“YPY is a fantastic global community, connecting land based yachting professionals across all aspects of the industry.
It’s exciting to see young professionals share knowledge, build long lasting professional relationships and benefit from personal development through networking.”
Abigail Davies – 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
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.
Holding qualifications as a Sommelier of Wine, Scottish Whisky and International Bartending as well as a Diploma in Norse Mythology, she is currently studying for further qualifications in Comparative Mythology, exploring storytelling trends from all over the world.
From synchronised service and cocktails at the summit of ancient glaciers, planting coral in French Polynesia, discovering new species in Madagascar or throwing events with fireworks and live music on remote tropical islands, Elise can be found working with guests, captains and brokers to provide innovative, ethical, and unique yacht experiences all over the world.
Head of Marketing and Communication
I am passionate about our industry and particularly helping superyacht crew find their ideal positions. We work in such a diverse and global field it’s great to able to support those of all experience find their dream role. I lead a team of experts who work with some of the world’s largest superyachts, including yacht owners, yacht managers and shipyards around the world.
I’m thrilled to be the Sponsorship Director for the YPY (Young Professionals in Yachting), a network of like-minded individuals who share a common interest in the superyacht industry. I’m looking forward to connecting with other members and supporting YPY’s mission to promote education and networking opportunities.
During my spare time skiing is my passion but in the summer months I can be found rowing up the Itchen River.
Conrad started his career in the yachting industry nearly ten years ago, working as crew on superyachts. Four years ago, he decided to return to shore and quickly carved himself a new career in maritime security. During this last year, he designed and launched a highly successful innovative crew management software company CrewPass, running background checks on crew, which is becoming part of the standard process for marine employment and common practice by agencies, vessels and crew members.
South Coast Representative
Remie graduated with a law degree in the UK and then went onto work on superyachts in the Med; both private and charter.
When returning to the UK, Remie qualified as a lawyer and is now an associate in the yachts team at Hill Dickinson, advising a range of international clients on the sale and purchase of yachts.
”“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 £150/person/year. We also offer a corporate rate of £135/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.
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.