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Bringing Skippers and Crews together throughout the world


About Crewseekers

We offer a personal service assisting people of
all ages and experience levels looking for the
opportunity to build up some sea miles, find
professional sailing work and paid delivery jobs,
gap year adventures, sailing weekends and holidays,
or simply to go sailing with like minded sailors.
Crewseekers is an independent business, run by sailors for sailors and
founded over 20 years ago. We have members in over 50 countries around
the globe, and have helped thousands of sailors to find their perfect sailing
opportunity. Many past crew members who now own their own boats, or
have vessels to command, also return to us for their own crew requirements.

Our extensive database offers crewing positions with private sailors,
delivery companies, sail training organisations, charter companies, sailing
charities, racing groups and commercial sailing operators. These are free
to browse and offer sailing opportunities from day sailing to transocean
and for people across the spectrum of experience and qualification,
from deck crew to Skippers.

For many aspiring sailors Crewseekers offers a fantastic way to gain
valuable experience, time on the water, and to establish a network of
sailing contacts. Many gap-year students and people seeking a life-style
change also join us for travel and adventure!

We charge a membership fee to make contact with Skippers to express
your interest in their sailing opportunities, and we know that this gives
Skippers taking on crew via Crewseekers the confidence of knowing that
you are serious about sailing and not just looking to hitch a ride without
making any effort to be an active crewmember.

Testimonials reflecting the professionalism and effectiveness of our yacht
crewing agency and recent comments can be seen on our testimonials page.
Good luck in finding your perfect sailing opportunity.

Owner of Crewseekers

Hello, and welcome to Crewseekers. I really enjoy running Crewseekers,
giving sailors across the world the chance to get together and share in
some amazing experiences. The only downside is seeing all these fabulous
sailing opportunities and wanting to take part in them all myself! I’ve used
Crewseekers myself as both crew and skipper in the past and know at first
hand the great voyages it can lead to, the friendships it can help to form,
and the vital part it can play for Skippers who are looking to find a crew.

When I’m not looking after the business there’s a good chance I’ll be out
sailing on my own boat – a Maxi 1050 – which I mainly sail on the west
coast of Scotland with my daughter Katie who says she has to be mentioned!
I am also a volunteer Skipper with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, giving
adventures under sail to young people, and for that I get to sail an Oyster 70
and Challenge 72s.

Crewseekers is a family run business – so if I am away sailing, you can be
sure that there’s always someone keeping things going with the same level
of commitment to giving you a first class personal service.  She's supposed
to have retired to France but my mum Maureen will be there to make
sure things are running smoothly for you!

Before taking over from Paul and Tina, who had built the business up over
the last 20 years, I previously ran a magazine publishing and events
company and I’m looking forward to bringing the skills I gained there to
help Crewseekers develop in the future to give our customers our very best
service and offer them even more amazing sailing opportunities.


Registered Office: Crewseekers Limited, New Kings Court,
Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LG, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 238 115 9207
Registered in England, Number: 4017601