Palma Yacht Crew Bonanza – November 2016

At the beginning of November, yacht crew in Palma are going to be treated to three days of excellent events, offering something for everyone. The PYA is involved with them all and hopes that many members and non-members will make the most of these fantastic opportunities that the PYA, ACREW and Hill Robinson are organising for you.


On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November, ACREW are hosting a series of Continuing Professional Development workshops at The Boathouse. ACREW’s workshops are always really popular with crew, and provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to be able to enhance their careers. The PYA takes a keen interest in crew continuing to further themselves professionally and has worked with ACREW to endorse some of the content on offer. Crew can have their attendance at PYA-endorsed ACREW workshops recorded in their PYA Crew Work Book, which can be presented to potential employers in conjunction with their CV to show that they have taken the time to invest in their own professional development. The PYA Crew Work Book also includes a record of time spent at sea and certificates. The ACREW events are free to attend, and attending crew can enjoy a free lunch and evening drinks. For more details see


For those of you seeking a job, make sure to also get yourself over to the Hill Robinson Careers fair, supported by the PYA, which is taking place nearby at the Hotel Melia Atenea “Pluton Meeting Room”, also on Friday 4th November, with 2 sessions taking place morning (10-13h) or afternoon (14h-17h). Their team of recruitment experts will be on hand to talk to job-seeking crew about career advice, job opportunities, CV guidance and more. HRCrew are specialists in finding the right person for the right boat, and ensure that the recruitment experience is personalised for both the crew and the owners. To confirm attendance please email: and specify which session you wish to attend.


After two days of learning, networking and job-seeking, we imagine that you will be ready for some non-work related fun. So the PYA will be hosting a social event for crew on Saturday 5th November, kindly sponsored by MYBA, Hill Robinson and United Advisors Marine. There will be further details on this nearer the time, but put the date in your diary to enjoy a day and evening of activities, socialising, drinks and food! The event is free for PYA members to attend. Non PYA members will pay a small entrance fee, but their participation will be heavily subsidised by our generous sponsors. For more details email


We are really excited about this great line-up that is being offered to you, and hope to see as many Palma crew as possible over the three days!


  • ACREW Continuing Professional Development event: 3rd– 4th November
  • Hill Robinson Careers Fair: 4th November
  • PYA Social event: Saturday 5th November

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and Facebook page for more details!




Join us for the next PYA GUEST Awareness Day on Thursday 17th November following the Global Superyacht Forum at METS


“Conceptual, inspiring, motivational, great return on investment, proven on board performance levels, professional …..”


These are just some of the words we are hearing time and time again when it comes to the PYA GUEST program!! Not only from the crew who attend the courses, but also the Captains and Heads of Department who have now started to see for themselves the positive outcomes of their crew having invested in the PYA GUEST program.


We’ve also had amazing responses to the excellent GUEST Awareness Days we’ve created over the last two years. Attendance at our Awareness days is available to ANYONE who has an interest in improving the quality of the Owners’ and Charter Guests’ experiences on-board. Uhmmm….isn’t that EVERYONE?


And the GREAT news is that we have another PYA GUEST Awareness Day just around the corner.


On the 17th November 2016 (the day after the GSF at METS), at exactly 0900, we shall be whisking you off in a coach (sadly not a gilded one pulled by six white stallion, but equally as exciting) from the RAI to the incredible Miele Experience Centre in Amsterdam, where a hugely informative and fun-filled day awaits you.


The Experience Centre has been described as the Disneyland for Interior Crew and it is there where our GUEST Approved Trainers, from a number of different Training Providers worldwide, will be waiting to greet you with huge smiles and anticipation of the day ahead.


The day is fundamentally a teeny weeny snapshot into the world of GUEST and the training offered through the program, covering hot topics such as service styles and techniques, effectively dealing with issues surrounding the demands of guests and owners, how to manage crew effectively as well as hands-on demonstrations of the complexities of running a laundry department on-board! (You get to go on the rides too!)


Alongside all of this, you will experience a unique networking opportunity to air your views and thoughts on owners’ and charter guests’ expectations, current issues relating to Interior Crew and of course your own thoughts on the training requirements of Superyacht interior crew.


Likewise, we shall share our questions, answers and advice with you throughout the day to gather as much feedback from you, the people who directly or indirectly liaise with the owners, front line crew and operations staff so that we can continue to create and offer the best training programmes possible.


We shall be lavishing you with a spectacular lunch provided by NEKO, accompanied by amazing wines and champagnes for you to discover and appreciate


Oh, and did we mention that this amazing opportunity is also FREE OF CHARGE!! It’s a gift from sponsors and partners who believe, like we do, that this training is crucial to bringing excellence to current and future Interior Departments and who want Yacht Owners and guests to have the very BEST crew they can possibly have.


So, book your place NOW and come and see for yourself how a small training investment can substantially elevate the on-board experience for everyone.


Places are extremely limited, so register now before you miss out on a truly unique experience – and a delicious lunch!! Go to to sign up.








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