Becoming a member

PYA offers a range of membership classes and is open to all nationalities. Whether you are sea going or shore based, a private individual or a corporation, an experienced captain or brand new to the industry, the PYA has a class of membership that suits your position within the professional yachting community.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of membership, have your voice heard and support the work of PYA, you can join online now. 

Special De-confinemet Discount
20% discount for new members and membership renewals received before the end of June 2020.

Discount Code: Deconf20

The PYA will donate €5 of this fee to the new ISWAN helpline.

Latest News

Reminder - Yacht Crew Exempt from UK quarantine 23/10/2020 Reminder - Yacht Crew Exempt from UK  quarantine

Learn what documentation is required by yacht crew in order to benefit from the self-isolation exemption when entering the UK.

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New COVID-19 curfews & restrictions for European yachting locations 23/10/2020 New COVID-19 curfews & restrictions for European yachting locations

Find out the details of the new French night-time curfews, plus learn about the restrictions already in place across Italy, Spain and other European countries affected by the COVID-19 'second wave'.  

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Update on French Anchorage Regulations 16/10/2020 Update on French Anchorage Regulations

Find out the latest updates on the French anchorage regulations, which restrict vessels over 20m and 24m from anchoring in certain areas along the French Mediterranean coastline. 

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Update from our CEO 09/10/2020 Update from our CEO

Find out the latest PYA updates from our CEO, Andy Crawford.

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PYA Crew Contracts Survey Report 2020 09/10/2020 PYA Crew Contracts Survey Report 2020

See the results from our Crew Contracts Survey to learn how many crew have contracts, the types of contracts being issued, the quality of those contracts and the conditions under which they had been provided.

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Virtual Pursers Launch Shoreside Services for Superyachts 02/10/2020 Virtual Pursers Launch Shoreside Services for Superyachts

Find out how you can get shoreside purser support from Virtual Pursers.

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What people say

  • The most important factor in my moving up the ranks has been accurately recording my sea time and courses, and being aware of changes to requirements. The PYA has been a great help to me over the years, helping me gather and compile my sea service testimonials and offering advice on crew issues/ seafarer legalities. With me from junior deckhand right through to Master 3000 - PYA thanks for your help and making my life a lot easier!

    Rick Dubois

  • PYA to the rescue!! I reached out for some assistance and PYA were there for me...that's what it's all about!!! Good job team.

    James Clephane

  • "I would just like to say thank you for all the help the PYA is doing for not just for us crew but for the industry too."

    Stefhan Le Roux

  • "Thank you very much for being here, so we do not feel alone in our problems."


  • "Thank you for [your advice] - that was extensive and very helpful. I am a paying member of the PYA - mostly because of how fantastically useful you are!"

    Thomas Blencowe

  • "I will continue to tell my friends about the PYA. You have been a fabulous support, and I would highly recommend anyone joining the yachting industry to sign up."

    Sarah Leppard

  • "Thank you for your solid advice and support, it has meant a lot to the crew and to myself. Thank you from all on M/Y xxxx, you gave us timely support where we were getting none."

    Tadg Clarke

  • "I just wanted to let you know that I passed my Master 3000gt oral on Monday. Thank you very much for all your help over the years in getting to this stage. It is very much appreciated and I have been singing your praises over the years in order to encourage more seafarers to join the PYA, if nothing else, just for the assistance you provide!"

    Robbie Murtagh

  • Good service, professional, friendly. Bravo!

    Max O'Shea

  • "Thank you so much for the advice today - it has settled my concerns. I am thrilled with the service at the PYA!"

    Travis Cross

  • Every 5 years it's a frantic scramble to sort out the paperwork for CoC revalidation. My recent fiasco was made so much easier with the calm, professional help I received from the PYA. They sympathetically guided me through the MCA red tape, which helped tremendously. The verification process was handled smartly & my documentation was checked carefully & competently. The potential fiasco was averted & the revalidation was a breeze

    James Clephane

  • "It's such a happy bunch running the PYA - they're friendly and welcoming!"

    Graham Tindall

  • Throughout my yachting career, I have found the services of the PYA to be a fantastic "go to" resource. The support I received whilst achieving different grades of qualification was second to none

    Robbie Murtagh

  • "The PYA is indispensable in its representation of Superyacht crew, using feedback directly from the crew to initiate major changes in the industry. Having worked with various regulatory bodies the PYA has not only offered a career pathway for crew but raised awareness of the career as one to be recognised in the professional realm. The Crew Report continues to support the PYA in its proactive and professional approach."

    Lulu Trask

  • "As a 30 year yacht veteran, I have relied mostly on the idea of 'it's a who you know' industry, but as the constantly changing certification & litigation requirements become more complex, there is no doubt that the excellent service & support the PYA offers to every level of crew member makes membership an absolute must have! When my crew need support & correct advice, I always refer them to the PYA."

    David White

  • I have had only ever had positive experiences with the PYA - always helpful!

    Jonathan Whitwell

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