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The PYA team attended this year’s Palma Yacht Show, thanks to the generous sponsorship kindly bestowed by MYBA. Following the success of previous years, we once again partnered with ACREW and were present in their lounge as the representative of crew in the industry and to help attendees with their ... Read More »

What is Invisible Crew up to this summer?

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Writing for The Islander Magazine is not only great exposure, the actual writing is a good moment to reflect on how things are going with Invisible Crew. My lean little company is gaining momentum largely thanks to the great crew that I work with, the partnering companies with which we ... Read More »

Crew & Concierge


Crew & Concierge is a company that is moving from strength to strength. For 10 years they have excelled at finding exactly the right crew for some truly extraordinary Superyachts. Sara Duncan has headed the company since 2007 and has watched it flourish into a well-known and well-respected crew agency ... Read More »

Are you a Leader or a Manager?!


“So what’s the difference between a leader and a manger”, I hear you ask? Tell me how many great leaders dead or alive can you name? Ten, 20 or even more given the time no doubt. Now ask yourself the question – “How many great managers can I name?” (and ... Read More »

Pantaenius at the Palma Superyacht Show

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Slowly but surely the Mediterranean superyacht season 2017 is starting and Pantaenius is getting ready for the Palma Superyacht Show 2017. After many interesting insurance consultations with captains, it has become quite clear for the yacht insurance experts that far too many superyacht insurance policies raise questions rather than answering ... Read More »



  The PYA would like to advise all seafarers that the MCA has published MIN 543 to implement new arrangements for the verification of Sea Service Testimonials (SSTs) in the yachting sector.   The MCA is transferring the task of verifying SSTs from their own staff to an approved ‘Verifying Organisation’, which the ... Read More »


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The PYA was founded 25 years ago by a small group of yacht captains and has grown since into a powerful Association that has earned significant influence with the authorities that govern our industry and set the qualifications required to carry out our professional roles.   As your Association has ... Read More »

The Happy Happy Shakedown !


I am writing this from Gibraltar where we are (once again) stormbound. We are delivering the brand new CNB76 Aenea from La Rochelle to Malta. After a delayed start we went into the washing machine. The swell that remained after the 50kt stormwinds we recorded in port did not make ... Read More »