



 
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Natasha Lawton
Recruitment Consultant (Motor Yacht Division)

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Natasha has spent the past 8 years working on Deck, leaving her Bosun position to continue her passion for the industry in the challenging environment of recruitment, as a Recruitment Consultant based in the UK. With her diverse background and personal experiences working on a range of superyachts; motor, sail and a commercial research yacht she has a solid insight and knowledge for crew requirements.

 

In Natasha’s spare time she enjoys travelling and is always active with running, yoga, kickboxing, skiing and a watersports enthusiast.




Contact Natasha on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: natasha@mycrewagency.com

 
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Desiré Trutter
Recruitment Consultant (Motor Yacht Division)

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Desiré joins us after a fulfilling 7 year career in yachting where she progressed to the rank of Head of Interior onboard an esteemed Motor Yacht fleet. She served a wide variety of clients as part of some very dynamic teams. Now with her feet firmly on land, Desiré has joined the teams Motor Yacht division and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

 

Now based in Perth (Western Australia), Desiré loves exploring her new home town’s coastlines and wine regions whilst getting in a few yoga or Crossfit classes.




Contact Desiré on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: desire@mycrewagency.com



 
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Rachel Snyders
Recruitment Consultant (Motor Yacht Division)

Studying towards Professional Recruitment Qualification: CertRP
 

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Prior to joining M/Y Crew Agency, Rachel spent 11 fantastic years working on a variety of both private and charter M/Y's as Chief Stewardess in many different parts of the world. Rachel’s passion for travel, meeting new people and exploring different cultures perfectly worked hand in hand with her love of the super yachting industry and now forms an integral part of the companies motor yacht recruitment division.  

In Rachel's spare time she loves to be outside, walking her dog at home in the countryside or riding the horses, or having her family and friends over to entertain!




Contact Rachel on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: rachel.snyders@mycrewagency.com



 

Our Office Support Staff

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Helen Kruger
Client Relations Coordinator


 

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Based in Paphos, Cyprus Helen is the Client Relations Coordinator and provides the team with office support along with client facing compliance checks. 

 

Prior to MY Crew Agency, Helen had over 11 years yachting experience on mainly motor yachts.  After extensive travelling around the globe, she settled into a shore-based life.

 

In between being a wife and mum, Helen likes to hit a zumba class then reward herself with a glass or 2 of vino!!!



Contact Helen on:

T: +357 26220561    E: helen@mycrewagency.com



 

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Natasha Stainthorpe
Digital Media Coordinator 

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Natasha is based in the Cyprus office as the Digital Marketing Coordinator. Natasha’s role involves managing the company's social media channels and developing the companies international brand. 

 

In her spare time she loves to go to Zumba, travel abroad, spend time on the beach and go for long walks in nature! She is also an amazing baker and makes a unbeatable banana cake (which the whole Cyprus office can testify to!)



Contact Natasha on:

T: +357 26220561    E: natasha.stainthorpe@mycrewagency.com



 

Our Resourcing Team

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Rachel Griffin
Resourcer (Sail Yachts)

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Rachel grew up on the River Thames, London and was an active member of the sea cadets. She joined her first yacht in 2015 and has worked on both motor and sailing yachts. With previous experience in recruitment, becoming a recruitment resourcer for M/Y Crew Agency was a natural progression whilst combining her passion for the industry.
 
Outside of work hours she enjoys; travelling, hiking, trying new cuisine and exploring new spots on the island of Mallorca - where she lives with her husband and young daughter.​


Contact Rachel on:

T: +44 (0) 203 6422561    E: rachel@mycrewagency.com


 

Testimonials

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Ashleigh has gone above and beyond to secure me a position on a very good well run MY. Even during lockdown when nothing was moving she kept me posted and informed. Super professional agents to work with that not only understand the needs of the vessel but also the crew. - Mary-Ann Caldwell

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Ashleigh was really helpful every step of the way and also quick to respond. Thank you for everything you’ve done. Will definitely be asking for her help again, if there is a next time. - Josh Ambrose

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Molly was fantastic in helping place me with my new Deckhand position; a pleasure to deal with throughout the process and always offering clear and concise guidance at each step. I would recommend Molly's placement expertise to anybody seeking care-free and professional assistance in finding their next, exciting position at sea! - Frederick Horlock

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Shannon was amazing to deal with and helped me along the entire process of landing a M/Y job. Tips from her experience within the industry was invaluable and thats what made the difference for me. I will definitely be in contact with Shannon in the future. - Tane Tarlton

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I can only recommend working with M/Y Crew Agency. Throughout the process Ashleigh was professional, kept me updated, and was always available to answer questions. She found the perfect position where other agencies could not. She considered all my experiences found the perfect match. Thanks Ashleigh! I strongly recommend working with her. - Michel De Carolis 

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Many thanks to Shannon and Ashleigh! They are absolutely professional and supportive all the time! And our communication was always more like between friends, so easy and positive Thank you girls a lot!!!

- Ekaterina Sidorova

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From the moment I expressed interest to securing the role, the process was quick, smooth and with the highest level of professionalism. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle, whose level of support and communication between myself and my new employers was superb. I can't thank you enough. - Tom Ridge

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I'm blown away by the level of professionalism and attention to detail M/Y Crew Agency's Team embodies. I had the pleasure of working with Holly and I absolutely loved her energy, professional support and dedication. I had a fantastic experience! - Esperanza Grace Estko

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Big Thank You to MY Crew Agency, especially Ashleigh who helped me to secure my new position. Dedicated, helpful and supported me throughout the whole process. would not hesitate to recommend! - Henry Turner

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Top notch. I've worked with Sarah Pringle and she's as good as they come with a heart of gold. - Paul R Stephens

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The team at M/Y Crew Agency is amazing! I have only had a very professional and supportive service from this industry key player. Special thanks to Mrs. Dawson, she did an amazing job for me! Thank you one more time. I recommend M/Y Crew Agency with the highest regard and zero hesitation. - Theo Ivanisevic

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Great agency! Fast efficient and found me the perfect position :) - Megan Bradford

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