About Us

Crew Board is an online portal for yachts to post vacancies and search for crew, and for crew to find and apply for available yacht jobs. Our platform was built by an experienced, traditional yacht recruitment team, who have used their skills and knowledge of the industry to create the leading platform on the market for matching crew with jobs.

Our platform helps yacht owners and Captains find suitable crew quickly, safely, and with little expense. On the other side, the system helps job seekers find relevant roles from employers they can trust, from anywhere in the world.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected]. We aim to respond to any queries within 24 hours.

Crew Board is a registered company with Companies House in the UK, number 11273852. Our office is based in Manchester, at the following address:

82 The Greenhouse, Mediacityuk, Salford, United Kingdom, M50 2EQ

We are also a registered member of British Marine, the Professional Yachting Association and Superyacht UK.

Chay Hodgson

Hi, I’m Chay!

I am a former yacht engineer turned recruitment agent and also the creator of Crew Board.

My focus in developing the platform has been to create something truly bespoke that serves the yachting community as best as it can. I have a passion for design and coming from a yacht background I strive for perfection. Crew Board is a design led company as we believe this is key to having a great customer experience. The initial offering of Crew Board was developed in a period of over a year with many iterations to produce something that we hope is special, and we are excited to welcome you aboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Crew Board cost?

Crew Board is a completely free service for candidates. Employers are also able to find junior crew free of charge up to a monthly salary of €3000. For all other crew, we charge employers a finders fee of the equivalent of 50% of starting salary for the candidate.

What private information do you store?

We store a variety of personal information on our secure servers. This includes documents such as your passport, license and STCW scans. We also store basic information such as address, phone number and email address along with the details of your life and career. Every piece of information that you provide is handled safely and securely, with the aim purely to aid the recruitment process.

How long will job listings remain on the platform?

Job listings will be live until the position posted has been filled or if we presume the position has been filled due to lack of feedback.

How does payment work?

Payments are to be made via wire transfer.

How do I delete my account as a crew member?

You can easily delete your Crew Board account by accessing your account settings and pressing ‘delete my account’.

Will a job posting protect the identity of the yacht?

Crew Board will never reveal the name of a vessel that has posted a position. We purposely make some information vague to protect the identity of the vessel as much as practicable.