TEMP ENGINEER 88M

TEMP ENGINEER 88M POSITION: Need a TEMP ENGINEER with carpentry skills for 88M foreign flag program. Contract starts ASAP and is for 3-4 weeks while vessel is in West Palm Beach. Position can live on board during the time and will be assisting ETO removing deckheads and substructure. Candidates need to have some experience with carpentry and technical-minded. Must be local [...]

US TEMP CHEF ESTATE

US TEMP CHEF ESTATE POSITION: Need a TEMP US CHEF for an estate to cover the permanent chef. Meal plans will be provided. Requires some kid meals. Family will be at their ranch this weekend, 1 hour from West Palm. Need someone Friday morning through lunch on Sunday. There is a stew who will assist with dishes and serving. Great family! [...]

US ESTATE NANNY

US ESTATE NANNY POSITION: Need a US ESTATE NANNY for 3 children for a Boca Raton residence. Ages are 7, 5, and 9 months. CPR certification is required along with clean driving record** Nanny works alongside a 2nd nanny and full-time teacher as children are home schooled. Family has a very active lifestyle and loves to travel - this position will [...]

US MATE 47M

US MATE 47M POSITION: Need a US MATE for 47M private, US flag program. Insurance requires 200T. Ideal for candidates who are local to South Florida and not looking for a lot of travel. Program is behind owners house when in Miami. Includes full benefits. ITINERARY: Miami DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: MIN 200T USCG, US Passport, STCW, ENG1, no visible tattoos, non [...]

US ESTATE TEACHER

US ESTATE TEACHER POSITION: Need a US ESTATE TEACHER for Boca Raton residence. Three children ages 9mos, 5 and 7. Teaching degree and childcare/nanny background is REQUIRED. Teacher travels extensively with family and nanny throughout the year! Position will work alongside full time estate staff to uphold high standards for this newly constructed home. M-F staggered shifts that could change daily [...]

US MATE 35M

US MATE 35M POSITION: Need a US MATE for a 35M charter/private, US Flag program. Must be organized, responsible, able to drive a center console and confident to run excursions. 100T licensed preferred and must be able to stand watch. Fishing experience a plus! ITINERARY: FLL/Bahamas/Caribbean DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: US Passport/Green Card, STCW, ENG1, non smoker, healthy and a clean background [...]

DECKHAND 73M

DECKHAND 73M POSITION: Need a DECKHAND for a 73M private/charter, foreign flag program. Must have at least 1 year of deck experience. Program is busy and needs someone who can step in quickly! ITINERARY: Winter - FL/Bahamas/Caribbean , Summer 2020 - MED DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: US Passport/Green Card or B1B2, STCW, ENG1, no visible tattoos, non smoker, healthy and a clean [...]

US DECK ENGINEER 50M

US DECK ENGINEER 50M POSITION: Need a US DECK/ENGINEER for a private 50M Westport, US flag. Position is 50/50 deck and engineering. Must have proven basic engineering skills, eye for details, self starter, USCG Medical/license and MMC with QMED or similar a huge bonus. Great program base in North Palm Beach! ITINERARY: Summer-New England, Winter-North Palm Beach DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: US [...]

US HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING – MIAMI ESTATE

US HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING - MIAMI ESTATE ESTATE POSITION: Need a US HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING for MIA estate. MUST SPEAK SPANISH** Interviews being conducted in Miami. This is a high-profile principle who spends about 1 week per month at this estate. Position manages two housekeepers and reports directly to Estate Manager. Candidates must have management and housekeeping background; yachting background is [...]

EXPERIENCED 3RD STEW 48M

EXPERIENCED 3RD STEW 48M POSITION: Need an EXPERIENCED 3RD STEW for 48M private/charter, foreign flagged program. Must have at least 6 months of experience. Willing to pay 2nd Stew salary and opportunity to move up. Charter experience and bartending skills are preferred. Must be outgoing with lots of energy and drama free! ITINERARY: Winter - Caribbean/Bahamas/FL , Summer - New England [...]

HAIRDRESSER/STEW 66M

HAIRDRESSER/STEW 66M POSITION: Need a​ HAIRDRESSER/STEW for a foreign flag 66M that is private​. Cut and color skill required. Must be a team player and hard worker. Additional skills such as nails or massage are a plus will be compensated for. Great itinerary and crew! ITINERARY: ​ Winter-Caribbean, Summer-Med DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: ​​STCW, ENG1, B1/B2 and Schengen visa if applicable, non [...]

