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“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

Our Chapter

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.

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Board Members

Meet the board of YPY United Kingdom

Aline Serret

President

Charter Broker, Burgess

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.

Aline Serret
President

Lucy Oliver

Events

Charter Broker, Ocean Independence
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!

Lucy Oliver
Events

Tina Tzavachisvili

Treasurer

Burgess - Brokerage Assistant

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

Tina Tzavachisvili
Treasurer

Rob Armstrong

Board Member

Creative Director - ThirtyC Yacht Design

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.

Rob Armstrong
Marketing

Emma Dallas

Board Member

Emma Dallas
Membership Coordinator

Joost Roes

Board Member

Joost Roes started off his career in The Netherlands on exterior design of yachts and as soon as he found out he loved the yachting industry, he moved to London. Joost has been working for Winch Design since 2014, managing interior yacht projects. With an education in engineering, Master's degree in product and automotive design, he has a keen interest in aesthetics, detailing and design projects.

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.

Joost Roes
Sponsorship

Abigail Davies

Community Manager/Events

Born in the UK, Abigail graduated with a degree in BA Fashion Marketing. She started her professional career in PR and marketing across the lifestyle sector, transitioning into the yachting world at media platform Superyachts.com. It was from here she then joined IYC UK starting in sales & charter, and more recently progressing into charter management. Abigail has experienced the benefits of joining YPY early on in her career and now as a board member is enthusiastic to be apart of building this ever growing global community of young professionals.

Abigail Davies
Community Manager/Events

Past Speakers
John Leonida – Clyde and Co
www.clydeco.com
Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a focus on five core sectors: insurance, energy, trade & commodities, infrastructure and transport.
Richard Lambert – Burgess
www.burgessyachts.com
Burgess is a superyacht brokerage company dealing with the sale; purchase, new construction, charter; yacht management, of luxury mega yachts over 30m (100 feet)
Sacha Bonsor and Stewart Campbell – Boat International
www.boatinternational.com
Boat International Media is a luxury lifestyle publishing company based in Wimbledon, London. The company publishes the magazines Boat International, Boat International US Edition and Dockwalk.
Andrew Winch – Winch Design
www.winchdesign.com
Winch Design is an award winning British Design studio that was established in 1986 as a specialist Interior and Exterior Yacht Designer.
Jeff Brown - Breed Media
www.breedmedia.com
Breed Media is a creative media service to the global Superyacht and Luxury market. Services include Photography, Film, Design, Print.
Tim Heywood – Tim Heywood Design
Tim Heywood, the multi award-winning yacht designer, has produced some of the finest and largest yachts on the water.
Testimonials

“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.
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.”

SJ SkinnerBlue Marine Foundation

“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

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

First Attendance Free
£0.00
Free
Admission fee
£15.00
Paid on the door
Full Member
£100.00
Paid Yearly
Full Member - ( Outside London )
£50.00
Paid Yearly
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Contact us

uk@ypyinternational.org

Young Professionals in Yachting

United Kingdom

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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.