Elite Crew International and Warsash Superyacht Academy Announce Partnership

Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) has announced a new partnership agreement with Elite Crew International.

elite-crew-lars-250pxThe agreement further complements WSA’s distinctive group of established business partners offering a range of high quality services in support of the superyacht sector.

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 ‘the yachting capital of the world’ and with the opening of a new office in Barcelona planned for early 2014; the company are building an international presence in the industry.

Karina Roholte Befeld, Founder and Senior Crew Agent of Elite Crew International, said, “We are delighted the Academy recognises our professional approach to crew placement and chose us to become their business services partner. Since we cater to the larger mega yachts, we can see the benefits that our captains and officers will gain from the training offered at WSA. We are looking forward to building a working relationship that will benefit both parties, and ultimately our clients, captains and crew.” 

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’s business 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; BURGESS, Viking Recruitment, Wilsonhalligan, Interior Yacht Services, Marine Matters, MedAire, Regs4yachts, YachtsXL, Elite Crew International, Captain Barry Sadler Maritime Training and Consultancy, Southampton Solent University and Warsash Maritime Academy.



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