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  • MHG Insurance

    Our expertise in this specialised area is regularly utilised as a resource by clients, helping them interpret and stay up to date on regulations and legislation affecting the marine industry, especially in crew employment matters. While we are very proud of this, we believe that what sets us apart is the excellence of service provided to each client from inquiry stage, through the claims process and beyond. Our close relationship with the world’s leading insurance markets, combined with an outstanding service team, has positioned MHG as the marine industry’s authority on crew insurance. With offices located in Ft. Lauderdale, Isle of Man, and Hamburg, we are well placed to support vessel owners’ insurance requirements in major centres of marine activity. MHG Insurance MHG Insurance introduced crew benefits to the marine industry in 1991 and have since grown into a multi-discipline marine insurance brokerage and adviser. MHG is now recognized internationally for developing innovative crew insurance programs for cruise lines, superyachts and commercial vessels worldwide. Visit website Back to All Partners ​ Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • 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sum VAT criteria” related to the length of the yachts (ex. 6.6% VAT for the charter of yachts over 24 meters) will be no longer applicable, and ordinary VAT rate of 22% will be due unless it will be proved the navigation outside EU waters.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 Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • Important tasks for your crew this winter

    ​ Important tasks for your crew this winter To All news 3 December 2020 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. Whilst most crew recognise the importance of the maintenance and refit work that vessels undergo during the winter, many forget the importance of crew management, planning and team building. In fact, the winter months are a great opportunity to reflect on the peak periods during the summer season and put in place new structures in crew leadership, management and wellbeing to ensure the long-term success of your team onboard. Here are some key tasks to add to your winter schedule: Leadership Has your leadership team completed HELM training? The 2010 ’Manila’ amendments to the STCW convention introduced a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships’ officers. HELM training can be beneficial to all leadership roles onboard and teaches crew the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader. Leadership structures and training In addition to HELM training, Captains should use the winter to reassess the leadership structures onboard their vessel. There should be clearly-defined leadership roles and reporting structures onboard, so that all crew understand the management structure of the vessel. It’s also important that your management team is aligned to a unified leadership strategy and have the skills necessary to enforce this leadership strategy onboard. Luxury Hospitality runs onboard or video conference leadership coaching for vessels and can teach crew the key skills to manage their team onboard. Impact Crew can also work with your senior crew onboard to develop their skills and turn them into the leaders. ‘The leadership team must be united and equipped with the tools to deal with the challenges that crew throw at them, from dealing with discipline and conflicts, to being empathetic and supportive, all while being consistent and fair. Crew need their leaders to motivate and inspire them, as well as empower and help them grow. And then they need to be flexible to adapt to crew’s different ages, nationalities and drivers. Its not easy developing the culture you want, but it's most definitely worth it. With success comes your dream team! - Karen Passman, Impact Crew. Conflict resolution We previously ran the ‘Leadership & Conflict Resolution’ webinar providing some guidance to leaders onboard. The winter is a great time to conduct annual reviews with your crew where underlying issues and conflicts can be addressed. To get some more tips and advice on conflict resolution, watch our webinar . Crew Wellbeing & Mental Health Crew mental health can often get pushed aside during the busy summer months, but it's important for leaders to use downtime to address their crew mental health and put in place some safeguarding structures which ensure crew wellbeing is maintained. This can include reassessing work/rest schedules to ensure that crew have enough downtime to recuperate from the high season and focus on their mental health. In addition, Captains should ensure all crew have taken their required holiday or have the ability to leave the vessel to visit family and friends. Many crew can benefit onboard mental health coaching. ISWAN and The Crew Coach currently offer courses on mental health and wellbeing. Team building Captains can use the extra time during the winter to invest in onboard team building activities. This includes a range of activities, including taking your crew out for joint activity such as bowling, golf, skiing or simply a crew dinner. In addition, running onboard training exercises which boost team bonding and morale are incredibly valuable. We previously published some onboard training exercises from our Director of Training, Captain Rod Hatch. You can view these training guides here: Surprise Fire Drills - How to Spice up Fire Drills Onboard Onboard First Aid Training - How to Run Engaging First Aid Training Onboard Recruitment Captains and team leaders can also plan and prepare for new crew that need to be hired for next season. Defining clear job descriptions and hiring schedule with the help of specialised recruitment personnel can ensure you attract the best talent for your team next season. More news Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • PYA Verification Procedure and MCA Applications

