• Physical Security

    Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PVI, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Maritime Security since its inception in 2009. PVI’s operational experience is unrivalled, having completed thousands of successful transits of the Indian Ocean HRA.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PVI, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused security solution offering Maritime Security, Security Assessments and Audits and Physical Security Training.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security have provided Security Teams – both armed and unarmed – to Superyachts around the world from South East Asia to South America. From armed protection on the high seas, to VIP and executive protection ashore, through to unarmed protection in ports and marinas, our solutions are fully risk assessed and consultative, ensuring detailed assessment of the potential threats, allowing for a bespoke solution to be provided to mitigate the potential threats.
    We do not rely on third parties to vet or train our guards. Instead, PVI scrutinises all our guards’ medical and training documentation to ensure they achieve the standards our customers demand. They will all hold Live Firing Certificate, C&G MSO Certificate, ENG1, STCW95, Seaman’s Card and Wellness Assessment Letter. One of the team will be Trauma Medic Trained. While on board they will blend with the crew.

    In addition to the military, law enforcement and security service experience of the men and women we employ, our staff have a multitude of skills, from mountain leaders and jungle expedition guides to dive masters, medical instructors and personal trainers. Their diverse skillsets can be hand-picked and tailored to enhance the experience of the crew or guests on board.

    In addition to providing Security Teams on board superyachts, we can also provide Audits and Assessments regarding the Security Posture of the Superyacht. We have carried out SSA for Superyachts and New Build Projects with a view to writing and assessing the Ship Security Plan in accordance with ISM / ISPS / BMP 5 Guidelines and Accreditation.

    We believe in building long term relationships, so that we develop a keen understanding of our clients’ specific requirements. Halcyon Superyacht Security are always at the end of a phone and able to provide objective, no obligation advice, in a collaborative manner with an aim to build trust and offer peace of mind.

  • Cyber Security

    Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PGI Cyber Security, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Cyber Security since its inception in 2014. PGI believes that Cyber Security doesn’t need to be overly complicated or incomprehensible.

    The increasing automation of systems within yachting and the requirement for constant connectivity creates vulnerabilities on board a Superyacht that are often overlooked. Whether it’s a disgruntled former crew member or a cyber-criminal, intent on the theft of information for financial gain, the impact can be far reaching.

    PGI Cyber’s independence, accreditations and certifications guarantee the highest national and international standards are maintained. It is the extraordinary capabilities and expertise of our Cyber Security specialists that allows us to deliver straightforward, practical Cyber Security services and training that are proportionate to each client’s needs: simple or complex.
    PGI’s world class Cyber Security Training Academy in Bristol provides the best training in the industry. From large Superyachts to small Management Companies, our training courses are tailored to your specific needs and are taught either at the academy or elsewhere depending on your preference.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Cyber, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused security solution offering Cyber Security from Design to Maintenance and Ongoing Support including Incident Response, and Training Courses for junior crew, senior crew, yacht managers and ETO’s.

    Together we can devise an integrated approach that achieves and maintains a secure IT and OT environment onboard and ashore

  • Journey Risk Mitigation

    Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PGI Intelligence, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Journey Risk Mitigation since its inception in 2014. PGI believes that Journey Risk Mitigation doesn’t need to be overly complicated but relies on using facts and in-depth analysis of the facts to make decisions.

    Our intelligence team is led by former senior government officials with decades of experience in handling sensitive operations allowing us to deliver insights from privileged sources. The extensive global network of intelligence associates at our disposal is complemented by our world-class analysis and quality assurance procedures.

    We follow established risk management methods aligned to ISO 31000 risk management standard to save time and expense, facilitate clear communication of risks and to ensure a thorough, auditable approach.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Intelligence, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused Journey Risk Mitigation solution offering a deep Intelligence view of the superyacht’s environment to cover International Relations / Civil Unrest / Crime / Kidnap / Political Violence / Environment / Medical / Maritime.

    These reports can provide Geopolitical Threat Analysis to Yacht Managers, Charter Managers and Captains for ports and marinas, countries, regions or planned voyage routes. This detailed analysis can be provided just before charters commence or as a voyage in planned, to ensure complete awareness of all risks that will be faced by the yacht, her crew and her guests.

  • Security Training

    Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. The PGI Group, has remained a market leader in providing Security Training courses whether Physical Security and Survival Training via PVI or Cyber Security Training via PGI Cyber Security.

    PGI Cyber Security delivers the widest breadth of certified Cyber Security Training in the UK; operating either out of its prestigious Cyber Academy in Bristol, UK or projecting forward internationally.  It offers Cyber Awareness Training courses for crew; including bespoke versions equipping yacht management companies and captains to plan balanced risk mitigation.  It also runs more technical ETO courses in the safe recognition, containment and response to cyber threats and incidents.

