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about us

We aim to bring Skippers and Crews together throughout the world

Crewseekers was launched in 1990 and is the original yacht crew introduction agency

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We love sailing as much as you do – Crewseekers is run by experienced, professional sailors offering a friendly and helpful service to yacht crew and owners. We have been established for over 25 years and offer amateur and professional sailing opportunities throughout the world.

We offer a personal service assisting people of all ages and experience levels looking for:

  • The opportunity to build up some sea miles
  • Sailing weekends and holidays
  • Professional sailing work
  • Yacht delivery jobs
  • Ocean sailing voyages
  • Gap year adventures
  • Or simply to go sailing with like-minded sailors

Crewseekers is an independent business, run by sailors for sailors and we have members and sailing opportunities throughout the world 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.

We offer 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 include sailing opportunities from day sailing to transocean and for people across the spectrum of experience and qualification, from 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 lifestyle change also join us for travel and adventure!

It's free for yacht owners to post a sailing opportunity but we charge a membership fee for crews to make contact with yacht owners to express their interest in their sailing opportunities, and we know that this gives yacht owners taking on crew via Crewseekers the confidence of knowing that the crew are serious about sailing and not just looking to hitch a ride without making any effort to be an active crewmember.

You can read about the successful sailing adventures that our members have had via Crewseekers in our Testimonials page.

Good luck in finding your perfect sailing opportunity.

Iain Barbour

Iain Barbour, MD, Crewseekers

Hello, and welcome to Crewseekers. I really enjoy running Crewseekers, giving sailors across the world the chance to get together and share 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 as both crew and skipper in the past and know at first hand the great voyages it can lead to and the friendships it can help to form.  As well as the vital part it can play for Skippers who are looking to find a crew and for crew who are looking for sailing experiences.

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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 Helen and our daughter Katie who says she has to be mentioned! I'm also a volunteer Skipper with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, giving adventures under sail to young people, aboard an Oyster 70 and a Challenge 72.  And if I'm not doing any of that I might just be onboard a member's boat joining them on an exciting voyage!

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 is our Membership Manager and she will be there to make sure things are running smoothly for you!  Fair winds and following seas.

Best sailing experiences:
First Atlantic crossing on a beautiful 70' Oyster and realising half way over that being at sea was the best part - not the expectation of arriving at our destination. 

2/ Visiting the remote and stunning Flatey Island in Breiðafjörður on the northwestern part of Iceland with 12 young people on an Ocean Youth Trust adventure voyage, with the Snæfellsjökull glacier looming over us.

Favourite things to take sailing:
Plenty of willing crew.

Sailing qualifications:
RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Registered Office: Crewseekers Limited, New Kings Court, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LG, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 238 218 2604 Registered in England, Number: 4017601

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