ESSENTIAL GUIDES

ABOUT US

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

ROYAL NAVY TO YACHTING

YACHTING LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

HOW TO WRITE YOUR CV

SUPERYACHT CV ADVICE — TOP TIPS!

NAVY TESTIMONIALS

What do other Navy Engineers say about yachting?

Switching from Royal Navy to Yachting

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 Jacqui@ypicrew.com, Marjorie@ypicrew.com or Anna@ypicrew.com 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.

Superyacht Engineer — Information Guide

ENGINEERING CAREER CHANGE

Information guide

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Are you ready to jump ship?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Superyacht Engineer FAQ's

NAVY TESTIMONIALS

What do other Navy Engineers say about yachting?

OUR CLIENTS

YPI CREW Clients — this is a superyacht!

ROYAL NAVY TO YACHTING

Yachting licence requirements

HOW TO WRITE YOUR CV

Superyacht CV advice — top tips!

“If you are leaving the Navy but still want more out of life, yachting is the way to go. Coming from the Navy, you have all the experience and knowledge to really make a difference working on yachts. YPI Crew gave me all the information and help in what I needed to do to make the transition across. If you are ready to leave, I would definitely recommend YPI Crew!”

David Bowen 
Ex LETME Leading Engineer Technician Marine Engineer 
<1 year on Super Yachts 
3rd Engineer MY SKAT, 73m Lurssen 

“Best career move I have made moving from the Royal Navy into the Super Yacht industry, the lifestyle of the job is very rewarding as well. Jacqui and her team at YPI Crew helped me every step of the way to get my foot in the door in the yachting industry and they have placed me on-board every other yacht since!”

Peter Struthers  

Ex LETME(EL) Leading Engineer Technician Marine Engineer 
5 years on Super Yachts 
3rd Engineer MY AVANTAGE, 85m Lurssen 

“I have been working on-board Super Yachts for 3+ years now, it has gone great so far, it is a perfect seafaring career after leaving the Navy. Jacqui, Anna and the team at YPI Crew could not have been better in helping me make the transition. I have used other agents along the way and none of them compare to the professional & personable service that YPI Crew offer!”

Ben Venables  

Ex LET(MESM) 
3+ Years on Super Yachts 
2nd Engineer 75m new build project 

“I had huge apprehensions about leaving the Navy after serving for 12 years. However, using YPI Crew made it so much easier. They explained everything about the process and found me a job within days which made the whole transition easy and a lot less daunting.”

Michael Watson 

Ex LETME(EL) Leading Engineer Technician Marine Engineer
<1 year on Super Yachts
2nd Engineer/Electrician MY ANAWA, 62m Damen Explorer Yacht 

“It took a while to get my head around what courses and what steps to take to get into the Super Yacht industry, but in the end it was worth it. Good for progression and enhancing skills, all whilst visiting places people pay thousands to visit. YPI Crew have supported me before the transition and helped me every step of the way!”

David Catchpole 

Ex ET(ME), Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) 
<1 year on Super Yachts 
3rd Engineer MY SOARING, 68m Abeking & Rasmussen 

“After nearly 10 years I left the Submarine Service in the hope of joining a Super Yacht. YPI Crew helped me with every single step, from acquiring a fair LIA (letter of initial assessment), to updating my CV to the correct yachting format. Anna and Jacqui were fantastic, and now I am looking for a new challenge after close to 2 years on a 70+m classic yacht. They are the only team I plan on using.”

Andrew Record  

Ex LET ME(SM) (Mechanical) Leading Engineer Technician Marine Engineer 
2 years on Super Yachts 
3rd Engineer MY HAIDA 1929, 71m Krupp