Profile: Fred Dovaston Yacht Crew Agency

April 8, 2009 by Yachtie
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Location: Mallorca
Profession: crew agent
Languages: English
Skills: Crew Agent

Fred Dovaston Yacht Crew Agency

The World of professionally crewed yachts is relatively small, where news travels fast. It is within this World that word of mouth has been our best promoter for recruiting professional crew . Since opening our office in February 1996, over 25,000 captains, mates, engineers, chefs, service staff and deckhands of all levels and nationalities have registered with us.

Through our structured interviewing process we are able to build a detailed picture of each individual’s qualifications, level of abilities, character and personal needs. Although these interviews are a time consuming process they are the key to our success.

We are a pro-active business that continues to develop and improve its service to meet the exacting demands of the yachting industry.

The company offices near Puerto Portals were chosen and equipped to handle the increasing demands of this very specialised service. With a team of 12 staff we are able to offer a very professional and personal service in the rapidly growing crew placement market.


Amy Vine, Placement Consultant, Interior Dept
Amy was brought up around boats and worked in the family dry berthing business in Poole in Dorset (England) whilst studying. She came to Mallorca in February 2003. She joined Fred Dovaston’s in December 2006. Previous to Fred Dovaston she worked in various office based roles both here and in the UK.

Lisa Keenan, Placement Consultant, Engineering Dept
Lisa originally came to Mallorca in 2003 before settling here in 2007. She has many years experience in advertising as Accounts Manager and Print Buyer. Prior to this she utilised her love of travel working as a travel consultant for First Choice Holidays. She joined Fred Dovastons in July 2008.

Alexis Morrow, Placement Consultant, Interior Dept
Alexis came to Mallorca in 2002 to be with her partner, a yacht captain, and joined Fred Dovaston’s Interior Department back in June 2005. Her background is HR & Recruitment within the retail sector and private law, now she is enjoying incorporating her previous recruiting knowledge within yachting.

Lyndsay Magill, Placement Consultant, Deck Dept
Lyndsay came to Mallorca in 2003 and started in Fred Dovaston Crew Agency in April 2005 as an Administration Assistant and was then promoted to Placement Consultant. Prior to that she worked for a Yacht Broker and Yard Company called BJ Marine Ltd in Northern Ireland. She dealt with the accounts, and managed all the yachts booked into the yard for maintenance and refits.

Paul Coulson, System Administrator, IT Dept
Paul started working in IT 15 years ago writing technical manuals for an electronics company providing automated control systems to the textile industry. From there he moved into database design, developing database applications for clients as diverse as Travel Agents, Direct Marketing, and International Charities – all of which are still in regular daily use. Paul joined Fred Dovaston in 2005 having moved to Mallorca with his wife and children in the same year. He has designed and developed a new advanced database for the company whilst maintaining the role as our IT System Administrator.

Nancy Cardozo, Accountant and PA
Nancy is Spanish and joined the agency over 10 years ago as translator/accountant secretary, helping the admin side of the placement departments when needed and now is Karen’s P.A.

She settled in Mallorca 25 years ago and previously worked in aluminium and carpentry shops as secretary, accountant and translator as she is fluent in 6 languages!

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  1. akayemm

    akayemm on July 27, 2009

    We are a law firm offering legal outsourcing .We are in process of finalising two boats,45-60 m LOA,for 10-12 persons on board.There are two differnt clients.I wish to know how many crew members of different levels will be required as per law ? I have learnt about recommended salaries etc.

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