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The Med season is coming to an end:( What is next? Will you be venturing to join the Caribbean season?

What’s the difference between the Med and Caribbean seasons?

There are two primary yachting seasons in the industry. During the summer, yachts generally head to the Mediterranean. During the winter, yachts travel to the bright Caribbean and the United States. When looking for work as a greenie during either of these two seasons, you should be prepared and apply a few months in advance to enhance your chances of stepping on board. We’ve prepared this article to walk you through some essential steps in landing your dream yachting career.

The Mediterranean ‘Med’ season usually starts in late April and lasts until September. During this time, yachts will travel across the Mediterranean, with some attending events like the Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show. With the ongoing charters and events, this is a busy time to work onboard. 

The Caribbean season typically occurs in late November, which marks the end of the hurricane season. Many yachts will make the trek across the Atlantic after the Med season has finished.

Getting Prepared:

As we all know, the Mediterranean season is coming to a close as the European summer ends. Are you prepared for the Caribbean season, which spans November through to February? The season you start looking for work is entirely up to you; however, certain times of year may boost your chances of obtaining your dream role.

As you may know, several international events occur within the yachting industry. For example, the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show take place in September. Some of the best-known times to try and secure those dream yachting jobs are after these events. During these times, there will be lots of crew movement happening. Crew members often choose to resign during this period, as it is widely regarded as the most appropriate time to leave. Therefore it gives an excellent opportunity for the green crew to start applying and trying to get on board. Before the new season begins, the yacht can invest the time in green crew to get trained before the crossing. Here at CrewPass, we believe September is one of the best times as a greenie to apply and put yourself out there to land your dream job.

Some yachts have downtime between operations, which is when there is a high likelihood that they will seek out new green crew members. The decision to bring in a green crew member is based on the yacht’s assessment of its upcoming schedule and its capacity to invest time and effort into training someone new. However, not all yachts will have time to train green crew, this may be due to reasons such as a tight schedule. In this instant, yachts opt for more experienced crew members as they can quickly step into the role. Lots of these experienced crew members are often well-versed in the demands of the yachting industry, possess the necessary certifications, and can perform their duties effectively from the get-go. This is why strategic planning of entry into the industry as green crew is crucial. If you are considering breaking into the industry, consider the timings and the yacht’s operational context.

The Caribbean season is approaching are you prepared?

This is where CrewPass comes in. As some may already know, CrewPass puts you ahead of the competition. Background checks are quickly becoming an industry norm, so why not stay ahead of the game? Background checks are essential onboard because they ensure improved security, assuring agencies that they are presenting a thoroughly vetted and safe crew. This gives the Captain confidence that they have a trustworthy and safe crew. 

CrewPass Approved Accreditation is granted after a crew member has signed up with CrewPass and passes their comprehensive background checks and ID verification. This CrewPass Accreditation is becoming more widely recognised within the industry, instantly setting you apart from the other crew entering the industry.

How can you prepare as a greenie, and what problems could you face?

One of the most significant problems most green crew members will confront is a lack of experience. You may have qualifications but need to gain real-world experience to function in such an industry. Don’t be discouraged, though, because plenty of chances are accessible for those willing to put in the effort. 

Additionally, make sure you have the correct mentality to work onboard. You will work with various people, each with their own personality, which might sometimes be daunting. As a result, you must practise and grow your respect, patience, empathy, kindness, and understanding for your crew. An adaptive disposition would benefit you as someone new to entering the industry. Due to continually changing plans and timelines, being more adaptable and agile when problem-solving will also help you stand out. 

Try to get down to the Med for the end of the season as a green crew. Why? As previously stated, if you haven’t had the best luck finding a job for the recent Med season, now is the time to put yourself out there. Many yachts will be docked for the big events; talk to the yachties who are currently on the yachts, and try to acquire contacts on a few vessels. This will give you better access to the industry and let you know when people depart or arrive. Finally, ensure you are registered with all crew agencies (see our partners page). These agencies will know what yachts are making the crossing to the Caribbean/Fort Lauderdale. 


B1/B2 visa! You may enter the US sea space whilst working in the Caribbean; therefore, you must ensure that you legally enter the country on the necessary visas. The B1/B2 visa is a multi-entry visa that is believed to be ideal for superyacht crew. We advise the crew not to attempt to apply for this type of visa on their own before they have the backing of a yacht. Once you have gained a job onboard, the yacht usually takes on the job of applying for you to get a visa.

