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  • Denison Yachting

    Denison Yachting has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948, and the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, from sales and charter, yacht management, to crew placement and new construction. Denison Yachting has 20 waterfront offices around the world with a new office planned in London in 2023, as well as a team of more than 120 sales & charter brokers. This huge pool of experience provides a deep client roster, extensive industry contacts, as well as a long-term perspective on the market dynamics combined with a genuine passion for yachting. Denison Yachting Denison Yachting has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948, and the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Visit website Back to All Partners ​ Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • PYA Develops SEA Contract Templates

    ​ PYA Develops SEA Contract Templates To All news 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 advice@pya.org . Download SEA Templates More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • South of France - Vessel Route Restrictions

    ​ South of France - Vessel Route Restrictions To All news 3 February 2019 Regulations 3.9a All vessels of 300 gt and above must use a route that passes 2 miles S of Île du Porquerolles (43 degrees 00.01N 6 degrees13.63E), Île de Port-Cros (43 degrees 00.31N 6 degrees 23.67E) and Ile du Levant (43 degrees 01.90N 6 degrees 28.20E). If the wind exceeds 20 kn and the swell exceeds 2 m; or if the firing practice areas S of the islands are active, vessels may use Petite Passe, after reporting to the signal station located on Île du Porquerolles. Speed through Petite Passe is limited to 12 kn. Vessels may also use Grande Passe provided they maintain a distance of at least 2 miles from the coast. The speed limit within Grande Passe is 16kn. Between the mainland and Port-Cros National Park (3.16) the speed limit is 20kn. UKHO; H102 Benjamin Heslop 01/19[NP46-No 29-Wk 06/19] More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • REG and IMO issue statements about Fraudulent COC's

    ​ REG and IMO issue statements about Fraudulent COC's To All news 20 July 2022 The Red Ensign Group (REG) and the International Maritime Association (IMO) have both issued statements regarding the rumoured fraudulent certificates issued by the Montserrat Yachting Association (MYA) . As first reported in Superyachtnews , a spokesperson for the Red Ensign Group said: “The Montserrat Yachting Association is not recognised or authorised by the British Shipping registry and maritime administration of Montserrat in any capacity whether as a registry agent, a trainer of seafarers or to issue vessel or seafarer certification on behalf of the administration. Furthermore, Montserrat Yachting Association has no connection or recognition either from the wider Red Ensign Group of British shipping registries and maritime administrations." A recent letter from the IMO representative of the Director, sent to all IMO Members, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in consultative status states " I would like to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of the IMO that the Montserrat Yachting Association (MYA) has no connection with the Montserrat Maritime Administration (as part of the group of British Registries) and has no authority to issue any ship or crew documentation on behalf of, or pertaining to be linked with, the British flag administration of Montserrat. It does not have the United Kingdom’s authority to issue STCW Certificates of Competency." “It has recently been confirmed that the Montserrat Yachting Association is issuing a number of Certificates of Competency for Yacht Master Ocean/Chief Engineer – Motor and Sailing Yachts of carrying limitations. This matter is being further investigated by the Government of Montserrat.” Photos of COC's were included in the letter. We will keep you updated on the investigation as we get more information. More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • The PYA Supports the Launch of Yacht Crew Help

