Palmawatch announces successful recruitment drive

Palmawatch, a leading yacht service company based in Palma de Mallorca, has announced that it has completed a successful summer recruitment drive in order to prepare for what they expect to be a busy refit and repair season.

Now in their 14th year in business, Palmawatch hope the new hires will strengthen and complement the skills of their existing team, which is based inside of the STP superyacht yard facility, which is also expanding in order to accommodate even more vessels during the 2015/16 winter period.

Pierre Oberon, MD of Palmawatch said, “We have built our reputation for technical competence and reliability from a strong base of experienced industry specialists. We firmly believe that our people are our strength, and we wanted to be sure that our growth continues with the same high caliber of staffing.”

According to the shipyard, the new appointments are now complete and cover important senior positions within the Palmawatch set up, with new hires including an admin and finance director, a marine engineer and shipwright, and a gardienage manager.

Enric Liobet, the new admin and finance director, is a veteran in professional management. He has over 25 years of combined experience in driving business performance through effective organisation. Specialising in budgetary control, functional analysis, resource management and leadership, he has skills in introducing products and brands into new markets, and managing international expansion in emerging economies.

Taking up the position of marine engineer and shipwright at Palmawatch, Paul Muston was previously a chief shipwright at the Haines Boatyard in the UK, and a qualified Lloyd’s surveyor for SCV2 (small commercial vessels). He is able to turn his hand to most yacht maintenance and refit tasks, ranging from joinery to engine installation, hydraulics, plumbing, electrics and more.

Lee Metcalf, the new gardienage manager at Palmawatch, will be responsible for looking after a number of vessels for their owners at the facility in Mallorca. He holds 17 years of hands-on experience as a yacht captain and technical project manager on a range of yachts up to 30m, including monohulls and catamarans.

Lee, like Paul, also holds RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (power and sail) certificate as well as qualification as an MCA Master 200GT, with experience of managing the demands of charter fleet operations, including maintenance and emergency repairs.

Palmawatch looks forward to another busy refit and repair season in Mallorca.

For more information, visit Palmawatch S.L.

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