If you cannot obtain this visa, don’t panic; there are many other destinations you can visit that DO NOT require a B1 visa—for example, the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, the Seychelles, and the South Pacific. We would not recommend applying for this visa unless you are employed on a boat (we will write a blog about this soon). Once employed, it is much easier to apply for a visa when a boat does it for you, making it less risky.

Is the Caribbean season for me?

The Caribbean season includes:

  • More time at anchor during the Caribbean season. The Caribbean is full of intriguing itinerary destinations. However, due to their size, certain yachts are prohibited from entering specific ports.
  • Yachts are typically quieter throughout the Caribbean season, with the busiest times being Christmas and New Year. This means that time to see family and friends may be limited during these times.
  • Due to the warmer waters, there will be more water sports and beach settings.
  • Chefs may find provisioning slightly more difficult than in the Med.

Good luck job hunting from all of us at CrewPass. 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for CrewPass if you haven’t already, or start sharing your Approved status!


Mental Health Awareness Week: A Call to Action for Superyacht CrewsMental Health Awareness Week:

Mental Health Awareness Week is a vital moment to evaluate our mental well-being and extend this empathy to our colleagues. For yacht crew members, our unique lifestyle can substantially influence our mental state. As such, integrating comprehensive background checks via CrewPass can be instrumental in fostering a healthy environment on board.

According to recent data from Yacht Crew Help, 63% of crew members have encountered episodes of work-related stress, 82% have dealt with low morale, and a staggering number of crew members (57% of women and 39% of men) have experienced social isolation or loneliness while on board. 

The link to this research is available here:

(Accessed: May 5, 2023).

The rigours of yachting can make mental health considerations a secondary concern, yet they are integral to our overall well-being and performance. We endure long hours away from our loved ones, often leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness, adversely affecting our mental health.

Our profession demands the best service for our guests under high-pressure circumstances, which can trigger stress, anxiety, and burnout. The unpredictable nature of yachting can further compound these issues, as can the unique dynamics of living in close quarters with fellow crew members.

Mental health should never be an afterthought—it directly impacts crew well-being and the quality of service delivered to guests. As such, implementing a system like CrewPass to conduct thorough criminal background checks can contribute to a safer, more secure environment, which in turn can alleviate some of these mental health concerns.

To promote mental health awareness and ensure self-care, consider the following strategies:

Foster Open Communication:

Create an environment where mental health conversations are encouraged. Normalising the sentiment that it’s okay not to be okay and seeking help is a sign of strength. 

Prioritise Self-Care:

Allocate at least 20 minutes daily to focus on your well-being. This could involve exercise, meditation, or simply relaxing and recharging.

Nurture Relationships:

Establish robust connections with your crewmates. Develop a support system on board, frequently check in with each other, and offer and accept assistance when necessary.

Seek Professional Assistance :

If you or a crew member are struggling with mental health issues, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Organisations like Yacht Crew Help provide 24-hour support for those in need. 

Take Regular Breaks:

Given the high-stress nature of yachting, taking breaks and prioritising relaxation is essential. Utilise your time off to explore and engage in activities that bring you joy.

Incorporating these strategies and using services like CrewPass for comprehensive background checks can foster a more supportive and mentally healthy work environment onboard. In doing so, we create a safer, more secure space for all crew members, allowing us to deliver the highest quality of service to our guests.

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VIP Yacht Crew now integrated with CrewPass

VIP Yacht Crew are now the latest company to integrate our services onto their platform. This one, however, is a very unique one indeed…

This new integration will combine both our resources to provide a talent pool that is background checked and assessed psychologically.

Understanding The Candidate.

VIP Yacht Crew’s approach to hiring practices is very endearing. They are dedicated to finding the perfect yacht crew for their clients, and their methods do speak for themselves. With a focus on providing crew that works well in a harmonious environment, they have created a bespoke process to understand how a candidate operates as a human being. Now, a very basic process like this is used in job interviews across many different industries.

But not like this.

