In brief, the Safehaven Group of companies have been providing bespoke offshore crew employment and payroll services to the yachting industry since 1981 and we have recently expanded our crew employment operations and HR services to include air crew employment. Our crew services fall under Safehaven Marine Services Ltd (SMS) and Safehaven Crew Services PCC Ltd (SCSPCC).
We create formal employment structures that are self-contained with liabilities and assets that are ring fenced. This provides more security for individual employees and comfort for all that legal and regulatory requirements are properly dealt with.
All Safehaven companies have official SRPS status and, unlike other jurisdictions, we are audited annually by Lloyds Register on behalf of the MCA.
Bristol Maritime Academy
The Bristol Maritime Academy RYA Centre is based in Bristol’s Floating Harbour – 80 acres of non-tidal water amongst maritime history and a thriving cultural community, with direct access to the challenging tides of Avonmouth and the Bristol Channel. This makes The Bristol Maritime Academy the only RYA coastal training centre based in the Bristol Harbour, providing you with the perfect training location, whether you need inland, river or coastal courses.
Our aim is to equip individuals with the skills and qualifications needed to work within the marine industry globally or for those making the most out of their leisure time on the water.
Aigua Sea School
Aigua Sea School is one of the leading training centres in the Mediterranean. Established in 2006, the school headquarters is situated in the heart of Palma, the capital of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. You’ll find the main school office in Santa Catalina, the vibrant hub of the yachting industry in Palma. We also hold RYA recognition to run training courses in Port Adriano, the superyacht marina on the south-west coast of Mallorca.
If you are looking to start yachting, then let us guide you with the Competent Crew sailing course or encourage you with a Day Skipper sail training course. If you favour motor yachts, then join in with our Day Skipper motor cruising courses and helmsman’s programme. As specialists in training for Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean, we strive for you to achieve at this highest level of yachting expertise, and form a basis for your future, professional careers. With Yachtmaster exam pass rates at over 93% in both disciplines, Yachtmaster Sail and Yachtmaster Motor, our exam results are way above the international average .. fact!
The Galley Gang
The Galley Gang and The Galley Gang Workshops are two halves of a fantastic concept designed to bring private and yacht chefs together to share tips and tricks, advice as well as support in and out of the galley in a fast-paced, high pressure industry.
The workshops are aimed at anyone who wants to learn. In the words of the organiser Jemma Harrison: “We host short workshops for private and yacht chefs focusing on new food culture, trends and techniques. A way to get inspiration outside the galley walls.” They’re currently running courses in Palma, use the contact above to get in touch and find out more.
Evolution Yacht Agents
Evolution Yacht Agents is a specialized company offering a comprehensive
and bespoke service to superyachts in all major Spanish ports.
Utilizing the structure and logistical resources of all its associates, Evolution provides a complete and unique concept of service. Evolution has the yachting expertise and local knowledge at its disposal so clients have the best advantages and up to date legal advice for management companies for their vessels while in Spanish waters.