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The PYA is a non-profit association run for crew and is the acknowledged voice for crew in the Superyacht industry, lobbying to administrations and policy makers worldwide to achieve the best interests of personnel in yachting. We work alongside the Maritime Coastguard Agency to ensure that training and qualifications are in keeping with industry requirements.

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Tel / Fax: +33493349116
Email Address: info@pya.org
Website: www.pya.prg

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Press Releases

Heads of industry attend the GUEST Awareness day following GSF.    
Mon, 21 Nov 2016
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Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training. “The hospitality and hotel function of all yachts is the cornerstone of the Owner and Guests’ experience on board. It is essential that interior crew are capable of delivering a professional first class service” Just one of ...

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Miele collaboration with the GUEST program.    
Mon, 31 Oct 2016
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Miele collaboration with the GUEST program . We are proud to announce the newly appointed collaboration between Miele Marine and the PYA GUEST program . Miele are supporting the GUEST program through various channels, including providing the Experience Centre venues for GUEST Awareness days for I...

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PYA GUEST Awareness Day Evening Cocktail Reception - 17th November    
Mon, 31 Oct 2016
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The PYA GUEST Awareness Day follows this year's Global Superyacht Forum at the amazing Miele Experience Centre in Vianen, nr Amsterdam. We will take you into the world of GUEST with snapshot sessions based on some of the training offered through the program. The practical sessio...

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PYA Palma Social Event, November 5th 2016    
Mon, 31 Oct 2016
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The PYA will be hosting a social event for crew in Palma on Saturday 5th November. We'll be bringing you the first ever PYA Go-Kart Grand Prix, followed by a crew party at Infuze Bar with plenty of food and drink, and a few other surprises thrown in to make a great night for all! The event is com...

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PYA GUEST Table Setting competition Wednesday 28th September during the Monac...    
Wed, 21 Sep 2016
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Is your Yacht going to be in the Monaco Yacht Show? Why not enter the annual PYA GUEST Table Setting competition , running on the 28th September for a chance to WOW our panel of exclusive industry judges with an elaborate table display showcasing your interior crew and galley's unique creati...

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The PYA at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show    
Wed, 14 Sep 2016
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During the Monaco Yacht Show, the PYA will be hosting a programme of seminars featuring topics relevant to all departments of yacht crew. With a top line-up of speakers and experts, the PYA Monaco events have proven to be hugely popular over the years, and attract many crew, captains and industry...

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Join us for the next GUEST Awareness Day on Thursday 17th November – fo...    
Fri, 09 Sep 2016
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"Conceptual, inspiring, motivational, great return on investment, proven on board performance levels, professional ….." These are just some of the words I am hearing time and time again when it comes to the GUEST program!! - Not only from the crew who attend the courses, but also the Captains a...

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Professional Yachting Association in the News

Does ageism exist in the superyacht industry? More Details

The PYA asked crew to partake in a survey to find out

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PYA secures Legal Expenses insurance More Details

The association's full members will be covered by the insurance policy

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Nautilus fights for crew wages More Details

In a recent case, the union has secured more than €140,000 in owed wages

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Update on French social security obligations More Details

The law may be modified to allow seafarers in France to choose their own social security regime

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GUEST courses available in Palma More Details

VIP Service School announces its new PYA accreditation

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Recruitment, is an association the answer? More Details

Issues with recruitment, from data protection to knowledge gaps, have led some to ask whether or not an association would benefit the sector. We consider whether an association is the best course of action.

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17th Azimut-Benetti Yachtmaster More Details

The US edition of Yachtmaster comes to a close in Miami

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Interior crew training in Palma More Details

The Stewardess Training Academy recognises the evolving professionalism in the interior department

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MIN formalises new arrangements for Sea Service Verification More Details

As of 24 May 2017, sea service must be verified by an MCA-approved organisation

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New arrangements for sea service verification More Details

From January 2017, the MCA strongly encourages crew applying for a NoE to use a recognised Service Record Book

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Further clarification on STCW requirements More Details

The MCA's latest Marine Information Note seeks to address any confusion surrounding new STCW requirements

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GUEST endorsements grow alongside recognition of interior crew More Details

SYBAss has voiced its support and official endorsement of the Professional Yachting Association's interior training programme.

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