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.
From sourcing the very best crew to the most tedious of spare parts, all jobs are taken equally serious and always executed in the most professional manner.
Having had two boats over the past 5 years, without any problems whatsoever, is testimony to Ben Young and his dedicated team for providing a faultless job. From sourcing the very best crew to the most tedious of spare parts, all jobs are taken equally seriously and always executed in the most professional of manners.
After having the best crew one can get, management of your boat is probably the single most important issue for a happy yacht ownership. SYM provides this time and time again. Their services are not only limited to boating activities, but has also proven extremely helpful in property management. I have no doubt, that as long I am boating, it will be with Ben and his team looking after me.