    ​ PYA Verification Procedure and MCA Applications To All news 1 October 2020 Our team at the PYA office in Antibes works continuously to verify sea service testimonials for our members around the world (in peak times, up to 400 per month!). Due to the large number of crew and testimonials that we verify, it’s important that to understand and follow the correct process below when submitting your testimonials to us. We have also included some guidelines for submitting your applications to the MCA online. A step-by-step guide to verifying your sea time: 1. Upload your testimonial documents to your member profile on the PYA website, making sure all details are correct, the responsible's person email address is valid and filled-in following our guidelines. 2. When you upload your documents, your file goes into a queue for verification with our Sea Service team. 3. When your file gets to the team, your testimonials are checked for possible issues, including inconsistencies, missing info, errors. To improve the efficiency and speed at which we process your testimonials, make sure all details are correct before uploading your documents to your profile. 4. If errors are found in your testimonials, we contact you for clarification/correction. If not, we contact your signatories by email for verification. This includes summing up the information you’ve submitted and asking them to confirm it. NB: you will receive a notification email when your signatories have been contacted, and one for each reply we receive. 5. Only when we receive all replies for all testimonials in your file do we submit it to an SRB Officer who will review it. If there are any queries from the SRB Officer, your file is flagged up and we will contact you or the signatory to clarify the issue. Once clarified, we have to re-submit your file to the SRB Officer for review and approval. 6. Once all details have been approved by the SRB officer, they appear as VERIFIED on your online profile. 7. Your Digital Service Record Book (D-SRB) will be updated, made available on your profile and you'll get an email to inform you that it's ready for download. (If you are a non-member, you will receive digitally signed copies of your testimonials, that will be available for download as soon as you are notified). NB: From this point on you can apply for an NOE/Revalidation if you fulfil the rest of the requirements. Please note, you will need to have full membership or pay the non-member fee. How long does it take to verify your sea time? Turnaround time varies with our workload and the quality of the testimonials submitted. Generally, it takes less than 2 weeks but the process can take up to 25 working days if there are issues with your documents. Applying for your NOEs/Revalidations with the MCA The MCA accepts online applications (except for first time applicants), so you can apply for NOEs/Revalidations as long as you fulfil all the requirements and you have a copy of your D-SRB (or digitally signed testimonials for non-members). Please read MCA MIN 655 for the latest updates. For NOEs, you'll need to send everything to deck@mcga.gov.uk For Revalidations, you'll need to send everything to revalidation@mcga.gov.uk For further assistance, you can contact us srb@pya.org . Further information More information about PYA membership and sea service verification can be found below: Sea Service Verification process Membership fees and benefits Updated 22/02/2023 More news Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • Hill Robinson and Sanlorenzo Academy seek yachts to take students

    ​ Hill Robinson and Sanlorenzo Academy seek yachts to take students To All news 24 March 2021 We are seeking yachts in the Ligurian Region (due to travel restrictions) who can take our students on and provide an opportunity for Deck/Interior role experience under the relevant Head of Department during normal crew working hours. Note that yachts are not expected to pay the students – this is part of an Internship Placement which will assist them in attaining necessary hours towards graduation from the Sanlorenzo Crew Academy. Students are between the ages of 24-35yrs, have their own accommodation, are trained across all areas of working on-board, plus have all necessary qualifications. While the Academy benefits greatly from your kind assistance, we also hope to benefit your current crew and yacht should you be willing to take on an extra hand (or two!) in preparation for the coming season. The dates of availability of our students is between 20th April – 31st May. Please contact Peta Rook at Hill Robinson Italia for further information: peta.rook@hillrobinson.com Published by: Hill Robinson More news Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. 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 Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • Maritime Safety Guidances: A look back at MGNs on Critical Maritime Safety Issues

