We pride ourselves on providing Owners with a true understanding of the costs of running their yachts. Each yacht is given a designated bank account, in a currency of your choice, and annual budget reports are prepared in agreement with the Owner, detailing day-to-day running costs and expected expenditure and income from chartering.
We manage the payment of crew salaries, executed in adherence to various national regulations.
Our team will review all invoices from suppliers and service providers to ensure accuracy and value. We will pay invoices verified and approved by Owner, Captain or Manager and audit and verify the cash on board each month, and that available to the Captain for expenses.
We are an approved Marine Labour supplier, audited by Lloyds Register, and offer crew employment and payroll through our offshore company WYM Crew Services Ltd (Channel Islands).
Our team are experienced in working alongside recruitment agencies in accordance with Owners’ preferences, ensuring crew members are experienced, correctly qualified and suitable for the role (including medical examinations and background checks where required).
We can monitor and supervise Captains and their crew, and support Captains in handling matters including defining and assigning duties, supervising and discipline.
We provide flag state approved MLC Seafarers agreements (SEA) and ensure no crew members board yachts without the prior consent of the Owner. We keep crew records and monitor certificates, making sure all crew comply with regulations.
We organise holiday leave for crew members, arranging the best possible flights to get them from and back to the yacht. Our team can be called upon to provide back-up for the Captain in emergency medical situations and can arrange health insurance and crew visa and immigration applications, as well as arranging accommodation, clothing, food and medical treatments if needed.
From PYC (Passenger Yacht Code) Superyachts to Yachts under 50 meters, our systems are flag state approved and we ensure yachts remain compliant with new safety and security legislation at all times.
Polices including Health and Safety and Environment, Drugs and Alcohol will be provided as will Safety Management manuals, procedures and forms. A Dedicated Person Ashore (DPA) will be appointed to oversee the SMS and conduct annual on-board audits to ensure compliance and provide support to captain and crew to resolve issues around accidents and incidents. This person will also act as Company Security Office (CSO).
Our team will visit all new yachts we support and conduct a Ship Security Assessment and write a new Security manual which will be approved by the Flag State and audited each year. We provide worldwide security updates to all managed yachts.
It is a requirement to have documented procedures and checklists in place for emergency situations. We produce an Emergency Procedures booklet to be kept on the Bridge and also provide contact numbers for the DPA and the Managing Direoctor, who can be contacted 24/7. We hold details of all crew on ships and next of kin details and will act as a focal point for all enquires and in the event of a reportable incident report it to the Flag State, inform insurers and handle any media enquiries.
Our team will assist your Captain to arrange berths and for bunkering and ships agents when required.
For many Owners keeping in contact with their businesses is key, and this is something we can ensure is all in hand by organising yacht communication packages including V-Sat, Sat-C, Mobile and 4G services. We’ll also assist in setting up satellite TV services worldwide.
Many yachts are in use both summer and winter so with refit and maintenance times in short supply we’ll make sure all is in hand by sourcing quotes and arranging for the purchase and supply of spare parts and by liaising with service personnel.
Maintaining your yacht when in use is essential and our team can advise and support with technical and condition surveys, maintenance procedures and other technical work on board, as well as assisting the captain to devise maintenance programs and when reviewing reports.
Knowing how all aspects of your yacht are performing helps avoid unforeseen – and significant – repair bills. Our team has the experience of ensuring systems are in place to monitor all machinery, stocks and spares, ensuring damages and defects are immediately reported whilst a constantly updated inventory ensures timely delivery of required parts at realistic prices.
Shipyard work is often essential and obtaining and appraising quotes is part and parcel of the work we do, ensuring it is schedule for suitable time of the year. We can also visit your yacht at the shipyard at the beginning, during and completion of works during a maintenance project or refit period to monitor the works and costs, or oversee it day to day if so desired.
Our team will find the most suitable shipyards in the world to carry out work on your yacht – and that means selecting which should tender for the work, conducting appraisals of bids and finding a cost-effective solution.
Any major project, be it a new build or a refit, needs careful planning to ensure it is completed on time and within budget. We have good relationships with all major repair yards and can help with setting the specification for your project and negotiating contracts and schedules with shipyards.
We will visit your vessel as often as you desire – providing a true independent eye on the work being carried out, looking out for the best interests of the Owner at all times and ensuring good value for money and the highest standard or work.
Accounting & Budgeting
Crew Management & Administration
Safety & Security
Logistics & Operations
Refit & New Build Project Management
We’ve managed yachts ranging from over 100 metres in length to 30 metres (330feet to 90 feet). Our services cover commercial superyachts and privately registered Yachts operating under the Large Yacht and Passenger Yacht Codes.
Yes. All the yachts we manage are tracked and have alarms on board which are regularly tested in our control room. When cruising in remote locations or transiting high risk areas such as the Indian Ocean or the Red Sea, security is obviously a high priority. Many of the yachts we manage have made safe transits around the Horn of Africa and all have a small armed security team on board. We also register the passage with the Marine Security Centre Horn of Africa to ensure naval support should it be required.
The core cruising areas is still the Mediterranean in the summer and Caribbean in the winter, but an increasing number of yachts we manage are now venturing further afield. We have well-established contacts with most Flag States which hold the jurisdiction over oceangoing vessels and hold a Yacht and Passenger Ship Document of Compliance (DOC). We were the first yacht management company to obtain a passenger ship DOC with the Cayman Islands.
Should a yacht have an emergency such as fire, flood, a collision or a medical situation we provide a 24/7 support service. Crews are given contact numbers for a Dedicated Person Ashore (DPA) who will consult with the Captain and decide whether to man the office with a crisis support team. We will also ensure the Flag State is informed, as well as crew members’ next of kin.
Wilson Yacht Management can support vessels anywhere in the world and our team have been involved in a wide variety of yacht cruising schedules and itineraries worldwide, as well as the usual cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, Caribbean and USA.
Yachts we manage can regularly be found in the Far East, Australia, the North and South Pacific, Alaska, India, Middle East, the Indian Ocean, Alaska, North and South America and across Europe.
Our complete independence and integrity. We are not beholden to anyone other than our clients and that is quite rare in the industry. It means we always act in the best interests of the Owner and focus entirely on providing them with an outstanding service. We ensure yachts and superyachts are maintained and operated to the highest standards whilst complying with necessary legal and regulatory requirements. As a business we look to develop long-standing partnerships and many of the yachts we manage have been with us 10 or more years.
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 yacht management 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 yacht 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.