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Royal Navy to superyacht Engineer — Information Guide

Speak directly with our Specialist Engineering Recruiters - their knowledge and experience in the yachting industry is second to none. They will guide you every step of the way through your new long-term career.


Are you ready to jump ship?

If you are a marine engineer at any level, junior or senior, we want to hear from you. Please read attached comprehensive guide to discover who we are, what we do and why the superyacht industry needs you now.

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Superyacht Engineer FAQ’s

We are sure you have many questions about how the yachting industry works, what salaries and benefits are on offer, who our clients are and what is expected from you. We have put together a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions so please read through it for any initial enquiries.

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What do other ex Royal Navy Engineers say about yachting?

See testimonials from a few of our candidates whom we have helped make a seamless transition to the yachting industry over the last few years. They are now enjoying successful careers with amazing salaries and benefits.  All can honestly say that they have never looked back since joining the industry.

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YPI CREW Clients — this is a superyacht!

Here are a few examples of a typical yacht/client whom we recruit for. We have placed ex Royal Navy engineers on each of these yachts and many more like them.

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Yachting licence requirements

Details of the MCA (Maritime Coastal Agency) and step by step guide on how to transfer your Navy engineering qualifications to yachting.It can take several months to progress with an initial assessment so don’t delay, there’s no time like the present!

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Superyacht CV advice — top tips!

It is common for people to stress about writing their CVs but we are here to help and advise you on the best CV format suited for the superyacht Industry. We will work with you to get the right CV to present to our clients.

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What are you waiting for?

If you’re thinking of jumping ship then get in touch with us — we’d be delighted to hear from you! Our dedicated Engineering Specialists Jacqui Young, Marjorie Baillet and Anna Horak will give you advice on how to make the career transition and once they have successfully placed you on board a Super Yacht, they will follow your professional development, help you formulate your goals and will be your Recruitment Partner throughout your yachting career.

Take the plunge now and register online. For more information call Jacqui, Marjorie or Anna directly on +33 (0)492 904 610 (9am-6pm Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm Fri) or email, or with your queries.


To get connected to your dream job, follow these 3 simple steps:

Login or register with YPI CREW

Once registered, you will be assigned one of our specialised recruiters.

Upload your CV and info

Ensure all of your information is up to date so we have everything to land you a new job.

Send a message to our recruiters

Regularly check in with us by clicking the 'Check in' option on your profile.

Let’s get started. Call us on +33 (0)4 92 90 46 10 or email us.

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