    ​ Maritime Safety Guidances: A look back at MGNs on Critical Maritime Safety Issues To All news 2 January 2024 Over the past year there have been a number of newly released Marine Guidance Notices (MGNs) providing highly relevant information to the maritime industry. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued these MGNs to provide comprehensive guidance on crucial aspects of maritime safety. You can discover some of the latest MGNs below to become familiar with important issues that are affecting seafarers today: 1. Fatigue and Fitness for Duty for Seafarers (MGN 505) This MGN provides comprehensive guidance on managing fatigue and ensuring seafarers are fit for duty to maintain vessel safety and efficiency. It outlines effective fatigue management strategies, rest requirements, and monitoring procedures to prevent fatigue-related incidents. Download this MGN 2. Interference with Safe Navigation through Inappropriate Use of Mobile Phones (MGN 299) MGN 299 emphasizes the critical role of mobile phones in maritime safety and the importance of their responsible use. It highlights the potential for distractions and interference with safe navigation caused by inappropriate mobile phone usage. The MGN provides recommendations for minimizing distractions and maintaining focus during critical operations. Download this MGN 3. 12 Significant People Factors in Maritime Safety (the Deadly Dozen) (MGN 520) Recognizing human factors as a significant contributing factor to maritime accidents, MGN 520 identifies 12 critical human behaviors that pose potential hazards to maritime safety. It provides insights into these behaviors and effective strategies to address them, promoting a culture of safety and vigilance among seafarers. Download this MGN Reassessing the Relevance of MGN Guidance Today While these MGNs may not be recent publications, their insights into fatigue management, mobile phone usage, and human factors remain highly relevant today. As technology evolves and maritime operations become more complex, these guidelines can help seafarers and maritime professionals adopt practices that enhance safety and minimize the risk of accidents. Seeking Feedback and Collaboration We encourage you to review these MGNs and provide your feedback on their continued relevance and effectiveness. Your input is valuable in ensuring that these guidelines remain applicable to the evolving maritime landscape. You can contact us at info@pya.org with any questions or further comments. Stay updated on future maritime developments The PYA team remains committed to providing you with relevant maritime information and guidance. You can become a PYA member or subscribe to our newsletter today to get the latest important developments in the maritime industry. More news Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • Luise Group

    Luise Group is a group of companies based in Italy operating in the yachting industry since 1847. Being first and foremost a registered yacht agency, its main goal is to provide assistance to vessels cruising italian waters by dealing with local authorities in order to issue any necessary paperwork/clearances in the most timely, professional and efficient way. Furthermore, Luise Group is able to take care of anything crew and guests might need during their cruise, with itineraries suggestions tapping into our deep local knowledge of the main yachting hotspots such as Sardinia, Portofino, Capri, Sicily, Venice: This is where our customers might rely on our local teams and offices! Our wide range of services includes concierge arrangements such as luxury guests transfers, guests activities organization, restaurants and port bookings, APA/cash to master, bunkering ops and much more... a truly encompassing 24/7 local assistance! Over the years Luise Group has developed a provisioning and technical departments as well, which aim at providing our clients with the finest local provisions and the most professional technical assistance ever, which are always needed especially during a busy charter! And last but not least Luise Group directly manage several facilities across Italy such as in Sardinia, Sicily, Naples area, Puglia (Brindisi) where we are able to accomodate very large vessels. Through this marina division we are able to offer our customers with a full package between both marina and agency services at a very competitive and cost-effective rates! OUR CLAIM: Professional yachting services at its Best Services Luxury guests transfers Guests activities organization Restaurants and port bookings APA/cash to master Bunkering ops and much more Contact Information Ottavio Luise Mobile +39 3484764512 Email: ottavio.luise@luise.com Website www.luise.com Luise Group Luise Group is a group of companies based in Italy operating in the yachting industry since 1847. Being first and foremost a registered yacht agency, its main goal is to provide assistance to vessels cruising italian waters by dealing with local authorities in order to issue any necessary paperwork/clearances in the most timely, professional and efficient way. Visit website Back to All Partners ​ Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • The Merit of Working with a Good Yacht Manager

