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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Renew Your Dues Today!

Renew Your Dues Today!

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.

New Boats Group Scholarship Announced!

New Boats Group Scholarship Announced!

Boats Group has been a long-time supporter of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program (CPYB) and they show that commitment year after year by being the program’s “Diamond Sponsor.” Boats Group believes deeply in the fundamental importance of education and certification for yacht sales professionals.

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WHY YBAA?

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YBAA Yacht Broker News - September 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - September 2020

Do you want to share news about recent sales, new hires, office expansion or other business updates and successes for FREE? Just send your news items by the 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

YBAA Yacht Broker News - August 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - August 2020

Do you want to share news about recent sales, new hires, office expansion or other business updates and successes for FREE? Just send your news items by the 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

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