Captain Malcolm Jacotine is Master Mariner, with an engineering, computing and business background, who has been involved in the superyacht industry since 1989 when, following what was supposed to be a short sabbatical, he took command of his first yacht, a Swan 57 sailing yacht owned by Computacenter PLC who he had been working for – he founded and managed their multi-million Pound, Computer Aided Design (CAD) division.
In 2010, after nine years running the Feadship LADY MARINA, he decided to return to college, full-time for ten months, in Fremantle, Australia, to upgrade his qualifications to Master Unlimited; something he felt was unfinished business from his time in the merchant navy, and also because he saw a developing demand for captains with superyacht experience and commercial qualifications for the new breed of gigayachts that where becoming more common in or industry. Armed with his upgraded qualification, he has been fortunate to sail on iconic yachts such as, EQUANIMITY, SERENE, KATARA, ULYSSES, AVIVA (98m) and ECLIPSE.
Malcolm has authored and contributed numerous articles on yachting and has been an invited speaker at many industry events.
With his experience spanning the whole spectrum of yachts, he has gained knowledge, insight and a unique perspective of the established recruitment processes and the human resource challenges.
Recognising the value a new approach could bring to finding and supporting talented Captains he turned to the idea of Executive Search, which was something he experienced himself when running a Division of Computacenter PLC and was approached by a Headhunter looking for a European Director for an American company.
Although he decided to stay at Computacenter, it was a fascinating experience that stuck with him, and an experience he felt relevant to the yachting industry given the importance a Captain has in the overall success of the yacht and and an Owners experience.
Using this knowledge, OnlyCaptains was launched with a goal to improve the recruitment and mentoring of yacht Captains.
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