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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.


"There are so many reasons to be a member & to maintain membership. For me being a member of your professional association distinguishes any broker from the competition as YBAA maintains a strict code of conduct/ethics that elevates a broker’s performance. I strongly encourage your membership as YBAA is your professional association.”

Michael Myers

Michael Myers

Owner/Yacht Broker

Selling/Buying Your Vessel

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

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.

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Join YBAA

YBAA members can benefit most fully when they: actively participate in association events and functions; utilize the many services and programs available; and, take full advantage of all that YBAA offers. Each of the YBAA member benefits will help you and your firm to increase your professional competence, increase your sales and/or save you money.

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Upcoming Events

March 16, 2021
9:00-11:00AM

CPYB Testing Day

Preparation session and CPYB Exam

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session lead by Staley Weidman, III, CPYB. In this two-hour session, Staley will cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories candidates will encounter on the exam. 

March 24, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

YBAA e-Seminar: Making Sense of a Website, API, and MLS

Presenter: JP Skov, YBAA Executive Director

JP and his panel will cut through some of the mystery of how a website works using an API feed to connect to the product you sell, boats! They will also discuss connecting to the different retail sites available to sell our boats. This presentation will have ample opportunity for you to ask questions, so start thinking of what questions you would like answered.

April 13, 2021
9:00-11:00AM

CPYB Testing Day

Preparation session and CPYB Exam

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session lead by Staley Weidman, III, CPYB. In this two-hour session, Staley will cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories candidates will encounter on the exam. 

 
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Prestige Yacht Sales Brings on Two New Brokers

Prior to joining the Prestige Yacht Sales team, Whit enjoyed many successful seasons as Sales Manager at Rex Marine Center, the sister marina to Norwalk Cove. He has many years of experience navigating the waters from Norwalk to Cape Cod, where he kept his sport fishing boat.

Do You have a Brain for Sales… and Success in Life?

Last month my article was on motivation when it comes to selling. This month we’re digging into another psychological aspect that once you understand it, you may find it easier to make prospecting calls, do other difficult parts of the job, and maybe even make some significant changes in your life.

Brewer Yacht Sales Proudly Shares Annual Sales Meeting Awards and Highlights

Brewer Yacht Sales Proudly Shares Annual Sales Meeting Awards and Highlights

The Brewer Yacht Sales Annual Sales Meeting was held Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This year’s meeting was held virtually thanks to the help of Access Audio-Visual Systems. “We decided to switch to a virtual event for COVID safety, which is a top priority, but also because we have grown so much in the past year- not all of our locations are within driving distance anymore!”

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.

WHY YBAA?

WHY YBAA?

Is it access to education, professional development, networking opportunities, business growth, industry updates, or all the above? Tell us your story so that we can continue providing you with valuable member benefits. Here is what we need from you...

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