Bluewater USA provides crew for the finest yachts in the world. Whether it be power or sail, temporary or permanent, luxury charters or private cruising yachts, your vessel has specific crew needs which we can help you with.
We are dedicated to providing our clients with the very best qualified candidates available in the industry, and can assure courteous and efficient service at all times. Our knowledgeable placement personnel are thoroughly trained to interview and screen each candidate to insure your complete satisfaction.
Our strong network of yachting affiliates in ports world wide, offices in the most popular cruising grounds of the USA, and our custom designed computer search program will further enable you to select the right addition to your crew, guaranteed.
Since 1983, we have been successfully placing crew on yachts ranging from 50´ (15m) to 210´ (85m), and we know the jobs first hand. We realize that to earn and keep your trust, we must provide crew who are extremely high caliber, reliable, qualified, and well suited to working in the yachting industry.
Who We Place
Captains/Project Managers – USCG. RYA. DOT Licensed and insurable only. Engineers – Licensed and unlicensed, with training or experience only. Chefs and Cooks – Culinary trained at the finest culinary schools with charter yacht experience, or fresh from your local caterer. Mates and Deckhands – Licensed and unlicensed with all levels of experience. Steward(esse)s – Experienced on charter yachts with hotel or restaurant management degrees, or entry level candidates with service or boating background.
What we look for
Crew Education. Training. Experience. Qualifications. Good verifiable references. Professional demeanor. We recruit from Maritime Academies, Culinary Institutes, Hotel and Restaurant Management Colleges, Engineering/Trade Schools, and Maritime Licensing Schools year round and world wide.
We also advertise in international yachting magazines and periodicals as well as through shipyards and marinas, and are associate members of the Association of Yachting Professionals, Professional Yachtsmen´s Association, Marine Industry´s Association, and the Superyacht Society.
How it works
* Crew register resumes, references and portfolios into our files and computer, detailing their abilities and objectives.
* Personal interviews with placement personnel are then conducted, and references verified.
* Captains and Owners call us with specifics of the position to be filled.
* Resumes of qualified and interested candidates are faxed or sent to our clients for you to contact, interview and hire whomever you wish.
* When a job offer is extended, we confirm with both parties and invoice accordingly.
Placement fees are paid by the vessel hiring and are charged on a percentage basis of salary.
Having spent the past 23 years in crew placement, developing our service to the highest level of proficiency, Bluewater has branched out into another sector of the yachting industry that we know and love so well. Considering that a successful charter is highly dependent on the CREW aboard, we felt it a natural progression to offer charter brokerage and central agency services to our existing clientele.
Bluewater USA (formerly Crew Unlimited)