DECKHAND 48M

DECKHAND 48M POSITION: Need a DECKHAND for busy 48M private/charter, foreign flag program. Two years of experience is preferred along with YM or MoY 200. This is an extremely busy program with high owner use along with charter. A great boat for someone wanting to work hard, make money, and get sea time. Young crew! ITINERARY: Winter - FL/Bahamas/Caribbean DURATION: Permanent [...]

CHIEF STEW 55M

CHIEF STEW 55M POSITION: Need a strong CHIEF STEW for a private, new, foreign flag 55M yacht. Must have 2 years experience on a similar boat and be confident as a chief stew. Boat is in Barcelona now and crossing soon. Chief Stew must be professional, energetic and happy. These are new yacht owners who love their boat - this is [...]

SERVICE STEW 85M

SERVICE STEW 85M POSITION: Need a SERVICE STEW for 85M private/charter, foreign flag vessel. Must have completed at least 1 season as a service stew. This is a busy program that expects a high level of professionalism. Start date for this position will be approximately the end of October or beginning of November. Great opportunity to work on a world-traveling program! [...]

US CAPTAIN 36M – 500T

US CAPTAIN 36M - 500T POSITION: Need a US CAPTAIN with 500T for a private 36M, US Flag program. Must be knowledgeable, have engineering experience and be a team player. Finishing up yard work this summer followed by potential Bahamas trip. Spring will be USVIs and Summer 2020 in the Northeast. Big family with yacht fleet. Owners like to fish! ITINERARY: [...]

JR STEW 65M

JR STEW 65M POSITION: Need a JR STEW for a private 65M, foreign flag program. Needs to have a can do attitude, no drama, willing to learn and commit to a year. Green candidates with these attributes will be considered! ITINERARY: Winter-West Palm Beach/Caribbean DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: US Passport or B1B2 and Schengen if applicable, STCW, ENG1, no visible tattoos, non [...]

US SOLO STEW 36M

US SOLO STEW 36M POSITION: Need a US SOLO STEW needed for a private/charter 36M, US flagged. Good Service skills a must along with a good eye for detail. Must be a team player and self motivated. Captain expects crew to act as team and values commitment and longevity. Boat is based in Palm Beach, FL in the winter. ITINERARY: Summer-Newport, [...]

STEW + Y3 ENGINEER TEAM 44M

STEW + Y3 ENGINEER TEAM 44M POSITION: Need a STEW + Y3 ENGINEER TEAM for 44M private/charter, foreign flag program. Interior positions are fluid on board currently, and therefore stew position could EITHER be Chief Stew or 2nd Stew. Start date for stew is ASAP, and engineer the end of the month. Young, dynamic crew and are looking for true team [...]

US ESTATE MANAGER ASSISTANT

US ESTATE MANAGER ASSISTANT POSITION: Need a US ESTATE MANAGER ASSISTANT for a Boca Raton residence. Position will work alongside estate manager, housekeeping team of four, nanny, and full time teacher to uphold high standards for this newly constructed home. M-F staggered shifts that could change daily AND on-call rotational weekend shifts. Exceptional laundry, organizational, and inventory skills are required. This [...]

US ESTATE CHEF

US ESTATE CHEF POSITION: Need a US ESTATE CHEF for Boca Raton residence. Home is ideally looking for Chef with nutrition background, but those versed in healthy cuisines are also welcome to apply. Must be a flexible and professional team player that wants to nourish the family of 5 with a healthy and flavorful cuisine. Chef reports directly to Estate Manager [...]

DECK/STEW 40M

DECK/STEW 40M POSITION: Need a DECK/STEW for 40M private vessel. Need a team player who is comfortable on both interior and exterior. Great owners who like the outdoors! Someone who loves fishing and diving would be a plus. Leaving for 6 month long Caribbean trip in October. ITINERARY: World Cruising DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: US Passport or B1B2, STCW, ENG1, no visible [...]

CAPTAIN 500T – 38M

CAPTAIN 500T - 38M POSITION: Need a 500T CAPTAIN for a 38M private, foreign flag vessel. Need someone who is professional, team player and stable. There is a 86ft Sportfish that follows. Owner has very little turnover! ITINERARY: Winter/Summer-South Florida/Caribbean/Bahamas DURATION: Permanent REQUIREMENTS: Current 500T, loss free, US Passport or B1B2, STCW, ENG1, no visible tattoos, non smoker, healthy and a [...]

