In these unprecedented times, the already time and resource heavy task of maintaining and operating your yacht can appear to be a maze of changing rules and regulations. Where are you permitted to travel to? How can you keep your crew safe? How can you keep costs down in these times of financial uncertainty? Swisspath Yachting’s comprehensive scope of yacht management services covers all of this, and more.
Operations and Logistics
As well as providing guidance on where you can and can’t travel to, we can also help with moving crew to and from your yacht, something that is becoming increasingly challenging thanks to changing travel restrictions. Most importantly, we will ensure this is done in the safest possible way, with your crew’s wellbeing always at the forefront.
With access to maritime agents world-wide, you can rest assured that we will conduct thorough research into local regulations, acquiring permits and licenses where necessary. We can also support in ensuring you have access to everything required to uphold these local regulations such as cleaning and medical equipment, wherever you are in the world.
Given these potentially drastic changes in operations, you may have concerns over your insurance cover. We work closely with insurance providers to ensure you are fully covered, we’ll also manage any claims and secure competitive premiums when it comes to renewal.
Financial Management and Reporting
Money is on most of our minds at the moment, and maintaining and operating a yacht comes at a price. However, at Swisspath Yachting we have access to specialised yacht accounting software which links all expenditure; from transactions on crew credit cards to management expenses, so we can easily identify opportunities for efficiencies. We’ll also review your budgets, making consolidations where possible, and work with suppliers to negotiate costs.
Compliance and Technical Management
In these ever changing times, you may not know where to begin when it comes to ensuring your vessel remains compliant, with all relevant certification up to date. As experts in our field, we are closely monitoring new information and guidelines for the maritime community and will provide guidance on how to stay up to date with these in the safest possible manner.
This also applies to staying up to date with technical documents for your vessel. As well as liaising closely with the Classification Society and Flag State on regulatory issues, we will also provide you with a digital Planned Maintenance System to ensure ongoing routine maintenance of equipment, machinery and systems on board.
Originally inspired by the rise in explorer yachting, constantly evolving travel rules have meant our expedition planning service is now an essential part of yacht management. We will provide you with a dedicated travel and expedition planner to assist in developing your itinerary – from booking hotels and activities, through to obtaining required permits or licenses. You’ll also have access to a dedicated concierge service to arrange specialised expeditions such as diving and mountaineering expeditions, and if you were looking to really elevate your experience, we can even arrange personal jet travel for you.
And that’s not all…
From overseeing recruitment and crew payroll, to assistance in fiscal and VAT matters, Swisspath Yachting really does have you covered. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy your yacht with your friends and family.
For more information on yacht management, contact Debel@swisspath-yachting.com.