Who are the PYA?
The Professional Yachting Association
The PYA is a non-profit association which was founded in 1991, and exists primarily to represent the interests of professional yacht crew. The association has members from nearly 90 countries around the world and helps its members by verifying their sea service, and by providing accurate, unbiased advice on certification, training, welfare, and regulations. It represents the yachting industry at administrative level, working to ensure that the voice of its members is heard.
The PYA is the ONLY organisation committed to helping professional yacht crew in this way.
The PYA was the first ever organisation appointed to verify sea service on behalf of the MCA, and using a Service Record Book (SRB) such as that issued by the PYA, continues to be the MCA's preferred method of recording and presenting time spent at sea.
Whichever department you're in, and whatever stage of your yachting career you're at, let the PYA assist you!
What are the benefits of joining?
- Unlimited Sea Service Verification on behalf of the MCA (required for NoE, revalidation etc.)
- Free Training Record Book
- Free Yacht Rating Certificate
- Information & Advice on employments and regulatory issues
- Career guidance
- Representation in the Industry
- Event invitations & Special Offers