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This is Why We Are Amazing

The Newport Yacht Support team strives to provide a thoughtful and personalized yacht crew recruitment service to charter and private Superyachts. Located in the breathtakingly scenic sailing capitol of the World, Newport, Rhode Island, NYS is well placed to personally interview and recruit crew on the East Coast of the United States. With a collective 25 years of industry experience as crew on board yachts as well as careers in land based yacht building, boat refit and management our team has a wealth of experience to draw from.

We are here to support new crew on their journey into this exciting industry. NYS endeavors to assist experienced crew in striving forwards in their careers. As a partner to Owners and Captains in their search for the best crew the industry has to offer, we will work hard to seek out excellent new talent on their behalf. We also understand that crewing a yacht is only one piece in the puzzle when it comes to running a successful yacht program and that shore based support is an essential tool in keeping your yacht team well supported in their roles on board. Reach out, we are always here to help!

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Company Aims

Newport Yacht Support is focused on being an efficient partner to yacht crew and yachts, working hard alongside our clients to bring together crew and yacht programs that are best suited to each other. NYS aims to be the catalyst for great teams working well together and thereby assisting in providing the best environment for Owners to enjoy their yachts seamlessly from season to season. We are here to support those teams to do their job on board as effectively and as efficiently as possible, providing easily accessible shore support to the various departments on board.

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MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLS), also referred to as the ‘Seafarers’ Bill of Rights’ is an international agreement of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The convention applies to all seafarers, including those with jobs in hotels and other passenger services on cruise ships and commercial yachts and sets out employees’ rights to decent conditions of labor establishing minimum working and living standards for all seafarers working on ships flying the flags of ratifying countries. The MLC sets minimum requirements for nearly every aspect of working and living conditions for seafarers including recruitment and placement practices, conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, repatriation, annual leave, payment of wages, accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering, health protection, occupational safety and health, medical care, onshore welfare services and social protection. In 2013, 30 countries adopted the MLC Labor Convention into law and following this by January 2019 a total of 90 countries had accepted the MLC 2006 thereby regulating more than 90% of the world’s shipping industry.