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PYA Announcement


  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL SEA-GOING CREW: New arrangements for verification of sea service testimonials for presentation to the MCA     As from 1st January 2017, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has introduced new arrangements regarding the verification of Sea Service Testimonials (SSTs) under UK flag jurisdiction.   ... Read More »

Invisible Crew


The booming Pocket Superyacht niche and their crew.   It’s mid-January and I am flooded with work. We haven’t had time to celebrate the day we came up with the name and idea of Invisible Crew, now 8 years ago!   My diary shows all the follow up points for ... Read More »

Creating the “right” culture.

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What is the “right” culture for your yacht? It won’t be the same everywhere you go. The yacht, the owner, the guests, not to mention the senior crews’ approaches. However, there is no doubt that culture is driven from the top down. So how do you get crew to “buy ... Read More »

Interview with Invisible Crew captain Fons Dorrestijn.


Invisible Crew initially provided freelance crew. Fons Dorrestijn was the first captain we placed in a permanent position which he still holds today, 4 years later.   How did you get into yachting? I sailed on boats before I could walk. My parents owned a little bilge-keeled cabin cruiser. They ... Read More »

The Superyacht Scholarship 2017


Building on the great success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is thrilled to announce we will be running this exciting competition again, giving four more young hopeful crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to create a fantastic career and future for themselves via the exciting world ... Read More »

Placing crew on Pocket – and other Superyachts.


Invisible Crew is fully back in the crew placement game. By that we are referring to one-off placements. We are now set up, better than ever before, to help Captains and Chief Stewardesses to find excellent crew. Implementing our experience, specialised software and the candidate presentation profile we have developed ... Read More »

Uniting Crew

YACHT CREW, Even though it looks very pleasant and well paid, it is not for everyone to work on a luxury yacht, yacht crew has to be always ready to attend the guests and should be willing to work extra hours when serving and maintaining high standards of security for the guests

Sounds easy, but it rarely is! The term “team” is often used mistakenly, for example to describe a group of people who sell a particular product referring to them as a “sales team”. However, a true team needs to be inter-dependent upon each other to succeed and the individuals in ... Read More »

The 1st PYA Palma Social Event, November 2016


On Saturday 5th November the PYA hosted its first ever social event for yacht crew in Palma. The last time we visited Mallorca for the Palma yacht show, the feedback we received was that the island’s yachties felt that the Antibes crew were getting all the fun when it came ... Read More »

PYA : Monaco Yacht Show report


The PYA held its biggest ever programme of events at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Drawing on the successful format of previous years where we have run Continuing Professional Development Workshops and seminars for crew, we once again offered crew a range of hands-on, interactive sessions to get involved in. ... Read More »