“Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2009 to support continuing education within the industry, promote ethical business practice and ultimately facilitate success for young professionals within the worldwide yachting business community.”
Stephanie Pittington – YPY USA President
The USA chapter, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, holds one official meeting every month that typically features a key speaker, and consists of sharing industry news and hosting professional development seminars. We allow members to share any industry news or updates for discussions, and encourage new ideas and member collaboration. The association also hosts sponsored social events for networking opportunities at local boat shows, an elegant Summer Soiree and our annual YPY Gala.
Since its inception, YPY USA has amassed more than 150 members from diverse fields and many influential companies in the marine industry of South Florida. Some notable companies represented in our membership pool include but are not limited to Northrop & Johnson, Burgess, Y.Co, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Merle Wood & Associates, Caterpillar Inc., Fraser, Informa, Pantropic Power, National Marine Suppliers, Lürssen, Worth Avenue Yachts, Benetti, and many more.
Our chapter’s by-laws can be viewed here.
Meet the board of YPY USA
In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing soccer, paddle boarding, and using his role to foster the next generation of young professionals in the yachting industry.
Mentor Program Chair
Becoming a member of Young Professionals in Yachting has unique benefits which include: monthly meetings, networking opportunities, professional development, members-only access to job postings, professional mentoring program, meaningful volunteer opportunities, admission to our annual gala and so much more.
We will review your application and email you back further membership details.
Checks can be made out to Young Professionals in Yachting in the amount of $150 and mailed to:
Young Professionals in Yachting
PO Box 460304
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33346
Membership dues may also be paid by using the link below.
Join the YPY USA Mentorship Program!
Mentorships are a proven way to drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors, which can lead to a more fulfilling career, better opportunities for growth, and greater compensation. If you are looking to achieve specific career goals, this is your chance to receive free, one-on-one coaching from someone who is willing to help within the marine industry. Please contact YPY Mentorship Chair Julia Russell for more information at Julia.Russell@flygmt.com.