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  • CamForm

    CamForm is situated in North Sardinia, a pivotal hub within the Yachting industry. We offer year-round training opportunities for those seeking to certify their skills while their yacht is either in the shipyard or docked at the marina, awaiting its next voyage. Our dedicated instructors strive to lead candidates to the highest standards for a successful maritime career. Services Basic Training Imo STCW Maritime Safety Boat licences Silver Service Contact Information CamForm Via Roma n.130 07026 ,Olbia, Italy Ph.: +39 324 920 4820 segreteria@camform.it www.accademianauticacamform.it CamForm Accademia Nautica CamForm is a nautical training center endorsed by the Italian Maritime Coast Guard. Our mission is to unite the passion for sea life with training. Visit website Back to All Partners 10% discount for all PYA members. Please quote your PYA membership number and expiry date with your purchase. Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • Know your EU Social Security Rights and Obligations

    ​ Know your EU Social Security Rights and Obligations To All news 1 March 2022 Within the EU, Seafarers, like other EU Nationals are entitled to social protection. Those crew (who are EU nationals) working on board vessels flying the flag of an EU country, by virtue of Article 11.4 of EU Regulation 883/2004, shall be subject to be insured in the Flag State. The only exception for crew to be insured in the Member State where the employer has their business/registered office, is if he/she has their residency in the same Member State. It is important to know that, although there are various private schemes offered to yachts that, along with insurance policies, claim to provide private alternatives to a state social security scheme, none of these private solutions are approved by country bodies, such as ENIM in France. There are also significant legal consequences, both civil and criminal for yachts not complying with social security obligations. France In July 2017, France introduced a social security decree, following mandatory obligations under the MLC, requiring all seafarers resident in France, or those who spend more than 181 days in France, to pay into their social security system. The aim of these regulations is to ensure seafarers resident in France are afforded protection (whether the yacht is a pleasure or commercial vessel). During the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival, PYA Partner, Breaking The Mould Accounting, heard from local lawyers that there are still yacht owners regularly being prosecuted for hidden employment, despite the legislation being in place for 5 years. If you would like to find out more about social security protection in France, contact ENIM. Malta With exception to the above ruling, yacht crew working on vessels registered in Malta have the benefit of registering their social security in another EU member state scheme, allowing greater flexibility to those who reside elsewhere and still receive the same social protection. More information Learn more about EU Crew Employment Services, plus specific advice for social security in Malta, by contacting our partner, Alasdair Milroy, at Breaking the Mould Accounting . 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

  • Infringement on Posidonia Regulation - French Mediterranean

    ​ Infringement on Posidonia Regulation - French Mediterranean To All news 26 July 2021 The PYA is actively involved with the French Prefecture Maritime (PREMAR) to try to develop alternative solutions to the Posidonia Anchoring regulation, which has considerably restricted mooring locations for yachts on the Riviera. Last week, the PREMAR sent us a list of close to 70 yachts that infringed the regulation between 6-20 July 2021 - with dates, locations, name of the boat and whether they responded to VHF calls (most did not). Several of these yachts infringed the regulation several times. Out of the 29 repeat offenses, only three VHF calls from the authorities were answered. However, none of the yachts moved to alternative locations. Even though the PREMAR has indicated that, during this season, the regulation will be enforced with leniency, the prosecution of 11 repeat offenders will be considered by the authorities. Last Friday, the PREMAR reported to us that two repeat-repeat offender yachts, will be prosecuted. One of these yachts (Cayman flag) is currently located in Northern Sardinia. The other (UK flag) is in the Balearic Islands. In addition to a €150.000 fine, yachts could be banned from French waters. Feel free to contact our CEO, Christophe Bourillon, by phone or email, should you require additional information on the situation. Christophe Bourillon: (Tel: +33 626 837 058) or (Email: ceo@pya.org ) 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 at the Ocean Race Grand Finale in Genoa, Italy

    ​ PYA at the Ocean Race Grand Finale in Genoa, Italy To All news 10 July 2023 The PYA was invited by the Italian Trade Agency and the city of Genova , through Genova For Yachting , to attend the Ocean Race Grand Finale in Genoa, 10 days ago. The Ocean Race , formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, is an iconic and prestigious sailing event that tests the teams like no other. It is said to be the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world. Sailors circumnavigate the planet and this year’s edition of the race started from Alicante, Spain on January 15th 2023 and ended in Genoa, Italy on 1 st July 2023. The 11th Hour Racing Team won with 29 points. Congratulations to skipper Charlie Enright and his team for all their hard work and dedication. The program for guests included visiting shipyards such as AMICO , Sangiorgio Marine and Tankoa . It was the perfect occasion to meet captains, crew and companies from all over the world and we had some very meaningful conversations about the yachting industry. Two of the big themes from this year’s event were crew retention and education. With many companies seeking professional crews, there’s a big need for the industry to improve working conditions and the welfare of all crew members. We also discussed current crew issues with Captain Theodoros Antonellos, a member of the Hellenic Yacht Masters Club , which gave us additional insights into the current state of the industry, and we look forward to working more closely together in the near future. We want to say a big thank you to the city of Genova for hosting us at such an incredible event. See some highlights below from our visit to this year’s event. 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

