Dovaston Crew CEO Phil Edwards has announced that the Palma based crew agency has been acquired by Sovren House Group.

The Sovren House Group currently owns and operates The Nautical Academy (NA Yachts and NA Commercial), Sovren House (SH), International Yacht Register (IYR), IY Blue (U.S. division of IYR) and Sovren Magazine. The group says it is committed to creating and operating a-well rounded business with continued growth, via increased sales and expansion and will be bringing further assets into the fold within the coming months including a private aviation company “Sovren Air” and a wealth management company.

The acquisition continues an 18-month development programme for the Sovren House Group and although the official announcement will take place at this year’s Palma Crew Show on the 25th April, the group already has expansion plans in action. Dovaston Crew will shortly be opening offices in Barcelona and the Nautical Academy will be commencing training courses in Palma de Mallorca.

The Nautical Academy provides yacht crew with the unique opportunity to complete accredited training courses across all departments, including deck, engineering, interior and culinary. This month saw the NA run the first STCW 95/2010 and advanced fire-fighting courses from the new fire training facility in Barcelona.