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FIND CREW FASTER & HIRE SMARTER

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Want to search for crew on your own? You can now access the most up to date crew database in the world! Search by position, experience, nationality and qualifications.

Need dayworkers or permanent crew right NOW? The app can show you available crew in your immediate area. View their CV, certifications, recommendations and notes that Cotton Crews placement agents made about the crew member.

Once you find one you like, message them directly through the app. You can also post your job opening on the APP which will alert all crew members looking for that position. Sit back and watch the interested crew members come to you!

Find Crew Faster & Hire Smarter!

How Does The App Work?

Simply download the “Cotton Crew HIRE – Find Yacht Crew” app for captains and hiring managers and create an account. Once logged-in, you can view all the available crew in your area in real time! Filter crew results based on position, experience, nationality, language, skills, and qualifications. You can also post a job and have qualifying crew apply directly in the app! Simply enter the job description, set the pay, the start date, location and a brief description. Manage all job posting and review applications via the app at any time 24/7!

It’s free to download Cotton Crew HIRE App. However, premium features such as CV downloads and chat can be unlocked daily for $50.  Or try for a week at $250 and hire an unlimited number of crew and dayworkers. Compared to existing methods of finding crew, Cotton Crew HIRE App offers this service in real-time at a fraction of the cost.

You can absolutely still find crew the old-fashioned way: job boards, Facebook, dockwalkers, sifting through piles and piles of CVs, and calling workers who are not qualified or not available. Cotton Crew HIRE App will only show you active crew members, include when they last checked-in, current location, and star-ratings and reviews!

Not at all. If you are a hiring manager – crew agent, captain, chief steward/ess, chief engineer, chef, house manager – you can download and use the app. Anyone who is looking to hire the best yacht crew can download the HIRE app.

Certainly! We now have the Cotton Crew Club, this is the same thing we have always been doing. Placing quality crew on quality yachts. For a more customized and personable experience contact [email protected]

You bet! The app pulls candidates based on their location. Whether you need a dayworker in the shipyard or someone to drive your tender, the Cotton Crew JOBS app will show you who is available in real time.

HIRE App Payment Information

To update/add your payment method in your Cotton Crew HIRE app:

– Open the main menu in the top corner of the app
– On iPhone, tap PAYMENT.
– After making changes/updates, tap Save.

In order to verify your payment method, we may issue a small authorization hold. This amount is never actually charged to your account, but you may see it as “pending”.

All authorization holds are voided within a few business days, depending on your bank’s policy.

We issue authorization holds as a way to better protect against fraud that may result from unauthorized card usage. If you would like to confirm a specific item on your statement, please contact your bank directly.

If a CVV number or billing zip code is entered incorrectly, you may later receive a message about an error processing your payment method after a trip.

Try removing the payment method from your Cotton Crew HIRE account. Add it again, making sure all info is correct.

If you continue to receive messages about payment errors, contact your financial institution to verify that your payment account is active and verified internationally.

Please note that Cotton Crew HIRE app does not currently accept prepaid cards. If you attempt to add or sign up with a prepaid card, you may receive an error message.

If you don’t recognize a Cotton Crew HIRE charge on your payment account, please check:
– Is the charge for unlocking fee?
– Is someone you know using your account?

Unrecognized charges often come from another crew member or friends using your payment information. An unfamiliar amount may be a fee from Cotton Crew HIRE app. If not:
– Were you charged a cancellation fee?
– Is the charge an authorization hold?

When a payment method on your Cotton Crew HIRE account is newly added or unused for several days, we will verify it by issuing an authorization hold. Authorization holds are small amounts that appear as “pending” but are never actually charged to your account. These are voided within a few business days, depending on your bank’s policy.

We issue authorization holds to protect against fraud that can result from unauthorized card usage.

If you’re still unable to recognize an Cotton Crew HIRE charge on your account, please provide some additional info to [email protected] with subject heading “UNKNOWN CHARGE”. We’ll be happy to take a look.

Even if you see multiple unrecognized charges, please describe just one to get started.

HIRE App FAQ

Download the “Cotton Crew Hire” app from the Apple App Store. Devices with iOS 7 and newer are supported.

  1. Using your phone, tap the App Store icon.
    2. Tap Search.
    3. In the search box, type “Cotton Crew Hire”.
    4. Tap Search.
    5. From the results, tap the Cotton Crew Hire icon. (BLUE ICON)
    6. Tap INSTALL to download the app. You may be required to enter your App Store password.

When installation is complete, INSTALL will change to OPEN. Tap OPEN to set up or access your Cotton Crew Hire account and request a crew.