    ​ The PYA Supports the Launch of Yacht Crew Help To All news 26 November 2020 The PYA has noticed an increase of mental health issues amongst yacht crew over the last few years and has been campaigning to raise awareness and actively support industry organisations providing assistance to crew. We have particularly been working closely with the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) who has - up until this point - provided a 24/7 helpline to all seafarers worldwide. The PYA, along with ISWAN and a number of other supporting organisations, has recognised the need for a specialised helpline tailored to supporting yacht crew with the unique challenges they face. We are proud to announce that we have actively contributed to the development of the new 'Yacht Crew Help' helpline, providing guidance and consultation to ISWAN and will continue to do so in the future by active contribution to the services offered. Professional yacht crew anywhere in the world will now be able to access 24-hour support via Yacht Crew Help . Why is there a need for a specialised helpline? [Press release from ISWAN 24/11/2020] Despite the many benefits of working on board a superyacht, the challenges of working away from home for long periods and living in close quarters with colleagues can become overwhelming. In a 2018 survey of superyacht crew, ISWAN found that 82% of superyacht crew experienced low crew morale sometimes, often or always, and 55% of female respondents found accessing mental health care to be an occasional or regular challenge. Prompted by these findings, ISWAN set up a steering group of representatives from across the superyacht industry, including the PYA, who collaborated to develop Yacht Crew Help, - a free, confidential, multilingual helpline for professional yacht crew. Whatever problem someone is facing, wherever they are in the world, Yacht Crew Help will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide guidance and support. The helpline is run by ISWAN, a charity which promotes the welfare of seafarers working in all sectors of the maritime industry. The helpline officers are trained in counselling skills, suicide risk assessment and providing emotional support to crew all over the world, and the team is connected with a wide range of organisations to help yacht crew find further support. ISWAN’s Executive Director Roger Harris said: ‘Although the superyacht industry can be glamorous, the demands on crew are very high and living in your workplace away from loved ones can be tough. With Yacht Crew Help, we want to make sure that men and women working on superyachts can easily access the support available to them worldwide whenever they need it – free of charge, day or night. We are incredibly grateful to all of our partners for helping us develop a service tailored to professional yacht crew and their specific needs.’ Captain Brendan O’Shannassy, President of the ISS Captain’s Committee and one of the key members of the Yacht Crew Help steering group, said: ‘The most valuable component of the superyacht industry are the crews. Yacht Crew Help will be key to educating and supporting yacht crew as they strive to deliver the excellence demanded by the industry. ISWAN are a highly credible non-commercial entity to provide this support without crew having any concern of commercial compromise when raising personal concerns.’ How to get help Crew members, whether they are currently on board or ashore, can currently contact Yacht Crew Help via three different contact methods: Telephone: +44 (0)20 3713 7273 (a call back can be requested via the Yacht Crew Help website) E-mail: help@yachtcrewhelp.org Live Chat: via www.yachtcrewhelp.org A range of information, guidance and resources on issues affecting yacht crew is available on the Yacht Crew Help website at www.yachtcrewhelp.org , including mental health and wellbeing, bullying and harassment, sexual assault, substance misuse and employment concerns. Supporting organisations Yacht Crew Help would not be possible without the support and guidance of a number of key companies and organisations: Bond Technology Management & Consultancy (Primary partner); Y.CO (Official yachting partner); Burgess (Gold sponsor); MYBA (Gold sponsor); LYBRA (Gold sponsor); The Professional Yachting Association; Nautilus International; wilsonhalligan; MHG Insurance Brokers; United Advisers Marine; Yotspot; AYSS; Yachting Matters; Superyacht Charities; Impact Crew; International Superyacht Society; and Superyacht Services Guide. More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • Our Guide to Yacht Rating Certificates

    ​ Our Guide to Yacht Rating Certificates To All news 15 June 2021 As we head into the start of the Mediterranean summer season for 2021, many deck crew will require a yacht rating certificate (YRC) in order to work onboard larger vessels. The PYA is an authorised issuing body of yacht rating certificates on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and has been providing this certification to crew for many years. We interviewed our Certification and Membership Administrator, Bianca Grosu, who provides some more information about how to apply for your yachting rating certificate with the PYA. Why are Yacht Rating Certificates required? The YRC is required by vessels as part of their safe manning requirements, usually yachts that are over 200GT. In addition to this requirement, YRC are commonly required when applying for experienced/senior deck roles as they provide an assurance to Captains/recruitment agents that a seafarer has advanced deck skills and can deal with greater responsibilities. It is therefore recommended for deck crew to obtain this certification in order to grow within their rank onboard. Which crew are required to have them? All crew working on deck on yachts over 200GT are required to have a yacht rating certificate. This includes Captains, Officers, Mates, Bosuns, Engineers, Deckhands and in some cases they might be required for interior crew who also undertake deck duties or those who want to move into deck positions. Is the certificate issued to the crew member or the vessel? Yacht Rating Certificates are issued to the crew member, not the vessel and are valid for life. When a crew member moves to a new vessel they don’t need to reapply for a new YRC and can use their existing YRC. How to get your Yacht Rating Certificate? You can apply online for your Yacht Rating Certificate. Read our step-by-step guide , including all the requirements and documents needed to get your certificate. Our team should be able to issue your YRC within 2 weeks. If you have a specific question about YRC’s or would like additional information, please email certficates@pya.org . How much does it cost? The great news is that if you’re a PYA member, you can apply for your yacht rating certificate with no additional cost. For all other crew, you can join the PYA now as a full member and get 20% off the cost of your new membership, which is usually €185. You can enjoy all the benefits of being a full member, in addition to receiving your Yacht Rating Certificate. Alternatively, you can apply for your yacht rating certificate as a non-member for €80, or a shore-based member for €40. More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • How to set up an RYA Water Sports Centre on a yacht

    ​ How to set up an RYA Water Sports Centre on a yacht To All news 14 June 2023 Interested in running a jet ski centre on your yacht? The link below takes you to the RYA Training support site and in particular to the section that introduces the concept of “RYA Training Recognition”. This is what is required to be able to deliver RYA courses – in this case PWC safety courses. You would first need to lodge an expression of interest, which is a simple (free) online process that will put you in direct contact with the RYA Recognition team. You will subsequently be provided with a login to the RYA closed site. The Recognition team will then be able to assist. https://www.rya.org.uk/club-centre-support/training/recognition/apply https://www.rya.org.uk/club-centre-support/training/thinking-of-running-a-centre For any questions, please contact: recognition@rya.org.uk More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • New VAT Rules for Italian Charters Now in Effect

