Founder And Principal Consultant

Captain Malcolm Jacotine AFNI

Captain Malcolm Jacotine AFNI

A Master Mariner, with an engineering, computing and business background. I have been involved in the superyacht industry since 1989 when, following what was supposed to be a short sabbatical, I took command of my first yacht, a Swan 57 sailing yacht owned by Computacenter PLC – I founded and managed their multi-million Pound, Computer Aided Design (CAD) division.

In 2010, after nine years running the Feadship LADY MARINA, I returned to college for ten months, in Fremantle, Australia, to upgrade my qualifications to Master Unlimited. This was something I felt was unfinished business from my merchant navy days and also because I recognised a growing need for captains with both superyacht experience and commercial qualifications. An invaluable combination for the new breed of superyachts above 3000gt that where becoming more common in the industry.

Armed with my upgraded qualification, I have been fortunate to sail on iconic yachts such as EQUANIMITY, SERENE, KATARA, ULYSSES, AVIVA (98m) and ECLIPSE.

Using my business and maritime experience, I also provide yacht consultancy to owners and family offices through my company

I am an active supporter of the superyacht industry and have participated as speaker/panelist during events and seminars, authored articles and, contributed to many industry publications.

With my experience spanning the whole spectrum of yachts and building high performance teams, I have gained knowledge, insight and, a unique perspective, of the established recruitment process and human resource challenges.

Recognising that the traditional yacht recruitment firms often lack command or maritime experience, OnlyCaptains was launched with a goal to improve the recruitment and mentoring of talented yacht Captains and Deck Officers – tomorrows captains!

OnlyCaptains work with associate Captains and partners who share our core values – excellence, transparency and independence.

A member of the Yacht Club de Monaco and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute.

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