View From The Desk – January

  • Posted January 30, 2023

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ED | CEO |

It’s great to be back from the Christmas and New Year break and I find myself back in the thick of recruitment due to such a huge influx of new roles.
All desks have taken on new positions in the last week and we’ve also seen a big increase in candidate applications across the board. January is a great time to be job hunting, so get in touch if you’d like to discuss your next career move.

Yacht Accounts Manager
A fantastic opportunity for a Yacht Accounts person or Purser seeking a shore based move to join a Hampshire based yacht management brand with an enviable reputation.
Working with a busy fleet of yachts, you’ll oversee the financial management of your assigned fleet ensuring their ongoing smooth financial running and working with the crew and external stakeholders to provide accurate reports.
This is a full time, office based role that would appeal to a self-starter with ambitions for long term career growth. To apply click here


The current market focus is centred around operations and management roles, so any Yacht and Operations Managers looking for their next career step are encouraged to come forwards; opportunities exist in the UK, the Med and the US across all experience levels. The charter market is beginning to move again, with a flurry of requests for experienced brokers; if that’s you please reach out to learn more about charter roles in Q1.

Yacht Manager – South of France

A boutique management company is looking for a Yacht Manager due to growth in their fleet. Existing experience is required and a strong knowledge of ISM would be advantageous. This is an office-based position with travel, so you must be in commutable distance to Antibes. An exciting opportunity to be part of the growth and development of the managed service, as the client is seeking proactive collaboration with the YM to define the client services. There is also a career roadmap to develop your own position, plus a generous package and salary. Interviewing now! To apply click here


I will be attending Boot Düsseldorf from the 24th-26th January this year.
This being the 1st time I have visited Boot Düsseldorf, I am looking forward to seeing how it measures up against the other annual industry events, such as METS, SIBS and Cannes Yachting Festival.

I will be more than happy to meet with any prospective clients or candidates looking to understand more about the opportunities with SYR and our wider services. If you are attending and keen to talk, please drop me an email at

Project Managers – UK and Europe
With the industry picking up where it left off in 2022, I am currently on the look out for experienced Project Managers across both the UK and Europe.
If you have experience, or believe you have the right credentials in a project management capacity across either; Superyacht Tenders, Sail/Motor or Electric vessels, please get in contact. We have a number of exciting clients seeking project management professionals in 2023 and I would welcome the opportunity to speak with interested candidates looking for a new challenge.


As expected, the New Year has brought about plenty of new work with our clients looking for skilled trades. My desk has been super busy working on requirements across Europe and along the south coast of the UK.
I have ongoing projects in Spain, France, Sweden, Italy and plenty of work in Southampton, Portsmouth and Poole. As always, I am keen to speak with all skilled trades about these opportunities – maybe this year is the time you look for a better-paid position? Or do you want to get into contracting? Whatever you are looking for we will be able to help find it.

Infusion Laminators – Italy (contract or perm)
I am looking for people with a great level of knowledge in the resin infusion process, from a boatbuilding background, to help our client bring the infusion process in-house. You will be working on some visually stunning yachts, setting up and performing the infusion of hulls, decks and components. If this sounds like a good fit for your skills/experience and you can live/work in Italy – I would love to hear from you! To apply click here


As we start the new year the demand for candidates across the Naval Architecture and Design Sector is forever growing, with niche roles in both commercial and luxury Superyachts. With numerous roles out there at the moment, the candidate market is thriving with new and experienced talent.

I have recently started a project aimed at working with graduates, universities and local career fairs to encourage and advise the upcoming generations on the ever changing maritime industry. Make sure to keep an eye out on upcoming developments and where we will be next!

Design Office Manager – France
An internationally renowned company for ocean cruising and sail boats is now looking to take on a Design Office Manager based in France.
We are looking for someone to contribute to the creation of an exceptional, high-performance and stylish product, by working on the most cutting-edge technologies and with some of the leading experts in this field. To apply click here