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Our Services

From recruiting the best crew to managing their performance and pay, our team will ensure your staff are highly trained, well looked after, and motivated.

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Payroll

Handling of Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEAs)

We will take care of this essential regulatory need on behalf of the Owner, in accordance with current flag state and international and local regulations. Our SEAs are approved by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and major flag states.

Managing and pay wages and pensions

Our team will make payroll arrangements and ensure the payment of any taxes and social insurance contributions required under the relevant jurisdiction (SEAs taxes and social charges are individual crew members responsibility).

Arrange crew insurances and VISAs

We will arrange and provide health and travel insurances for crew and of course any claims which may need to be made, as well as sorting VISA requirements.

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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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