Employers – Agency Placement Service

Let us help you find the right purser, with the right accounting, commercial, management and yacht background, the right attitude and with the right personality to compliment your yacht and your crew!



1) Meet you: Ideally we would like to meet with you on the yacht or discuss with you on skype or by telephone about the role so we know exactly the role and person we are recruiting for.  

2) Purser Shortlist: We then make a shortlist of pursers and interview all candidates we send to you in person or via skype, discussing their training and early career in detail with the pursers.

3) Reference Check: We also check 2 work references for all pursers placed and we try to meet with you to discuss your needs and to see the yacht for ourselves so we can relate this back to the purser and ensure we get the right person for the job for you!

SPECIFIC SKILLS? We can source and supply pursers able to MANAGE YARD WORK, NEW BUILDS, REFITS OR SPECIAL PROJECTS for any client.


For short seasonal contracts or less than 30 days please contact us to discuss the role and what fees would be payable.

We have a pool of pursers on rotation and those interested in short term contract that can provide cover for your own purser!


Recruiting the right purser is crucial to your yacht’s performance, whether for a private owner or at charter. The experience, operational management skills and financial knowledge and expertise of the purser is vital to the efficient management of your yacht.


YachtPursers.com is managed by Efrem Leigh who possess extensive superyacht industry experience working onboard 20-80m+ sailing and motoryachts and with more than 25 years recruitment experience.

In his early career in the late 80’s and early 90’s Efrem worked in Accounting for BBC Television in Shepherds Bush and then in Foreign Exchange and Interest Management for 2 FTSE100 companies in the Treasury Department of each where he was involved in financial management as well as legal documentation and adhering to City regulations for financial transactions as well as cash management, settlements and back office for the treasury department.

He therefore has an understanding of many of the aspects of what responsibilities, experience and skills a purser needs to possess to do their job well.

After leaving his City career behind to work in yachting Efrem pursued a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism and has also recruited for fine dining restaurants and five star hotels as well as also working on luxury yachts and managing hotels himself, so possesses the relevant hands on yacht and hospitality industry experience that enables him to fully understand the roles he recruit for.

YachtPursers.com is Official Partner to YachtChefs.com so we can also recruit the Purser to dovetail with the Head Chef onboard.

Yachtpursers.com offers you access to global database of experienced super yacht pursers through a crew placement service which is available 365 days a year, 24/7!

We are here to help you find a purser quickly!

Only the best for you! We will only ever send you a maximum of 3 CVs of our most suitable candidate’s to you and we are confident you will want to interview them all and employ one of them. We ensure that we match your requirements with the right purser on my books and will only send you a CV if the purser is right for the job! If we don’t have the right person, we don’t send you a CV, it’s that simple! Our reputation is on the line!

Try our services when you next have a purser vacancy and I am confident you won’t be disappointed! 

You can contact Efrem Leigh with the details of the position you are looking to fill by email at purser (at) yachtpursers.com  or by telephone:

Contact Details – Telephone:

24/7 PURSER HOTLINE: +33 (0)6 65 99 11 14 (CAPTAINS CALL ANYTIME!)


UK: London +44 (0)207 097 8929

Fort Lauderdale: +1 (954) 357-3933

France: Antibes: +33 (0)4 92 93 10 06 

(Telephones for our offices are manned during 0900-1700 GMT time, outside these hours please leave message and we will contact you or can email us. CAPTAINS ONLY: for out of hours purser requests call 24/7 hotline please)

Skype: efremleigh

I look forward to hearing from you!

Efrem Leigh