Yotspot once again stakes its claim as the leading jobs board in Yachting after hitting the huge milestone of 100,000 professionals.

It’s official! We have reached a major milestone as we register our 100,000th crew member. This is an exciting moment for the entire team as it validates our efforts in linking qualified professionals to job opportunities within the superyacht industry. Yotspot’s reputation as a reliable and effective platform has led to our rapid growth and continued success.

Head to our social media and WATCH the thank you video from the Yotspot directors.

Our revolutionary tech platform was founded in 2010 by Steve Crawford and business partner Daryl Bradley. With years of experience in the yachting industry, they set out to create a platform that would make it easier for yacht crew to connect with potential employers. 

The platform’s success lies in the ability to provide a one-stop-shop for yacht crew recruitment. Employers can advertise jobs, receive CVs, and manage applications all in one place. Meanwhile, job seekers can create a profile, search for positions, and apply directly through the platform. This streamlined process saves both employers and job seekers time, and ensures that all the necessary information is in one place. Last year Danielle McLaren was appointed the managing director and has overseen the number of registered crew reach the 100,000 mark.

Danielle explains: “Our platform enables job seekers to create a profile and upload their CV’s, this enables employers to find the best fitting team that they require for running a superyacht. “We invest heavily in the tech that helps maintain our position as global leaders in this field. There are a surprising number of roles available on board these yachts, including deckhands, stewards, bosuns, chefs, cleaners, engineers, housekeepers, paramedics, officers and captains. We also list related land-based roles. She goes on to explain “Some superyachts have a staff of 25 or up which gives an indication of the size of vessels. They are generally between 30m and 120m.”

Candidates for all roles must upload their details and based on strict criteria they are linked with available jobs. Yotspot takes into account the skills, experience, and length of contract being offered. There is also a continually-updating verification and reference programme, which is appreciated by our clients who obviously want the best people available.

The registered users come from every continent and on top of ensuring the platform is as good as it can be, we go around the world to meet our crew and clients. It’s easy to register as a candidate or client through our website and we often find work for people in hours after they’ve registered. 

Take a look at our previous blog, detailing our first ever career clinic that we recently hosted in Antibes for some of our 100,00 crew!

At Yotspot we are anticipating further growth in the business this year and beyond, and hope to add to our team! The global superyacht industry has an annual turnover of more than £20 billion with more than half of its turnover in Europe. The number of superyachts being produced is at an all time high and looks set to continue to rise in the coming years.