That’s something we never lose sight of at WYM Crew Services, a specialist division of the Wilson Yacht Management.
We ensure all crews meet required international regulations, sign contracts and are given clear job descriptions set in agreement with Captains to ensure they can manage their performance.
We have long-standing relationships with the world’s leading crew agencies which enables us to recruit highly skilled teams.
Using a certified company outside of EU and US jurisdiction to employ crew, issue contracts and operate the payroll is best practice in yacht and superyacht operation.
Based in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, WYM Crew Services complies with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) requirements for commercially registered yachts.
We work with leading yacht crew recruitment agencies to help our clients secure correctly qualified and medically fit crews, able to carry out the duties they are selected for. Medical examinations can be arranged where required and advice provided on suitability in relation to the certificates they have and courses they have attended. We can also recommend providers of reference and security checks if required.
WYM Crew Services are an independent offshore employment company, based in Jersey, which can be used to employ and issue the contracts and operate payroll, separating the asset owning company from the crew employer.
Yes. We handle all Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEAs) on behalf of the Owner, in accordance with relevant flag state and international and local regulations. Our SEAs are approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Cayman Island, and other and flag states.
Yes, for example yachts employing none USA crew in US waters will need a B1B2 visa to work onboard. Visa regulations mean if they are paid from a USA bank, technically they have the wrong visa. Using WYM Crew Services offshore payroll is the ideal solution.
Yachts employing crew within the EU have a tax and social security liability, unless the crew employment company is none EU based. Again, using WYM Crew Services offshore crew payroll is the ideal solution.
We can arrange and provide health insurances, organise travel and transportation, support crew with visas and immigration applications and medical treatments if required.
Allan and his team have a wealth of experience in the yacht management field and have always been efficient, diligent and honest in our dealings. I greatly value their support and service, and recommend them to any new yacht owner to help make the transition smooth and enjoyable.
Nopel Shipping Ltd. was totally satisfied with the services of Wilson Yacht Management, and found no cause for complaint over the nine years Nopel Shipping Ltd. was involved with them. Allan and his team have a wealth of experience in the yacht management field and they have always been efficient, diligent and honest in all our dealings.
Nopel Shipping Ltd
I wish to say a personal thank you for the support you have given me and Vortex Marine over the last two years. Peter, my late husband was pleased he picked the right company, yours, to help with all matters.
Pauline Bull, Motor Yacht Titan
It has been about a year since you have taken over the management of our client's 60 meter Feadship. We have previously had two other management companies and even did the work ourselves for several months. I wanted to thank you for your excellent service and let you know how pleased we are in how seamlessly you have taken over and done just what we needed.