OnlyCaptains is a collaboration between, Captains Malcolm Jacotine and Brendan O’Shannassy who have been personally involved in the recruitment and mentoring of Captains and Crew in a combined yachting career spanning nearly sixty years.
They were uniquely exposed to the evolution of the superyacht industry and recognised the value a new approach could bring to finding and supporting talented Captains.
They turned to the idea of Executive Search, which was something that Malcolm had 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, their shared values and combined experience of the industry, they launched OnlyCaptains with a goal to improve the recruitment and mentoring of yacht Captains. However, since launch, they have seen that although many in the industry see the distinct advantage and value of their unique approach, there is little appetite for change. So, for the time being Executive Search is on hold and OnlyCaptains will focus on providing support to our Captains though the Community membership.
OnlyCaptains also work with partners who share our values of; excellence with honesty, transparency, and complete commercial independence.