The Professional Yachting Association
PYA membership for G.U.E.S.T. graduates is only €50!
The PYA represents yacht crew worldwide
The PYA represent the entire luxury yachting community (all departments) at the highest administration level.
To date this has mainly been focused on regulations for the Deck and Engineering department, however under the Maritime Labour convention all crew or “seafarers” including the Interior department, are now under this regulatory umbrella. The PYA works hard to ensure legislation and regulations governing working practices at sea take into consideration the practicalities of the luxury yacht industry, rather than just being focussd on the other maritime sectors such as commercial shipping.
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PYA G.U.E.S.T membership features

  1. Career path advice for interior crew
    PYA offer support and advice on the career path for interior Crew and the training and certification requirements leading to the issue of a GUEST CoC.
  2. Special members rates for CoCs
    PYA offer members rates for application for CoC: PYA Community member fee = 65€ PYA GUEST Interior member fee = 30€
  3. Special members rates for letters of assessment
    PYA offer members rates for those who want to apply for the assessment route (Letter of assessment). PYA Community member fee = 65€ PYA GUEST Interior member fee = 30€
  4. 24/7 online members site and forum access
    As a member you will have a members log in to access the GUEST Alumni Intranet and GUEST forum, a discussion and support platform.
  5. GUEST workgroup membership
    As a member YOU will have the chance to be part of the Workgroup for GUEST.
  6. Invitations to all GUEST and PYA events
    The PYA will send you invitations to of all PYA (general) and GUEST events.

PYA G.U.E.S.T membership benefits

  1. PYA Crew Workbook
    Record your sea service and enter qualifications to show Continuing Profressional Development and lengths of sea service. This is not the full MCA Service Record Book however if you wish you can upgrade to this workbook at any time.
  2. Yacht Rating Certificates
    Within the GUEST Training Record Book is a Yacht Rating section for interior crew. The PYA can issue Yacht Rating Certificates on behalf of the MCA, which can satisfy the Safe Manning Document for commercially registered yachts.
  3. Crew Welfare Advice
    The PYA offers support and guidance to all members with regards to conflicts of interest on board and crew welfare issues. We can advise on crew contracts and Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEA’s)
  4. Member Discounts
    PYA Corporate members offer discounts on courses, goods and services - see the PYA website for full details of available membership benefits and discounts.

Meet the PYA team

  1. Sophie Rodrigues
    Sophie Rodrigues
    Membership Manager
  2. Valia Charontaki
    Valia Charontaki
    Service Record Book Manager
  3. Carey Secrett
    Carey Secrett
    Marketing & Development Manager
  4. Joey Meen
    Joey Meen
    Director of Training & Certification
  5. Alison Houghton
    Alison Houghton
    Service Record Book Officer
  6. Petra Powers
    Petra Powers
    Service Record Book Assistant
The PYA council and office are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards for Professional Yacht Crew and to promote awareness and understanding in the safe and seaman like conduct of its members.