A valuable service
I have been using the services of Y.CREW on and off over the last eight months to assist me with recruiting new junior crew. I have found Y.CREW to offer a valuable service in terms of crew placement for us, as the company has always replied to my requests swiftly and accurately. We have taken on crew via Y.CREW and will be using them for any future crewing requirements.
Always positive and helpful
Y.CREW are always positive and helpful with a personal approach which has naturally lead me to keep in good contact with them throughout the development of my yachting career. Y.CREW was the first crew recruitment agency in the Med to place me into a captain’s role and they recently did it again with my current role. I am grateful for Y.CREW’s genuine interest in me and their continued support.
A dedicated agency
After 7 years in the industry, I have found Y.CREW to be a great source for finding the perfect candidate on yachts I have worked on. They are a dedicated agency and their commitment to finding the right crew is always a priority which has always made me use them time and time again. They have always helped me progress with my career by listening to my needs and desires. They have helped to shape which direction I have taken my career by presenting me with great opportunities. Y.CREW are a prestigious and dedicated agency that I will highly recommend to any Owner, Captain or Chief Stewardess.
Big thank you!
It is my pleasure to send my big thanks to all of you for your efforts, advice and referrals over the years. I have known of Y.CREW since your birth in Antibes many years ago and have dealt with you as an employer of interior crew and also a crew member looking for work in this amazing industry. It is in both capacities that I can say there is a human element at Y.CREW that is welcoming from a crew agency that you don’t get elsewhere, and I think that is what makes Y.CREW different. As a chief steward looking for crew, I have been pleased as Y.CREW want to find out what the yacht is like professionally and socially for new crew.
Always a pleasure
It has been a pleasure working with Y.CREW over the past 6 years. Y.CREW offers a refreshing approach to crew placement bringing professionalism and fun together resulting in a quality experienced crew with the all-important 'can do' attitude.
Most professional agency
I have used Y.CREW for some years now, probably since they first started! They have always been the most professional agency to deal with and are always courteous and spend time with me, whether on the ‘hunt’ for a new position or ‘hunting’ for new crew. The crew I do employ from them have always turned out to be ‘stayers’ and therefore Y.CREW have made my job much easier to do in the long run.
As a captain, I have always found that crew recruitment is a time consuming process. I have been sourcing crew through Y.CREW for many years. The staff at Y.CREW have always been friendly and efficient, and I have been able to count on them to provide me with suitable candidates-rather than a handful of CV’s which may or may not meet the vessel’s criteria. This has saved me a lot of time. I have also been consistently impressed by the quality of candidates provided to me by Y.CREW, and the personal knowledge that the Y.CREW staff often have of the candidates they put forward.
I have worked in the Industry for thirty years, mostly on what are now considered small yachts, albeit where you still get wet on night watches across the Atlantic. I have experienced so many agencies who do not really have a clue and have little or no experience of having actually worked with difficult owners guests and managers. Y.CREW put me forward to a now very content mature owner who would have otherwise sold his yacht last year for good, he is likely to enjoy many more seasons thanks to Y.CREW’s reading the situation with professional diligence and common sense to the benefit of all concerned.
My experience with Y.CO and Y.CREW have been nothing but positive. Gary Wright and his team have been a great help personally. Y.CREW provides good candidates and follow up with regular emails which is important for me as a captain. It is very easy to be distracted, there are so many things to attend to and a friendly reminder from your office is a great help. Good quality candidates with a brief but concise CV is the key to recruitment. Having copies of all documents, references and further photos on file also saves us a lot of time. In summary the clear presentation of well vetted quality candidates coupled with the support and experience of the Y.CO parent company and its understanding of all aspects of the industry place Y.CREW in a strong position to be a first call for any captain.