PYA Develops SEA Contract Templates
26 October 2021
From surveys and cases handled by our confidential Member Assistance Service, the PYA has become aware that there are many seafarers, especially those working on smaller yachts, that have inadequate employment contracts or, even, no contract at all.
We are also aware that some Captains are not using employment contracts and would like to introduce them but do not know how to do so.
It is for these reasons that the PYA is offering two 'contract templates' that can be used to create an employment contract suitable for each particular situation or individual.
Please note carefully that these templates are only for use on so-called 'Pleasure Vessels'/yachts not operating commercially.
The PYA would very much like to receive feedback from members on these templates. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
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It’s that time of year in the Mediterranean and other northern hemisphere yachting locations when many vessels are lined up in ports for the winter whilst a portion of their crew stay onboard to undertake the important task of ‘winterising’, as well as other key maintenance jobs which didn’t get addressed during the busy summer months of chartering.
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