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Virtual Pursers Six Month Milestone

9 March 2021

Since their official launch on the 1st of September 2020, Virtual Pursers have realised the importance of cultivating relationships. With 20 years combined industry experience, and an impressive professional network, the founders had a clear vision on which affiliates to reach out to for possible brand alignment. Quickly establishing themselves as the leading experts in outsourced yachting administration, they have no plans to slow down.

“Virtual Pursers have grown and developed in so many unexpected ways since conception and we are thrilled to have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline”, says Dominique Smit, Co-founder.

In a nutshell they:

Have partnered with:

  • Blue Marine Travel

  • Pelion Consulting

  • Luxury Hospitality

  • Deep Blue Soft

Are proud to be a part of:

  • She of the Sea

  • The PYA

  • International Super Yacht Society

Are listed in:

  • The Yachting Pages

  • The Superyacht Group

Have written for and been featured in:

  • Onboard Online

  • Boat International

  • The Islander

  • Dockwalk

  • Onboard Magazine

  • Yacht International Radio

  • PYA

  • The Yachting Pages

Company news:

Yacht management companies and Pursers go hand-in-hand. Which is why teaming up with Invisible Crew was a highlight in the company’s early stages. The synergy provides worry-free Pocket Superyacht ownership, through the placement of quality crew. Working behind the scenes, offering administrative expertise and support, Virtual Pursers couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Invisible Crew journey. “I was introduced to VP as a solution when my admin assistant was forced to focus solely on our marketing. Today I have a scalable team of assistants with in depth yachting knowledge which - apart from handling the mundane admin tasks - are capable of solving every challenge thrown at them. This has decreased my personal workload and further increased the quality and scope of our services. Now our Pocket Superyacht owners have Invisible Superyacht Pursers on board!”

Not only catering to management companies, newbuilds are also in the mix with one of their innovative developments – The Purser Template. Virtual Pursers understand that setting up a Newbuild is no easy feat. The administration side of things may be an initial requirement, however it does not necessarily warrant a full time resource. Simplifying matters, Virtual Pursers offer a flexible, cost-effective solution which involves; streamlining the administration setup from the get-go, making sure that all of the information and documentation is in logical order.

Expansion is definitely on the horizon for this dynamic duo. Virtual Pursers are extremely humbled to be in the position of accepting CV’s from potential candidates. “We’re excited about those interested in joining our journey”, says Bec, Co-founder. If you think you’d be the right fit for the team, please head over to the careers section on the website to submit your CV.

Introducing a new Q & A section to their repartee, the ladies interview leaders in the industry every month to gain some first-hand perspective on an array of issues. Their latest interview with Liz Brasler focuses on her journey from deckhand to Captain, and is filled with ups, downs and gems of wisdom. Visit for more.

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