Professional Yachting Association
International Superyacht Society
The International Superyacht Society proudly announces a strategic partnership with the Professional Yachting Association. The PYA is a non-profit association which was founded in 1991, and exists primarily to represent the interests of professional yacht crew. The association has members from nearly 90 countries around the world and helps its members by verifying their sea service, and by providing accurate, unbiased advice on certification, training, welfare, and regulations. It represents the yachting industry at administrative level, working to ensure that the voice of its members is heard. It is committed to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism in the yachting industry, and audits training providers to ensure that standards are being met.
The PYA is the ONLY organisation committed to helping professional yacht crew in this way.
Full members of the PYA can now benefit from complimentary membership of the International Superyacht Society. To sign up, visit www.pya.org
and under the Membership Benefits select ‘Complimentary Membership of ISS’, where there is a link to apply.
PYA’s partnership with the Society advances the goal to further develop the industry’s highest standards with the mutual focus on mentoring, education and career direction that will enhance overall professionalism of people ashore and afloat. The partnership, will also bring other mutual objectives related to regulations to a higher success rate.
“Twenty-five years ago, a small number of captains founded the PYA. The industry has since witnessed all of the good things PYA has achieved and how the association has maintained its forward leaning approach.” said captain AJ Anderson, CEO of Wright Maritime and current president of the International Superyacht Society, who goes on to say “The fact is there is substantial evidence that the industry is better off for PYA’s existence. The Society’s partnership with the Professional Yachting Association will bring tangible results due to practical collaboration between both associations, including the efforts of our respective Working Groups on education advancement and our mutual determination for common-sense regulatory solutions.”
Carey Secrett, Marketing and Development Manager of the PYA says, “The PYA is pleased to be able to offer an additional benefit to our members in the form of complimentary ISS membership. As the voice of professional yacht crew, the PYA is committed to reaching out to crew for their opinions and presenting these to authorities. Our partnership with ISS will further this cause. This will now give us a platform to work together on a wide range of issues in the yachting industry.”