Joe Hodgson is the founder and driving force behind j4crew. As a professional yacht crew agent I specialise in finding the very best crew for the world’s most amazing yachts.

With nearly 20 years in the business of Super Yachts, I have formerly worked as Chief Electronics Officer and Chief Engineer on 15 large yachts up to 80 metres. A columnist with the Yacht Report for 8 years my experience in the industry speaks for itself. Founding j4crew in 2000 and placing crew full time shortly after.

The company operates globally, and arguably has the largest yacht personnel database in the business. Continually crewing Super Yachts all over the world.

I feel offering a more bespoke personal service to key and emerging yacht crew is the future, enabling a yacht to find the best crew who can commit to the position and in turn create amazing careers for yacht personnel. J4crew is not reliant on endless form filling and box ticking but takes a personal approach to finding the right candidate not just for their current role but to help each crew manage there super yacht career and helping them achieve their goals of becoming a Captain, Chief Engineer, Chief Stewardess or Celebrity Chef.

It is very satisfying calling a young engineer studying for his first license at college about a new 3rds job to then finally meet them years later as a young Chief on a new Lurssen having helped nurture their career path from one yacht to the next.