Yacht Staffing Is Going Mobile

Yacht Staffing Is Going Mobile West Palm Beach, FL:  For Immediate Release Cotton Crews announced they have acquired Crew Compass Hire App and Crew Compass Jobs App.  Cotton Crews saw a need to streamline the hiring process and felt Crew Compass had a great product. Cotton Crews bought the Apps and has been revamping the current product to launch Cotton Crew HIRE app and Cotton Crew [...]

Cotton Crews Acquires Crew Compass Apps

Cotton Crews Acquires Crew Compass Apps West Palm Beach, FL:  For Immediate Release   Cotton Crews announced today they have acquired Crew Compass Hire App and Crew Compass Jobs App.  Cotton Crews saw a need to streamline the hiring process and felt Crew Compass had a great product. Cotton Crews bought the Apps and has been revamping the current product to launch Cotton Crew HIRE [...]

Tips for Using Crew Jobs

Find a Job Now: 3 Ways to Boost Your Profile Anxious to find a yacht job now? You could be doing all the wrong things and not even know it. Here are three ways to boost your profile to get hired. Log in DAILY: This is crucial. Crew who check in more frequently will have their profiles appear at the top of the list. Check [...]

How to Find a Yacht Job: Guide to Cotton Crew Jobs

So, you’ve signed up for the Cotton Crew JOBS app and you’re eager to find a position on a yacht. What’s next? Here are 5 things you must know to make the most of your Cotton Crew JOBS experience: Build Your Profile Upload your yacht CV. It can either be in PDF or Word format. For your document title, there can’t be any extra spaces. [...]

Find a Job Now: 3 Ways to Boost Your Profile

Anxious to find a yacht job now? You could be doing all the wrong things and not even know it. Here are three ways to boost your profile to get hired. Log in DAILY: This is crucial. Crew who check in more frequently will have their profiles appear at the top of the list. Check in whenever you think of it, because you never know who will [...]

How to Interview and Land your first job in yachting!

Landing your first job in yachting can be tough, so we’ve laid out some tips to make it a little easier. First things first don’t just be on time, be early! The last thing you want is to keep the captain or whoever it is interviewing you waiting, that will give the impression you don’t value their time. Your appearance is also very important, [...]

Do’s and Don’ts to fit in with your Crew

Good crew moral is essential for any yacht to run smoothly. Some captains would even say that the crew getting along with each other is top on their priority list. It can be challenging to get along with everyone you’re working with considering the tight quarters, months at sea and varying cultures and backgrounds of other crew members. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts [...]

What to expect on your first charter: A day in the life of a stew

No matter what boat you’re working on, some things will always be the same when you’re a stewardess on a charter yacht. For example, be prepared to always start your day early and finish late.  If there’s one thing charter guests know how to do its keep the interior team busy. Be prepared to have quick dinners and even quicker lunches. For a typical [...]

How To Get Hired in Yachting

Landing a Job in Yachting Landing your first job in yachting can be a little tricky at times so we at Cotton Crews wanted to share a few tips on how to get hired. Our first tip would be to make sure you have a well-developed and organized CV. If you are unsure that your CV [...]

What is Day Work?

What is Day Work? If you’re just starting out in yachting day work is where it’s at! Working on a super yacht can be extremely misleading when it comes to the required workload so its absolutely recommended to day work before signing on for a permanent position. Day-working is kinda like the substitute teacher of yachting. You [...]

So You Want to be a Yachtie…

So You Want to be a Yachtie... The first question most yachties hear when they tell someone what they do for a living is, “How did you find that job?” The yachting industry is very small and demands a lot so you should definitely know what you’re getting yourself into! Making the Move [...]

Yacht Crew Expectations

Yacht Crew Expectations Some tips and obligations you should be prepared to adhere to while applying for positions and when attending interviews. CV Preparation: A CV is the first impression the captain or crew agent gets of you and it is important to make sure yours is organized and contains relevant information. This includes your: Personal information (name, recent photo, [...]

Superyacht Job Myths

Superyacht Job Myths Before you pack your bags we wanted to bust some of the myths that are associated with finding a job on a superyacht these days… The Instagram photos, snapchats and reality television shows can be misleading depictions of what it’s really like to working on [...]

Our Guide to a Stand-out Yachting CV

Yachtie Guide: building the perfect yacht CV Your yacht CV is your first impression and with only 3-6 seconds to grab your future Captain’s attention, you want to make it perfect! Yachting is a highly competitive industry. When a Captain puts out a request for a new crew member they often receive over 15 CVs for that one position. So think [...]