Professional Yachtsman’s Association is a non-profit association run for crew by crew and is the Professional Body for those working in the Super Yacht sector. PYA is the acknowledged voice for crew in the Superyacht industry, lobbying administrations and policy makers to safeguard the best interests of personnel in the yachting industry. They work alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to ensure that training, qualifications and certification are in keeping with industry requirements. PYA is the only association in the world that can verify sea service on yachts on behalf of MCA and Transport Malta. PYA has created an industry standard for Interior Crew Training and Certification (ICTC). Courses that embody the ICTC’s Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service Training (GUEST) are available from PYA accredited training providers world wide.
Membership benefits include:
The PYA Service Record Book, a log book recognised by the MCA and other authorities as proof of sea service and training.
The provision of MCA Training Record Books and Yachting Rating Certificates issued on behalf of the MCA.
Career advice, and guidance for crew in challenging situations.
Invitations to professional seminars with industry experts at Yacht Shows, and Roadshow seminars throughout the year, as well as social and networking events.
Exclusive offers and discounts on travel, training, and yacht services with PYA corporate members.