    ​ The Merit of Working with a Good Yacht Manager To All news 10 October 2022 The truth is that many people don’t fully appreciate the value of working with a good yacht manager. They are often perceived as an interference and sometimes even as a threat but they are actually there for a good reason. Growing vessel sizes, fiscal issues and changing regulations are making the smooth functioning of a superyacht increasingly complex and having a professional partner that complements the work of the crew can make the difference between good and great results. Yacht managers should be the go-to person when there is a problem but that is not their only role. They are there to clarify, simplify, synthesise, unify and ultimately forge relationships. In order to successfully manage and maintain a superyacht everyone must trust and believe in each other. It’s a matter of connection, contribution and constantly asking oneself “how can we do this better?”. In a nutshell, yacht managers are there to offer their support and expert guidance so that captains and crew can excel and owners can enjoy. Among the many advantages of working with an experienced yacht manager, is their foresight. Due to their solid experience, they can anticipate and effectively deal with matters before they turn into a crisis. A high level of proactivity is needed when running a yacht as it allows owners to enjoy their asset whilst remaining confident of their personal safety and the vessel’s compliance with standards and regulations. Owning a yacht is a luxury that comes with a lot of responsibilities but working with a good yacht manager means that they can be met without having to be involved in day to day tasks. Yacht managers are usually responsible for a fleet of vessels and, over time, have accumulated an excellent working knowledge of flag state laws. They are well versed with the International Safety Management (ISM), International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Codes, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention and Port State Control. They are aware of the manner in which relevant bodies and authorities interact and have resolved multiple issues ranging from the unpleasant such as repairs due to accidents to the more attractive such as planning improvements and working towards reducing impact on the environment. Managing a fleet means that there are long standing and trustworthy relationships in place with shipyards, suppliers and vendors, and this can lead to an economy of scale. Whether it concerns a refit due to age or change of ownership, planned maintenance or urgently needed spare parts, they have the contacts and connections to ensure cost savings and as little downtime as possible. Which brings us to the matter of financial control and accounting. Yachts usually proceed with a very large number of transactions in a variety of currencies and this requires experienced bookkeepers. They may require debit cards for their day to day expenditures, processing of purchase orders and verification of invoices. Superyacht crew are not trained accountants and appreciate the contribution of a yacht manager in this area as it allows them to concentrate on their principal task: to offer services that exceed the owner’s and their own expectations. Good yacht managers are also multitaskers and team players with strong communication skills. They know how to listen, maintain their composure under pressure and look out for others. These skills allow them to execute and oversee the tasks associated with the overall functioning of a yacht and which require cooperation with a wide range of personalities and job descriptions. All things considered, choosing to work with an experienced and skilled yacht manager is key to stress-free yachting. MYBA recognises the importance of yacht managers to the smooth operation of a yacht and has long established a Yacht Management Committee (YMC) whose actions are guided by MYBA’s commitment to establishing and maintaining the highest quality of standards and service. The aim of the YMC is to connect the world’s superyacht professionals in an endeavour to create a sustainable future for the superyacht industry. By working collaboratively to open and maintain dialogues with relevant bodies & authorities, raise industry-wide concerns, address common challenges and foster the exchange of information and expertise, it strives to lead an industry transformation towards environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices and attitudes. Trusted by authorities and regulatory bodies, MYBA possesses a strong voice which it uses to represent and defend the interests of the superyacht sector. The strength of this voice also brings with it the responsibility to promote education and that is why the YMC, in cooperation with The Training Academy , decided to add a Yacht Management Seminar to the annual agenda to follow the successful MYBA Superyacht Brokers' Seminars. The new Seminar is currently taking place in the South of France (October 10-12, 2022) and offers a basic introduction to the world of yacht management including subjects such as registration, VAT, ownership structure and safety management. More news Kickstart Your Yachting Career: Next Generation in Yachting Forum on May 3rd, 2024 This is the first forum ever created for the next generation of yacht crew. Representatives from top recruitment agencies and other yacht professionals, will be joining to answer your questions and guide you on your yachting journey. Read more PYA to Address Crew Concerns at Palma Boat Show Panel The PYA is excited to announce their participation in a panel discussion on “Crew Careers, Retention, Health and Wellbeing” at the upcoming Superyacht Breakfast Seminars by Estela Superyacht Agency during the Palma Boat Show. Read more YARE 2024: Captains Brainstorm Solutions for Finding the Right People The recent Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience (YARE) event in Italy brought captains, yacht managers and other stakeholders, together for a lively discussion on a critical topic: The Human Capital – Finding the Right People. Read more

