Getting the right Captain and crew is essential, as is the right mix of experience, motivation and supervision. We maintain records of many Captains and senior crew who are able and qualified to run today’s sophisticated yachts. We also work with a number of specialist agencies able to recruit or replace crew members for you.
It is essential that all crew have the correct, up-to-date qualifications to carry out their required duties. Our team will ensure this is the case at all times and can provide advice on suitability in relation to qualification requirements, certificates and courses, all in accordance with regulations.
Our team can provide support in ensuring all prospective crew members undergo relevant background checks, including references, security checks and drug testing.
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.
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).
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.
It is essential that all crew duties are clearly defined in job descriptions and assigned, under binding contracts. Our team can help Owners and Captains ensure this vital area is managed, allowing a Captain to evaluate performance objectively and identify areas for improvement, training or disciplinary action.
Our team is experienced in monitoring and supervising the performance of both Captains and their crews, and also in supporting Captains in the handling of all matters regarding staff performance, relations and discipline.
Like employees at any business, crew members require holiday leave, and our team will ensure the leave rota is managed, and also arrange the best possible flight costs when arranging for them to travel to and from your yacht.
WYM Crew Services can provide round the clock support to Captains should vessels be in an emergency situation. All crew are provided with contact numbers of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Managing Director.
Day to day crew management
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.