Why Saltwater?

We are a boutique recruitment agency working with a hands on approach to match the best crew in the
industry with highly reputable superyachts. We have a huge focus on communication and building strong,
long-term relationships with our clients and candidates to assist us in finding the perfect match.


We’re on the same team!

We will always have your best interests at heart.

We headhunt
the best talent

We don't sit around waiting for the superstars to come to us.

We understand the importance
of due diligence

We add value by thoroughly assessing candidates suitability and work history.

We value time

Yours, ours and our candidates. This is why we only send a small selection of screened candidates that we feel meet your criteria.

The Saltwater Pre-Screening

  • Source & Shortlist

    We source and headhunt a selection of candidates based on your specific requirements including experience, skillset, certifications and personality.

  • Interviews

    All candidates are interviewed specifically for your role – they will know everything we know about the role before we recommend them to you

  • Reference Checks

    References are verified and we do our best to speak to references over the phone to gain a better insight.

  • Top Picks

    You only receive our top picks from the shortlist along with the feedback from our reference checks.

  • Insight

    We relay our analysis on the candidate to you – skills, personality, strengths and weaknesses.

  • All Aboard

    Candidates are ready to hire!

Meet the director

Director, Monique Dykstra identified the need for a bespoke crew placement process after 6 years of recruiting for her own teams as Chief Stewardess on super yachts 100m+ in the Mediterranean.

"We focus our efforts on finding out what it is exactly that our clients are looking for, we need to understand what makes them tick to assist them in sourcing the ideal candidate to join their team."

Monique is a results driven person but she wants to ensure that Saltwater Recruitment continue to provide a more personal service to both clients and candidates. This means the matching process of crew and yachts comes down to both skill-set and personality fit as these are equally important in the yachting industry.

We’re here to help you

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M: +44 7960 110605