BESPOKE YACHT CREW Placement service

Premier yacht crew solutions

 Cara Lees Yacht Crew was founded with a view of providing a bespoke, attentive, personalized yacht crew recruitment service. With over 30 years experience in the yachting industry, Cara Lees fully understands both people and crew beyond what is written on a CV and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to finding the perfect crew member for your team.

 Combining traditional values, modern interviewing techniques, completing diligent reference checks, utilising industry knowledge, an extensive network of contacts and an excellent database, we endeavor to match the best candidates to the right yachts with the end result being a perfect match for both parties.

Personalised Yacht Recruitment

We will strive to go beyond your expectations, once we have a better understanding of the candidate you are looking for. We will not only make sure they have all the qualifications and experience you require for the specific role, but we will also take the time to match the candidate’s personality to fit in with your existing crew members.
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Looking For Quality Yacht Crew?

Finding the right people

You don’t need to invest the time verifying experience, references, skills or availability… all that is covered by our comprehensive screening process.

Looking For A Job on a yacht?

Yacht Jobs Currently Available

We can help you make your next move. Working with us is easy and applying for yachting jobs could not be simpler. Search our crew vacancies to get going today.

We welcome applications from all levels of experience, from those seeking their first job in yachting to the already well-established. Encompassing all departments including Deck, Engineering, Electrical/Electronic/ ETO, Chefs and all aspects of Interior positions. 

Captain Power Cat 67

Captain required for Fontaine Pajot 67 Power newly launched catamaran. Previous experience essential in a similar position. Start date July 15th 2022 in France. Salary

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Our client is urgently seeking an Engineer/Deck for a private 46m classic sailing yacht. Mediterranean cruising for the summer and yard period in Spain

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PLEASE NOTE: POSITION NOW CLOSED 25/06/22 Experienced Captain required with a solid track record required for 34m private sailboat. Immediate start joining the yacht in

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Lead Deckhand

**PLEASE NOTE** POSITION NOW FILLED Lead deckhand for 65m+ private motor yacht required. Applicants must have Yacht rating certificate, STCW, ENG 1, PDSD Starting asap

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3rd Engineer

Our clients are seeking a 3rd engineer for a rotational position on a 70m classic motor yacht. This offers a great opportunity for those wishing

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Crew chef

Crew chef required for 70m private yacht. Cooking for 18 crew. Salary on offer is €4,000 pcm. Annual salary review. 60 days holiday per year

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Housekeeping Stewardess

**POSITION NOW FILLED** Housekeeping Stewardess required for private 65m+ private motor yacht. Joining the yacht in the Caribbean beginning of February. Itinerary tbc. Applicants should

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WHY USE Cara Lees yacht crew?

Throughout her time working onboard luxury yachts, both private and charter, Cara has developed an enviable wealth and depth of knowledge in all aspects of daily life in this unique setting – including creating the perfect crew dynamic. She now brings this unique experience to the recruitment of top-class crew.
With an understanding of the crew you are looking for, we’ll do our utmost to offer you candidates who are suitably experienced, qualified and have the personality to meet the requirements of the position on offer.
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Exciting News!

I’m so very proud to be able to share that Cara Lees Yacht Crew Ltd has reached the finalist stage in this year’s  Acrew Business Awards.

What does this award recognise?

The Best Recruitment Agency Award recognises the recruitment agency which has extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and can offer crew valuable solutions to finding a job best suited to them.

The best recruitment agency provides quality service without disregarding the need for individual contact.

The ability to remain flexible and acknowledge individuals’ needs of crew and job positions they are looking for needs to be met with thorough attention”.

With Cara Lees Yacht Crew, it’s not about hitting targets and sales that matters, but taking the time to engage with candidates, carefully ascertain their preferences and best match them to the job on offer. It’s so important in this very unique industry of ours.

After all, these are people’s lives we are dealing with here, humans, not machines!

Although Cara Lees Yacht Crew may not have placed you in a yacht job position yet, I hope that those of you whom I have had the pleasure to have conversations with over the past 12 months or so, and indeed over the years, be you at entry-level or seasoned yacht crew, I would be absolutely delighted if you would cast a vote for your friendly, long term yachting professional and importantly,  a very dedicated yacht crew recruiter! 

Cara Lees Yacht Crew June 9, 2023