CrewFO Team: Meet Bradley Van Biljon

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Hi everyone.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Brad and I’m the newest member of the CrewFO team.

My Background:

I’m currently working part-time while I complete my final year of an MA in Accounting and Finance at the University of Aberdeen. Before this, however, I used to work in the superyacht industry. I spent 3 years working onboard a 65m private yacht and continued to stay involved in the yachting industry throughout my studies, spending two of my summer breaks working onboard a 73m charter yacht and another working as a yacht agent in the U.K.

Although I greatly enjoyed my time working onboard yachts, learning a lot, and growing as an individual, I ultimately didn’t see it as a suitable lifestyle for me long term, so I began thinking of my exit plan. With such strong ties to the yachting industry, it seemed like a natural progression to combine my new career with my old one, so where better to work than at the company that used to do my taxes while I was in the yachting industry.

My New Role:

My previous yachting experience gives me some distinct advantages in my new role, namely that I understand the demands of the yachting industry and the requirements and thought processes of the crew. I understand the complexities and intricacies of working onboard a yacht: the long hours, the monotonous jobs, the extravagant time off, and most importantly the ever-increasing bank account (if you’re doing it right). It’s my hope that I can use this position to help current and future crew avoid all the mistakes I, and many other yachties I have met along the way, have made. Financial freedom is a subject that is very important to me, and I take great pride in being able to help others achieve this through smart investment decisions and sensible money management.

Here at CrewFO, we offer a wide range of services catered specifically to helping seafarers achieve this, including tax services, investment advice, mortgages, and business advisory services, amongst many others. I will be writing some articles briefly covering each of the services we offer, so stay tuned for those, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information than these articles provide, please reach out to via the website or contact the CrewFO team at

I look forward to meeting you all in due time.

Until next time,

Published on 13th December 2023 in by