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Improving Yacht Crew Retention Conference

15 February 2023

We are excited to share that the 2nd Annual Improving Yacht Crew Retention Conference will be held at The Westminster Hotel in Nice, France on Thursday, March 9th 2023.

Following the success of its debut in 2022, this one-day event will bring together an international audience to address one of the most pressing questions in the industry: how can superyachts retain their crew?

Captains, Senior Crew, Yacht Managers, Associations, Crew Managers and Agencies, Crew Training companies, Superyacht lawyers, Crew Pension Providers, Tax Specialists, and more will gather in the south of France, a hub for yachting and crew, to address the thorny issues impacting yacht crew retention.

We are proud to support this event, and as a member, you can enjoy a 15% discount on your ticket by entering "PYA" in the discount box on the registration page.

To find out more and register for the conference, please visit

We are eagerly anticipating this conference and hope to see you there!

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