Cotton Crew offers a convenient way to post a job, and all qualifying crew specific to your position will be alerted. Review their profiles and manage CVs and information quickly, securely, and without giving away your personal information to the public! Here’s how to post a new job:

  1. Log into the Cotton Crew Hire App
    2. On the home screen, select the “POST JOB” button
    3. Select the Job Type you want to post (daywork, freelance, full-time, seasonal)
    4. Enter the salary including currency, and indicate daily, hourly, or monthly rate by tapping the circle
    5. Choose the crew you want to hire by selecting from the drop-down menu. If your position is open to multiple crew, you can select more than one. For example, chief stewardess or experienced stewardess could fill the position, then select both from the drop down list
    5. Select Job Location (can be a specific address, marina, or city)
    6. Select Job Start Date
    7. Enter a Job Description that includes itinerary, size of the yacht, qualifications you’re looking for, etc. Please do not enter any personal data such as email or phone numbers (violators will be removed from the platform)
    8. Tap POST JOB! Your job is now posted to all Cotton Crew Members who fit your description and are nearby

You will be alerted when a new crew member applies for the job via email and app notification. You can review all applicants by job posting from the JOB POSTS section of the app (on the main menu).

Cotton Crew offers a convenient way to post a job, and all qualifying crew specific to your position will be alerted. Review their profiles and manage CVs and information quickly, securely, and without giving away your personal information to the public! Here’s how to post a new job:

  1. Log into the Cotton Crew Hire App
    2. On the home screen, select the “SEARCH” option
    3. Select your search filters you’re looking for. As a requirement, select the crew position you’re looking for. All other filter parameters are optional
    4. Tap APPLY

The results will be displayed on the following page. If you’d like to add more filters to your search, hit the BACK button arrow on the top left.

If you are a crew agent, management company, senior crew, or a hiring manager of any type you can use the app to find qualified crew. Simply sign-up for an account and pick a payment plan that works for you.

Yes, Cotton Crew is available to use worldwide! Use Cotton Crew to hire crew in any port you arrive in. Our app allows you to search our entire database 24/7…..anytime you’re looking for crew!

Creating a Cotton Crew account requires a valid email address and phone number. You’ll also need to create a password and agree to terms and conditions and our privacy statement.

Fill in your first and last name, phone number, email address and choose a profile picture.

Next, enter your payment information. Adding a credit card or debit card number allows you to pay for premium content with our daily membership fees that unlock premium content for a period of 24 hrs.

After providing this info, we’ll send an email to confirm your payment.

Cotton Crew has 2 versions: HIRE app (Blue logo) for captains and hiring managers and a JOBS app (Green logo) for yacht crew looking for work. These apps are downloaded and used separately.

To get hired for a yacht job, use the Cotton Crew JOBS app. To find local crew to hire, use the Cotton Crew HIRE app.

If your app doesn’t display the “available/not available” toggle at the bottom of your home screen, you may be using the captain version, Cotton Crew HIRE app by mistake.

If you’d like to work as crew, please download Cotton Crew JOBS.

DOWNLOAD THE COTTON CREW JOBS APP (iOS)

From the main menu button on the top left corner, select JOB POSTS. Here you’ll see all your previous and current job postings. Press and hold down your finger and swipe left to reveal the red “DELETE” button. Tap DELETE to remove this listing from your history and to remove the posting from the Crew App. You will no longer receive applications for this job.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to edit the job posting, only to delete it and create a new job post.

From the main menu button on the top left corner, select JOB POSTS. Here you’ll see all your previous and current job postings. Press and hold down your finger and swipe left to reveal the red “DELETE” button. Tap DELETE to remove this listing from your history and to remove the posting from the Crew App. You will no longer receive applications for this job.

Unfortunately you will not be able to edit the job posting, only to delete it and create a new job post.

Downloading a crew CV can be accessed once the “unlocking fee” is paid with a payment method associated with your account. Once payment is made, you have access to all premium features for 24 hrs including downloading a crew CV and chatting via the app. You can opt to download and view the CV on your phone or have it emailed to you.

The unlocking fee covers the following premium features for 24hrs:
– Download Crew CV
– Chat with crew member
– Read all previous captain references/reviews
– View portfolio images in larger format

When trying to access the chat functionality, you will be prompted to pay the “unlocking fee” to use all the features for 24 hrs or as long as you like. Once you choose a payment option follow the steps:

– From the crew details page, tap the upper right corner “chat” icon
– Tap to being chatting
– Chat history will be saved under “CHATS” in the main menu
– After your payment package expires, you will no longer be able to continue communication unless you pay for another unlocking fee.