  • 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

  • Anchorage regulations on the French Riviera and how to avoid infringement

    ​ Anchorage regulations on the French Riviera and how to avoid infringement To All news 9 August 2023 New anchorage regulations in the South of France have caught a number of yacht captains by surprise, leading to court summons by the Maritime police. Following our discussions with captains as well as exchanges with the Prefecture Maritime’s office, we are issuing new guidelines to all captains with some of the best practices to reduce risks when anchoring in France near restricted maritime areas. At present, other than in the Bay of St Tropez, the Gendamerie Maritime does not have a large number of vessels on patrol. However, they will rely on radar, AIS and other electronic means to confirm anchoring in restricted areas. They can also rely on visual assessments from sworn officers, on watch in the local radio station (semaphore). The anchoring regulations are such that, the anchor may be outside a restricted area but if the vessel is seen within the restricted area, it is infringing the regulation. The vessel, anchor and chain must remain outside the restricted area at all times. Avoiding breaches of regulations There are a number of ways to avoid being summoned by maritime authorities. See our guidance list below: Ensure that you have the latest charts, publications and local bylaws. Select a safe anchoring area for the vessel. Always seek confirmation with the local radio station (semaphore) that you are within an authorised area. If not, ask them for coordinates for an authorised area. Record the radio exchange with the radio station (their own calls are recorded). Take photos of your vessel’s position, from your displays on the bridge, note the latitude and longitude of the anchor position in the Log Book. When at sea and at anchor, maintain a listening watch on Channel 16 at all times. From our discussions with the Prefecture Maritime, it appears that a number of vessels previously anchored in restricted areas had missed one or two calls from the Semaphore. Being able to contact you is extremely important for maritime authorities. Mooring buoys are available in Cannes, Beaulieu Sur Mer and Golfe Juan, these can be booked via the Donia App. The Prefecture Maritime’s own recommendations are as follows: Choose sandy areas, easily identifiable by their clear bottom, using sonar. If unsure, anchor at a depth greater than 30m in the French Riviera or 40m in Corsica. Reverse at a maximum of 0.5 knots and lift the anchor with the bow of the boat directly above it. For short mooring periods, avoid using excessive chain length. Please note that as safety is paramount, if you have to seek shelter in a restricted area, you can. However, you will have to demonstrate afterwards that the conditions of the vessel and/or weather were such that you could not avoid anchoring in the restricted area. In any case, it is important that you maintain communication with the radio station (semaphore) at all times. To get the latest updates on changes to regulations keep a lookout for our newsletters. If you are not yet registered as a member, you can explore options here . 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

  • Moore Stephens Brokers Limited

    We can tailor the perfect coverage for you. We source from the most trusted underwriting groups in the world including Lloyd’s of London. Moore Dixon Brokers was winner of the ACREW Superyacht Business awards for Best Health and Medical Insurance in 2020 and a Finalist in the 2023 ACREW Best Superyacht Service Provider award. Moore Dixon has maintained its ISO:9001 certification since 2014, assuring clients of our commitment to quality and the highest standards of customer service. Services Superyacht hull insurance and related risks Insurance solutions for officers and crew such as: Life insurance Accident insurance Superyacht Crew Medical Insurance Plan Superyacht Crew Medical Essentials Plan Contact Information Contact name: Simon Dixon Email: simon.dixon@mooredixon.com T: +44 (0)01624 662020 Website: www.mdbl.im Moore Dixon Brokers Limited Moore Dixon Brokers Limited formerly Moore Stephens, was established in 2012 to provide a bespoke insurance service to the Superyacht industry. Moore Dixon Brokers is part of Moore Dixon in the Isle of Man. Moore Dixon is part of Moore Global which has over 200 independent firms and over 500 offices worldwide. Visit website Back to All Partners ​ Become a member and enjoy the exclusive offers from our partners. Become a member

  • Federagenti releases a new update on the Italian D Visa

    ​ Federagenti releases a new update on the Italian D Visa To All news 2 February 2023 Federagenti, the Italian Federation of Yacht & Ship Agents, shared a new note about the D visa to inform about the current situation in Italy. The full text is available in the note, but here below you can find the main points: Italian yacht agencies have already helped hundreds of non-EU crew members in obtaining their visas The D visa can be issued by any entitled Italian Consulates/Embassy around the world (we advise you to contact your local yacht agency for confirmation on the entitled offices) The D visa allows the holder not only to stay in Italy for up to 365 days but also to spend up to 90 days every 180 days in other Schengen countries The D visa allows non-EU seafarers to remain in Italian shipyards and marinas and cruise in Italian waters with the possibility of multiple entries Seafarers arriving in Italy by sea are still to be stamped into the EU only at the moment they disembark the yacht, just like in other EU countries We recommend you always contact an Italian yacht agent before travelling to the country. They will ensure you follow the correct procedure and are on track to obtaining your D visa. If you do not already have a local agent, contact us for recommendations . Here's the full note: Thank you to Genova For Yachting for sharing the update. 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

  • 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

  • Crew retention - How to build and keep a great team

    ​ Crew retention - How to build and keep a great team To All news 9 April 2021 We spoke to leading industry figures in recruitment, training and operations to ascertain the fundamental issues surrounding crew retention – and identify the best strategies for improving longevity. One stumbling block which is universally agreed upon is lack of leadership, with Luxury Hospitality founder Peter Vogel citing poor leadership as the number one reason for crew moving on. "If you are not led in a professional manner that feels fair and just, why would you remain?" he asks. Continue reading here . Author: Karen Hockney 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

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