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.

9th Mediterranean Yacht Show

Having emerged as the world’s largest crewed yacht charter show, MEDYS marked this year its 10th anniversary since its founding. Once again, it gathered the crème de la crème of yachts operating under Greek professional license, hundreds of industry professionals from around the world, and dozens of exhibitors with products and services related to yachting.

The 9th edition of the Show was held from April 27th to May 1st, 2024, at the port of Nafplion and once again highlighted the dynamics of Greek yachting, affirming its role as the spearhead of maritime tourism.

This year's Show set a record with 102 yachts with a cumulative LOA of 3.9 kilometers registered for participation within just a few days of registration opening, creating an extensive waiting list, while last minute charters prevented some of them from attending. The Show was visited by 760 industry professionals from 30 countries around the world. It is worth noting that only yachts measuring 24 meters and above in length have the right to participate in the Show, which is exclusively addressed to luxury yachting.

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.