Dragon Hills provide a full registration service. From advice and consultation through to carrying out all aspects of the registration process bringing together all the required documents and declarations, bills of sale & tonnage survey.

  • Red Flag States registration specialists
  • Full process managed by us
  • Tonnage surveys worldwide
  • UK representative for non UK residents

MANAGEMENT

“Every yacht owner and captain can benefit from shoreside management. We firmly believe that owning a yacht should be an enjoyable experience, by removing the headache of managing the yacht we can help maximise your leisure time aboard and leaving you to concentrate on your business and family when at home.” Mathew Abbas, Managing Director

Dragon Hills management packages ensure the yacht is maintained and operated in accordance with the ever evolving legislation relative to your flag state and in compliance with the requirements of the local Port State where the yacht is operating. Our Packages can be tailored exactly to your needs; containing all or some of the following elements;

  • Consultancy
  • Logistical/Operational Management
  • Financial Management
  • Compliance (MCA/MLC)
  • Safety Management System
  • Technical Management
  • Crew Management
  • Charter Management

All elements are available in either a 12 month or 1 month rolling contract.

LOGISTICAL/OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

We provide reliable operational shore-side support taking the pressure away from owners and crew; liaising with you and/or the captain, we will make arrangements for anything from marina bookings to insurance and anything else your yacht wants or needs during a busy season. Running a modern yacht is becoming more and more labour intensive so Shoreside management is now essential for those who want to maximise the efficiency and enjoyment of their yachts. Allowing the captain and crew to focus on their primary roles while we fill in the administrative gaps.

  • One number to call
  • One email address to write to
  • Port Bookings & liaison
  • Bunkering arranged, 
  • Customs and agent liaison, 
  • Provisioning organised, 
  • Flights & transfers booked,
  • Schedule Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Back Office administrative support 

“I cannot thank Dragon Hills enough for their support this season, they acted promptly and efficiently allowing me to focus on the boat and guests while they managed the operations in the background. It was great to be able to send off multiple requests during a charter and know that when I arrived the port was booked, the agent was waiting and the parts I needed were in the marina office ready for me to collect.” Mark Worthington, Captain S/Y The Rock.

CONSULTANCY

Our consultancy package is the foundation to all our other management services, It is the first step allowing you to tap into Dragon Hills vast wealth of knowledge and experience. Giving you unlimited advice on anything related to your yacht, anytime, you can rest assured that you are making the right decisions for your yacht and your yacht is being operated legally and efficiently at all times.

With over 15 years experience managing yachts over 60ft and with a broad range of industry knowledge, our team of experienced yachting professionals are perfectly placed to advise and assist you.

FINANCIAL

Todays luxury yachts demand considerable sums of money to keep them running to the highest standards. Our professional financial management will save you time and money with a dedicated person handling all the financials for your yacht and crew. We will put into place and annual budget with a target to maintain your operating expenses within that budget. Utilising our online cloud based accounts package crew can submit expenses via a dedicated app reducing their paperwork burden. We provide a yacht specific multi currency bank account with ring fenced debit cards for each crew member who can view their balances in real time via an app. We pay larger bills direct via wire transfer following strict procedures for checking invoices and recipient bank details always ensuring your money is safe and secure. At the end of each month we provide monthly reports and a single funding request for the following month keeping it as simple as possible for owners and captains alike. Leave us to worry about balancing the accounts while you worry about enjoying your yacht;

  • Full management of your yacht’s finances
  • Yacht specific multi currency bank account
  • Debit cards for captain and crew
  • Payment of invoices
  • Monthly reports and cashflow forecasts
  • Annual budgets
  • Real time access to online accounts portal and app
  • Dedicated expense reporting app for captain and crew
  • No more spreadsheets or paper being sent between crews and owner
  • APA handling via dedicated prepaid debit card

TECHNICAL SERVICES

At Dragon Hills we have an in-depth understanding of the systems and equipment fitted to today’s yachts in the over 60ft size bracket. Our experienced Technical Services Manager, David, has seen it all when it comes to breakdowns and complicated installs, he knows how much your yacht means to you and will take complete care of her while working aboard. No job is too big or too small, from a new bilge pump to a complete MCA safety kit install. We offer the ultimate “one-stop-shop” for all your technical and equipment needs for your yacht.

  • Full range of technical services available throughout Europe
  • Equipment supplied and installed on board
  • Project Management
  • WINTER vention package for complete peace of mind over the winter
  • SUMMER service to refresh and service your yacht mid season
  • Online job list collaboration and 24/7 support when combined with logistical management package

MCA & MLC COMPLIANCE

The complexities of the MCA Code of Practice and MLC can be daunting for both new and experienced yacht owners. With an in-depth understanding of what is required for your yacht and crew to be fully compliant, we can assist every step of the way”
For yachts registered under the UK red flag states, including both commercial yachts and private yachts intending to occasionally charter, conformity with the MCA Code of Practice is mandatory. The MCA standard isn’t just relevant to red flag states, it is also useful to yachts under other flags. As a worldwide benchmark, an MCA certificate is often accepted in place of local rules and is a sensible standard for safety conscious owners of private yachts to adhere to. Coded yachts operating outside the UK and employing crew to work onboard must now also be MLC compliant. The Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) became mandatory for UK flagged commercial vessels, on international voyages from 2014 and details a strict set of rules for employing crew to ensure their welfare and safety.