Membership Services & Fees

The PYA offers crew the option to sign up as a Full Member, Associate Member or Shore-Based Member. Alternatively, crew can get their sea service verified as a non-member.

See further down the page for details on each membership class.

  Full Member Associate Member Basic Member
Joining Fee
Annual membership fee
(Discounted fees are available for 2 years or more membership)
MCA & Transport for Malta approved Service Record Book
Yacht Sea Service Testimonial Verification service
OOW 3000 Training Record Book
(if applicable and only if requested)
Yacht Rating Certificate
(if applicable and only if requested upon joining)
Online storage of documents on PYA Members’ area
Advice and Support on Sea Service and Certification
NOE, LIA, Revalidation, Conversion applications support
(appointment based)
Documents attestation (Recognized by the MCA)
Welfare support (provided by ISWAN)
Membership Assistance Service (MAS)
(work-related issues)
Receive PYA Publications/Newsletter
Participation in PYA Activities/Workshops/Webinars
Reduced/Free entry to PYA or partner Events
PYA-negotiated Discounts and special Offers
Vote at General Meetings
REG Representation
Complimentary ISS Membership 
Mailbox service
(have your mail sent to our Antibes' office)

Full Member - €185 per year

For those working towards, or serving at officer level, for engineers from MEOL, Y4 upwards or SV upwards, for interior crew applying for a GUEST CoC, and for anyone else who needs to submit verified Yacht Sea Service and qualifications to the MCA. For these members, the PYA provides an MCA-approved Yacht Service Record Book in which the member’s Yacht Sea Service Testimonials will be recorded after being verified (at no extra charge) by the PYA to accurately prove time spent at sea.

Full Members avoid the significant delays in issuing NoEs or CoCs which the MCA has said are likely to occur if they receive Yacht Sea Service Testimonials not verified by the PYA.

This category is also appropriate for formerly seagoing members who are now working ashore as managers, superintendents etc. and wish to keep their CoC valid.

For more details please read here.

Associate Member - €85 per year

This category is appropriate for those working at levels that do not require them to have a Service Record Book (SRB) or to have their Sea Service Testimonials (SSTs) verified by the PYA. 

Associate Members who upgrade their membership will receive a discount of EUR 100 on the fee for their first year as a Full Member. When upgrading, they may also have their accumulated SSTs verified and entered into their new SRB. (Note: This offer does not apply if membership as an Associate Member has already expired.)

Basic Member - €35 per year

For those who are new to the industry or work in an interior position and do not require the verification of their sea service but want our support. You can get advice on joining a yacht or choosing a career path. You can obtain one-to-one help with your contract, work, legal, or welfare issues. Be informed on the latest yacht crew, training and regulation news. Receive invitations to networking events, skills workshops, forums and more.

SST verification for non-members.

The cost of this service will be EUR 50 per SST with a minimum charge of EUR 100, so you will receive a credit of 2 tokens. These tokens don't expire. 

For more information please read here.