What claims to be the first “fully integrated online temp recruitment platform for the private yacht industry” is now live and attracting attention from yacht owners/operators seeking crew as well as crew seeking yachts.
DayWorker.com covers private motor and sailing yachts ranging from 15m up to megayachts in excess of 100m. Users simply register on the app, indicating their location, availability, skills and experience. Registered yacht managers, captains and owners request a dayworker using the website or app, and a dayworker is then dispatched to the yacht’s location at the requested date and time.
“DayWorker.com is not a recruitment agency. Its sole purpose is to provide a fast, convenient and secure way for yacht operators to book freelance day workers. By using the platform they quickly identify available dayworkers in their area according to their skill-set and when they need them,” says the DayWorker.com website.
DayWorker.com was founded by Nick Chambers, an economics and finance graduate who has been involved in business publishing, financial communications and corporate finance over a 25-year career. The idea was hatched over lunch in the port of Villanova, Spain in May 2017.
After 18 months of development, the platform began registering crew in March this year and the booking system opened for recruiters at the beginning of May. The platform already counts over 500 registered dayworkers ranging from entry-level to highly-experienced chefs, chief stewards, engineers, first officers and relief captains.