Personalised Advice


Support and Advice is available to members and potential new members to provide professional advice and one-to-one support to seafarers in yachting.  

Member Assistance Service (MAS)

Due to the generous unpaid time offered by a small group of our senior Directors, Councillors and members, the PYA staff in Antibes are able to direct individual enquiries (in confidence) to this knowledgeable panel of PYA experts.  

The topics are referred to us are yachting related and cover a are wide range of subjects such as contracts of employment (Seafarers Employment Agreements - SEA's), unlawful stoppage of wages/salary, poor accommodation, bullying and harassment, career progression and advice etc.

Careers advice

The PYA offers one to one advice on matters relating to sea service, certification and examination.  If you need such support then please contact the Antibes office for an appointment to discuss you situation in confidence.

The PYA encourages and mentors new entrants into professional yachting, as well as offering career advice to seasoned crew. PYA staff and council can assist crew at all stages of their careers, including updates on qualifications, career mapping, CV advice, help with applications for NoE’s, Training Record Books and all aspects of Sea Service and Yacht Service recording.

Attending and hosting regular seminars and workshops on various subjects worldwide, the PYA invites renowned industry professionals with topical and relevant information to inform crew of changes in policy and regulations that affect them and their careers.

The PYA also hosts a number of Continuing Professional Development Workshops throughout the year for crew to learn new career-enhancing skills. These are always free for PYA members to attend. Check out our upcoming events for details.

Get advice now

  • To contact our Member Assistance Service (MAS) Team, email: advice@pya.org a
  • For information about Yacht Rating  Certificates, email: certificates@pya.org 
  • For careers advice, including certification/NOE applications/sea service verification/testimonials, email srb@pya.org


Or you can call: +33 (4) 493 349 116 (during office hours)