Sunseeker Superyacht Management has introduced two new services; both a new ‘Sunseeker Crew’ website and an innovative online ‘Virtual Yacht Management’ (VYM) system are now available for the first time.
The company, which specialises in complete yacht management and captain & crew placement for Sunseeker yachts, has developed these new services to further enhance its offering, which ensures that owning and operating a Sunseeker is as pleasurable and carefree an experience as possible.
Ben Young, founder and Managing Director of Sunseeker Superyacht Management – and a Class IV, 3000 tonne licensed captain – says: “We are committed to the continual development and enhancement of our core services and are leading the industry with these new systems, which have been designed to offer significant benefits to our customers.”
Aimed at both owners and crew alike, the new Sunseeker Crew website makes crew selection and recruitment a seamless process.
For crew seeking jobs, information is provided regarding CV tips, current vacancies and job descriptions, and includes an option for potential candidates to register on the Sunseeker Superyacht Management database so that when new suitable vacancies arise they can be notified. For owners, the website assists with the recruitment process and, due to advanced candidate profiling, it ensures that when hiring personnel, candidates are not only suitably experienced and qualified but, even more importantly, fit in well with the owner and their family.
Sunseeker Crew is a subsidiary of Sunseeker Superyacht Management. As a Sunseeker specialist – and exceptional for a recruitment agency – the company can also provide hand-over and familiarisation training to new captains as well as continuing operational support whilst the vessel is cruising, undergoing maintenance or in emergency situations.
Online management of onboard Issues
The new Virtual Yacht Management (VYM) system ensures the smooth-running and control of all operational administration for a Sunseeker superyacht, while relieving yacht owners, managers and captains of the potential administrative burden associated with yacht operation. As well as improving management and efficiency, the system is expected to also generate financial savings in the day-to-day running of the vessel.
Believed to be one of the first of its kind, the new VYM system is a secure management system which offers instantaneous online access to up-to-date documents and information relating to the operation and administration of a Sunseeker yacht on topics including financial administration, chartering, crew, certification, inventories, safety records and procedures, and work lists.
All information posted and accessed on VYM is encrypted and is only accessible by authorised users. It can be accessed at any time of day – from anywhere in the world.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA