You may not have room for all the crew you would like
The Maritime Labour Convention dictates a greater amount of crew accommodation space per head on a newly built superyacht, meaning there is increased pressure to streamline the number of crew based on a vessel.
You may not have time to get everything done
With MLC 2006’s minimum hours of rest also placing restrictions on resources, the time available for necessary but what might seem to be less-critical, non-operational tasks has also been squeezed. Even with the best of intentions, there often isn’t the time for good administrative housekeeping.
You may have more admin than you can handle
More owners are now looking to subsidise the ongoing cost of owning a superyacht by chartering, which creates further administrative and accounting work for senior crew on board.
You may not have a consistent need
The seasonal nature of yachting means that a full-time on board purser isn’t always necessary. However, during busy charter seasons or owner-packed summer itineraries, additional help could make all the difference to an overstretched chief stewardess and captain.
Shore Based Pursers is a flexible, efficient and discreet service created to ease the everincreasing administrative pressures on senior crew and captains. Our service is entirely flexible and scalable to suit your needs. We can be available to you for as little as 5 hours for a one off project or for hundreds of hours a month.
With an abundance of practical and marine-based operational experience, our team can assist with all the demands of superyacht operation that usually fall under a purser’s remit.