Membership benefits both individuals and their companies, through personal improvement and professional development. Through GYA members will expand their business contacts and clients who appreciate working with other GYA members. At GYA we encourage members to write articles, join a committee, attend GYA meetings, events and other networking opportunities, submit press releases and more!

  • Benefits of Membership

GYA membership offers benefits that can save time and money and opendoors within the industry. Some of the most common benefits that members value are:

  • Networking Opportunities

Networking is the most valued benefit by association members. Enjoy invaluable networking opportunities with the top executives of yacht charter companies and related suppliers, vendors and consultants. Annual events include the Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplion and regional meetings throughout the year.

  • Corporate Exposure and Industry Recognition

Complimentary listing in GYA's online directory where members can search for other members by company name or service provided.There are many ways to gain exposure, such as advertising,event sponsorship, article authorship, speaking opportunities and exhibiting at the annual Mediterranean Yacht Show.

  • Regional Meetings

Regional meetings throughout the year will provide local GYA members education and networking opportunities.These regional seminars will be part trend report, part legislative briefing, part good old fashioned grassroots networking all mixed with sponsored fun and socializing. These meetings will represent what GYA is doing well in association-to-industry relationships and they connect people to people.GYA members are entitled to enjoy several privileges on the association's actions such as access to meetings, researches, advertising, exhibitions and more.


If you have questions about applying for membership or have questions about a current application, contact the GYA secretary office  at + 30 210 98 117 17 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th Mediterranean Yacht Show

Having emerged as one of the premier events for industry professionals, the 8th Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) turned the international spotlight onto Greece once again, as the host of the world’s largest crewed yacht charter show.

It is worth noting that yachts measuring 24 meters and above in length have the right to participate in the exhibition, making the MEDYS the only sector event of similar scope in Greece that is exclusively addressed to the upper segment of luxury yachting. At this year's Show, 92 yachts with a cumulative LOA of 3.5 kilometers were present, with a waiting list (due to limited space in the port of Nafplion) that surpassed the numbers of every previous year. In order to fully grasp the MEDYS’ size, it is worth considering that the number of participating yachts far exceeded that of comparable shows. Confirming the event's success is, among others, the significantly larger presence of industry professionals from all over the world, with more than 750 participants from 31 countries.

Yachting tourism attracts an increasing number of visitors to Greece and MEDYS is the perfect occasion to highlight the region as one of the top yachting destinations globally. The show owes its success to the large number of registered yachts, the great turn-out of industry professionals from all corners of the globe and the contribution of the local CAs. It is organized each year by GYA under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and with the kind support of the Municipality of Nafplion.