April 25, 2018

Why Access to Real Time Weather Aboard is Important to You and Your Clients

Provided by YBAA Affiliate Member SiriusXM Marine

Boating is more affected by weather than almost any other recreational activity. Regardless of your purpose for boating, whether fishing, sailing, long-distance cruising, or just spending a day on the water, taking your boat out means monitoring the weather to ensure safe conditions.

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Caution For Broker Clients and Vessels That Visit Mexico

Courtesy of YBAA and CYBA Member, Jeff Merrill, CPYB

Mexico Temporary Import Permits (MTIP) are a known “hot button problem” to California brokers, and less commonly affect brokers in Florida, the PNW or Eastern seaboard.

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Understanding Electric Shock Drowning

By Gowrie Group: Whitney Peterson & Kellie Crete

Warning, electricity can be a hidden, invisible danger in our waters around docks and marinas. Boaters, sailors, swimmers, marine professionals, sailing organizations and other individuals and companies that operate or play near or in the water, need to understand the risk factors for Electric Shock Drowning (ESD).

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Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show Features Innovations In Boating, Gear And Fundraising For Sails Up 4 Cancer May 4-6, 2018

Three-Day Show Will Inspire Boaters for the 2018 Season While Supporting a Great Cause

The 3rd Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show  will take place May 4-6, 2018 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT.  The in-water boat show has announced Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research, will benefit from the $5 entrance donation to attend the show.

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Make Sure Your Sales Career is the Exception, Not the Rule

by John Chapin

To be successful in the world of selling you need to be a contrarian. In every industry successful salespeople are the exception, not the rule. In the insurance field only about 20% of the agents who start are still agents ten years down the road. In real estate, the average Realtor sells three houses a year, and even though some may stay in the business because it’s the family’s second income, and the company allows them to, three houses a year is poverty-level income.

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Smart and Safe Ladder Usage Prevents Falls and Tragedies

The Gowrie Safety Report

Superstitious people consider walking under a ladder to be bad luck, but most real ladder danger arises from using defective ladders, poor ladder choice, or misuse. Falls are one of the most common hazards found in all occupational settings, with falls from ladders making up nearly a third of fall related deaths. The good news is common sense, thinking before climbing, and following safe usage and smart selection guidelines go a long way towards preventing ladder falls, injuries, and deaths.

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American Boating Congress

May 9-11, 2018

When constituents talk, Congress listens, and it's not too late to be heard at this year's premier political and legislative event.

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Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter

by Vincent Moulden, YBAA Digital Media Manager

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. Studies show that nearly half the adult population in the US receives their news from sources such as Facebook and Twitter. In 2012, YBAA and CPYB created Facebook and Twitter pages to engage with members and consumers in the boating community. To be sure our goal is met, a YBAA committee was formed in March 2018 that includes Peter Amos of Essex Yacht Sales, Rhonda Myers of Boston Yacht Sales, Jackie Joslyn of Brewer Yacht Sales and several other YBAA members who are social media practitioners.

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YBAA University is back in 2018!

Save the Dates…

Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2018 University events are coming this summer.

The popular one-day luncheon events offer the latest technical, legal, ethical and transactional expertise from leading authorities, all designed to strengthen your role as a yacht sales professional.

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Upcoming events are scheduled as follows.


July 17 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI

July 19 - Doubletree Hotel - Annapolis, MD


Sponsored by: 

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Member News 

Block Island Race Week 2018 in On!  

Gowrie Group is happy to share some exciting racing news with you about BIRW 2018. Block Island Yacht Club and Duck Island Yacht Club of Westbrook, Connecticut have teamed up to co-host the new 2018 Block Island Race Week, from June 17-22nd. This event will feature five days of racing on Block Island Sound, complimented by exciting shore activities. Gowrie Group is proud to be a sponsor of BIRW 2018. For more information and to register for Block Island Race Week 2018 visit the BIRW 2018 website.

Trident Funding Corp. and Oakland Capital Partners LLC Complete Partnership

Oakland Capital Partners, LLC closed its private investment in Trident Funding Corporation, the largest originator of boat and yacht loans in the United States. Read more.

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CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities

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Continuing education and professional development is essential for Yacht Sales Professionals to perform their job at the highest possible level. Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) are required to earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of continuing education / professional development every 3 years. See the upcoming events here. 

Upcoming CPYB Recertification Events:

May 3, 2018

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

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May 16, 2018

CPYB Only e-Seminar

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