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Professional Yachting Association

Identification number in the register: 01788508225-66
Registration date: 01/03/2012 20:24:12

The information on this entity was last modified on: 10/03/2015 19:32:23
The date of the last annual update was: 10/03/2015 19:32:23
Next update due latest on: 10/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Professional Yachting Association


Not for Profit Association = French Law 1901

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Avenue Mirabeau, 8
Antibes 06600

(+33) 493 34 91 16

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Andrew Schofield


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Joey Meen

Office Manager

    Goals / remit

As a professional organisation for yachts, the PYA's mission is to represent the interests of Professional Yacht Captains and Crew and to encourage and maintain the highest professional standards. The PYA provides its' members with the information necessary to progress in their chosen career.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

All business related to Yachting, employment, and the maritime environment.







Constant revue of EU initiatives and implementation by EU Flagstates - and appropriate distribution of information to our members

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 3



Since its inception in 1991, the PYA has continuously consulted with policy makers who are tasked with writing legislation affecting the construction, operation and manning of large yachts. Over the years PYA has participated in numerous working groups and steering committees to ensure that the point of view of those that actually work on board is known and understood. The consultancy work puts PYA in a unique position because it is aware at an early stage of changes in regulations that will affect the yacht sector. Much of this information is not in the public domain. Yet it is the background of this awareness and knowledge that allows PYA to provide its members with up to date, accurate advice.

The expansion of yachting in recent years means that many international conventions written for the merchant marine now impact on yachts and those that work on board them. Very often, there is no easy fit for yachting. Therefore it is vitally important that the voice of the people actually manning yachts is heard by policy makers. As the professional body for yacht crew, PYA fulfills this roll.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Taxation
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

Member of European Boating Association -
Member of Royal Yachting Association
Associated with:-
Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association
Association of Yacht Support Services

    Financial data

01/2014  -  01/2015

50,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The PYA is funded soley by its membership. The governing council serve on a voluntary basis. The office is run by 3 full time employees

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Procedures