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Superyacht crew can be vulnerable to issues like non-payment of wages, issues with repatriation, termination, bullying, harassment and even criminalisation. In 2020 alone Nautilus recovered 720,000 euros in unpaid wages for our members that work on yachts.

Meanwhile, keeping vital documentation like sea service verification up to date can be time-consuming and expensive.

That's why Nautilus International offers representation to yachting professionals everywhere, regardless of their country of nationality or residence.

With Nautilus in their corner, members can go away to work safe in the knowledge that they will be supported if they face any difficulties.

Nautilus has also developed an industry leading Service Record Book, available free of charge to members, which speeds up the certification process at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). This process is soon to be digitalized for a modern, environmentally friendly, smooth process that will be completely paperless and will not require any scanning or printing.

And as well as providing support with individual issues, Nautilus members are also part of a union that is more than 20,000 strong, working in every part of the maritime industry. By organising together, the Union can put pressure on governments and international organisations to deliver change.

Don't go to sea without Nautilus on your side.

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D&B Services

D&B Services is a crewing agency in France, specialising in yacht management, crew training, crew placement and crew declaration, which manages the Union's office in Antibes. The company is also authorised to deliver and rent boats and conduct yacht maintenance, as well as supply equipment.

D&B Services has full recognition from the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency as a training provider for the STCW2010 Basic Safety Training in Antibes.

To contact D&B services:

3 Bd. d'Aguillon
06600 Antibes

Tel: +33 (0)962 616 140

The Crew Academy

The Crew Academy is based near Antibes in Golf Juan, France. It is the only provider of a dedicated training course for pursers within the superyacht industry, and offers other hotel and catering department courses from beginner to management level. Bespoke onboard and land-based training is delivered by experienced senior former yacht crew and leaders in the global hospitality industry.

To contact The Crew Academy:

Port Camille Rayon, Quai Napoleon
Golfe Juan

Website: is a recruitment and placement service, based in Antibes and committed to being MLC compliant. They place chefs onto superyachts globally, providing candidates with tips and advice to secure a new role and also offer captains or managers the chance to source chefs 24/7 when required.

To contact

30 Rue Lacan
06600 Antibes

Tel: +33 (0)6 65 99 11 14


Voyonic Crewing Limited

Voyonic Crewing Limited offers crew payroll and employment solutions to yacht owners and operators, and work closely with captains and yacht managers to coordinate day to day basics of employment.

Voyonic was the first organisation to obtain a certificate of compliance with MLC 2006 from the Guernsey authorities. Recognising the importance of the MLC they ensure that their clients also have individual certification of compliance in accordance with classification society DNV GL standards on seafarer recruitment and placement.

Voyonic Crewing Limited
PO Box 191
Elizabeth House
Ruettes Brayes
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 4HW

Tel: +44 (0) 1481 711828


Hemisphere Monaco

Hemisphere Monaco is a specialist superyacht service provider based in the heart of Monaco and founded in 2012, which offers a collection of services dedicated to yacht owners, their captains, owners' representatives and yacht management firms.

The team offers dynamic and intelligent solutions for payroll and contracts, ship to shore financial management, mini-ISM management, crew recruitment and interior training.

To contact Hemisphere Monaco (by appointment only):

Le Prince De Galles
3-5 Avenue des Citronniers
98000 Monaco

Tel: +377 97 70 81 08


Sovren Crew

Based in Palma, Mallorca, Sovren Crew (formerly Dovaston Crew) has become a world leader in the placement of professional yacht crew. Since the company opened its office in 1996, over 25,000 captains, mates, engineers, chefs, service staff and deckhands of all levels and nationalities have registered.

To contact Sovren Crew:

Calle de Versailles 9A
07015, Palma de Mallorca
Islas Baleares

Tel: +34 971 677 375



Crew Family Office (CrewFO) is a UK financial and planning service for yacht crew. As part of its partnership with Nautilus, it will also provide Nautilus members with preferential rates for completing their UK tax returns.

CrewFO is owned and run by ex-yacht crew – ensuring that they know the ins and outs of the industry when helping members with finance, insurance and tax issues.

To contact CrewFO:

Tel: +44 (0)203 290 2031

Global Compass Marine Limited

Global Compass Marine Limited services a growing demand for a seamless approach to marine requirements, specialising in providing Services, Crew and Equipment to Captains, Operators and Owners. Covering Captain / Bridge, Engineering, Deck, Interior, Refit, Crew, Eco Products, Toys and Watercraft, GCM can supply their clients anywhere across the Globe. We are proud to be associated with Nautilus International.

To contact Global Compass Marine

Tel: +44 (0)1934 712985
Email: /
Address: Global Compass Marine Limited, Crossways, West Stoughton, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4PW, United Kingdom.

