Aeriel Shot of Yachtneeds stand at MYS 2017

Where to go at MYS 2018 for the latest tech and the hottest parties!

With Monaco Yacht Show around the corner and recently being crowned the leading superyacht app to search and source onshore suppliers in the industry, YACHTNEEDS app thought they should share some of their statistics, and a list of six reasons why they think you should meet them at MYS 2018.


Over 21,000+ Captains and Crew have downloaded and use the YACHTNEEDS app

Over 1,450,000 app screen views in 12 months

Over 26,000 onshore suppliers

Leading countries searched: United States, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom

Average time spent in the app – 3 minutes

Image of superyachts docked at Monaco Yacht Show

Six Reasons to meet team YACHTNEEDS…

1) YACHTNEEDS has seen over 1,400,000 page views of the app in the last 12 months, across the top ten yachting destinations in the world.

2) YACHTNEEDS has achieved over 21,000 downloads with a 35% user session growth rate in the last quarter. They will also be launching their brand new search feature soon that will change the way crew search the industry!

3) YACHTNEEDS currently offers it’s users a Service Directory of suppliers and products, a Chat and Social Platform and a training and recruitment platform to apply for jobs and courses. They also have two major announcements to make shortly about new products that will further benefit their users and your business.

4) YACHTNEEDS can strategically help your business target the relevant personnel you want to reach, in the right location at the right time of year with unrivalled accuracy.

5) They have proven results from many of the industries leading businesses and verified statistics to back that up.

6) They host a fantastic line up of events from 5pm onwards every afternoon at MYS at their booth by the Rascasse entrance and you are welcome to join them.

To meet with YACHTNEEDS app at MYS email or pop along and visit them at their booth DSE7 right by the Rascasse entrance to the show.

YACHTNEEDS superyacht app with crew group using it

650,000 views in 6 months makes YACHTNEEDS Superyacht App stand out from the crowd!

YACHTNEEDS superyacht app is on its way to dominating the yachting industry with its digital platform for Captains and crew. In almost 2 years YACHTNEEDS has gone from a company of 2, to a company of 20 and has some pretty incredible statistics to back themselves as the leading superyacht app for Captains and crew.

A total of over 650,000+ views globally in the last 6 months makes YACHTNEEDS an app worthy for crew to have on their phones. But why do they use it?

Talking with their 18,000 active users YACHTNEEDS established that crew don’t have the time or space in their phones for lots of different superyacht apps. They like that YACHTNEEDS has everything in one platform and that the app is ‘made by crew, for crew’.

Currently the app has three main functions.

The JOBS section provides the only ‘one click’ apply jobs portal for crew looking for work. A resume is generated from the user profile, agents and Captains post their jobs free of charge and the app only allows crew to apply for jobs they are qualified for.

YACHTNEEDS CHAT is an incredible social function (referred to as Tinder for Yachties). It works by showing a network of people in the crews current port, or they can search further afield. Crew can chat live with other yacht crew in that area, see who is nearby and who will be in the next port. Nights out are arranged, day workers are hand picked and there has even been a romance or two.

Yachtneeds app chat section showing on phone screen

The DIRECTORY section allows crew to find the best English speaking local contacts in the port they are moored in or heading too. Using the advanced search function they can find all the suppliers and services they need by keyword search, voice activation or selecting a category. From this they get maps to shops and offices, links to websites and full contact details.

Currently the superyacht app has over 600 ports and their contact details and amenities, 24,000+ geo-positioned businesses in the Med, Caribbean, Americas and Asia Pacific and give Captain and crew fast and efficient information wherever they are in the world.

Founder and ex first mate of Zoom Zoom Tony Stout explained, “I started the app because I was on board, in a port I had never been to before, we had a short turn around and no one knew where the local shops were, or if they would have the supplies we needed. Google didn’t help us and it was a very close call.

“Throughout building the app and every time we make an upgrade or add a feature it is because my friends who work on yachts all over the world give me a problem to solve.

“Chat was born because we’ve all missed good friends who have been in the same port for a night or two but didn’t realise who else was in town. Jobs was added because I kept hearing that yacht recruitment was still a minefield and there was a need for a verified platform that made it easy for crew to find and apply for the jobs they wanted.

“I’m overwhelmed by the feedback we’ve had so far and really excited because we have some very special new features in development for chat and search that will be ready later this year.

Search for YACHTNEEDS in the app store and Google Play and download the app for free. If you would like to contact the team please email

YARE refit Networking event


Its just three weeks to go until this year’s YARE (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience) – held in Tuscany, from the 19th to 22nd of April 2017. Now in its seventh edition, YARE welcomes a global audience to discuss aftersales and refit in the superyacht sector and provides a meeting space for captains and companies.

YARE view of port

During the four days, the event will focus on various issues in the superyacht sector. The Superyacht Captains’ Forum, organised by YARE’s media partner, The Superyacht Group, will host dynamic and interactive workshops, dedicated to the themes of refit and aftersales.

YARE works with a database of superyacht captains that is continually updated throughout the year. This allows industry representatives to renew connections at each edition of the B2C Meet the Captains, which are face to face meetings that take place to begin direct and useful relationships.

The B2C meetings offer an unique opportunity for captains to discuss issues and seek advice and for companies to identify trends in the market using the feedback provided.

superyacht captains walking around shipyard during YARE refit event

YARE 2016

YARE 2016 played host to a truly international audience, welcoming guests from a wide variety of companies including; Northern European shipyards, ports and marinas; suppliers of lighting systems, electronics and carpentry; yacht and crew management companies; tax and legal services; insurance, and shipping registers.

Areas such as Croatia, France, Malta, Italy, Monaco, and Spain were particularly well represented, as were Northern European countries, including Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.

The same international trend can be seen in the captains’ audience –over 52% of captains in attendance came from outside of Italy. Last year’s event also saw a significant increase of the length of the yachts being represented, the majority of which being built by the world’s top shipyards, including those in The Netherlands, Italy, the UK and the USA.

Twenty different nationalities were represented through Captains’ participation, including British, French, Spanish and American. They also saw a growth in the size of yachts being represented, with an increasing number of captains operating yachts between 40 to 60 metres.

The B2C programme connected captains and companies in nearly 1,600 meetings. The new event app ensured that delegates were able to make the most of these meetings, compiling their schedules and allowing them to give feedback on the individual meetings.

YARE promises to be an unmissable event for captains and the refit and aftersales industry. It offers a unique and international platform for captains and companies to gather, learn about new regulations, discuss current issues and future trends, and expand their network.

The Superyacht Captains Forum at YARE Networking event

Focus 2017


The Superyacht Captains’ Forum is organised by YARE’s media partner, The Superyacht Group. The 2017 edition of The Superyacht Captains’ Forum will feature an updated format, reflecting YARE’s focus of aftersales, warranties, refit and lifecycle. The Forum explores the current state of the market, its dynamics and future from an international point of view.


The real “heart” of Yare are the face to face meetings between captains and companies. They provide an intimate platform in which to meet the participating Captains, and make valuable connections.


Beyond the meetings, the Forum and the District Tours, captains and companies attending YARE will have the opportunity to discover Versilia and the surrounding area. Thanks to the many activities on offer in the areas of Viareggio, Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Porto Mirabello, there is plenty to engage with in this beautiful part of the world.

Viareggio, March 14th 2017

Where: Versilia – Lido di Camaiore (Una Hotel Versilia)

When: 19th to 22nd April 2017


YACHTNEEDS app crew giveaway shows santa hat on beach

Superyacht social media success – Giveaways

The superyacht social media team here at Global Superyacht Marketing helped YACHTNEEDS give away over €11,000, worth of INCREDIBLE gifts for captains, crews and their yacht, for the 12 days leading up to Christmas 2016.

Prizes were kindly donated by some of the leading businesses and suppliers in the industry and the giveaway was one of the most successful Christmas promotions ever seen in the yachting sector.

Why was this, I hear you say…

  1. Selflessness – Although YACHTNEEDS organised this epic giveaway. It wasn’t just about them or their brand. Marketing focussed on the companies who had donated the prizes, and not on promoting the YACHTNEEDS app.
  2. Consistant social media  – YACHTNEEDS and the Global Superyacht Marketing team work year round on maintaining a great social presence. This makes sure the posts that really matter are seen by all the right people.
  3. Great prizes – There really were some amazing prizes in this competition. The YACHTNEEDS team turned down several prize offers and made sure every prize was worth winning.

YACHTNEEDS were able to provide valuable social interactions with exactly the right target audience and here are the prizes and the yacht crew that won them to prove it.

DAY 1 – Xanthe Rose Bean Laird won a two hour live music session by the extremely talented SONOR DJs. –

Day 2 – Hanna Vallberg won a luxury transfer provided by MTF Luxury Transport , and a massage by Yaël Fadloun for an hour and a half of Reiki, therapeutic or Japanese massage.

DAY 3 – Zoe-Amber Purves won a full days access to the 5 star spa at the Odéon Spa Sisley in Monaco including a 30 minute massage.

DAY 4 – Petra Šinko won a €250 anti-aging facial and a 1h massage from Bastien at Wellness & Leisure by Bastien

DAY 5 – Tristan Richard Mortlock won a Gusto Box from Maison del Gusto, and a consultation and facial from the Guinot, L’Institut Elegance worth over €300.

