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Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals for Over 100 Years

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 maybe 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.

 

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YBAA University 2022 (YBAA U)

Providence, RI

YBAA University is an annual series of educational programs offered each summer. Attendees receive training in preparation for the CPYB exam, as well as networking opportunities and participation in business presentations, technology sessions, and panel discussions.

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Change is Inevitable in Very Business Environment

Change is Inevitable in Very Business Environment

Over the years I’ve experienced quite a bit of change in different industries. Some good, some bad, some driven by greed, and some driven by need.

Report: New Powerboat Sales Normalizing, Continue to Outpace Pre-Pandemic Levels

Report: New Powerboat Sales Normalizing, Continue to Outpace Pre-Pandemic Levels

The NMMA reports new powerboat sales through Q1 2022 are showing signs of normalizing following two years of historic growth. In the first quarter, new powerboat retail sales totaled 54,000 units, down 20 percent compared to Q1 2021, while continuing to surpass pre-pandemic levels, up 20 percent from Q1 2019’s 45,000 units.

Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing

In support of our longtime partnership with US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, Gowrie Group is proud to make a $50,000 donation to the Siebel Sailors Program.

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while, at the same time, enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. If you want to set yourself apart, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is for you.