    PVI’s military roots are in the amphibious domain, drawing instructors and operational staff from a pool of former naval personnel. From providing STCW and Intruder / maritime security Training Courses through to Polar Survival Courses, we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver in-depth courses which not only provide detailed content, but also real-life experiences which provide additional benefit to the students.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take this in-house knowledge and expertise of PVI and PGI Cyber, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide unique, client focused Training solutions to the Superyacht Industry.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security training is based upon the latest British Military Doctrine. We conduct an in-depth training needs analysis to ensure all training is relevant, up to date and specific to the requirements of the yacht – taking into consideration their current and future plans.

    We believe in building long term self-sufficiency and through-life capability that enhances operational effectiveness, in line with long term strategic objectives.

  • Consultancy

    Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. The PGI Group is made up of a number of companies which all have separate but complimentary skills.

    PVI has remained a market leader in the world of Maritime Security since its inception in 2009. PVI is focused on the delivering high quality, physical security solutions on board Superyachts around the world. This includes Security Training and Survival Courses.

    PGI Cyber Security has remained a market leader in the world of Cyber Security since its inception in 2014. There specialists allow us to deliver straightforward, practical Cyber Security services and training that are proportionate to each client’s needs

    PGI Intelligence has remained a market leader in the world of Journey Risk Mitigation since its inception in 2014. PGI Intelligence can provide Geopolitical Risk Analysis to Yacht Managers, Charter Managers and Captains before charters commence or as they plan their voyages to ensure complete awareness of all risks that will be faced by the yacht, her crew and her guests.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take all this in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Group, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, comprehensive and client focused security solution offering Physical Security, Cyber Security, Journey Risk Mitigation and Training in both Physical and Cyber Security.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security can work in a consultative manner, with individual yachts and with management companies to provide a complete security solution to cover the yacht’s entire security posture.

    Halcyon Superyacht Security can work with New Build projects to ensure a yacht is delivered to the new owner with a strong Security Posture – both in terms of Cyber Security and Physical Security, with a crew who are well trained to react in the event of a security threat This can cover Cyber Security Design, producing a Cyber Security Manual, Ship Security Assessments and producing Ship Security Plans and Crew Training Programmes.

    All the above services are offered by PGI Group of Companies as their core business. The business units are run from UK – whether utilising PGI Cyber Security in Bristol or PGI Intelligence in London or PVI in Tiverton.

  • Testimonials

    Having now used Halcyon on two separate occasions, I can say that from the Quotation stage through the final disembarkation of the security team Halcyon Superyacht Security were efficient, professional and easy to deal with making the process smooth.

    On both transits we had no “incidents” but the professionalism of the security team on board from their arrival, the drills and their obvious experience of dealing with these scenarios gave myself and the rest of the crew comfort and the feeling we were in safe hands.

    Another vital part of the process for me is the security team integrate well with the crew on Board. This they achieved with little effort and made the crew comfortable with the situation.

    I would highly recommend Halcyon Superyacht Security to any Yacht requiring the professional, well priced services of a security company for any transits through piracy waters.

    Capt Dan Bean  MY Talisman C


    Once again I have used Halcyon Superyacht Security (PVI) to be our on board security team for our Red Sea Transit. Like before, Halcyon provided a well presented, highly trained and experienced 3 man team. The team have an air of confidence and professionalism that they bring with them to the yacht which puts the crew at ease during the transit.

    Halcyon are very welcome back on Eos and I highly recommend them for your security needs.

    Capt Simon Cawthorne SY Eos


    MYS contacted Halcyon Superyacht Security after a referral from a mutual contact.  Prior to producing a proposal for security devices on board one of our managed yachts that is potentially travelling to the Indian Ocean Halcyon sent a member of the team down to the vessel in question to take a look at the arrangements, meet the crew and give an on board security presentation.  All of the above was carried out in a very professional manner by Calvin Metcalf. 

    I was impressed with the service, my impression is that Halcyon want to ensure that the service is tailored to fit the requirements of the vessel and crew in question.  In the world of yachting, tailored and bespoke are words that get bandied around more often than they should in my opinion, however in this particular case I feel it is a fitting description of the service to date we have received from Halcyon.

    Paul Were Mega Yacht Solutions

  • Maritime Personnel

    We are dedicated to protecting your lifestyle by offering superyacht security solutions and personnel that are second-to-none. Our security personnel have extensive experience in maritime security and counter piracy operations having served in the British Forces and more recently as Maritime Security Officers.

