When you purchase a superyacht, you should be able to look forward to a life of luxury and relaxation. But all too often, superyacht owners find that possessing such a vessel is not that simple – with administration and operation issues causing potential headaches. But thanks to a new yacht management service by Sunseeker, owners needn’t worry about a thing.
Sunseeker Superyacht Management, which was officially launched at the 2009 London International Boat Show, aims to offer every aspect of the administration, maintenance and operation of a Sunseeker yacht under one roof.
Ben Young, founder and Managing Director – and a Class IV, 3000 tonne licensed captain with a wealth of experience – has no doubt of the importance of the service: "For the first time, every aspect of owning a superyacht will be taken care of – under one roof. Take the worldwide shortage of adequate crew and berths, which can be a real problem for owners. Sunseeker Superyacht Management will not only help the owner recruit the right captain and crew, we’ll also train them, to ensure the service the owners receive is second to none. In addition, we’ll help secure both home and visiting berths, so that the yacht’s passage is seamless and problem-free.”
Believed to be the world’s first superyacht management service offered by a boat builder, Sunseeker Superyacht Management doesn’t just look after crew and berths. It will also take care of all classification, flagstate, mini-ISM and financial administration. Working with the captain, they then offer practical operational support, providing protection and peace of mind. All this comes with the added security that a company like Sunseeker provides. Known worldwide as the builder of the finest luxury motoryachts, the company has built a reputation for excellence and perfection.
Sunseeker Superyacht Management makes no secret of the importance of looking after such majestic craft. "An object as beautiful and valuable as a Sunseeker motoryacht deserves exemplary treatment,” says Ben. “It’s also no secret that a properly managed and maintained yacht retains a much higher value long-term,” he adds. “With our specialist knowledge we can provide exceptional management support – reducing the risk of incidents onboard and making financial savings in the day-to-day running of the vessel."
Based in Port Camille Rayon, Golfe Juan, in the South of France, its resourceful and responsive multi-lingual team is strategically positioned to offer support throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. In fact, wherever there’s a Sunseeker owner, the company’s Superyacht Management Service can provide every service needed.