PYA Christmas Ball, Cannes, 14th December 2018

No time to waste, book your tickets for the 2018 Christmas Ball now!

Company?  Why not book a table at a discounted rate!


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Malta PYA - Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

The PYA will be taking part in the 7th Annual 'Opportunities in Superyachts' Quaynotes Seminar on 28th March 2019 in Malta.

This event will be concurrent with the re-launch of Malta PYA which is in progress to be established in Malta by early 2019 based in Valetta.  

All Captains and Crew of Malta registered and based yachts and people employed in yachting who are Malta resident are invited to contact Andy Crawford CEO PYA at if they would like to express interest to become involved with forming Malta PYA.

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New route to Officer of the Watch

As advertised at the PYA Sea Changes Seminar during the Monaco Yacht Show, the UK has issued a new Merchant Shipping Information Notice - MIN 580 which details a new route to obtain an STCW Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

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Award of Merchant Navy Medal to PYA President
The Professional Yachting Association ( is pleased, and proud, to announce that its President, Capt. Andrew Schofield, has recently been awarded Great Britain’s ‘Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service’ for ‘Services to the Large Yacht Industry’. Continue reading
The future of GUEST Interior Training
Further news on the future of interior training for yachts. Continue reading
Roquebrune Anchoring Laws

BEWARE - Anchoring violations outside Monaco have been enforced recently by French Maritime authorities close to the fish haven.  


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Online STCW Refresher Courses
Pay attention when booking your STCW refresher courses! Continue reading
ISWAN - what is it?

ISWAN The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network's

To participate in their Superyacht Survey  click here

PYA will be represented at the conference to discuss the findings of this survey in December.  Watch this space!

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Reducing CO2 emissions in the maritime sector - IMO DCS and EU MRV

EU MRV and IMO DCS have been developed to measure, and potentially reduce CO2 emissions in the maritime industry.

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French Social Security Clarification
Clarification in English on the French Social Security Decree Continue reading