G.U.E.S.T Partners

Why industry professionals are backing your training investment
and supporting G.U.E.S.T.
G.U.E.S.T is here to support and inspire current and future crew, and in order for the PYA’s Continuing Professional Development GUEST workgroup, made up of volunteers, to continue to develop and ensure you get value regarding the standards & content of the training you receive, as well as the value that the yachting sector attribute’s to your qualification and training investment, we have recruited support from the heads of industry.

We continually receive positive feedback and endorsement from the GUEST alumni and with ongoing support from ISS and endorsements from both MYBA and SYBAss, we are well on the way to GUEST being the industry led global crew training standard for interior crew.

Our sector is renowned for its commitment to excellence in every aspect, spending millions on all facets, from design to build, to shore sourced products and supplies, yet for years the required training for interior crew in this crucial area has been somewhat lacking, however with GUEST now developed through the PYA accreditation process and with the backing from Associations and heads of industry showing support to the training available for YOU, the very people who are charged with taking care of, and who showcase these products of excellence to the owners and guests we now have a valuable recognised standard of training available for the interior department’s.

We hope that as leaders in the yachting sector, Associations and yachting partners will continue to assist the PYA’s commitment by supporting this fundamental objective and thereby raising the standards of professionalism in the interior department. It is vital that we are able to afford the marketing platforms to show case the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes and the training that is needed to provide these essential skills sets.

We are convinced that Owners and charter clients alike can be assured of the value of the onboard experience they receive, if our “front line” crew are professionally and regularly trained.

SYBAss Endorses GUEST to its members:
“One of the main goals of SYBAss is to elevate the level of professionalism throughout the superyacht industry, and professional training and qualifications play a vital role in achieving this. SYBAss is therefore pleased to support the GUEST programme, recognising as we do that the first-class yachts built by our members are only enjoyed to their full potential when operated by a first-class crew.”

Michael Breman, SYBASS President

MYBA Endorses GUEST to its members:    
“ MYBA is a worldwide professional trade association dedicated to the sale, purchase, charter and management of crewed superyachts.  Our objectives are to foster the highest standards of professional principles throughout the industry and this includes managing the expectations of our discerning clients.  As soon as our clients step on board, we hand responsibility for their well-being to the yacht’s crew, especially the interior crew, so it is crucial that we as an Association have complete faith in those charged with meeting their expectations.
The GUEST program is the platform for the improvement and recognition of professional standards amongst interior crew in the superyacht industry and MYBA is proud to support & endorse it.”
Fiona Maureso, MYBA President
The PYA  endorses GUEST to its members:
“Although there is no mechanism in place to make interior training a mandatory requirement, as an industry, together, we do have the power and ability to make excellence in service training an industry-led standard”      

Andrew Schofield, PYA President
“Heads of the yachting sector understand that if want a comprehensive professional industry we must ensure that those individuals who are expected to provide “excellence in service” are encouraged and fully supported in being able to develop their skills to the highest possible standard”

Joey Meen, PYA Head of Training & Certification

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