Your TCN Help Guides

To help you launch a career in yachting, we asked our TCN specialists to share some of their experience, help and tips.

The TCN Help Guides are created to help get you on the ladder and into your first position in yachting covering everything from the many different roles there are for yacht crew today, average crew salaries, how to get experience and how to dazzle at interviews.

There is also a useful FAQs Guide covering all areas of yachting.

We will be adding to these on a regular basis, so do check back from time to time for the latest editions or sign up our newsletter to be kept informed when the next ones arrive.

And if you have ideas for future areas we should cover just let us know Here

Everything you need to know

On this page you can click to find out about all aspects of a yachting career – the different roles there are for yacht crew, salaries, how to get experience, tips to help you dazzle at interviews in addition to lots more in our FAQs section. Click on the icons here to navigate to each section.


From deckhand right up to Captain there are lots of roles available each with their own special requirements. Learn more about the roles and departments here.

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Salaries range depending on various factors including position and size of vessel. Consult our guide to give you an idea of the sorts of salaries you can command as yacht crew.

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Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Have a look at our advice for getting the experience you need to take your first steps into a career in yachting.

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Preparation is key. We have put together a handy list of tips to help you prepare for your interviews – click here to read them.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions cover everything you need to know if you are looking for a job as yacht crew.

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The right training plays an important part in the progression of your career in yachting. TCN is able to advise on training that would be right for you. In this guide you can find information on training programmes that we recommend.

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Crew Network - Fraser Yacht Crew
  • The best Crew Recruitment Agency I have had the pleasure to work with. Efficient, always punctual, they show competence, courtesy and confidentiality.

    Andrea Niccolai
    As Captain of 76m (249′04″) motor yacht
  • I personally thank the TCN team for their dedication and contribution to the commercial success of M/Y SALUZI!

    Bertrand Petyt
    As COO of Operating Company 69m (226′05″) M/Y SALUZI
  • TCN was the first and only recruitment agency to believe in me. They were fundamental to my entry in the yachting industry and have offered constant support ever since.

    Massimiliano Frazzetta
    As Captain of 60m (196′10″) motor yacht
  • By far one of the best services I’ve had from a crew agency! I couldn’t be happier with the job I have now and that’s thanks to TCN.

    Deckhand of 56m (183′09″) Research vessel
  • I gave you a very defined criteria when I was looking for a Chef. You absolutely nailed it – your candidate had everything I was looking for and then some.

    Captain of 45m (147’) motor yacht
  • TCN never let me down. They manage to find just the right candidates without the necessity of me having to go through a stack of CVs.

    Master 3000
  • A one of a kind agency with a special and personal approach showing a commitment to each crew member’s personal success and career growth.

    Gevi Georgieva
    As Chief Stewardess

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Meet Your Recruiters

For fast and effective recruitment or a jumpstart to your yachting career
The Crew Network - Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency Fort Lauderdale

TCN Fort Lauderdale


The Crew Network Fort Lauderdale is where it all began 35 years ago. Inside the Fraser offices, off SE 17th Street in the Harbordale district, our experts are on hand to help with all crewing enquiries.

  • Mon – Fri 8am-5pm
  • English, Bulgarian
TCN Antibes

TCN Antibes


The Crew Network Antibes office is a 5-minute walk from the busy superyacht and crew hub Port Vauban. Our welcoming recuitment specialists are ready to help you with all your crewing enquiries.

  • Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
  • English, French, Russian
The Crew Network - Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency Viareggio

TCN Viareggio


Conveniently located in the heart of the Viareggio superyacht marina, The Crew Network Viareggio office services superyacht crew looking for jobs and clients looking for crew in Italy and beyond.

  • Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
  • English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
The Crew Network - Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency Palma

TCN Palma


The Crew Network Palma is located within the Fraser office, overlooking Puerto Palma. Our local experts can assist you with your superyacht crew needs or yachting jobs in Mallorca and beyond.

  • Mon – Fri 9am-6pm
  • English, Spanish

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