The appointment of the right captain and crew is paramount. It ensures the optimum operation of your vessel and your enjoyment.
At SYM, we possess a database in excess of 6,500 crew members across 65 nationalities. We thoroughly authenticate an individual's credentials and references and pre-interview candidates before presenting them to you, and that is just for starters.
We work in close proximity with you and your captain to create a bespoke manning strategy taking into account flag state, commercial and private registration and where you want to cruise. At this stage, our experience is vital. We match crew to the needs of both an owner and the vessel to guarantee you receive the best operational, navigation, engineering, catering and service expertise.
Once your captain and crew are in place we can manage the ongoing relationship. We can help create contracts, set-up and manage payroll and liaise to provide travel, medical and liability insurance. Most importantly, we remain in constant dialogue with owners and their captains in order to monitor performance and ascertain needs over time.
Such is the thoroughness of our captain and crew placement service that many have been moved to compare our operation to more established Human Resources services. We cannot comment on that. But we do know people are important, and we have access to some of the finest.
SYM have simply taken all the hassle of ownership away from us, allowing us to fully enjoy the precious time we and our family spend on our yacht.
It's 18 months since we bought our first yacht and thank goodness, at the same time we were introduced to Ben Young and the SYM team.
They have simply taken all the hassle of ownership away from us, allowing us to fully enjoy the precious time we and our family spend on our yacht.
Ben is very thorough in his approach and his in depth knowledge of providing yachting services instantly puts you at ease. He's surrounded by a hard working, well-established team and nothing is too much trouble for them.
If your time is precious and good service is important to you, then I would strongly recommend Ben and the SYM team.