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 been an integral part of our yachting enjoyment in the Mediterranean.
Ben Young and his team at SYM have been an integral part of our yachting enjoyment in the Mediterranean. Over the past 5 years (and 2 yachts) their service standard, professionalism, eagerness to help and “can do” attitude has impressed us at every stage.
5 years ago yachting was a daunting prospect. With SYM partnering with us we always felt in safe and competent hands. From securing berths, to sourcing crew, passage planning, gardinage, regulatory compliance, expense management, concierge services, first response, general support / advice…and even arranging my wife’s surprise Birthday party…they excelled.
If you need a local partner to support you in the South of France / Mediterranean, I wholeheartedly recommend SYM.