Yacht Management Services

Camper & Nicholsons has been providing a wide range of Yacht Management services since 1988, enabling us to acquire an unparalleled depth of experience in this specialist area.

Our expertise and knowledge encompass all aspects of Yacht Management, including the application and thorough understanding of codes of practice, rules and regulations, technical expertise, administration, commercial awareness and the more subjective factors of yachting.

Our Yacht Management team includes master mariners, engineers, purchasing staff, accountants and crew managers, who provide the highest level of support and guidance to owners and captains.

By tailoring management services specifically designed to suit each yacht’s intended operation, we can assure every client’s requirements are met.

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Camper & Nicholsons
The Original Yachting Company

Preparation of annual operational budget.


  • Preparation of monthly fund requests based on known and expected expenditure.
  • Receipt of funds and disbursements for all goods and services.
  • Checking all invoices prior to payment with the captain and or owner if so requested.
  • Funding our crew payroll company in Guernsey
  • Arranging for cash and debit card facilities to the captain for on board expenditure as requested by the owner.
  • Receipt and checking of captain's monthly accounts and integrating all expenditure into the Yacht’s accounts.
  • Receipt and checking of debit card statements.
  • Preparation of monthly statements and expenditure analysis for owners review.
  • Preparation of an annual financial overview


Crew Payroll & Crew Employment

Crew Employment and payroll is provided by Encrew Service (Guernsey) PCC Limited (a C&N Subsidiary), a company incorporated in Guernsey for all crew activities including:


  • Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEA)
  • Provision of Employment related documentation
  • Liaison with owners for Payroll funding and related fixed costs. (a payroll deposit will be requested from owners)
  • Provision of crew pay-slips - these are password protected and sent to each individual crewmember's e-mail address

All Crew salaries are paid gross to their nominated bank accounts. NB: Crew salaries may be subject to social charges and taxes if statute applies.


  • All Filipino resident Crew payroll employment is arranged via the applicable Agency in the Philippines.
  • All crew emergency contact details of next of kin for Master and crew are held on file
  • Arrange travel for the Master and crew including repatriation as requested.
  • Assistance to Master with recruiting and vetting new crew.
  • Provision of HR support for the Master and Crew as required


Yacht Administration & Insurance

Administrative work with Flag / Shipping registries.


  • Yacht registration
  • Name changes
  • Ownership changes
  • Ownership structure
  • General support and assistance to captain, applying for cruising permits, booking agents and pilots, assistance with customs.
  • Receipt and dispatch of all crew mail.
  • Deal with all crew medical and vessel insurance claims in conjunction with our risk manager and arrange crew emergencies/medical evacuations
  • Liaisons with insurers and appointing surveyors if required
  • Insurance administration in conjunction with CNIS - our in house risk and insurance expert
  • Possibility to offer comparative quotations
Technical Support
  • Planning maintenance schedules with review of their effectiveness with periodic inspections
  • Appointing competent personnel to oversee the maintenance and efficiency of the vessel
  • Assisting on board engineering staff with routine shipyard specifications and trouble shooting
  • Visiting shipyards during routine dry docking
  • Liaising with class and flag state surveyors
  • Arranging enrolment in emergency response service (e.g.  LR – SERS, DNV GL - ERS)
  • Appointing surveyors and technical consultants, as necessary
  • Handling of all activities relating to flag state compliance and classification society requirements
  • Advice on maintenance and renewal of statutory certificates, licences, classification status and flag state requirements

NB:  Refit management and supervision of extended shipyard periods is out the scope of the above technical support and is provided under a separate agreement.

Purchasing & Logistics

On request provide a purchasing service for all the yachts’ equipment and materials. 
CNI passes on the benefit of all discounts to the client, a handling fee may be applicable in certain circumstances.


  • Obtaining quotes and purchasing of technical spare parts and general supplies.
  • Dispatching spares worldwide
  • Customs liaison and management
  • Organised fuel purchasing
  • Any item from deck / interior consumables to safety equipment, catering and IT can be arranged through this service.
ISM/ISPS/MLC Compliance

International Safety Management/ International Ship & Port Security / Marine Labour Convention 2006.

C&N complies with the above Codes of Practice for yachts and passengers yachts operating on a worldwide basis. We hold a DOC (Document of Compliance) for Cayman islands, Isle of Man, Malta and Marshalls Islands. 
These Codes of Practice are mandatory for Commercial Yachts, nevertheless C&N strongly recommend the implementation of safety management irrespective of the yachts’ operations or size.


C&N confirms it will:

  • Provide an ISM Safety Management Manual & ISPS Ship Security Plan
  • Provide a Designated Person Ashore (DPA) & Company Security Officer, on call 24/7. 
  • Carry out annual internal ISM/ISPS/MLC auditing of the yacht and associated reporting.
  • Receive and review all monthly reporting on maintenance of safety and security.
  • Monitor the technical maintenance of the yacht through monthly reports and boat visits.
  • Document that all crew are vetted to serve on board with qualifications the Minimum Safe Manning requires.
  • Issue Fleet Circulars and assist in keeping all statutory Certificates in date and valid.

Access to the C&N cloud based file sharing system which is used to convey and exchange all relevant data and information

24/7 Emergency Response  


We maintain a continuous emergency support service to yachts we manage. Each yacht has a 24/7 single point of contact with back-up as required from the yacht management department, in house risk manager and legal advisor.
Our Emergency response plans are very clear and incorporate Office-based and Yacht procedures which provide for assessment of the situation, the allocation of duties, contacts and checklists.

C&N Yacht Management staff have dealt directly with;

  • Mid Ocean medical evacuations with international emergency services,
  • Propulsion failure requiring towage
  • Serious groundings and flooding
  • Crew fatality, emotional support for crew
  • DPA attendance on board to liaise with crew, accident investigators, local authorities, media
  • Repatriation of crew on medical grounds
  • Liaison with owners and insurers on major claims
  • Emergency repairs and supply of support
  • Media management


Crew Placement, Recruitment

Our crew placement division is an MLC 2006 compliant agency operating with the sole aim of making sure that only the most capable of crew members look after you and your guests. We maintain a comprehensive database of qualified crew which we update daily. Working closely with Captains and Owners of both private and charter yachts, we screen every candidate personally and place the ideal crew members to match your requirements.


Our services include:

  • Personally interviewing candidates
  • Checking a minimum of three references
  • Verifying skills, certificates, qualifications and other relevant documentation
  • Advising Owners and Captains on salaries and manning requirements
  • A comprehensive crewing database, accessible by crew and agents from anywhere in the world
  • Operating in compliance with MLC 2006 legislation and standards
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Camper & Nicholsons
The Original Yachting Company