Having attended the Fort Lauderdale Boat show the Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA), the commercial maritime arm of Southampton Solent University, has announced a partnership agreement with Elite Crew International.
Established in 1998, Elite Crew International was the first yachting agency to be MLC 2006 certified in early 2012. Elite Crew provides professional and dedicated crew placement services to the megayacht community. Their head office is strategically located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and with the opening of a new office in Barcelona planned for early 2014; the company are building an international presence in the industry.
Lars Lippuner, Business Development Manager for WSA, said, “Elite Crew’s team consists of highly experienced individuals, with a solid history and reputation of delivering first-class crew recruitment. Internationally renowned throughout Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Pacific and the rest of the world, their ethos ‘leaders in the field’ resonates with our own values.”
By working in partnership with some of the most dynamic and innovative organisations in the superyacht industry, and by linking their resources, facilities, knowledge and experience, Warsash Superyacht Academy’s delivers a wide-range of premium-quality business services and course provision to support the exceptional standards required by the superyacht sector.
The Academy’sbusiness services partners cover recruitment, yacht and crew management, yacht surveys and audits, interior hospitality and on board training, consultancy, specialist and travel services.
Their partners include;
Interior Yacht Services
Elite Crew International
Captain Barry Sadler Maritime Training and Consultancy
Southampton Solent University