VIP Yacht Crew was founded by Karine Rayson and Giovanni Napoli, both experienced seafarers with a deep understanding of the yachting industry and its practices. What sets them apart from normal recruitment founders are the other feathers that they have in their sailor caps. Karine is an accredited profile assessor, thanks to her background in counselling – psychology and organisational psychology. Giovanni is a mental health advocate and the founder of the Happy Crew App. This pairing forms the ingredients for the hiring formula the VIP Yacht Crew uses to find the best candidates. Through a mixture of interviews and relationship development between recruiter and talent, this interesting exercise of understanding human behaviour allows VIP Yacht Crew to handpick the best crew that comes their way when it comes to vessels looking to fill the ship’s ranks.

Increased crew retention and their interpersonal dynamics are top of the menu here, and we at CrewPass are ready to help to ensure that the recruitment process is smooth sailing for the end-user, from the application process to boarding the yacht.

CrewPass' Role in this Process

Background checks and profiling are two sides of the same coin. The methods that VIP Yacht Crew use to find talent are very good at spotting behaviours that would cause great concern for the rest of the crew. But being extra careful with candidates is always the best way to go, especially when some bad actors slip through the cracks, who not only are a negative presence onboard but could also potentially create a serious security risk. Because of this, CrewPass will provide extra support to VIP Yacht Crew in their vetting process by integrating our own bespoke background-checking service to help facilitate the shortlisting process. By getting CrewPass Approved on VIP Yacht Crew, it shows them that the candidate has passed all the criminal and background checks, allowing the VIP team to focus on developing further their vetting process to operate with the knowledge that the candidate is legitimate in their credentials.

"Well-being of the crew is something very important to me"

The well-being of crew is very paramount in the eyes of both VIP Yacht Crew and CrewPass, and Conrad is ready to see what the future hold for this partnership.

“Being former crew myself, the well-being of crew is something very important to me,” he explained, “I have first-hand experience in what it is like when the dynamic is off amongst the crew, and I have seen people leave yachting behind them due to the bad experiences that they have had. Yachting should be a positive experience for everyone. Myself and the rest of the CrewPass team advocate for mental health and well-being in the yachting industry and we fully support the methods that VIP Yacht Crew use to support these issues.”

Whilst I have absolutely no doubt that VIP Yacht Crew will identify candidates that are not fit for the role, our background checking services would most certainly help streamline this process, as a background check would provide a good baseline for the shortlisting process as not being truthful about your credentials is not only a good indicator about what kind of individual the candidate is but will also ensure the safety of everybody onboard by eliminating the possibility of criminal behaviour.”

What VIP Yacht Crew do is truly fascinating. As demand continues to grow for more rigid background checks in the yachting industry, it’s incredible to get into a partnership with an agency with such a unique way in how they operate. This writer would certainly love an opportunity to pick the brains of the founders in the future about their methods, and all of us at CrewPass cannot wait to see what the future will bring as the partnership further develops.

Sign up for VIP Yacht Crew by filling out the form here.

If you haven’t yet, get CrewPass Approved today by clicking here.

The Hidden Dangers of the Yachting Industry: Why Comprehensive Background Checks Are Essential

The yachting industry is built on trust, professionalism, and the ability to work seamlessly as a team. Unfortunately, not everyone comes onboard with the best intentions, and it can be challenging to identify the risks some crew members might pose to others. A recent experience I had while giving a talk on the benefits of CrewPass highlighted the urgent need for comprehensive background checks in the yachting industry.

A Chilling Question

During one of my regular talks with yacht crew members about CrewPass, I was confronted with a disturbing question: would a serious crime show up on their CrewPass report? This individual had multiple offenses on their record, posing a genuine risk to their potential crew-mates, yacht owners, and families. As a result, we declined their application.

The Hidden Threat

Unfortunately, this person has now entered the industry and will work on a yacht that doesn’t conduct our checks, putting everyone onboard at genuine risk. This situation has made me wonder about the number of people with criminal histories hiding within this industry. If someone with such serious crimes had the confidence to ask me this question, there are undoubtedly many others who wouldn’t.

The Solution: Comprehensive Background Checks

This experience underscores the importance of including simple yet thorough background checks in your recruitment process. Relying solely on the references provided by crew members themselves or recruitment companies is insufficient – these references are often handpicked by the crew members, showcasing only their most favourable experiences. Moreover, recruitment companies often focus on work experience and recommendations without delving into criminal backgrounds. A comprehensive criminal background check and qualification validation are necessary to ensure the safety and professionalism of your yacht crew.

At CrewPass, we’re committed to making these checks accessible for every yacht, streamlining the process and providing yacht owners, families, and fellow crew members with peace of mind. In light of this eye-opening encounter, we’ve introduced a crucial new feature that allows yachts to access quick and easy checks without the need to create a CrewPass account.