  • IAMI

    The International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) is the largest worldwide network of maritime colleges, schools and universities, who have worked together on progressing Maritime Education for over 100 years, across the Maritime Sectors. The main role of IAMI is to act as the conduit between the maritime employers & seafarers and the various UK maritime regulators & education bodies; including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the deep-sea employer group via the Chamber of Shipping (at the Merchant Navy Training Board), the Maritime Skills Alliance, and at European Union based educational forums. IAMI operates four separate education review Sub-Groups, each representing the various seafaring cohorts and maritime sectors, and where IAMI members are invited to attend any relevant Sub Group to discuss and feedback issues on current training, as well as industry led demands for new training and qualification development. The four sub-groups comprise of the Navigational Sub Group and the Engineering Sub Group who both represent the large commercial sectors, the Restricted Sub Group representing the small craft sectors, which includes mandatory qualifications for Yacht Deck and Tech, and the GUEST Sub Group, representing non-mandatory education and professional development programs within the Superyacht sector, such as for entry level crew, onboard Heads of Department, the Interior hospitality and service crew, and a growing number of yacht related shorebased edifications. The IAMI GUEST Program is internationally recognised as the Large Yacht Qualifications & Assessment Standard for non-mandatory education. The training provided by IAMI GUEST Accredited Training Providers, based worldwide, follows a strict set of maritime education guidelines forming the benchmark for the learning objectives & assessment criteria for a wide range of training options. From Industry recognised qualifications, to personal and professional development, the courses are delivered by approved Trainers and Specialists offering blended learning options, such as classroom based, interactive workshops, online face to face, virtual platforms and onboard. IAMI GUEST Accredited Training Providers adapt their own training styles to include the IAMI GUEST learning objectives, with performance evidenced outcomes, which provide clearly defined and targeted learning developed to enhance the careers of all Superyacht Professionals. Services IAMI members are maritime educators and professional trainers & specialists, based worldwide. IAMI is the conduit for Yacht Education, Qualifications and Professional Development, through ongoing education reviews, training development and monitoring of performance, relevant to all onboard yacht crew. IAMI is tasked by the MCA for producing the Yacht Deck course exams and marking, and the IAMI certification issue. IAMI governs the GUEST Program, and issues the IAMI GUEST certification. IAMI hosts an annual Conference to share and discuss feedback on existing education, industry demands, and innovative learning trends. Special offer for members 30 euro Full PYA Member discount rate on GUEST CoC application (please provide memebrship number for discount on application form) Contact information Joey Meen International Association of Maritime Institutions IAMI Director (BoD), IAMI GUEST Sub Group Sec & IAMI GUEST Director +44 7399 662408 guest@iami.org.uk www.guest-program.com www.iami.info/about-us IAMI The IAMI members include a network of maritime educators and professional trainers & specialists, based worldwide. The main role of IAMI is to act as the conduit for maritime education, qualifications and professional development through its four review Sub Groups, made up of IAMI members, regulators and education bodies, who review current training, new course development and monitor the learning outcomes through exams. Visit website Back to All Partners 30 euro Full PYA Member discount rate on GUEST CoC application. Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

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