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  membership benefits

  1. PYA Service Record Book
    Verify your sea service and qualifications through the PYA. This is an MCA recognised Service Record Book for those applying for UK CoC's, including those wishing to apply for the GUEST CoC.
  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.