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Spinnaker. Your maritime people experts.

We bring the latest HR thinking to the maritime world.

Whether it’s finding the next step in your shipping career, building your leadership skills, helping you grow your team with the best talent who’ll fit, searching for your next chief executive, or providing HR expertise to your organisation, we give you confidence that you have a partner with the experience to deliver.

We know your industry inside out. Founded by shipping people, we’ve been supporting maritime companies and organisations from boardroom down in over 65 countries worldwide since 1997.

Our recruitment, maritime executive search and maritime HR specialists are passionate about understanding your business culture and challenges, and delivering fast and effective HR solutions tailored to your maritime needs.

And because we have the industry’s largest source of total compensation benchmarking data, we provide unique intelligence and insights into the rapidly changing world of work.


Since 1997 we’ve been helping candidates in the shipping industry take the next step in their careers. 

Executive search

We have a strong network of top executives within maritime, and we’re listening to who’s ready to move in the market. 

We provide the most comprehensive and reliable worldwide annual survey of shore-based and seagoing salaries.

Leadership development

We partner with organisations hungry to unlock their people’s management and leadership potential. 

Personality profiling

Spinnaker uses Facet5, a personality profiling tool designed specifically for the modern workplace.

Maritime People & Culture Conference

The largest global gathering of maritime HR professionals, dicussing people & culture

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