Who we are

Cornerstone Crew Management Limited was established in 2011 to provide employment services relating to crew in the superyacht industry. Cornerstone is here to assist both owners and crew to ensure that crew are paid what they are due, when it’s due, on time, every time. Our ethos is that a happy crew, employed correctly and treated properly, will ensure that any yacht will operate at its best, enhancing the experience for owners and guests alike.

Cornerstone offer contributions to all aspects of the industry, with our latest involvement being for The Yachting Blog's article; How to employ yacht crew.

Meet the team

Ewan Heap

Ewan is a Director of Cornerstone in having worked for 20 years in the Corporate Service Provider (CSP) sector on the Isle of Man. Ewan is experienced in all aspects of CSP operations and crew management including flag state employment rules, MLC and crew contracts.

Outside of work Ewan enjoys Golf, Manchester United and Mustang’s – not sure in which order!

David Kneen

Dave joined Cornerstone in April 2020 having previously worked with Ewan at another CSP on the Isle of Man. Dave brings several years experience to the team and plenty of enthusiasm to match!

Outside of work Dave is also a Manchester United fan and Petrol Head having spent the early part of his career working as a Honda mechanic.

Alan Hollingsworth

Alan has been with the company since its inception supporting the executive team with management and strategic input.