Jobs on Yachts
Background Reading on Crew Work
Please also see our recommended yacht crewing books page:
- Work Crewing a Boat -- Julia Bartlett writes about riding the wind at TransitionsAbroad.com.
- Crewing in the South Pacific -- Robert Hein writes about crewing a yacht in the South Pacific at TransitionsAbroad.com.
- How to Become a Saltwater Cowboy -- Claire Rogers writes about crewing a yacht at TransitionsAbroad.com.
- Round the World Travel Guide -- This classic online text provides some useful tips for traveling by sailboat.
- Cruising World's Yacht Hitchhiking Guide -- A 1998 article has a table that shows yacht seasons around the world. Being in the right place at the right time is the key.
- Cruising Seasons -- More information about how to be in the right place at the right time.
- LuxYachts Crew FAQs -- This page clearly answers some questions that you may have about how to work on boats.
- YachtingCrews.com -- A day in the life on a superyacht.
- Dockwalk.com -- An online magazine with useful crew news.
- Hitchhiking on Boats -- A interesting page from Wikitravel.org.
Disclaimer: We are not responsible for content or services offered on these external sites. Before getting on someone else's boat, make sure you have researched the situation thoroughly. We highly recommend reading the background material in the sections above before crewing.
Be sure to post your information in our new crew lists.
- BoatCrew.com -- Free crew listings.
- Find A Crew -- Crew lists. Registration is free, but "premium membership" costs money.
- BoatingOZ.com.au -- Australian crew list classifieds. Crew wanted, crew available. Free listings.
- Floatplan: The Cruisers' Companion -- Crew lists and more.
- 7 Knots Crew Lists -- Active lists for crew looking for boats and boats looking for crew.
- Latitude 38 -- San Diego, California, USA crew list and party.
- Latitudes and Attitudes -- Online crew list and forums from the popular magazine.
- CrewFile.com -- More crew lists.
- Cruising Crew List Index -- This site has been around for a long time and has many listings.
- San Francisco, California Crew List -- Crew lists for San Francisco, USA.
- San Diego Crew List -- Crew lists for San Diego, California, USA.
- Florida Racing Crew List -- Racing list for Florida, USA
- New York Racing Crew List -- Crew list for New York.
- SailCrew.co.uk -- Free registration for skippers and crews.
- CruiseLog.com Crew Lists -- More crew lists.
- SSCA -- Seven Seas Cruising Association crew lists.
- Dockwalk Crew List Forum -- A forum with some crew listings.
- Window On Cyprus -- Crew list.
- CatSailor.com Crew List -- Crew list forum from a catamaran web site.
- Crew X-Change -- Crew list.
- Cruise News Crew List -- Cruising sailboat and yacht delivery list.
- Cruiser Log -- Free crew finder list.
- eSloop -- A free service that matches boats and crew.
- Pelagic Sailing Club -- Crew lists.
- Sailing Facts -- New crew list available in several languages.
- Crew Places -- A new crew site.
Yacht Crew Agencies
Most of these agencies require money to sign up. They are employment agencies that specialize in yacht work. There can be some overlap with the previous crew list section, but these agencies tend to lean more towards professional yacht work.
Disclaimer: Listing on this web site does not constitute endoresment of any of these companies. We are not responsible for content or services offered on these external sites. Before paying for any crew placement services or getting on any boat, make sure you have researched the situation thoroughly. We highly recommend doing your own extensive research before committing to anything.
- Crew Seekers -- Crewing opportunities around the world from beginner to advanced. Offices based in England.
- Crew Finders -- They have offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
- Hasselfree.com -- A division of Crewfinders.
- JF Recruiting -- Register as yacht crew for free.
- Yacht Crew CV -- Post your resume and look for a yacht job.
- Crew4Crew.net -- Crew agency that is free for crew.
- YachtCrews.com -- Crew agency based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
- Offshore Passage Opportunities -- Connecting captains and crew. $200 membership fee.
- Carole Manto Agency -- Free registration for crew. Offices in Fort Lauderdale, USA, the UK, and Spain.
- Global Crew Network -- Crew agency based in the UK.
- Luxyachts.com -- Placing crew on luxury yachts.
- Palm Beach Yachts International -- Worldwide crew placement agency based in Florida, USA.
- Ship to Shore -- Crew placement agency with offices based in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
- Elite Crew -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Lacasse Services -- Crew placement.
- Yacht Services -- Crew placement.
- Crew Network -- Crew placement agency with several offices worldwide.
- Yacht Crew Register -- Canadian crew agency.
- Insull Yacht Crew Agency -- Crew agency in Antibes, France.
- C&N Connect -- Yacht crew agency with many offices around the world.
- 37 South -- Worldwide crew placement.
- Crew Pacific -- Crew agency based out of Australia.
- YPI Crew -- Crew agency with offices in France.
- Bluewater Yachting Crew -- Bluewater Yachting crew placement.
- Freedom Yachting -- Crew agency in Antibes, France.
- ReCrewt -- Based in Antibes, France.
- Sally Finbow -- Crew agency based in Antibes, France.
- Leticia Yacht Crew -- Crew placement in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
- Sailing Unlimited -- Another new site that costs money to join.
- Jane's Yacht Services, Antigua, Caribbean
- SMPS Yachting — Crew placement agency
- Wilson Halligan — Large yacht recruitment
Disclaimer: Listing on this web site does not constitute endoresment of any of these charter companies. We are not responsible for content or services offered on these external sites.
- MarineYacht Charters -- A charter company based in the Netherlands with worldwide charters.
- Sailboats inc -- Sailing charters on the American Great Lakes, and worldwide.
- Sunsail -- Worldwide charters.
- Cross the Ocean -- Charter sailboat Alegria in the Caribbean.