Young Professionals in Yachting is a new group formed to help young professionals succeed in the yachting industry.
"The goal is for young professionals to have a place and identity of their own in the yachting industry, with emphasis on building long-lasting partnerships between our members, other industry veterans, and related groups and associations along the way," YPY president D.J. Kiernan said in a statement.
Revenues from YPY fund-raising activities will benefit local charities such as the Freedom Waters Foundation, which provides boating opportunities and marine related education for people with disabilities and youth at risk, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
"I'm delighted we now have an organized young professionals' movement within the yachting community that carries with it the commitment to learn from and partner with our valued industry resources and colleagues," said Kiernan.
Membership is limited to business professionals within the yachting industry between the ages of 21 and 35.