DAY 6 – Katie Hunt won herself some choice sunglasses by Maui Jim worth $350, supplied by Yacht Chandlers. Plus the team at Aweigh-Fitness are giving Katie a consultation with a personalised plan along and a 1.5 hour training session.

DAY 7 – Quinten Justin Wilson won a $500 training voucher from Bluewater Crew Training USA

DAY 8 – Richard Joe Scales won aFitBit flex from Global Marine Communications, and a subscription to the Joe Wicks Bodycoach 90 day SSS plan ( from Top Coat UK Yacht Painting.

DAY 9 – Jon Juriga has won a high tech Algae Protector from H2O Boatcare US, Inc, worth $3399. Also a box of PurafyAir gel to eliminate mildew and mould supplied by TNS Yachting, the boutique Yacht Supply Company.

DAY 10 – Brian Schmidt won an outrageously cool deck fridge/freezer worth $8000 from Frigibar Industries, Inc.

DAY 11 – Thomas Perryment took home a Nuo Flexbell weight system with stand, worth over €600 from the guy’s at Gym Marine

DAY 12 – Japie Weideman won the main prize which was an awesome SUP from FunAir worth over $1000 and shipped with its own pump and backpack for easy storage.

To find out more about how to run successful social media competitions and giveaways in the superyacht sector, email

12000 crew user sessions on YACHTNEEDS Jobs in 3 weeks

On the back of being the most talked about, downloaded and used superyacht app of 2016, YACHTNEEDS recently launched a new concept for superyacht jobs and have received over 12,000 new crew user sessions in just three weeks.

Known for being ‘made by crew, for crew’, the team behind the multi-functioning app have proved once again that they understand the needs of the crew and can execute solutions that just keep making crew lives easier.

Iphone with YACHTNEEDS app on it showing available yachting jobs

Hundreds of yacht jobs available to apply for with one click on the app

Launched ready for the American and Caribbean season, YACHTNEEDS JOBS is a comprehensive, geo-positioned list of all the best yacht jobs out there. You can apply for every single job, from all the best agencies; captains and crew agents just by clicking the apply button on the app. You will also be sent a notification when a new job in your area has been posted, so you’ll never miss another job again!

All yacht crew need to do is fill in the YACHTNEEDS profile with as much professional information as possible. The more details on the profile, the better the chances of getting the right job. The clever app then converts this information into a resume which includes your profile picture and a copy of the optional 30 second video resume if you have recorded one.

Crew can then apply for all 250+ jobs with just one click and for those confident enough to record the optional video resume will see that it increases the chances of landing a dream job by 40%.

Crew Agents that register with the app are given their own login to upload their jobs, and Captains can go to and directly post the roles they would like to fill, and have it live for thousands of crew to see and apply for within hours.

Tara Bromhead, recruitment manager at Abacus and March explained, “Abacus and March have been using the YACHTNEEDS app and we are thrilled with the response from candidates. We post our vacancies on the app and get an immediate response from candidates who fit the requirements. YACHTNEEDS saves us precious time in the recruitment process and we highly recommend crew to utilise this app and log in to YACHTNEEDS to apply for your next position.

The YACHTNEEDS team will be attending Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next month. To find out more and meet the team please email

YACHTNEEDS – The only superyacht app you will ever need.

YACHTNEEDS JOBS launches to give crew a one-click option for job applications

Fear not… The YACHTNEEDS app has pulled it out of the bag…again!

Introducing YACHTNEEDS JOBS, a new feature on the most successful superyacht app of 2016. Launched today, you can find a comprehensive, geo-located list of all the best yachting jobs out there, where crew can apply for every single job, from all the best agencies, captains and private crew agents just by clicking apply on the app.

yacht crew stood on a dock  showing their phones

Crew need to make sure their YACHTNEEDS profile contains their professional information, and then they can apply for all the jobs in one great place on the app. There is even a video resume option where crew can record a 30 second introduction video to really catch recruiter’s attention!

One place to update, one list of jobs to manage and one click of a button to apply. Genius!

Crew will then be automatically notified daily of job offers nearby, and weekly for global positions. It really is that easy…

If you are a crew placement expert, you’ll want your jobs in the pockets of thousands of crew globally. With YACHTNEEDS JOBS its simple. Send YACHTNEEDS an email and they will set you and your recruiters up with their own personal login to the back-office of the app. There you can post a job in less then 20 seconds and have it live and in the pockets of thousand of crew within 30 seconds. Plus this service is completely free, no fees or monthly costs at all.

With 100% access to your very own back-office you can manage all jobs and applicants in one place and have your company logo attached to each job. You will then receive full user profiles, professional descriptions, images, video resumes and full contact details for the applicant.

CAPTAINS – If you would like to advertise any jobs, completely free of charge, simply log onto, post the position you would like to fill and YACHTNEEDS will approve it for you.

Isn’t technology great!

