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 best decision one can make with regard to a trouble free yachting experience on all fronts.
I was referred to SYM by a colleague who’s been in the yachting industry for over 30 years. I was looking for a company to handle some of the day-to-day workings of my yacht, but what I got was a lot more than that.
Ben and his team immediately proved to be the best decision one can make with regard to a trouble free yachting experience on all fronts. Being a yachtsman himself, Ben has the ear and vibe of not only the crew but all aspects of the yachting world. His friendly smile and relaxed demeanor is very helpful when dealing with crew and shipyard work. His dedication to get the job done is second to none.
Over the course of the last 5 years Ben and his team have helped me, my family and our guests enjoy a relaxed and trouble free boating experience.
Mr B - Owner – M/Y Wild Orchid 1 - 46 Metre Benetti