Professional Yachting Association
Not for Profit Association = French Law 1901
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade unions and professional associations
Avenue Mirabeau, 8
(+33) 493 34 91 16
Mr Andrew Schofield
Ms Joey Meen
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.
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
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.
|No accredited persons|
Member of European Boating Association -
Member of Royal Yachting Association
Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association
Association of Yacht Support Services
01/2014 - 01/2015
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
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