    ​ New VAT Rules for Italian Charters Now in Effect To All news 19 November 2020 Following the European Commission’s announcement in 2019 on the new VAT Directive for charters, Italian authorities announced they would be charging a VAT rate of 22%, unless it is proven that the superyacht sailed outside of EU waters. On 15 June 2020, the Italian Tax Authority issued Provision n.234483 which clarifies how vessels can prove sailing outside of EU waters, however, the implementation of these rules was postponed until November 2020. From November 1, 2020, the “lump sum VAT criteria” related to the length of the yachts (ex. 6.6% VAT for the charter of yachts over 24 meters) will be no longer applicable, and ordinary VAT rate of 22% will be due unless it will be proved the navigation outside EU waters. On October 29, 2020, Agenzia delle Entrate issued Provision n. 341339/2020, which clarifies the means of proof necessary to prove the effective use of the vessel outside the EU waters, to enjoy the VAT exemption. Disclaimer: The advice provided above should be confirmed with a local Italian yacht agent before making any travel plans or charter bookings. The PYA does not take any responsibility for any losses associated. More news PYA Sea Changes Forum 2023 Launches at the Monaco Yacht Show The PYA’s annual Sea Changes Forum commences today at the Monaco Yacht Show - bringing together a host of industry leaders, organisations and businesses to discuss the very latest issues affecting the yachting industry. Read more PYA announces official lineup for Sea Changes Forum 2023 This year’s Sea Changes Forum in Monaco is set to be the PYA’s biggest year yet with a host of guest speakers confirmed for the 2023 edition. Read more PYA joins Raising the Bar Think Tank with the Superyacht Alliance for Professional Standards The PYA today is joining the Raising the Bar think tank of experts from across the superyacht industry to improve outcomes for yacht crew and support their careers. Read more

  • MYBA

    All MYBA Members possess a proven track record of professional excellence and they are involved at many levels and in most of the disciplines of the superyacht industry. MYBA is the Association that brings them together, encourages them to work in harmony to ensure that the industry continues to flourish and guides them on the highest ethical and technical standards. MYBA Membership means becoming an active advocate for the superyacht industry: acquiring a seat at the collective table, adding your perspective and having your voice heard. MYBA is the creator of the industry’s most respected and widely used contract documents, the MYBA Sales & Purchase Agreement (MoA) and the MYBA Charter Agreement, which together with their associated documents are regularly updated as regulations and the global market change. MYBA is the owner and administrator of YACHTFOLIO, the online tool that changed the way luxury yacht charter professionals do business, and it organises the very successful MYBA Charter Show, one of the most important events of the yachting calendar. MYBA also organises a series of annual seminars for aspiring or new brokers as well as established superyacht professionals who are looking to refresh and build on their knowledge and experience. MYBA: An Association with a vision, a mission and a long-term strategy. You can find our latest news on Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn MYBA MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association is an international professional organisation, founded in 1984, with both Corporate and Individual Members. The Association’s mission is to inspire, support and empower people in the superyacht industry to be their best: by maintaining business at the highest level of ethical conduct, committing to equality and diversity, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and combining strengths, building strong relationships, and continuously developing, both professionally and personally. Visit website Back to All Partners ​ Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • Octo Marine

    Accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards, Octo Marine is the market leader in the design, supply, and maintenance of water treatment products and services for the marine industry. We offer watermakers, softeners, drinking systems, pumps, water sterilisation services, water analysis, and more. With our headquarters in the South of France, our technicians can intervene from Marseille to Genoa, and further afield by request. We also have an office in Barcelona, and we have agents in Palma de Mallorca, Fort Lauderdale, Greece and Thailand. Services Water analysis Watermaker supply, maintenance and repair Water Softeners Drinking systems Sterilisation systems Consumables Special offer for members With the purchase of the Octo Marine Slimline drinking system, we offer PYA members 1 free set of the 5 replacement filters. Please quote your PYA member number and expiry date with your purchase. Contact information Octo Marine International info@octomarine.net +33(0) 4 93 65 04 84 www.octomarine.com Octo Marine Barcelona tom@octomarine.net +33 (0)6 74 70 60 96 Octo Marine Octo Marine is the market leader in the design, supply, and maintenance of water treatment products and services for the marine industry. We offer watermakers, softeners, drinking systems, pumps, water sterilization services, water analysis, and more. Visit website Back to All Partners With the purchase of the Octo Marine Slimline drinking system, we offer PYA members 1 free set of the 5 replacement filters. Please quote your PYA member number and expiry date with your purchase. Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

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