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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…


How do background checks improve security for UHNW families onboard?


Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) is an exclusive group of wealthy individuals located across the globe, each with a net worth above $30m. During the Covid-19 lockdown period, the world saw a rise of self-made millionaires and the super-rich as they benefitted from skyrocketing house prices and thriving stock markets. Although there is a slight decrease in the UHNW population post-Covid, the superyacht industry has financially benefited from the last 2-years. During the height of Covid times, the yachting industry grew in demand as the industry can offer isolation and solitude that many other forms of travel could not compete with. 

UHNW Lifestyle

Outsiders would be surprised to learn that the UHNW population seek “noble purpose” in their lives… People within this tax bracket are often highly educated individuals that embody high levels of emotional intelligence and generosity and expect these attributes to be adopted by their children. Family and friendships are at the top of UHNW’s priorities, and they often value relationships more now than ever.

The population highly values security. As previously mentioned, UHNW individuals cherish their loved ones dearly and wish to guarantee they are protected at all costs. Once again, UHNWs are “embracing the gated community and private club model,” including superyachts filled with “familiar people”.

“The pandemic made private, protected environments such as villas, farms, ranches, islands, jets, and yachts the most favoured spaces, and UHNWs have continued to enjoy them.” – Cision, 2022.

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Security on Superyachts

The superyacht industry strives for top security and high customer service above everything else. Onboard the yacht, there are many devices and technology built to protect the guests onboard, including acoustic devices, detection devices, anti-drone protection, cloaking systems, escape rooms, lockdown systems, surveillance and other systems set in place. The question is, why do we let the yacht recruitment process stay stagnant when everything else is advancing towards being secure as possible?

Pre-employment screening is common practice in most industries. Background-checking staff is an excellent way of protecting vulnerable groups onboard with whom crew interact on a one-to-one basis. Simple reference checks are not sufficient to fully comprehend a candidate’s suitability. It is so easy for crew members to embellish their CV and references as the resources tend to be unreliable and taken at face value alone. Furthermore, these checks need to be more extensive regarding the crew member’s life before yachting.

“Comprehensive employment background checks have a wide range of benefits such as reducing workplace violence, increasing applicant quality, reducing the loss of employees due to dishonesty, hiring the right candidate, and avoiding company losses and negative publicity.” –Simpliverfied, 2019.

The solution to safer recruitment

CrewPass was created to specifically benefit the superyacht industry, unlike other more generic background-checking companies. We cater our checks to the yachting industry to provide a more bespoke service to satisfy yacht crew, recruiters and clients.

For Crew– The yachting industry is highly saturated with green crew aspiring to work onboard. When crew leave their training providers, they leave with the same qualifications, little/no work experience on yachts and similar attributes presented on their CVs. It is hard for crew to stand out from the crowd with so much competition, and this is where CrewPass comes in… The “Approved” accreditation is another certificate crew can add to their CV. When crew let employers know they are CrewPass Approved, they notify them that you have passed CrewPass’ comprehensive criminal checks and ID verification, letting them know that they are safe to place onboard. No longer will crew have to undergo a check every time they apply for a job via an agency as the CrewPass Approved accreditation is valid for 2-years. Crew can even validate their “Approved” status on most crew agencies and job boards internationally. CrewPass is a sought out for accreditation and is recognised by the leading industry professionals. The background checking company allows crew to prove to employers that they are more suitable candidates than unchecked crew members.

For Vessels– As previously mentioned, yacht owners and guests always appreciate top security onboard. CrewPass improves safety onboard by minimising potential threats and risks that could occur with non-vetted crew members. Assets are also valuable and sometimes priceless to owners, so only the safest crew members must be allowed to step foot onboard. Any conflict, violence, theft etc., can damage a vessel’s reputation. Captains can feel confident that the crew placed to look after said guests are thoroughly checked and are suitable to give excellent service. Crew that go through CrewPass checks will undergo searches, including global sanctions lists, criminal records, watch lists, certificate authenticity validation and ID checks. There are options for vessels to pay to get every crew member checked before they get placed onboard or choose to search for already CrewPass Approved crew.

For Agencies – Crew recruitment agencies strive to place the best candidates onboard. By doing this, agencies have seen the need for CrewPass as the company takes on the time-consuming admin work from the vetting crew and handles the checking process for them. Not only does CrewPass enable agencies to place fully vetted crew, it also means they can reduce the risk of the dangerous crew being placed with other crew members. Recently, many crew members have spoken out about unsafe living arrangements with threatening crew with secret criminal records that never got flagged up in the recruitment process. CrewPass can ensure that all crew who go through their checks are secure. By crew being CrewPass Approved before reaching the agencies crew members can be placed almost immediately, cutting out unnecessary time.

For just £9.99 p/m (2-year term) crew can get one of the most comprehensive global criminal background checks on the market, ID verification, CrewPass Approved accreditation and status updates on the app. If an agency or a vessel wishes to verify their crew and get checks conducted on crew members, they can pay a one-off fee of £200 per crew member. If you wish to conduct checks on your crew, please contact us!

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Frey Recruitment X CrewPass

CrewPass is excited to announce a new partnership with Frey Recruitment! Frey Recruitment offers a personal approach to recruitment for yachts and luxury villas. The crew recruitment agency matches candidates’ skills and aspirations to complement the dynamics and needs of the vessel. The agency has a job board allowing crew to view and apply to various jobs, from deck positions to interior roles to shore-based positions and captain jobs.

Our core ambition with starting Frey was to offer a true personal approach to recruitment. Advertising, interviewing and reference checking can take valuable time from clients so we do the leg work for them and provide only carefully selected candidates.

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Frey Recruitment now allows CrewPass Approved crew to validate their status when signing up for their crew registration process. “Approved” crew will now confidently display their status to all employers, letting them know they have passed a comprehensive criminal record check and ID verification. CrewPass Approved crew can click the “Approve with CrewPass” button to sign into their CrewPass account and automatically update Frey Recruitment’s system. 

This integration benefits all stakeholders as it reduces the amount of time spent on admin, provides a higher level of security onboard, and makes the recruitment process more sustainable. If you would like to know more about CrewPass provides crew, vessels and agencies, please visit our Superyacht Crew Background Check page.

Crew looking to find their next job can click this link to see all of the positions Frey Recruitment have to offer:

Not CrewPass Approved? Please kick off your checks today for just £9.99 per month*