Update, or download YACHTNEEDS, free on Apple and Android today.

YACHTNEEDS – The only superyacht app crew will ever need.

For more information please email


CrewMiles App launches manual entry option

Chief Engineer Chris Weirzbowski has developed the CrewMiles app during his spare time over the last 6 months.

Having listened to fellow crew mates and from personal experience, he wanted to get rid of the hassle many crew face when trying to keep an accurate record of their sea time in order to gain certification.

Using the latest GPS tracking technology, the CrewMiles App does just that. You can create a vessel database, select the appropriate vessel for your voyage and create a voyage history against that vessel. Yacht information can also be saved in the app to be sure you never forget the specifics.

Three Screen Shots of the CrewMiles App

CrewMiles app

Enabling the automatic start feature means the next time you embark on a voyage CrewMiles will detect this and automatically start tracking.

The latest feature to be released is manual entry. Taking care of the crew who spent some time at sea before the app was released, this feature allows you to enter previous voyages so that all your sea time is saved in one place. Or if you forget to take your phone out with you one day (highly unlikely we know!) you can manually enter that’s day’s sea time so you don’t loose out.

Chris and the CrewMiles team are now in conversation with the governing associations to synchronise the export function on the app so your sea time is extracted in the appropriate format for your next testimonial and one day soon, could even be digitally verified by your Captain.

How easy would that be!

To download the app, click here

Keep up to date with CrewMiles via their Facebook page:

If you would like to contact the team please email

Written by Sarrah Macey

YACHTNEEDS app is taking the pain out of online applications for superyacht jobs

One of the best parts of working with YACHTNEEDS is the important job of sitting in a local bar in the evening, listening to friends talk about the good and the bad parts of their yacht crew lifestyle, and then working out how the app can make the bad bits better and the good bits fanbloodytastic.

By far the most popular topic of conversation in the last few months has been how time consuming and annoying it is to add your CV and details to all the different recruitment websites out there. Plus if you get some short-term work you then have to update every single website again.

Crew member stood on the dock using the YACHTNEEDS app

Apply for superyacht jobs on the YACHTNEEDS app with one click.

Of course all this becomes worth it when you score your next amazing superyacht job… but, we get it. It ruffled our feathers too, so we’ve done something about it!

The next new feature to be added to YACHTNEEDS app is going to be the YACHTLIFE button. In this section they will have all the latest superyacht crew jobs currently available. Users can apply for the jobs with one click and the photo and details they have put in to their YACHTNEEDS profile will make up a personal application for those roles. All jobs will have a 15-20 day expiry date so will stay current, the crew agent or captain that posted the job can then use the chat function on the app to chat directly to potential candidates who apply, or choose to email them directly.

And that’s not all… The ‘cherry on the cake’ function for this new section of the app is being kept under wraps for the moment; but rest assured they plan to revolutionise what crew have to do to apply for their next yacht job, and it will all be up and running ready for the start of the US/Caribbean season… Exciting times ahead!

YACHTNEEDS and YACHT CHAT apps combine

YACHTNEEDS and YACHTCHAT join to make the only superyacht app you will ever need

We are all fans of the one stop right? Well the guys behind superyacht apps YACHTNEEDS and YACHTCHAT have waived their technical magic wand and combined both apps into one totally comprehensive superyacht hub.

Made by crew for crew, YACHTNEEDS superyacht services app and social sister app YACHTCHAT have already made their mark in the industry since officially launching at the beginning of this year. In just five months the apps have been used by 18% of the people employed in the yachting industry, and now get over 6000 daily visits!

As of today users can update YACHTNEEDS, go to the CHAT and find the social side of YACHTCHAT where you can chat live with other yacht crew, find day work in your local area and find out about crew parties and events wherever you are. In the very same app you can also go to the MAPS and find geo-positioned suppliers and services for literally anything you might need. From local taxis, directions to the shop and transport links; to contacts for the finest provisioners, chandlers and guest experiences out there.

The new combined app has had a facelift and is sleeker, sexier and the search function has gone supersonic…. So supersonic you can even use voice recognition (great if you don’t know how to spell something!). You can search for ports, businesses, categories and individual keywords, so if you need to know the best restaurant in your next port of call you are just a quick search away.

More great news for Android users because the new YACHTNEEDS is also available through Google Play stores and can be downloaded via this link.

iPhone users can use this link

It’s the little things that really make a difference and improvements such as logging in via Facebook, being able to turn the chat function on or off, easy links to all the social media platforms for each supplier or service and the new deals button in every port really do make the app worth using on a daily basis for crew.

Where else could you search for the port you are in or the next one you will be visiting and find all the discounts, deals and special offers companies have on for superyacht crew and guests.

Basically this app will improve your social life and save you hours and hours of googling.

Double thumbs up if you ask us.