The UK's first Maritime Virtual Assistant

Improving your business' credibility, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability;

to increase your fee earning potential whilst reducing your long term costs.


Oceanie Ltd

Are you a small to medium-sized enterprise specialising in maritime business services such as a consultant or surveyor? Maybe you focus on port services such as harbour pilot?  Or are you a small training provider or charity? Perhaps you are an Approved Doctor that would like a flexible administrator who is familiar with the ENG1 and ML5 process.

Whatever your specialty within the maritime domain, we can help you become the best version of your business. Whether you don't want to hire a full-time Executive Assistant, but need occasional EA support, or you keep 'putting off' your bookkeeping but know you need it doing for your accountant.  You could be technically brilliant and a leader in your field of expertise, but secretly admit that your report writing skills could do with some assistance. Regardless of what your situation may be, do you wish you had someone who could sort all this out for you? Well now you do - a VA from Océanie.

Just like your Purser used to when you worked at sea, Océanie's VAs are here to take what you view as an administrative burden, and make your business support processes 'ship-shape'. 


If you already have a small admin team, but you would like some additional help short term to streamline existing processes, for a new project or to a manage sudden increase in demand, get in touch. We can support you through your interim changes to ensure you weather your admin storm.

If you would like reassurance that your online business manager has been recognised as a leading service provider for the maritime domain, then we are the flexible interim department for your business.  Our Director is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management and was listed as day four of the Nautical Institute's South Australia branch 'Women in Maritime 2020'. Plus, we have been listed in the Department of International Trade's Maritime Services Capability Review 2020.  (The UK and Overseas version are available below).

 Intrigued? Continue reading below for more information.


Serving the Maritime domain for over 15 years.

For mariners by mariners, we understand your world.

We provide our clients with high-quality business support with our maritime virtual assistant service, especially for the Maritime domain. Responsible and personable, we are ready to be part of your team. Committed to high-quality work and ready to take on your seasonal or special, one-time projects.

From improving your business' credibility to increased productivity, Océanie can increase your efficiency and reduce your long term costs. Add to this utilising remote working, there is no need for additional office space for your business. It's the most dynamic method of business support for your modern business.

Also, as administrators, we may not have in-depth legal, policy, scientific and technical understanding of all maritime matters. However, because we have worked offshore, or for commercial maritime business and government departments shoreside, we are familiar with terms such as Ballast Water, the ISM Code, MARPOL, Port State Control, SOLAS, and UNCLOS. Plus we know what an  M Notice is (and where to find them). 

Océanie is committed to helping you be more cost-effective, time-efficient, to support your business growth.

How it works

Location is no barrier with remote working

Throughout your Océanie experience, we plan with you, but co-ordinate and implement the tasks and/ or project(s) for you.


In consultation with you, we may outsource work to Associate VA's or service partners to ensure the highest level of expertise to ensure superb delivery and completion.  Each AVA and partner have been carefully selected to emulate Oceanie's ethos, matching them with you to your unique business needs.

What We Do

Sustainable Problem Solving

Oceanie specialises in supporting businesses and solo entrepreneurs with their administrative, marketing, operations, and sales support needs. It is our mission to solve your problems, leaving you with some peace of mind that your business processes are safe for the long haul. Want to know more? Then hit the button below for more details.

Who are we?

You Need the Best

Océanie Ltd is a network of highly skilled virtual professionals serving clients across the nation and beyond. Lead by a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management, we specialise in supporting businesses and solo entrepreneurs with their administrative, marketing, operations, and sales support needs. It is our mission to solve your problems, leaving you some peace of mind. What to find out more about us? Head over to our services page now.

Why us?

We are the difference

Time and money are the most valuables assets of a Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME). They are valuable assets in commercial maritime too. Our goal is to restore and consistently maintain a healthy work-life balance for our clients, working hard to help you reach a sense of fulfillment, without having to sacrifice your time. 

The average employee who works 8 hours a day, is only productive for THREE hours a day. By using a VA, you pay for the time assigned to your delegated projects and tasks. This enables your business to run more efficiently whilst reducing your long term costs. 

Intrigued? Discover more about us below.

Where are we?

Scarborough: a town with a heart and soul in maritime

Britain's first seaside resort also has a long maritime history. Its maritime heritage is connected to fishing, maritime training, the Royal Navy, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, and the Vikings. Scarborough is home to one of the oldest RNLI stations (est. 1801), was the birthplace of Edward Harland (owner of the Harland & Wolfe shipyard, Belfast - Titanic's Shipyard), is affiliated to HMS DUNCAN and it's Sea Cadet unit was established in 1919. Our base is Woodend, the Grade II* listed 'Marine Villa' of Sir George Sitwell, overlooking Scarborough Harbour and the North Sea. It's an ideal setting for maritime business. 

Not sure where Scarborough is? Visit our contact us page to find out. Whilst you are there, why not drop us a line, and let's see what we can do for your business. 

Are you still wondering how our services can benefit your business? Below you’ll find some of the feedback we have received from our clients themselves. If you have enjoyed working with us, please send us your review as well!

Anonymous, from a previous indirect working relationship at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Laura has a friendly and outgoing personality and is very organised and committed to whatever she does. She has a very strong work ethic and, from what I can tell, is reliable and very good at organising and prioritising. She’s very passionate about her new initiative and is highly driven to make it a success. From what I’ve seen Laura strives for very high quality. The aims of the company fit well with the current UK and international thinking on the maritime environment. Also, the worldwide nature of the marine industry means that a virtual business support system would work well. I can see the benefits of the concept of Oceanie for small business owners.

Océanie Ltd

07726 228984

Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW

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