Yacht sector partnerships

Nautilus continues to open up dialogue with crews, agencies, employers, owners and regulatory authorities across the yacht sector. To provide a tailored service to members in the sector, we've established partnerships with well-established agencies across the yachting world, including Antibes, Mallorca, Monaco and the UK.

D&B Services

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

D&B Services has full MCA recognition as a training provider for the STCW2010 Basic Safety Training in Antibes.

To contact D&B services, please see our Contact us page.

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, please see our Contact us page. 


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 and other industry specific area.

To contact CrewFO, please see our Contact us page.

Hemisphere Crew Solutions

Hemisphere Crew Solutions specialises in crew recruitment for the luxury superyacht industry, offering bespoke crew searches and headhunting services. Hemisphere’s Monaco offices are their European base for all crew enquiries. Being centrally located in the prestigious principality, they are strategically located for easy access to crew from across Europe.

To contact Hemisphere Crew Solutions please see our Contact us page.

Marine Accounts

Marine Accounts have offices globally in the UK, US, Australia & New Zealand and are able to advise yacht crew on their tax and residency status around the world.  They 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 please see our Contact us page.

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, please see our Contact us page.


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 their educational facilities.

All UKSA students undertaking the UKSA’s 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 UKSA.

To contact UKSA please see our Contact us page.

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 please see our Contact us page.


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

Based in Park Gate, Southampton — in close proximity to Warsash College 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.

To visit wilsonhalligan please see our Contact us page.