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.
The SYM team came highly recommended when I was faced with the seemingly impossible task of securing a berth for my Pershing 70'
The SYM team came highly recommended when I was faced with the seemingly impossible task of securing a berth for my Pershing 70' and not only did they deliver, I found them to be one of the very few completely trustworthy yachting companies out there. They also were very helpful and shared their best local contacts for some various boat management tasks, without any additional business compensation for SYM.
Ben should be proud of the team he has put together and can count on me to share my positive experience with other yacht owners I meet