Cotton Crews connects exceptional crew with exclusive yacht crew jobs. Our relationship-focused approach to yacht crew recruitment allows us to really get to know our clients and their needs.

One of the most renowned yacht crew agencies near Fort Lauderdale, our specialist team is a breath of fresh air. We combine countless years of superyacht industry experience with a real enthusiasm for candidate placement. Learn more about our services and Cotton Crews apps below.

Luxury yacht crew

Bespoke Crew Recruitment

Yacht crew jobs

Yacht Crew Jobs

Yacht crew finder app

Crew Finder App


Let us find you the perfect yacht crew

Cotton Crews began in 2013, when Founder and President Lauren Cotton realized the yachting industry had an under-served demand for high-quality crew placement. Since then, we’ve successfully placed thousands of permanent and temporary positions across South Florida, New England, the Caribbean and the Med.

We are dedicated to doing our very best for our clients and promise a bespoke, discrete service. Hiring luxury yacht crew for yachts from 20 meters to 80+ meters, our network includes candidates with every skill you could wish for. From a private chef specializing in vegan cuisine, to a bosun-turned-kitesurfing-extraordinaire, we can cater to every request. We match your personality and requirements with that of our available yacht crew to ensure that it is a perfect fit all round, leaving you with happy crew that will stay with you for as long as needed. Trust Cotton Crews to source the latest member of your private or charter team.

A yacht crew agency with a crew hire app

Do you prefer to search for yacht crew on your own? TheCotton Crew Hire recruitment app is our exclusive database of some of the world’s finest superyacht crew.

Whether you are looking for day workers or a permanent teammate, simply post your job advert and let our enthusiastic, motivated candidates come to you. Filter by position, experience, nationality and qualifications on the industry’s most up-to-date crew directory.

The app uses your location to provide you with only the most relevant candidates, allowing you to view their CVs, certifications, recommendations and any notes from Cotton Crews. We are proud to be one of the only yacht crew agencies to have an app for recruitment, helping make the lives of hiring managers that little bit easier. Our Cotton Crew Hire app is available for download on Apple or Android.


Yacht crew jobs you’ll want to wake up early for

Cotton Crews is a go-to luxury yacht crew agency for everyone from deckhands to superyacht Captains. Our charter and private yacht jobs offer the chance to travel the world, making friends for life and living aboard some seriously luxurious vessels.

They require long hours, hard work and dedication, but the rewards are definitely worth it. From spending your time off exploring cool, coastal spots to earning an enviable salary with minimum living expenses, you’ll be converted to salt-water life in no time.

Find exclusive yacht crew jobs wherever, whenever

Updated every day with Captains and Owners looking to fill new yacht crew roles, our Cotton Crew Jobs app is the easiest way to find superyacht job opportunities away from your laptop.

Simply download the app to your Apple or Android smartphone, register your account and be prepared to find incredible private and charter yacht crew jobs wherever you go.

“Cotton Crews app has been the best app for finding yacht work. The work Cotton Crews does is amazing and it was the perfect place to go for crew placement.”

Safe, clean and budget-friendly crew housing

A great way to make yachting industry connections, our crew housing provides a safe, clean and budget-friendly place to live while you find your next role.

We know that yacht life is a huge commitment, often involving packing up your most treasured possessions and moving to a yachting hub in order to get your first job. That’s why Cotton Crews offers crew housing for Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach yacht crew, ensuring you have somewhere to stay while looking for positions, getting day work experience or in training for your STCW. Cotton Crews now houses over 250+ yacht crew – why not join them?

Want to find out more about Cotton Crews? Contact us to speak to Lauren and the team – we’d love to help you.