    Our super yacht security staff are competent in the use of tender craft and a full array of water sports craft. Our staff have a multitude of skills, from mountain leaders and jungle expedition guides to dive masters, medical instructors and personal trainers. As such, our personnel will be a useful addition to your ship’s crew. Their diverse skillset can be tailored to enhance your cruise experience at no extra cost.

    The profiles below reflect the experience and qualifications of two current professionals.

    Profile 1

    Former Royal Marine 1 is a highly-qualified individual with an exemplary career of 9 years. Qualified in Ship Security with RYA certificates as a Coastal Skipper and Yacht master, he also has an advanced Powerboat Certificate and GPS, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance. He is an adaptable team player who remains calm when working under pressure and is used to operating in extreme environments. Former Royal Marine 1 is an avid Climber and skier, holding a qualification in mountain rescue along with being a qualified Coxswain.

    Qualifications and training:

    • STCW 95 4 Modules
    • RYA National and Advanced Powerboat level 2
    • RYA Short Range Radio
    • RYA Coastal Skipper
    • RYA Yacht Master Offshore
    • GPS, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance
    • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
    • FPOSi Advanced Trauma Medical Training
    • PADI Advanced Open Water
    • Mountain Rescue – Advanced Climbing
    • SIA Close Protection Licence

     

    Profile 2

    Former Royal Marine 2 has over eleven years’ exemplary service, leaving the Corps after achieving the rank of Corporal. He was awarded a Physical Training Medal for superior fitness and is a highly regarded and hugely experienced member of our specialist team. He is thorough, meticulous and a well-presented people person who understands the importance of loyalty and discretion. Former Royal Marine 2 is a RYA qualified sailor who knows his way around a yacht having led a team on numerous long cruises. He is a keen marathon runner whose mind is focussed and can be relied on to take charge in challenging situations.

    Qualifications and training:

    • RYA Power Boat Level 2
    • RYA VHF Radio Operator
    • STCW 95 4 Modules
    • ENG 1
    • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
    • SIA Close Protection Licence
    • FPOSi Advanced Trauma Medical Training
    • CMI Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
    • CMI Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management
    • MCA Ships Security Officer

Physical Security

Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PVI, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Maritime Security since its inception in 2009. PVI’s operational experience is unrivalled, having completed thousands of successful transits of the Indian Ocean HRA.

Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PVI, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused security solution offering Maritime Security, Security Assessments and Audits and Physical Security Training.

Halcyon Superyacht Security have provided Security Teams – both armed and unarmed – to Superyachts around the world from South East Asia to South America. From armed protection on the high seas, to VIP and executive protection ashore, through to unarmed protection in ports and marinas, our solutions are fully risk assessed and consultative, ensuring detailed assessment of the potential threats, allowing for a bespoke solution to be provided to mitigate the potential threats.
We do not rely on third parties to vet or train our guards. Instead, PVI scrutinises all our guards’ medical and training documentation to ensure they achieve the standards our customers demand. They will all hold Live Firing Certificate, C&G MSO Certificate, ENG1, STCW95, Seaman’s Card and Wellness Assessment Letter. One of the team will be Trauma Medic Trained. While on board they will blend with the crew.

In addition to the military, law enforcement and security service experience of the men and women we employ, our staff have a multitude of skills, from mountain leaders and jungle expedition guides to dive masters, medical instructors and personal trainers. Their diverse skillsets can be hand-picked and tailored to enhance the experience of the crew or guests on board.

In addition to providing Security Teams on board superyachts, we can also provide Audits and Assessments regarding the Security Posture of the Superyacht. We have carried out SSA for Superyachts and New Build Projects with a view to writing and assessing the Ship Security Plan in accordance with ISM / ISPS / BMP 5 Guidelines and Accreditation.

We believe in building long term relationships, so that we develop a keen understanding of our clients’ specific requirements. Halcyon Superyacht Security are always at the end of a phone and able to provide objective, no obligation advice, in a collaborative manner with an aim to build trust and offer peace of mind.

Cyber Security

Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PGI Cyber Security, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Cyber Security since its inception in 2014. PGI believes that Cyber Security doesn’t need to be overly complicated or incomprehensible.

The increasing automation of systems within yachting and the requirement for constant connectivity creates vulnerabilities on board a Superyacht that are often overlooked. Whether it’s a disgruntled former crew member or a cyber-criminal, intent on the theft of information for financial gain, the impact can be far reaching.

