Membership Requirements

If you are interested in becoming an AYCA member you must have a current AYCA member propose you to the membership chair and act as your sponsor through the application process.

Please note the following requirements to apply are as follows:

• Agree to abide by AYCA By-Laws and proposed procedures.Applicant must have the reputation of having a strong financial basis, and must be known to adhere to the highest level of business practices, including, but not limited to, the use of escrow accounts for the safekeeping of client's funds.

• Applicant must be a known entity in the yacht charter industry and have knowledge and experience in booking charters in cruising areas worldwide.

• Applicant must be known to consistently maintain the highest ethical standards.

• Maintain such trust or escrow accounts as may be necessary to properly discharge its yacht charter brokerage obligations.

• Proof of basic Professional Indemnity Insurance to be renewed each year.

• Maintain a current knowledge of all matters relevant to the profession, including, but not limited to, yacht and crew quality issues, taxes and national, state and local charter laws and regulations.

Active Membership

Active Members must be an individual entity who may be organized as a Corporation, limited liability or company or partnership actively engaged in the crewed yacht charter industry as a Yacht Charter Broker or Yacht Charter Manager.

To be an active member, the individual must:

1. Be an individual crewed yacht charter broker or manager, with seven (7) or most recent consecutive years experience in the crewed yacht charter industry as his/her primary business.

2. Promote his/her yacht charter business through advertising.

3. Attend two recognized charter shows per calendar year. Currently accepted shows are Tortola (BVI), Antigua, Nafplion(Greece), Marmaris (Turkey), MYBA (Barcelona), and Newport (Rhode Island), or any MYBA organized show.

4. Attend one AYCA meeting in a calendar year.

5. Payment of Annual dues $100 per annum

6. Sponsorship letter from one Active AYCA member

7. Endorsements from a minimum of two AYCA Clearing Houses/ and or Management Firms with whom you’ve booked charters in the past two years.

8. An active member may retain his or her active membership if he or she moves to a role managing crewed charter brokers or charter managers.

Affiliate Membership

1. Be an individual crewed yacht charter broker or manager, with four (4) or most recent consecutive years experience in the crewed yacht charter industry as his/her primary business.

2. Promote his/her yacht charter business through advertising.

3. Attend two recognized charter shows per calendar year. Currently accepted shows are Tortola (BVI), St Thomas (USVI), Antigua, Nafplion(Greece), Marmaris (Turkey), MYBA (Barcelona), and Newport (Rhode Island), or any MYBA organized show.

4. Attend one AYCA meeting in a calendar year.

5. Payment of Annual dues $50 per annum.

6. Sponsorship letter from one Active AYCA member.

7. Endorsements from a minimum of two AYCA Clearing Houses/ and or Management Firms with whom you’ve booked charters in the past two years.

Once an Affiliate Member has 7 years of experience, they can then upgrade their status to a Full Membership. Note: Affiliate Members do not have full voting rights.

For further information, please contact Molly Marson, Membership Commitee Chair.