About YBAA

Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. – YBAA - was founded in 1920 and exists to unite Yacht Sales Professionals throughout North America to: establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional competence, character and ethical conduct; foster public recognition of, and support for, YBAA and its member brokers; facilitate cooperation among member brokers; and, enhance each member's success.


YBAA defines a Yacht Sales Professional (YSP) as an individual who conforms to industry standards of skill, competence and character in service to their clients. As a member of a recognized yacht broker trade association and through continuing education and compliance with established Codes of Ethics, a YSP maintains their expertise throughout their professional career. YSPs may represent a buyer and/or seller as a broker in the sale of a recreational yacht or may be the representative of a yacht dealer or yacht manufacturer in the sale of a vessel. Those who attain, and maintain, their credentials as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) further demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their profession.

Selling/Buying
Your Vessel

What can a Yacht Sales Professional do for me?

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Selling/Buying Your Vessel


There’s a saying in the industry; "If it was so easy - everyone would be doing it themselves." In truth, it's not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

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Certified Professional
Yacht Brokers

What is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker?

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers


Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program has made this dream a reality.

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Upcoming Events

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May 2, 2019
12:00-1:00PM

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

Boatyard Safety

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

May 15, 2019
12:00-1:00PM

CPYB Only e-Seminar

Moderated by Andy Miles, CPYB, IYBA

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

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YBAA OWNED MLS – The next step toward CHOICE in our industry!

The YBAA MLS is a strategic alignment between YATCO, an industry leader in online marketing, YBAA and also other regional Yacht Broker Associations. This relationship gives the ownership of data back to the brokers and provides yacht brokers large and small, a real choice of where to promote its listings online.

A New Approach to Sell Yachts Quickly and Maximize Value

I am a yacht broker for Essex Yacht Sales, a CPYB Endorsed Brokerage in based in Essex, CT. I am a member of YBAA and am greatly looking forward to earning my valued CPYB in 2019.

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Renew your dues today to not miss out on programs and member benefits such as YBAA’s standardized Forms, low cost regional Yacht Brokerage University meetings, monthly e-Newsletters, free e-Seminars, the CPYB program, the YBAA On-Line Membership Directory, the all new YBAA and CPYB web sites, and much more.

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