The safety and security of everyone onboard a yacht should always be the top priority. By incorporating comprehensive background checks and qualification validation into your recruitment process, you’ll be taking a significant step toward creating a safe and trustworthy environment for all. Don’t let someone with a hidden criminal past put your crew at risk. Prioritize safety, and sail with confidence.


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Yotspot and CrewPass Announces Partnership

Today, CrewPass are extremely excited to announce a new integration partnership with Yotspot. Yotspot has now added a background check section enabling, all crew to show they have been background checked and approved by CrewPass. 

This is an amazing opportunity for us and Yotspot as with this new integration, they can expand on the service that they provide in recruitment. By streamlining its verification processes, they can achieve this with the help of CrewPass.

About Yotspot

Yotspot is a yachting job board with a reputation for being the leading job board in the yachting industry. With over 98,257 professionals on the platform, and over 15000 jobs posted, they have a proven track record of delivering an exemplary service. Founded by two former yachties, Daryl James Bradley and Steve Crawford, their vision of what they were going to achieve in recruiting after past experience in the yachting industry has got Yotspot where it is today. Yotspot is looking to further streamline its verification services, and with CrewPass, the plans are finally coming into motion.

We are always seeking to improve the standards of safety and compliance during the recruitment process, across our platform and the industry as a whole” a representive said in a statement. “Digitalising this is a natural decision for us. So partnering with the CrewPass service to offer integration within our platform will hopefully improve compliance operations for employers and crew alike.” 

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"I couldn't be happier working with Yotspot"

Managing Director of CrewPass, Conrad Empson, gives his thoughts on the new partnership, by saying

“CrewPass was designed to give every crew member easy access to obtaining a full global background check. Our integration with Yotspot gives every crew member the opportunity to showcase that to an employer every time they apply for a job. 

Our mission is to create a safer industry for all crew, owners and their families. Yotspot gives everyone access to the crew willing to put themselves through these checks.  

I couldn’t be happier to be working with Yotspot and providing our users with another place to showcase their Approved status.”

The integration

With the integration, jobseekers who have set up a profile on Yotspot will now see a background section on their account. In the section, prospective crew will have the option to link their CrewPass account using a button. When everything is verified, profiles will display a CrewPass-approved checkmark against their profiles. With this checkmark, crew profiles will be sorted on employers’ searches as a top priority. This will help them stand out amongst the results that employers will go through.

Background checking has been considered a lengthy process, not being at the forefront of people’s minds. It can impede on employment times for employers and cause delays. CrewPass helps with this as all this is done before the employment process to check for authenticity to ensure that security is .  The services that CrewPass offers include criminal background checks, ID verification and certification validity. This results in an approved certification lasting two years. Prices start at £9.99 per month for this accreditation through CrewPass. Yotspot remains still as a free service for job seekers.

Vessels looking to background check their crew and pay for CrewPass for them will be charged £199 as a one off fee. Employers can order these checks directly through Yotspot when they shortlist candidates, if they don’t already have CrewPass. 

For the latest opening that Yotspot offers, click here. Looking to get CrewPass approved? Click here to start the process today.

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CrewPass Partnered with Your Seasonal Staff

With more and more recruitment agencies shifting focus onto comprehensive background checks, we at CrewPass are happy to announce a new partnership.

We have partnered with Your Seasonal Staff!

This is yet another exciting partnership which will see Your Seasonal Staff (YSS) apply the CrewPass next-generation integration to their service. Integrating CrewPass’ comprehensive background check will allow YSS to build upon the fantastic service they provide job seekers, ensuring that suitable candidates will get more exposure when applying for a job.

"We feel that the partnership with CrewPass is an obvious choice."

Managing Director of YSS, Zoe Jackson, is happy with the partnership. She explained why the integration of CrewPass’ services was the right choice for YSS moving forward.

“As an agency, we provide recruitment services for land-based positions in private households and finding crew for Mega Yachts.  It is vital that we deliver the highest level of due diligence as part of the recruitment and placement process and ensure that all document verification and reference checking is completed on each individual candidate. Whilst historically we have kept due diligence ‘in house’, we feel that the partnership with CrewPass is an obvious choice… We can be 100% confident that with CrewPass we are delivering the highest level of candidate background and security validation. We are excited to begin our journey with them.”