PGI Cyber’s independence, accreditations and certifications guarantee the highest national and international standards are maintained. It is the extraordinary capabilities and expertise of our Cyber Security specialists that allows us to deliver straightforward, practical Cyber Security services and training that are proportionate to each client’s needs: simple or complex.
PGI’s world class Cyber Security Training Academy in Bristol provides the best training in the industry. From large Superyachts to small Management Companies, our training courses are tailored to your specific needs and are taught either at the academy or elsewhere depending on your preference.

Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Cyber, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused security solution offering Cyber Security from Design to Maintenance and Ongoing Support including Incident Response, and Training Courses for junior crew, senior crew, yacht managers and ETO’s.

Together we can devise an integrated approach that achieves and maintains a secure IT and OT environment onboard and ashore

Journey Risk Mitigation

Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. PGI Intelligence, one of our sister companies, has remained a market leader in the world of Journey Risk Mitigation since its inception in 2014. PGI believes that Journey Risk Mitigation doesn’t need to be overly complicated but relies on using facts and in-depth analysis of the facts to make decisions.

Our intelligence team is led by former senior government officials with decades of experience in handling sensitive operations allowing us to deliver insights from privileged sources. The extensive global network of intelligence associates at our disposal is complemented by our world-class analysis and quality assurance procedures.

We follow established risk management methods aligned to ISO 31000 risk management standard to save time and expense, facilitate clear communication of risks and to ensure a thorough, auditable approach.

Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take the in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Intelligence, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, client focused Journey Risk Mitigation solution offering a deep Intelligence view of the superyacht’s environment to cover International Relations / Civil Unrest / Crime / Kidnap / Political Violence / Environment / Medical / Maritime.

These reports can provide Geopolitical Threat Analysis to Yacht Managers, Charter Managers and Captains for ports and marinas, countries, regions or planned voyage routes. This detailed analysis can be provided just before charters commence or as a voyage in planned, to ensure complete awareness of all risks that will be faced by the yacht, her crew and her guests.

Security Training

Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. The PGI Group, has remained a market leader in providing Security Training courses whether Physical Security and Survival Training via PVI or Cyber Security Training via PGI Cyber Security.

PGI Cyber Security delivers the widest breadth of certified Cyber Security Training in the UK; operating either out of its prestigious Cyber Academy in Bristol, UK or projecting forward internationally.  It offers Cyber Awareness Training courses for crew; including bespoke versions equipping yacht management companies and captains to plan balanced risk mitigation.  It also runs more technical ETO courses in the safe recognition, containment and response to cyber threats and incidents.

PVI’s military roots are in the amphibious domain, drawing instructors and operational staff from a pool of former naval personnel. From providing STCW and Intruder / maritime security Training Courses through to Polar Survival Courses, we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver in-depth courses which not only provide detailed content, but also real-life experiences which provide additional benefit to the students.

Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take this in-house knowledge and expertise of PVI and PGI Cyber, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide unique, client focused Training solutions to the Superyacht Industry.

Halcyon Superyacht Security training is based upon the latest British Military Doctrine. We conduct an in-depth training needs analysis to ensure all training is relevant, up to date and specific to the requirements of the yacht – taking into consideration their current and future plans.

We believe in building long term self-sufficiency and through-life capability that enhances operational effectiveness, in line with long term strategic objectives.

Consultancy

Halcyon Superyacht Security is the bespoke Superyacht Security division of PGI Group. The PGI Group is made up of a number of companies which all have separate but complimentary skills.

PVI has remained a market leader in the world of Maritime Security since its inception in 2009. PVI is focused on the delivering high quality, physical security solutions on board Superyachts around the world. This includes Security Training and Survival Courses.

PGI Cyber Security has remained a market leader in the world of Cyber Security since its inception in 2014. There specialists allow us to deliver straightforward, practical Cyber Security services and training that are proportionate to each client’s needs

PGI Intelligence has remained a market leader in the world of Journey Risk Mitigation since its inception in 2014. PGI Intelligence can provide Geopolitical Risk Analysis to Yacht Managers, Charter Managers and Captains before charters commence or as they plan their voyages to ensure complete awareness of all risks that will be faced by the yacht, her crew and her guests.

Halcyon Superyacht Security aims to take all this in-house knowledge and expertise of PGI Group, in conjunction with our knowledge of the superyacht industry, to provide a unique, comprehensive and client focused security solution offering Physical Security, Cyber Security, Journey Risk Mitigation and Training in both Physical and Cyber Security.

Halcyon Superyacht Security can work in a consultative manner, with individual yachts and with management companies to provide a complete security solution to cover the yacht’s entire security posture.

