The Professional Yachting Association
The voice of international yacht crew since 1991
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. The PYA is supported by its Partners who are drawn from a variety of organisations providing services in this sector. It represents the yachting industry at an administrative level, working to ensure that the voice of its members is heard by government regulators and at industry forums.
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!
VERIFY YOUR SEA SERVICE