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We recruit, manage, and support your captain and crew


The saying goes that if you look after your Captain and crew – they’ll look after you and your yacht.

That’s something we never lose sight of at WYM Crew Services, a specialist division of the Wilson Yacht Management.

How we can help

Compliance is key to all we do and we are an approved Marine Labour supplier, audited by Lloyds Register.

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.

Our Services

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Performance monitoring of Captains and crews

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Holiday leave, flights and transportation management

Frequently Asked Questions

What procedures are in place to ensure quality recruitment of crews?

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.

What are the benefits to using WYM Crew Services?

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.

Are all legal aspects taken care of when using WYM Crew Services for recruitment?

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.

Are there any special requirements needed with regards crew when entering different parts of the world?

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.

What about yachts employing crew within the EU?

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.

What else does WYM Crew Services cover?

We can arrange and provide health insurances, organise travel and transportation, support crew with visas and immigration applications and medical treatments if required.

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