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Profile of registrant

Professional Yachting Association

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

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/02/14 09:50:20
The date of the last annual update was 03/02/14 09:47:22

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Professional Yachting Association
Acronym: PYA
Legal status: Not for Profit Association = French Law 1901
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Andrew Schofield
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Joey Meen
Position: Office Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8 Avenue Mirabeau 
Antibes 06600
Telephone number: (+33) 493 34 91 16
Fax number: (+33) 493 34 21 83
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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 chossen career
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 22
Complementary information: Since its inception in 1991, 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


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Taxation
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 01/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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