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Yacht Crew Employment and Payroll Solutions

At Praxis Yacht Services, we pride ourselves on our team's expertise and extensive experience in crew employment, payroll and administration services. Our approach is bespoke, catering to the unique needs of each yacht owner and captain we partner with.


Innovative employment structures

Our innovative approach often involves the use of a protected cell company, where each cell acts as a dedicated employer for your crew, ring-fencing the yacht from an asset-liability perspective.

Tailored to your needs

We offer two comprehensive packages: Crew LITE and Crew Classic, both packages are designed to meet the diverse needs of the yachting community:

  • Crew LITE: Focused on essential crew employment support, this package ensures compliance and efficiency in all fundamental aspects of crew management.

  • Crew Classic: For those seeking a more extensive range of services, Crew Classic offers additional perks and dedicated assistance, and ensures full compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), ensuring a smooth and professional experience.

Both Crew LITE and Crew Classic are designed with flexibility in mind, allowing us to provide a range of solutions that cater to the varying requirements of yacht owners and captains.

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For detailed information on how our Crew LITE and Crew Classic packages can benefit your yacht management experience, please contact Jordon Martel.

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Praxis Crew Handbook

Our Crew Handbook not only answers the common questions but also provides tables and template forms for use by the captains and crew in our fleet.

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  • Monthly payroll & payslips 
  • Notifications of payslips sent to all crew
  • Employment agreements
  • Yacht Portal access, including:
    • Self-onboarding
    • Securely store crew information
    • Self-generated crew lists 
  • Crew Portal access, including: 
    • Securely store personal data
    • Social Security/ pensions deductions & payments
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Crew LITE | Praxis

Crew Classic


Everything on Crew LITE, plus:

  • Support from a dedicated crew services officer 
  • MLC compliance
  • Monitoring of relevant crew qualifications & documents 
  • Notifications to captains of expiring qualifications/ documents 
  • Insurance compliance 
  • Support with employment matters 
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See below for our frequently asked questions

How does Praxis Yacht Services ensure MLC compliance?

Praxis Yacht Services maintains Maritime Labour Convention compliance by undergoing annual audits conducted by Lloyds Register. This is a crucial requirement for all agents providing employment and payroll in maritime settings.

What type of payroll system does Praxis Yacht Services use?

We use a state-of-the-art, bespoke payroll software system that includes automated salary slips and text message notifications. This gives the crew peace of mind, knowing they have been paid on time, and is particularly useful where they do not have access to online banking while at sea.

How is the social security for multinational seafarers handled?

Employing multinational seafarers, often with differing residencies, on board a yacht engaged on international voyages is a complex process.

We provide several different employment structures to manage the employer and seafarer’s social security obligations. For some yachts, there may be no obligation, whereas for other yachts there may be a requirement to pay contributions into more than one system.

Our experienced team will carry out an initial assessment as well as managing the ongoing liabilities as new seafarers join the yacht.

How does Praxis Yacht Services screen new crew members?

We screen all new captains and crew before they come on board. This screening includes qualifications, references, resumés and passports to ensure identity and suitability for the position as well as for the yacht’s operation, flag and insurance.

How does Praxis Yacht Services manage crew qualification monitoring?

Crew qualifications often have an expiry date, so it is vital to monitor their validity. Praxis Yacht Services will monitor your crew’s qualifications and notify you of up-and-coming expiration dates to ensure safe manning and compliance.

What kind of assistance do you provide regarding employer’s liability insurance cover?

We can assist with a number of insurance requirements, including the essential employer liability cover.

We are not a regulated provider of insurance services but undertake the placement of insurance as part of our duties when acting in the capacity as directors of a yacht owning company or as the legal employer of crew serving on yachts. Our in-house insurance manager can help ensure owners have comprehensive and cost-effective insurance in place.

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