Our Managing Director shares this sentiment also. 

I couldn’t be happier to see another agency recognise the necessary need by supporting our checks as a standard procedure for their placements.

Your Seasonal Staff run an exceptional operation and I’m looking forward to working with Your Seasonal Staff.”

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Zoe Jackson is also Managing Director of Shire & Wold, with Your Seasonal Staff being an offshoot of the company.

About Your Seasonal Staff

Your Seasonal Staff are a recruitment website that provides job listings for off-shore and on-shore opportunities. Built upon a framework of experience in both maritime management and recruitment practises, YSS offers a wide array of listings in the EU, USA and the UAE. Whether you want to get a job on a superyacht or work in domestic staffing, YSS have those career paths covered. They pride themselves in being the go-to recruitment agency for listings in the above regions. This is why we are very pleased that they are looking to us to help streamline their background checking services, so they can allocate more resources to further expand their platform.

How to use CrewPass on Your Seasonal Staff

With CrewPass now being used with Your Seasonal Staff, job seekers can now inform YSS about being CrewPass Approved. Being CrewPass Approved allows employers to see that you have tangible proof of who you are and the comprehensive background check that CrewPass will conduct will be shared with employers who receive your applications. This will provide the confidence needed for employers when they are shortlisting candidates.

Visit Your Seasonal Staff for the latest job listings they are currently advertising.

Get CrewPass Approved today by clicking here.


CrewPass Announces Integration with Meridian°

Exciting news from CrewPass today! They have announced that they are partnering with Meridian° to integrate their digital employment passport onto Meridian°’s platform. This one-of-a-kind process is yet to be seen in the yacht crew recruitment sector. The integration of CrewPass will streamline the verification process, providing the best background checks for potential employers. This fantastic pairing continues the growth of both CrewPass and Meridian°, as they continue to make waves in the yachting industry.

“As the leading job platform for yacht crew worldwide, Meridian° recognizes the importance of conducting background checks,” said John Lee, Director of Operations for Meridian°. “We believe it is one of the most important steps vessels can take to ensure the safety and security of the owners, guests, and fellow crew. As such, Meridian° stands fully in support of CrewPass and its mission. We are proud to be one of the first major partners to promote and encourage the adoption of background checks throughout the yachting industry.”

About Meridian°

Meridian° are the fastest crew-hiring platform for yachts and yachting industry recruiters. They have a vast portfolio of partnerships with agencies working in recruiting in the yachting industry. These include companies such as Quay Crew, Sovren Crew and Wilson Hallingson Recruitment. Meridian° is an extremely helpful resource for job seekers. These include looking at job listings, event dates and training days, providing the best tools for prospective crew and employers alike.

How the integration works

With the new integration with Meridian°, jobseekers are able to connect their CrewPass account by clicking the CrewPass button on their Meridian° profile. When everything is verified, profiles will display a CrewPass-approved checkmark. With this checkmark, crew profiles will be sorted on employers’ searches as a top priority, helping them stand out amongst the results that employers will go through. This will be a fantastic benefit to both crew and employers, as Meridian° and CrewPass seek to make the recruitment process even safer and easier.


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A ‘first of it kind’ integration in yachting recruitment

What makes this integration with Meridian° so exciting is that this is a first in the industry. Managing Director of CrewPass, Conrad Empson, commented on this new partnership.

We have seen a dramatic increase in the requirement for background checks since our launch. So our Partnership with Meridian gives employers an entirely new way to recruit crew. Our mission for CrewPass has always been to provide the best security when it comes to crew employment. We highly value the safety of yacht crews and their clients. Our first-of-its-kind integration with Meridian gives employers instant knowledge that all crew has been vetted using our digital employment passport systems.”

CrewPass hopes this will set a new standard in the yachting industry. Awareness around employment vetting continues to grow with each passing year. The services that CrewPass offer include criminal background checks, ID verification and certification validity of individuals. This will result in an approved certification lasting two years. CrewPass hopes to continue its growth within the yachting employment industry. New integrations and partnership opportunities are being explored as the year progresses.

The integration is now live for Meridian° users. Visit Meridian’s website for job listings. For more information about CrewPass or to sign up, click here.

