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HILL ROBINSON Strengthens Key Positions on Yacht Team

HILL ROBINSON announces the strengthening of its key departments to reinforce their position as the
leading independent yacht management company.

New personnel have been recruited in the Antibes office to offer additional support to the Technical
Departments (both for refit and new build); Charter Management Department; Crew Administration
(Payroll & Administration plus Crew Selection & Recruitment) and Operational Support. Over 20
multi-national, multi lingual staff are now on hand to help ensure the smooth and efficient operation
of every yacht in the Hill Robinson fleet.

Managing Director Nick Hill states “2009/2010 has not been the easiest of times, but the demand
for yacht management has actually increased as a result of the economic crisis. As the industry’s
leading independent yacht managers we have seen a continued steady growth. To meet this growth,
we are reinforcing our existing services and adding new services in areas such as crew employment
and payroll in response to legislative changes. Our new online support – HRCLICK – has been well
received and is helping to reduce paperwork both in the office and on board. We have made the
decision to invest in the future by recruiting some very experience individuals from the industry as
well as some enthusiastic new blood. We feel very optimistic about the future. Our independence,
high standards and integrity have always stood us in good stead and we are confident that the
additions to our already strong team can only serve to improve this standard of our services.”


New Construction Project Management

Over the last 10 years HILL ROBINSON’s new build team has been working with some of the world’s
top shipyards to ensure successful deliveries for owners. The new online service HRCLICK allows
owners, captains, project managers, designers and shipyard personnel to have direct access to the
same up to date project information.

Technical Support and Refits

The very best technical skills are available 24/7. If you require the experience of a naval architect, a
class 1 engineer or a surveyor or you need help with a refit, flag state, shipyard, manufacturer or
supplier, the technical support team at HILL ROBINSON are just a call or an email away. Let them
work to find the solutions while the captain and engineer deal with running the yacht and taking
care of the guests.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security
Safety, security and operational efficiency is critical for every yacht and an essential element of
yacht management. Full ISM should be practical, easy to work with and with real support that
achieves results. Using HRCLICK HILL ROBINSON offers one of the simplest safety management
systems on the market to assist with all aspects of ISM/ISPS or Mini ISM.

Charter Management

HILL ROBINSON are not brokers or retail sales agents. The philosophy for HILL ROBINSON is to coordinate
the charter management on the owner’s behalf and to help facilitate the brokers busy
schedule. Who better to handle charter enquiries than the yacht’s manager?

Operational Support

HILL ROBINSON provides full shore-based logistical support leaving the captain and crew free to
concentrate on providing the guests with service of the highest quality. Operations can be overseen
in all four corners of the world.

Financial Administration

HILL ROBINSON prepares a realistic budget for the operation and maintenance of the yacht.
Providing running costs/monthly account reports compared to the pre-agreed budget is the best way
for an owner to see how his vessel is being managed. With bank accounts and cards in a country
and currency of your choice and all discounts being passed back to the clients the accounting of the
yacht couldn’t be better.

Crew Payroll and Administration

Recent changes in legislation, notably social security charges and contractual requirements, have
resulted in HILL ROBINSON providing full solutions for crew employment by handling and
managing the process of crew employment and payroll.
Crew Selection and Recruitment
HILL ROBINSON have access to all their contacts and a crew database to select and recruit the best
possible candidate. They use their detailed knowledge of the owner, the vessel requirements and the
crew member to choose the right candidate for each job.

For further information regarding the services provided by HILL ROBINSON please visit:

For additional information, Contact: Marianne Richards +33 (0)4 92 90 59 59 [email protected]

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