About Us

JMS Crew has been founded by Sam Thompson Cert RP, Master<3000t and Franc Jansen Msc., BSc., MIMarEST, CEng, CMarEng with a vision to provide a personally tailored process for the hiring and training of crew. Using both our experiences in the Superyacht Crew, Recruitment and Yacht Management sectors, we have listened to both crew and hirers alike and come up with an approach which will provide a higher level of service whilst taking up less time and energy on a long winded processes. This sense of partnership and trust is the core to our business. Get in touch and let us prove it to you.

Sam began his Yachting career many years ago on an 80m yacht whose voyage took him on an epic adventure to Thailand and back. He loved life at sea, and that sealed his fate. He worked his way up from a deckhand and qualified as a Master 3000GT. Many years later, he stepped away from sea life to concentrate on family and recruitment in the Oil an Gas Industry as well as commercial shipping industry.

Having spent a dozen or so years in the Yachting industry Sam will bring a thorough understanding of crew needs and desires, as well as empathizing the issues from the Captain’s perspective. This combined with a formal accreditation and training in professional recruitment practises, means that he has all the necessary qualifications to provide a high level of service.

Sam is a very sociable, approachable guy who aims to build a company with Franc Jansen ,based on trust , professionalism and of course, the personal touch.

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Carla grew up on Guernsey where she often went out on her Uncles boat going from island to island at the weekends.

She studied Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at college and went on to work in Harvey Nichols flagship store in London then onto Australia at a 5 star day spa in Sydney, thus establishing total professionalism and attention to detail.

When returning from Australia she wanted to do something different and the opportunity came up to work back in London for a very well established Yacht Brokerage as front of house where she stayed for nearly 11 years, gaining valuable knowledge in various departments. Being a natural people person her favourite part of the job was welcoming and looking after visitors into the office, as well as the fast paced environment.

Having moved down to the south coast after tiring of the commute, she went to work for an IT Recruitment company for a year before joining JMS Crew.

Carla is a friendly, outgoing person who enjoys walks with her dog on the beach and dabbles in a bit of upcycling.