What makes us different?

“I want to build and cultivate a yacht agency that recaptures the passion of yachting”

– Bradley Smook, Founder


We are a yacht recruitment agency that connects brilliant people with perfect positions.

Integrity is at the core of what we do, and our understanding of the industry runs through our veins.

We crew for Superyachts 50m, and above.

We are always mindful, honest, and are very proud.

We resonate with understanding and passion, being careful that we do not dilute what we believe to make a quick buck.

A little bit about you:

The application process

So we know we have on board the highest quality candidates, we ask you to submit a few details,
along with your CV.

If successful, you will be welcomed as a KNOT member and given your log-in details
to the members area.

If not, you will be notified by email, explaining why you were not successful.

We encourage re-application if your circumstances change or as your experience grows.

Bradley Smook – Founder / Director

Bradley grew up in South Africa and moved to the UK with sea salt in his hair, in his late teens. His dream to explore the world led him to work in the Superyacht industry.

This also gave him an opportunity to follow his other passion – cooking, for which he had a natural ability.

Bradley’s flair for cuisine led him to become one of the most respected chefs in the industry and worked as Head Chef on one of the biggest sailing yachts in the world – ‘Aquijo’. His creative flair with food, coupled with his dynamic and engaging personality, not only made him a sought after chef but also allowed him to generate a vast network of contacts in the Superyacht World. So, by natural progression Bradley founded KNOT, where he puts people at the forefront of his business.

“Not only is brilliant service paramount to me, but I also strive to bring something fresh and fun to the industry”

Photographed by Marinela Malherbe