“We have gone from strength to strength here in London and the UK, presenting high-profile industry speakers and organising great social events. Members have become regulars and use YPY to connect with the industry and catch up with friends.”
Aline Serret – YPY UK President
In the UK, Young Professionals in Yachting was established 2015 and now counts more than 100 members in the London and across the country. Members meetings take place quarterly with guest speakers and networking at a variety of venues. Alongside these events we also organise various social events throughout the year and link with other chapters at worldwide industry events. Our Christmas party and South Coast sailing weekend have become unmissable traditions, together with the international sailing event.
Meet the board of YPY United Kingdom
Aline was born in France but has lived in London since 2012 working as business developer, charter assistant and now as charter broker with Burgess. She loves socialising and expanding her network through networking and industry events. She has been involved in YPY London since its inception and is proud to be a part of the thriving global association it is today. Aline likes keeping fit and active, and roaming her local market and the city of London. She holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in International Business from Lyon III University and Kingston University London.
Lucy's passion for the yachting industry began back in 2012 when she worked as a stewardess on both motor and sailing yachts. She left life at sea to pursue a career shore based in the industry and utilise her first hand experiences. Since 2013 Lucy has worked in both sales and charter and is currently a charter broker for Ocean Independence. Lucy is a longstanding member of YPY and an advocate for networking and sharing knowledge in the industry. Lucy’s other passion in life is skiing and last year was lucky enough to go on the YPY Monaco ski trip, a weekend away which she highly recommends!
Tina grew up in Mallorca where she naturally developed a keen interest in the yachting industry. Before starting her professional career, Tina studied across Europe, most recently at Regent’s University London where she studied International Business and Marketing. During her free time, she enjoys travelling and all sorts of outdoor activities
Rob has worked within the industry for over 10 years, applying his skills to some of the biggest and most reputable names in the industry. Brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts to the YPY team, Rob Works closely with all chapters on design and web projects to maintain YPY visual identity.
Outside of work you can find Joost running or on his bike, competing in racing or training for big rides, such as the London to Monaco charity ride.
”“I wanted to write and thank you both for giving BLUE the opportunity to speak in front of your London YPY members last night. Both Clare and I really enjoyed the event. It was a fantastic opportunity to extend our reach out among a new audience in the superyacht industry.SJ SkinnerBlue Marine Foundation
I hope you were both pleased with how it went. It was wonderful to receive the questions we did and have the chance to talk about our work in such depth.”
”“I was extremely impressed with YPY in London. Their enthusiasm for the yachting industry and their professional approach in arranging insightful events for their members that focussed on increasing their members knowledge is impressive. It was a great opportunity to meet with the members and it is extremely encouraging to witness the drive to increase personal development in the yachting industry.”Richard LambertBurgess
Membership fees are £100/person/year if you are based in London or £50/person/year if you are based outside of Greater London. We also offer a corporate rate of £90/person/year when 4+ people from the same company join.
Membership gives you access to all our meetings as well as discounts for our special events and industry events throughout the year. Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December.
Due to current Covid restrictions in the UK, we are limited in our ability to host in-person events, but continue to provide access to online events both here and worldwide
Join us at our next meeting
Quarterly Members Meetings + Guest Speakers
Industry linked events & social activities.
Please check our events calendar for more details
You do not need to be member to attend – your first meeting is free, or apply for full membership.