Each year, representatives from our Antibes Head Office take the short trip up to Monaco to attend the annual Monaco Yacht Show, which is one of the key highlights in the yachting calendar.
Not only is it an important event for brokers and prospective buyers - it’s also a key opportunity for crew and organisations dedicated to their wellbeing to network and keep up to date with the latest trends and issues within the industry.
Happy Crew App
One of our goals this year was to make contact with organisations who are focussed on connecting the global network of crew via their online platforms. Happy Crew, is one of these organisations who we met with.
Co-Founder, Giovanni Napoli, explained that the Happy Crew app has been designed for yacht crew who are constantly on-the-move. Due to its location-based and industry-specific features, crew can now connect with others based in the same port or location, without the noise and traffic of other social networks.
Image: Kim Llorente, PYA SRB Administrator (Left), Happy Crew Co-Founder, Giovanni Napoli (Right)
Association of Women in Yachting
Our team attended a number of networking events and workshops, including the Association of Women in Yachting seminar run by Anna Percival-Harris, who is JPMA (John Percival Marine Associates) and Women in Yachting founder. AWY is still in its infancy, but once fully developed it will provide a resource for professional women in the yachting industry to network and surround themselves with like-minded female industry leaders.
Image: PYA representatives and Anna Percival-Harris (second on the left)
We also met with some leading businesses, including Castor Marine, Rosemont Yacht Management and Y.CO to discuss current issues affecting the industry.
Image: PYA representatives and Castor Marine
PYA Industry Representative Lunch
The PYA President Capt Andrew Schofield kindly facilitated an industry representative lunch on board the 66M motor yacht of WHITE ROSE OF DRACHS on Friday. Guests were invited by the PYA to meet the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime Coastguard Agency and to brief him on the structure of the Large Yachting sector and on current issues of potential concern to regulators.