Viking Recruitment, a UK-based recruitment firm for the cruise ship and superyacht markets, has expanded its office network to the US. Through Viking Marine Services, a new office has been opened in Ft Lauderdale to focus on yacht recruitment and yacht crew management supplemented by cruise ship recruitment and crewing services.

Sue Price has been appointed director of operations to head up the new US branch. The move is described by the company as “the next strategic step in the global Viking portfolio of offices which operate alongside the current Dover [head office], Southampton, Guernsey, Manila and Auckland offices.”

Price has been active in the yacht market for over 20 years, so has a good track record and a wealth of experience. In a statement, Viking says: “Sue is a very well-respected and prominent figure within the Fort Lauderdale marine yachting community.”

Prior to joining Viking, Price worked for Crew Unlimited, now Bluewater Yachting, since 2002 as office manager and senior placement coordinator for captains and chefs.

The statement adds: “She will work closely with both the with Viking’s UK and New Zealand offices, bringing a trans-world service to our candidates and clients.”

Viking Recruitment is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having started operations in 1988.