View From the Desk – December

  • Posted January 30, 2023

Welcome to the latest SYR View From The Desk

The team will be taking a well-earned break from Wednesday 21st December until Tuesday 3rd January so we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


ED | CEO |

November saw a bit of a slowdown in applications and new enquiries, however as we’ve entered December the number of new roles and indeed applications has been gather some real pace. We expect to see a very strong finish to 2022 and an equally positive start to 2023.

We have seen a host of new sales roles inbound, showing faith in the long term potential of the market, with clients looking to grow their commercial teams in response to a busy market appetite. Ambitious salespeople required!

Sales Manager – Software

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with one of the leaders in international yachting media, supporting their yachting intelligence platform. Hybrid working from their London office, the role will suit a hunter-style salesperson with a keen interest in overachieving targets and networking across the industry.

The role comes with a great salary and commission package plus a chance to travel internationally on a regular basis.  To apply click here


With Christmas fast approaching, it is a great opportunity to look back and reflect on this year’s achievements, trails and tribulations.

The demand for candidates across the Naval Architecture and Design Sector has flourished over the course of 2022, with niche roles in both commercial and luxury Superyachts.

With numerous roles out there at the moment, heading into the new year is a great opportunity to look for your next career move. Celebrate the start 2023 with the excitement of a new job.

Calling all Structural Engineers in the Yachting Industry!

A great opportunity to join a company making waves within the industry, as well as working in close collaboration with some of the top specialists in the engineering of Yachts. From project conception to delivery, operation and refit, this is the perfect role for an ambitious and experienced Structural Engineer.  To apply click here


As we wrap up a busy 2022 in the boatbuilding sector, with companies seeing huge demand to fulfil record order books, SYR is already looking into projects for 2023, which promises to be another record-breaking year.

With work across all areas of the industry, from production, refits, servicing, and aftersales/warranty, the job market for those with skilled trades has never been better!

With the start of 2023 on the horizon, it is the perfect time to reach out and see what opportunities are out there – So, please get in touch to see what options we have for you in the New Year.

Aftersales Technician

I am currently looking for a skilled Marine Engineer/Technician to work as an aftersales technician on a range of motor yachts up to 40m. In this position, you will get to travel to some of Europe’s leading yacht destinations and perform a range of servicing, refit and maintenance tasks.

Working in this environment requires a lot of skill/experience, ideally from a refit or warranty background, there is a great package in place with a company bonus scheme and allowance for overnight stays.

If you are a Marine Engineer looking for an exciting job, with international travel, then this could be the perfect one for you. To apply click here


The desk remains busy with opportunities in operations, yacht management and technical in the UK and EU. Experienced sales and charter brokers are in demand across the management company sector, so please do reach out if you are considering options in 2023

The recently announced partnership between SYR and MTA will create exciting opportunities for both candidates and clients alike, so i’m looking forward to helping all parties leverage the skills and diplomas obtained by newly qualified candidates.

Charter Manager

I am working in close partnership with a leading Charter brand in London representing a number of exciting yachts in the 25-50m sector. This Charter Manager role will be London based and offers a strong salary and uncapped commission structure.

With a passion for the industry, you will ideally have worked in a similar role before and be confident in dealing with clients, brokers and owners in a professional manner, constantly considering the commercial opportunities of each conversation.

If you are an experienced Charter Manager and would like to discuss the role in further details, we would love to hear from you. To apply click here


The market for experienced production and project managers is starting to heat up for early 2023 and I have a number of opportunities available throughout Europe, remote and other locations.

Another area of interest would be for individuals in production management within composite builds. Many of our clients have had a dramatic increase in orders off the back of the various yacht shows over the past few months, with a demand for experienced candidates within production/technical management.

With the Christmas break fast approaching, many clients are reflecting on a busy year and setting plans for further growth in 2023. If you are seeking opportunities to further develop your career and test yourself in new surroundings, please do get in contact for an overview of our current opportunities or just an informal chat to see where we can offer our advice and support.

Finance Director

I am currently seeking an experienced Finance Director to work with a leading brand within the maritime industry. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage the financial operations of this exciting brand with a good knowledge within PE, VC and Corporate Finance.

The role will entail the management and structure of financial operations, along with supporting and providing valued input to the senior management team and further growth of the business.

The role will be primarily London based with some travel required to their Hampshire office.  To apply click here