The Yacht Owner's Representative Register

Join the industry’s trusted network of Yacht Owner’s Representatives…

Applications are now open for the Yacht Owner’s Representative Register, hosted by The Superyacht Alliance. Find full details below, including:

  • What is the Register?
  • Why join the Register?
  • Requirements to join
  • The YORP qualification
  • How to apply

What is the Owner's Representative Register?

The Owner’s Representative Register is designed to connect qualified ORs with potential clients, fostering a more professional and transparent industry.

Applications are now open for this public platform, hosted by The Superyacht Alliance, which will be officially launched at The Superyacht Forum (TSF) in Amsterdam this November 18 and 19, 2024.

The first 25 Yacht Owner’s Representatives with build experience on at least 3 yachts will also receive a free ticket for TSF.

The initiative was set up by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) in partnership with the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) and GUEST Program.

This is alongside training providers The Crew Academy and Luxury Hospitality, who deliver the Yacht Owner’s Representative Program (YORP) — the industry-recognised qualification providing specialist insight into the role of an OR.

Why join the Register?

1. Gain Recognition

Be recognized as a qualified Owner’s Representative by leading industry bodies, enhancing your professional standing and credibility.

2. Expand Opportunities

Increase your visibility and access a wider range of potential clients seeking experienced and qualified representatives.

3. Contribute to the Industry

Help elevate industry standards and attract more yacht owners by demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and expertise.

4. Connect with Peers

Engage with a community of Owner’s Representatives, sharing knowledge and best practices to further your professional development.

5. Access Exclusive Resources

Benefit from annual meetings, lectures, and networking opportunities organized by SYBAss and the Superyacht Alliance.

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Who can join?

To be eligible for the Register, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

Complete the YORP Program

Successfully complete all four courses of the Yacht Owner’s Representative Program (YORP).

Demonstrate Experience

Have experience as an Owner’s Representative on at least three new build projects over 30 meters and complete YORP Course 1 or an equivalent leadership course.

Apply for Grandfathering

Experienced Owner’s Representatives may be eligible for “grandfathering” onto the Register on a case-by-case basis, subject to completing YORP Course 1 or an equivalent by June 30, 2027.

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Yacht Owner's Representative Program

The YORP is the industry-recognised qualification setting a new standard, providing deep knowledge and understanding of the leadership, operational and technical skills required in the role of an OR.

How to apply

1. Request Information

Contact to request application documents and additional information.

2. Complete the Application

Fill out the Superyacht Alliance “Professional Register Application Form” and “Experience Assessment Form,” including agreeing to the Register’s terms and conditions and the Yacht Owner Representative Code of Conduct.

3. Pay the Application Fee

Submit the €65 application fee.

4. Await Approval

Your application will be reviewed by the Professional Council for the OR Register.

5. Join the Register

Upon approval, you will be notified of your acceptance and listed on the Register when it is officially launched in November 2024.

Please note: Listing on the Register requires a Superyacht Alliance Associate Professional Membership. The annual membership fee of €130 is payable in January, starting from January 1, 2025.

The first 25 Yacht Owner’s Representatives with build experience on at least 3 yachts will also receive a free ticket for The Superyacht Forum in November, where the Register website will be launched.

Apply now.

If you fit the above criteria and would like to considered to join the Register, apply today and be among the first to be listed on this prestigious platform when it launches this November.

For any inquiries, please contact

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