crew recruitment agency

Our team

MONIQUE DYKSTRA

Director & Consultant - Captains, Pursers, Chief Steward(esses)

Monique launched the agency following a successful career as a Chief Stewardess on 100m+ yachts. She saw a gap in superyacht recruitment for a more bespoke and personal service that focuses on building relationships. Her prior experience in global advertising agencies and her Degree in Business, along with her extensive networks in the industry, enables Monique to provide a unique boutique approach to superyacht recruitment. Globetrotter Monique is a passionate foodie, fitness fanatic and cannot survive the day without a strong coffee!

Monique works between Europe and NZ.

E: monique@saltwaterrecruitment.com ..... W: +44 7 960 110605 (Whatsapp)

M: +64 21 179 3755 (NZ)

KATIE ILLINGSWORTH

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Deck

Katie has been with Saltwater since 2019 and in that time has shown a tenacious drive for sourcing and recruiting top quality crew. Katie has a natural eye for detail, is meticulous in everything she does, and possesses an impressive knack for successfully placing deck crew in roles they love and thrive in. Known for her chic minimalist style, previously Katie followed her passion for fashion, gaining a BA Degree In Fashion. While her career pivot has confirmed that superyacht recruitment is her calling, her regular jaunts to the high street indicate she still has her eye on the the latest trends! 

Katie recruits for our entire Deck Dept. all levels - up to Chief Officer.

E: katie@saltwaterrecruitment.com. ….. ….…M: +44 7 944 192837

jasmine Brooks

Recruitment Consultant - Interior

After 10 years in the superyacht industry working as a Chief stewardess/Purser, Jasmine traded her sea-legs for land-life. As Chief Stewardess, she recruited many interior crew to build her own strong team so understands the intricacies of finding the perfect candidate. Our high-energy Welshey is addicted to the fast pace of recruitment and gets a massive kick out of making a perfect match between her clients and candidates. She releases the rest of her energy through kick boxing, surfing and diving. When she is chilling she is enjoying food, wine and sunshine!

Jasmine recruits HOH, HOS, 2nd Stews + Stews of all levels.

E: jasmine@saltwaterrecruitment.com. ….…M: +44 7944 192735

HEATHER BURNETT

Recruitment Consultant - Engineering and Galley

Following a successful 12-year career on yachts, Heather joined us to head up recruitment for our Engineering and Galley Departments. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge as well as extensive onboard recruitment experience. Heather is a people-person and incredibly well-connected so she is perfectly suited to nurturing relationships with our Clients and Candidates. Heather is happiest when she is walking her dogs in the countryside, learning something new and has the sound of the water (or Taylor swift) in her ears!

Heather recruits Engineers, ETO's and Chefs.

E: heather@saltwaterrecruitment.com. ….…M: +44 7769 478 068

Alexis watts

Recruitment Consultant - South Pacific

Alexis (Lexi) is an experienced former Chief Stewardess with 10 years of onboard experience. We initially developed a relationship with Lexi when she was a loyal client of ours for many years so understands first-hand the Saltwater ethos as well as our clients needs and expectations. Outside of work, Lexi is a fitness and adventure enthusiast; practicing Yoga, Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing. She also enjoys sailing, motorbiking, and spending quality time with her foster dog.

Lexi recruits for vessels located in the South Pacific - all positions.

E: alexis@saltwaterrecruitment.com. ….…M: +44 7796 447427 (whatsapp)

M: +64 27 272 9815 (NZ)

madi jay

Marketing Coordinator

Madison lives and breathes the yachting industry. After 7 years onboard and working herself up to Chief Stewardess on a prestigious 85m, she decided to start life on land, building an online business that teaches green crew how to break into the world of superyachts. Missing working in a team working, she jumped at the opportunity to join the team at Saltwater where her talents for organisation, multi-tasking and all things online could be put to good use. When she isn’t swooning over the latest new build, Madison is planning her next social activity or getaway.

Madison manages our social media strategy, content planning and assist with events.

E: madison@saltwaterrecruitment.com… .

​TIA UPWARD

Administrator

After 5 years in the yachting industry, Tia returned to South Coast of England to live with her partner and her sassy little side kick, who keeps them as busy as a New Year’s charter! Shoreside, Tia gained 3 years’ experience as a Consultant for a yacht recruitment agency and is now utilizing her extensive industry knowledge to provide support to our team of Consultants. Joining the Saltwater team allows Tia to have an active role in the industry, whilst enjoying time with her mini-me.

Tia assists the team with admin and helps us find our superstars!

E: info@saltwaterrecruitment.com