About Oyster Crew

 After over 40 years of successfully finding and placing crew on Oysters, we recognise the importance, in this legislative climate, of formally regulating the recruitment process within Oyster for crews and owners alike.  

Oyster Crew, the official crew recruitment agency for Oyster Yachts has been approved by the MCA under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006). Charlie Durham is your contact at Oyster Crew and is happy to help with your enquiries.

Looking For Crew

We want to place the right crew the first time around. The more we know about you and your yacht, the easier the process will be to find crew to suit your requirements.  
We spend time getting to know our crews and will only forward suitable CVs to you.  Candidates are interviewed face to face where possible so we can make an informed evaluation of their personality and capabilities.  In many cases we will know the candidates from previous Oyster crew positions, so it is quite likely that we know your crew before you even start looking for them. 
Captains on our database already meet Pantaenius insurance company’s strict requirements for cover in the position they are applying for, saving you time further down the line.

Looking for Work

The Oyster crewed fleet ranges from 57 feet to 125 feet - some private, some charter, all high quality, luxury, sailing yachts.  We are looking forward to meeting new enthusiastic crews suitable for our increasing fleet of Oyster yachts and owners.  We want to place you on the right yacht, so getting to know you is a very important part of the recruitment process.  If you think the Oyster Crew life would suit you, please register your details online and remember to keep your profile updated. Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting your registration form. 

MLC 2006

Oyster Crew is an MCA certified Recruitment and Placement Agency.   The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) is an International Labour Organization convention established in 2006 providing a set of international standards for seafarers. It outlines seafarer's rights to decent conditions of living and working onboard including employment agreements, hours of work or rest, payment of wages, paid annual leave and repatriation. We work within these MLC guidelines to ensure that crew are fully aware of their rights as a professional seafarer. 

In accordance with MLC 2006, Oyster Crew charges no fee to seafarers for the service nor do we operate a black list to prevent qualified seafarers from gaining employment.