At Effect7, we recognize the importance of trust, respect and partnership. Our business is fundamentally driven by these core values and we will always go above and beyond to ensure both our clients and candidates experience these when interacting with us. As we conform with the Maritime Labor Convention and we pride ourselves in working with and respecting exceptional people.

With years of experience in the luxury service field, our consultants are highly skilled recruiters, attracting a wide range of hospitality professionals for yachts, jets and ski resorts. We are meeting experienced candidates daily, so we already have a full database of candidates who have been met, interviewed and referenced, and who are available for immediate interview. This allows us to move quickly and arrange interviews at your earliest convenience, resulting in a successful placement every time. Our business is constantly growing through personal recommendation, which is the best visit card.


Traditionally the yachting industry in the Mediterranean runs from April until September and from November to April in the States & Caribbean. Having said that, the possibilities are endless with many yachts circumnavigating the world.

You cannot work on board a luxury yacht without getting your basic qualifications in the industry:

  • STCW 95
  • Powerboat Level II
  • Interior Introduction
  • AEC

For some there are a number of basic courses that need to be completed in order to join the sector and you will need a revised CV in support of your credentials. We will guide and advise you with regards to qualifications needed.



When writing your résumé in preparation for work on a luxury yacht, please remember that we are looking for people who are domesticated and hands-on practical workers.  We need crew who are prepared to work long hours, work hard, travel and expect little time off.  Yachting can see you away from family and friends for long periods of time.  So we are looking for committed crew.

Effect7 is all about the attention to detail, so you will need to prepare a professional résumé; essential, as this is the first step in gaining you the position you have been looking for.  It is the first impression us and the Client will have of you, so make it count!  It must be neat and tidy.  Ensure all the margins are aligned, fonts are the same size and type face and check your spelling.  It should be two pages.


Tips on the content of your résumé:

  • Photographs should show a good, clear head and shoulders shot.  Men, you should be clean shaven, women to wear minimal makeup.  Hair should be tidy.  You should wear a smart shirt or polo shirt for deck/ interior, and chef’s whites for all those wanting to work in the galley.
  • Full name.
  • Driving Licence.
  • Nationality & passport details.
  • Contact details: phone numbers and a dignified email address.
  • Date of birth.
  • Marital Status.
  • Visas.
  • Medical Certificate.
  • Languages spoken (no need to write Afrikaans).


Professional profile content (objective or profile will be fine, not both):

A clear understanding of the position you seek – too many roles cloud your profile and make you look undecided.  Be clear about the type and size of vessel you prefer. Tell us about what you have to offer including previous experiences. This is your chance to sell yourself.

List yacht and any other relevant qualifications e.g. nurse, mechanic, electrician, carpenter, beauty therapist, massage therapist, diver, tutor etc.

List your previous yacht experience:

  • Start date
  • End date
  • Position held
  • Private or charter
  • Cruising program
  • Detailed description of your role and what your duties included daily, how many crew you worked with or under, nationality of guests you have worked with, reasons for moving on.

List previous experience in areas other than yachting.

Tell us about your interests and hobbies.

Include a list of references and their contact details.

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