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.
I knew immediately that I could trust the SYM team on any facet of buying and owning a boat...The total package that SYM offers makes owning a boat in the Mediterranean a pleasure.
When you want to buy a boat on the other side of the globe, the first thing that crosses your mind is how can I manage to deal with the many curve balls that are thrown at you in a different time zone. So for several years I held back buying a boat due to these fears. But because I have a love for boating I continued to look at boats for sale and during this time I came across Ben Young from SYM.
The minute I met Ben I knew I was in very capable hands. I knew immediately that I could trust Ben and his team on any facet of buying and owning a boat. Hence I bought a boat and embarked on an extensive refit with SYM to manage the works with a tight time frame as the summer was approaching.
We firstly agreed on the list of works that I wanted completed to reposition the boat. The upgrades included painting, technical, electronic, AV, mechanical, system, soft furnishings, crew placement, berthing and financial management including banking and accounts payable.
The team at SYM delivered in my opinion on every level, the boat was completed on time stress free for me, (but maybe not for the SYM team). When I saw the boat 16 weeks later she was a very different boat. I was very impressed with the quality of work that was done through their team of contractors that they have gathered over the years. The total package that SYM offers makes owning a boat in the Mediterranean a pleasure.