Halcyon Superyacht Security can work with New Build projects to ensure a yacht is delivered to the new owner with a strong Security Posture – both in terms of Cyber Security and Physical Security, with a crew who are well trained to react in the event of a security threat This can cover Cyber Security Design, producing a Cyber Security Manual, Ship Security Assessments and producing Ship Security Plans and Crew Training Programmes.

All the above services are offered by PGI Group of Companies as their core business. The business units are run from UK – whether utilising PGI Cyber Security in Bristol or PGI Intelligence in London or PVI in Tiverton.

Testimonials

Having now used Halcyon on two separate occasions, I can say that from the Quotation stage through the final disembarkation of the security team Halcyon Superyacht Security were efficient, professional and easy to deal with making the process smooth.

On both transits we had no “incidents” but the professionalism of the security team on board from their arrival, the drills and their obvious experience of dealing with these scenarios gave myself and the rest of the crew comfort and the feeling we were in safe hands.

Another vital part of the process for me is the security team integrate well with the crew on Board. This they achieved with little effort and made the crew comfortable with the situation.

I would highly recommend Halcyon Superyacht Security to any Yacht requiring the professional, well priced services of a security company for any transits through piracy waters.

Capt Dan Bean  MY Talisman C


Once again I have used Halcyon Superyacht Security (PVI) to be our on board security team for our Red Sea Transit. Like before, Halcyon provided a well presented, highly trained and experienced 3 man team. The team have an air of confidence and professionalism that they bring with them to the yacht which puts the crew at ease during the transit.

Halcyon are very welcome back on Eos and I highly recommend them for your security needs.

Capt Simon Cawthorne SY Eos


MYS contacted Halcyon Superyacht Security after a referral from a mutual contact.  Prior to producing a proposal for security devices on board one of our managed yachts that is potentially travelling to the Indian Ocean Halcyon sent a member of the team down to the vessel in question to take a look at the arrangements, meet the crew and give an on board security presentation.  All of the above was carried out in a very professional manner by Calvin Metcalf. 

I was impressed with the service, my impression is that Halcyon want to ensure that the service is tailored to fit the requirements of the vessel and crew in question.  In the world of yachting, tailored and bespoke are words that get bandied around more often than they should in my opinion, however in this particular case I feel it is a fitting description of the service to date we have received from Halcyon.

Paul Were Mega Yacht Solutions

Maritime Personnel

We are dedicated to protecting your lifestyle by offering superyacht security solutions and personnel that are second-to-none. Our security personnel have extensive experience in maritime security and counter piracy operations having served in the British Forces and more recently as Maritime Security Officers.

Our super yacht security staff are competent in the use of tender craft and a full array of water sports craft. Our staff have a multitude of skills, from mountain leaders and jungle expedition guides to dive masters, medical instructors and personal trainers. As such, our personnel will be a useful addition to your ship’s crew. Their diverse skillset can be tailored to enhance your cruise experience at no extra cost.

The profiles below reflect the experience and qualifications of two current professionals.

Profile 1

Former Royal Marine 1 is a highly-qualified individual with an exemplary career of 9 years. Qualified in Ship Security with RYA certificates as a Coastal Skipper and Yacht master, he also has an advanced Powerboat Certificate and GPS, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance. He is an adaptable team player who remains calm when working under pressure and is used to operating in extreme environments. Former Royal Marine 1 is an avid Climber and skier, holding a qualification in mountain rescue along with being a qualified Coxswain.

Qualifications and training:

  • STCW 95 4 Modules
  • RYA National and Advanced Powerboat level 2
  • RYA Short Range Radio
  • RYA Coastal Skipper
  • RYA Yacht Master Offshore
  • GPS, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
  • FPOSi Advanced Trauma Medical Training
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Mountain Rescue – Advanced Climbing
  • SIA Close Protection Licence

 

Profile 2

Former Royal Marine 2 has over eleven years’ exemplary service, leaving the Corps after achieving the rank of Corporal. He was awarded a Physical Training Medal for superior fitness and is a highly regarded and hugely experienced member of our specialist team. He is thorough, meticulous and a well-presented people person who understands the importance of loyalty and discretion. Former Royal Marine 2 is a RYA qualified sailor who knows his way around a yacht having led a team on numerous long cruises. He is a keen marathon runner whose mind is focussed and can be relied on to take charge in challenging situations.

Qualifications and training:

  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • RYA VHF Radio Operator
  • STCW 95 4 Modules
  • ENG 1
  • DBS Criminal Record check – clear
  • SIA Close Protection Licence
  • FPOSi Advanced Trauma Medical Training
  • CMI Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • CMI Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management
  • MCA Ships Security Officer