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PYA Christmas Ball 2022

1 December 2022

PYA Christmas Ball has been one of the biggest and best events in the yachting calendar for 20 years. Attracting over 200 captains, crew and yachting professionals to the prestigious Hotel Martinez in Cannes, it is a night not to be missed!  It is being held 16 December 2022 from 7pm.

Featuring a cocktail reception, live music, gourmet food, plenty of drinks, fantastic prizes, entertainment, gifts, a photobooth and more, the PYA Christmas Ball never fails to kick off the Christmas season with a bang! This year’s dress code is black tie with a touch of gold!  Book your tickets now before it sells out! 

As a non-profit association, the PYA relies on the support of our wonderful sponsors to host this prestigious fundraiser.  Take a moment to learn about this year’s sponsors.


In addition to being a global leader for brokerage, charter, operational management and new-build advisory services, Burgess has now started a podcast! The Burgess Yacht Crew Podcast opens up in-depth conversations about life at sea, discussing hot topics within the industry, as well as offering mental health support and promoting well-being for yacht crew.  It also has series on diversity and sustainability in the yachting world.  Listen on Spotify or search for Burgess Yacht Crew wherever you get your podcasts. 

San Lorenzo

Since 1958 the Sanlorenzo shipyards have been producing luxury motor yachts, creating an inspiring line of yachts, both semi-custom and made-to-measure according to the owner’s specific requests. 

In 2018 they launched the Sanlorenzo Academy committed to supporting the younger generation by promoting the technical and craft skills of young people in the nautical sector. The vocational training courses last 600 hours, divided between theoretical activities and workshops, and are always followed by internships of varying duration. This initiative creates an important virtuous circle between industry, the training sector and the world of work, investing in new generations and creating employment.  To learn more or apply visit the San LorenzoAcademy.


Yotspot has been a successful online community since launching in 2010, bringing Captains, Crew and employers together for jobs, sailing opportunities, and courses and now through Yotspot Connect you can stay connected to friends all over the world.  When you arrive at a new location, port or networking event, just ask "Who's around?"  Stay connected with unlimited friends and colleagues by downloading Yotspot Connect in the Apple Store or Google Play.


Infoburo offers complete office solutions and support for telephony, printing, servers, networking, hardware (desktop & laptop rent or buy), backup solutions, internet protection, and office automation.  Based out of Istres they operate in the South of France and guarentee on-site intervention within 4 hours.  To find out more visit their website of contact them for a quote on +33 490 441 427.

Gourmet Deliveries

Gourmet Deliveries, a family-owned and operated business since 2007, offer luxury provisions for superyachts worldwide, including a wide range of personalised food, wines, bedding, linen and more. They work alongside quality suppliers and ensure they provide clients with only the highest quality products. 

To save time for chefs and chief stews, Gourmet Deliveries offers a quick and efficient online order service. It lists 10,000 popular products to ensure it can cater to every guest and crew requirement. Gourmet Deliveries offers the widest and the most exclusive catalogue in the world.  To get more information visit their website or directly on WhatsApp +33 628 646 124.


MYBA, the Worldwide Yachting Association, is a global trade association founded in 1984 by a group of prominent yacht brokers with the aim of promoting standards of professionalism and ethics in the yachting industry both throughout the Mediterranean and worldwide. 

MYBA is the creator of the industry’s most respected and widely used contracts, the MYBA Sales & Purchase Agreement (MoA) and the MYBA Charter Agreement. In addition to being the owner of YACHTFOLIO, and the MYBA Charter Show,  MYBA runs a number of influential Committees and Panels ensuring that the industry continues to flourish and maintains the highest ethical and technical standards. To find out more about becoming a member visit MYBA online


Voyonic offers a full crew employment solution to yacht owners and operators. They work with crew managers or directly with the Captains on the yachts to coordinate the day-to-day basics of employment so you don’t have to.  Their team has decades of experience in payroll and personnel management within the maritime industry with the most up-to-date knowledge of the fast-moving environment of global business and global employment regulation.  If you are looking for maritime experts in crew management, global employment, employment benefits and payroll, reach out to them at

Riviera Wines

With more than 15 years of experience, Riviera Wines has grown into one of the most well-renowned and experienced wine suppliers in the yachting industry, combining the finest wine expertise and passion with a vital focus and understanding of the luxury industry.  They have a dedicated and passionate team who offers a complete solution to all your wine & spirits needs on board: be it wine or spirits supply, bespoke expert advice, WSET crew training, wine tastings onboard and much more. Let Riviera Wine become your wine & spirits partner!

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