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Celebrating 1st Anniversary with Wilsonhalligan

As we celebrate the very first anniversary of our partnership with Wilsonhalligan, we have reflected on how we got here and where we are going. The question that came to mind when we approached the recruitment agency was, “How can our partnership mutually benefit both parties as well as the yachting industry?” Although we have written numerous announcements over our initial year, we have never answered that question in depth. Until now.

Why is our partnership a success? Well, it starts with our partner Wilsonhallogan. Wilsonhalligan is a force within the yacht recruitment company founded 17 years ago and firmly established itself. Our partnership works for many reasons, and here are a few. The first and most important is security. Our shared interest in ensuring we can provide an extra layer of security within the recruitment process is undeniably essential.

By partnering with Wilsonhalligan, we have been allowed to provide our customers with an easier way of letting employers know they are fully vetted and accredited by us. CrewPass Approved crew members can register with Wilsonhalilgan whilst connecting their CrewPass account instantly in just a few clicks. Effortlessly. This integration has added extra value to our service as crew understand that we are a company trusted and supported by a leading crew agency. Trust is precious for a start-up company like ours and is hard to come by. We offer Wilsonhalligan the opportunity to place crew who we thoroughly vet. All CrewPass Approved crew have undergone a global criminal record check, ID verification and training certificate validation. This raises the recruitment standards and increases the level of the top-quality crew being placed onboard.

Take advantage of Wilsonhalligan’s unique discount code on our website to get 10% off 24 months’ payment (total background check cost). Apply the discount code: Wilsonhalligan10 or click this link to automatically add the discount to the basket:

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Quay Crew becomes the first agency to include crew criminal background checks as standard.

As part of its standard superyacht industry recruitment service, Quay Crew have partnered with
CrewPass to include detailed criminal background checks for crew and yachting professionals.
Owners, yachts, management companies and the wider yachting sector will be given the option to
have successful candidates go through the extensive process at no additional cost to them.
A number of recruitment agencies have already integrated with CrewPass, allowing candidates to set
themselves apart from the competition with an Approved status, or offering it to employers at cost,
but this is the first partnership to include background checks as part of the standard recruitment fee.
This means that clients could save £199 per candidate – the current cost to have the checks
processed with CrewPass.
The CrewPass service includes criminal background checks, ID verification and certification validity of
individuals, resulting in an approved certification lasting two years. As a result, this partnership will
also benefit unchecked candidates too, who are able to proactively sign up themselves at a cost of
£9.99 per month.

Protecting yachting

Tim Clarke, co-founder and Director at Quay Crew, said: “The safety of yacht owners, their families
and guests has always been of paramount importance, but as the yachting sector and its recruitment
and referencing processes mature, a growing number of yachts are now requiring full criminal
background checks of crew.
“We’ve always following a stringent referencing and document validity process, but this added level
of due diligence offered in partnership with CrewPass goes that extra mile.
“When yachts put it into perspective, background-checking staff is an excellent way of protecting
vulnerable groups onboard with whom crew interact on a one-to-one basis such as children. Simple
reference checks are not sufficient to fully comprehend a candidate’s suitability or history.
“Even on land, employers should feel confident that they are doing everything to ensure the safety
of their business, existing employees and clients/customers.”

UHNW security needs

CrewPass was created to specifically benefit the superyacht industry, unlike other more generic
background-checking companies. It caters checks to the yachting industry to provide a more
bespoke service to satisfy yacht crew, recruiters and clients as well as the peace of mind of yacht
Conrad Empson, Managing Director of CrewPass, added: “Yachting is, by its very nature, an
international and fluid industry, with people frequently moving around the world. This can make it
fairly easy to take on new identities, leaving entire lives behind, with no straightforward global
protocol to follow for background checks.

“With Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals having a net worth in excess of $30m, they are
often targets of crime. And following Covid, many have sought the isolation, solitude and freedom
that owning a superyacht can offer, which is why there has been such a flurry of build and brokerage

“It’s therefore paramount to ensure those yacht owners, and anyone operating in the industry, are
afforded the top level of security from the people who work with and for them.”

The exclusive partnership takes effect immediately.

About Quay Crew

Since being established in 2013, Quay Crew has placed over 1,800 candidates on more than 350
prestigious superyachts and worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading boat builders
and yacht management companies.

The team, based in Poole, UK, has 60+ years’ combined onboard experience, plus an additional 45
years’ recruitment expertise.

