, 2022-07-01 06:24:10,
Jared Watney reveals how he went from being a regular crew member, to a professional YouTuber, to a business owner in just 5 years……
On the 17th of October 2016, Jared Watney, a young South African working in the superyacht industry, decided to upload his first vlog on his new YouTube channel. It was a pretty basic tour of a city in South Africa that was less than five minutes long – but it managed to get 2.5k views. For Jared, it was all the encouragement he needed to know that this was a path worth pursuing and that somehow he could figure out a way to blend a career in both yachting and youtubing. He invested in the proper software, got himself a drone and proper camera equipment, and less than a year later some of his videos such as ‘How to get a job on a yacht’ and ‘How to dock a superyacht’ started to surpass the 100,000 view mark. After seeing some of his videos go viral, Jared decided to grab the bull by the horns and invest all his time into creating the best yachting content on YouTube.
Fast forward to today and Jared has over 21.3 million views on his youtube channel, 176k subscribers, and can’t walk down the French Riviera without getting stopped by crew members telling him he is the reason that they are in yachting. His business Ocean Air Media has produced content for yachts such as the 72m Axioma and 44m Bella, and companies such as BlueOcean Yachting, Sony, and Axopar.
Jared Watney spoke to SuperyachtNews to describe his meteoric rise to youtube fame in his own words. “My videos were getting like 100 views, 200 views, maybe 1000 views. And then, the next thing this one did was 220,000 views, and I went from 18 to 20,000 subscribers in like 15 days. And from then everything just immediately took off. So…
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