Consider membership in the International Superyacht Society

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) was founded as a not-for-profit trade organization in 1989 and is the only international group whose sole purpose is to enable growth through best practices and sustainable excellence in the large luxury yacht industry worldwide.

  • Senior management of more than 80% of the superyacht industry’s major companies now participates in the Society.
  • Membership enables the Society to be more effective in achieving industry-wide excellence.
  • With appreciation to ISS members, we are now able to lift the Industry to ever higher standards.
    • Your perspectives are important in the Society’s ability to influence professionals, Flag-states and regulation groups through ISS initiatives.
    • With support, ISS creates and endorses important educational programs, major awards, and other activities that promote high professional achievement and outreach to yachting enthusiasts.
    • Membership enhances professional position which in turn enhances the industry.

ISS’s membership year starts from the date joined. We welcome new and returning members at any time.


ISS Supporting Membership is the most visible category the Society offers. Supporting Membership includes the tagline "Steward of the Superyacht Industry," includes prominent visibility at all ISS events and brand positioning amongst the most distinguished companies in the marketplace.

  • ISS Supporting Membership includes 10 fully privileged memberships for your company's executives;
  • Special pricing on up to ten gala tickets or complimentary 1/3-page gala printed program advertisement;
  • Top listing on ISS’s website, event banners and a newsletter feature story


ISS’s growth membership category due in large measure to the stature of being an ISS Corporate Member. Corporate Identification Statements (CIS), logos and links appear on the ISS site.

  • ISS Corporate Membership includes a designated "title" member while ISS extends full membership privileges to an additional four company designees;
  • Special pricing on up to five gala tickets or complimentary ¼ page gala printed program advertisement;
  • Premier positioning on ISS website and event banners.


Internationally-based regional associations are encouraged to join, contribute to the Society’s initiatives and to receive ISS support of your association. Voting rights and eligibility to serve on ISS Board and Committees.

  • Five Association professionals may be listed as Affiliate Members to enjoy special pricing on ISS events and use of the logo;
  • Special pricing on up to five gala tickets or complimentary ¼ page gala printed program advertisement;
  • Premier positioning on ISS website and event banners.


Individual membership for qualified professionals and specialists (example: Naval Architects, Captains, Lawyers, Engineers) with more than four years’ experience in their declared area of expertise.

  • Special pricing on up to two gala tickets


Individual membership for small companies, crew and students. Allows voting status in all Society interests with encouragement to participate in working committees, with organization of Society activities, and by seeking and holding office on ISS’s Board of Directors.

  • Special pricing on up to one gala ticket

Benefits for All ISS Memberships

  • Eligibility to run for and/or vote for appointment to ISS Board of Directors, advisory boards and committees
  • Relationship building and sponsorship opportunities to stay connected with leading professionals and fellow industry peers
  • Contributing to the direction of the Society
  • Contributing to the direction of the global large yacht industry
  • Voting privileges for yacht design excellence in the annual ISS Design Awards
  • Nominating individuals/companies for the ISS Awards of Distinction
  • Rights to use Society membership category logo

Participation heightens your professional credentials by the important work the Society achieves.

Your membership is key to our industry’s sustainability. Sign up today.