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.

You can contact him directly at or call +44 (0) 771 363 5381



Jacob is the latest member to join the team at j4crew. Jacob grew up in both England and the South of France so was exposed to the yachting industry from a young age. He holds an OOW ticket and a foundation degree in Marine Operations obtained through the Trinity House cadetship scheme and has served as Mate on both offshore vessels and super yachts. His desire is to help grow j4crew further in the industry.

 You can contact him directly at, or call +44(0) 7598 382 232.