United in our efforts to service both clients and candidates equally, we favour quality over quantity,
making the right match through consultation, thorough due diligence, and verbal referencing –
significantly reducing the risk and cost of a bad hire.

This approach facilitates long-lasting and high-performing relationships for an exceptional onboard
experience all round.

From the bridge to the engine room and the deck to the galley, we recruit at all levels from green
crew with certified potential to experienced Heads of Departments and Captains.
With a dedicated New Build and Land department too, we provide complete recruitment solutions
for the entire sector.

Our mission is to not only attract but also retain the best talent in the sector through actively
promoting diversity and inclusion, longevity and progression both at sea and on land.

We do this by following best practice recruitment methods and continuously improving standards
through education, research, market insights and progressive partnerships.

In addition to our third-party partnerships with organisations such as LegaSea, Young Professionals
in Yachting, The Crew Academy and CrewPass, we also provide all placed candidates with free access
to a 24/7 helpline run by qualified clinical psychologists at Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS),
with whom they recently published their mental health report – Mental Health Onboard: The State
of the Superyacht Sector.

CrewPass Accreditation will be included in the full standard recruitment fee for clients who want it.

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2022 Wrapped Up with CrewPass

What were CrewPass’ 2022 milestones? How, as a business, have we expanded and grown?

This year, CrewPass has been inspired by Spotify’s Wrapped 2022, presenting our readers with a fun way to process our official end-of-year round-up. We are celebrating a year of endless ways we have evolved, grown and expanded as a business. Starting today, we are monumentalising a year that has gone by and inviting our followers, customers and other stakeholders to join in on the celebration and witness our success in 2022.

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision"

For those that may not already know, CrewPass was launched in December 2021. We started strong with 2 partners, Viking Crew and Bespoke Crew, who supported our mission from the very beginning. Since then, we have advanced our number of partners and diversified within the yachting industry. Our partners include yacht training providers, yachting services, job boards, agencies, and more…

In 2022, we partnered with:

11 Crew Agencies

2 Job Boards

8 Other Professional Yachting Services

(11 Website Integrations)

Although the year is coming to an end, our growth in supporters is not. We have some very big names soon to be announced and some very impressive partnerships that will, without a doubt, shift the yachting industry for the better. Keep an eye out for the end of this month and the beginning of 2023, as more will be revealed shortly.

"Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers."

We are nothing without our customers, so we would like to take this moment to say a massive thank you to everyone who has signed up with us and contributed to the revolution of background checking in the yachting industry. Our customers are part of the new wave of more secure recruitment processes and help our mission to prove why the lack of vetting crew is a massive safety flaw that needs to be recognised and acted upon.

“Website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.” – Seth Godin

Our website is the centre point for our customers, it’s where we can give further information about our services, where our customers can sign up for our checks, and read our industry-related blogs.

In 2022 we had:

80K New Users

"The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people."

When CrewPass launched in 2022, we had no followers on our social media platforms. Since then, we have seen consistent growth in numbers across all platforms. Arguably, our most popular platform is our Instagram page which has over 1.1K followers. We have posted over 300 feed posts and gained a couple of new partnerships through DM’s.

We consistently post business updates, yachting-related news, app demonstrations, customer reviews and yachtie-inspired posts. Furthermore, we are especially well-known for our Instagram reels, where we present followers with a glimpse of CrewPass’ personality and the people behind the company. We know that background checks aren’t the most entertaining topic on Instagram (although it is essential) we do our best to ensure we keep our posts relevant, enjoyable and educational.

In 2022, we achieved:

2.4M+ Impressions
1.4M+ Reach
4 Platforms

Without a doubt, CrewPass has packed many things into a short year, and the milestones already accomplished are a testament to our staff. As a team, we have opened up various avenues by attending boat shows, networking events, presentations, demonstrations, talks, podcasts, interviews, giveaways, dinners, Zoom calls and more.

It has been challenging, especially as a startup business. Our biggest struggle was to get people to listen to why our service is essential and to gain the trust of well-established yachting companies and individuals. However, as time advances, we have gained the trust of yachting leaders as well as many crew members, and CrewPass is being spoken about from all corners of the globe.

In 2023, we have some big announcements regarding new partnerships and significant developments that will change the industry (positively) forever. As we expand and grow, we will remain true to our mission, keep our customers at the forefront of our minds, and maintain safety as our top priority.

The CrewPass team wishes you a great festive holiday season and a very happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the next one…