“We now have over 130 super yachts using the service and the figure is rising at an extraordinary rate each month,” says Simon Roberts, Head of Dominion Crew Solutions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the company, taking into account the business has grown organically without any acquisition. Our first milestone was reaching 100 clients, which coincided with the Isle of Man Ship Registry adding their 100th yacht on to the Commercial Register”.
“Our focus now is to continue delivering the highest standard of service to our current and ever expanding fleet of clients. Key to this is our dedicated and experienced team providing 24/7 guidance on all crew employment matters, so that wherever the yacht is located in the world there is always someone at the end of the phone to offer advice or assist with any issues.”
Factors contributing to the success of the business include the highly qualified staff, experts in maritime employment, and the fact that all the crew are employed by one specialised company. This provides Captains and their crew with a sense of belonging and gives yacht owners confidence in the employment structure. This arrangement is key to the success of Dominion Crew Solutions, ensuring it will stand up to thorough testing by international fiscal authorities.
Simon added: “Our crew employment and payroll service is operated from outside of the EU, effectively removing the employers’ EU social security contributions and the employment liabilities from the yacht owner. We issue crew contracts that meet the requirements of the impending MLC2006 and verify crew qualifications, references and testimonials. We also manage crew disciplinary and grievances, process multi-currency payroll, produce pay advice slips and ensure continued compliance with all international maritime employment legislation”.
Dominion Crew Solutions has also taken the time to develop a seamless process to implement pure white label arrangements for clients. This is a unique solution for yacht managers, large or small, for whom the importance of retaining brand identity is paramount to their business in a crowded marketplace.