The appointment of the right captain and crew is paramount. It ensures the optimum operation of your vessel and your enjoyment.
At Sunseeker 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.
Class compliance, crew contracts & crew placement, vendor resourcing, itinerary/passage-planning support, and rock-solid accounting and trans-Atlantic financial services
During the spring of 2015 we came to the South of France to purchase a 33-meter yacht. The Med region, cultures, coastlines and weather patterns as well as the vendors and protocols of doing European maritime business were new to the owner and myself.
The services of SYM were engaged, initially to assist in the purchase phase of the vessel. Their support made a big difference right off the bat.
The depth and breadth of their knowledge and expertise was further realized when the owner chose to engage their management services. We enjoyed superb and friendly service across a range of departments: Class compliance, crew contracts & crew placement, vendor resourcing, itinerary/passage-planning support, and rock-solid accounting and trans-Atlantic financial services to name just a few.
The whole season was enjoyed immensely and we are very grateful to the entire SYM team