Impact Crew

Impact Crew is a research based training organisation, catering to the unique needs of the superyacht sector and wider maritime industry. They work with their clients to develop leadership capability both onboard and ashore.

To contact Impact Crew:

Tel: +44 (0)1425 614 419
Email: /

Marine Accounts

Marine Accounts has offices in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, and can advise yacht crew on their tax and residency status around the world.

Its personnel are specialists in filing individual tax returns under the UK Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED) and the US Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). Their extensive experience and understanding of seafarers means they can efficiently advise and file tax returns with minimum delay and inconvenience. They offer a dedicated one-on-one service and provide follow-up care and advice for ease of mind and future planning.

To contact Marine Accounts:

Tel: +44 (0)1227 507675

Red Square Medical

Red Square Medical is a UK-based maritime medical solutions service that delivers training, telemedicine, consultancy and travel health services to the maritime industry. The company has a commitment to the professionalism, safety and welfare of maritime professionals working at sea and ashore across the maritime industry.

To contact Red Square Medical:

Registered office
Breamore House,
The Butts,
Warnford Road,
SO32 3ND

Tel: +44 (0)75 11 55 04 57


UKSA is a charitable organisation renowned for its work focusing on youth development and professional training in yachting and other maritime industries. The organisation has a strong ethos of cadet welfare and prides itself on the pastoral care afforded to cadets and other maritime professionals who use its educational facilities.

All UKSA students undertaking the Professional Yacht Cadetship, RYA Yachtmaster and interior courses now have their first year's membership of Nautilus included as part of their package of benefits of studying at the academy.

To contact UKSA:

Arctic Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ

Tel: +44 (0)1983 294 941

West Nautical

West Nautical has over 20 years' experience in yacht management, charter and sales brokerage. Its team also provide new build consultancy, operational management, crew employment and charter marketing.

Located in the UK, Monaco, France and Russia, West Nautical has a commitment to the professionalism, development, safety and welfare of individuals working on large yachts across the globe.

To contact West Nautical:

Baltic Place
South Shore Road

Tel: +44 (0)191 478 9920


Wilsonhalligan is a yachting recruitment consultancy focusing on professionalism, quality standards, ethical practices and seagoing crew integrity.

Based in Park Gate, Southampton – near Warsash Maritime Academy and ECDIS UK – wilsonhalligan has a collaborative, communicative and open approach to providing advice and guidance to applicants. The consultancy also works with the flag administrations to ensure the maritime certification regulations and requirements that apply to today's yacht operations are complied with. It also has a recruitment officer in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

To contact wilsonhalligan:

Suites B & C, Webb House
20 Bridge Rd
Park Gate
SO31 7GE

Tel: +44 (0)1489 886 802



Yotspot has been a successful online community since launching in 2010, bringing captains, crew and employers together for jobs, sailing opportunities, courses and much more.

Based in Southampton, UK, Yotspot has over 45,000 registered crew with over 10,000 jobs advertised each year by yachts, management companies and recruitment agencies. They also have a searchable database of over 6,000 maritime courses.

To contact Yotspot:

CB Media Group Ltd
Ocean Village Innovation Centre
4 Ocean Way
SO15 2PX

Tel: +44 (0)23 80 38 1928

A-Z Yachting

Yacht crew agency A-Z yachting has an experienced team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for crew placement and a jobs website for yachtcrew.

To contact A-Z Yachting:

40 Railway Avenue

Tel: +44 (0) 786 1818 118
Website: A-Z Yachting


Wilsonhalligan Yacht Recruitment USA

Wilsonhalligan is a yachting recruitment consultancy focusing on professionalism, quality standards, ethical practices and seagoing crew integrity.

It has a collaborative, communicative and open approach to providing advice and guidance to applicants. The consultancy also works with the flag administrations to ensure the maritime certification regulations and requirements that apply to today's yacht operations are complied with. It is based in the UK, but has a recruitment officer in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

To contact wilsonhalligan USA:

Tel: +1 (954) 779-7764
Address: 1041 SE 17th Street, Ste 101, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Email: /

Professional Yachtmaster Training USA

Professional Yachtmaster Training provides IYT MegaYacht Crew Training in Florida. It was founded in Durban, South Africa, in the year 2000 and selected basic and introductory yacht training courses, revalidation and security officer training has been offered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since April 2013.

Tel: +1 (954) 296 3830
Address:1635 South Miami Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Web: Professional Yachtmaster Training USA

YachtNeeds app

Nautilus has teamed up with the makers of the YachtNeeds app to help yacht sector members access the Union's services, wherever they are. Described as a 'concierge app', YachtNeeds provides crews with easy access to listings and other information in the various ports they visit.

Nautilus information is listed under the Crew Advice and Assistance section in all categories. Visit YachtNeeds for more information and advice on how to download the app.

Disclaimer: Nautilus is not responsible or liable for the content provided in the YachtNeeds app or the external website listed.

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