December 17, 2018

Reassess for Success

by Jeff Merrill, CPYB

This article was recently published in the California Yacht Brokers Association newsletter and is being provided to YBAA courtesy of CYBA.

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Excellence, Professionalism, Continuing Education…

Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value.

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Venue Change Announced for the 2019 Sail America Industry Conference, CPYB’s Earn 10 Recertification Credits: Register for Conference Here

Sailing conference to be held March 6-8, 2019 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas

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Do I Own My Boat? How to Prevent a Buyer from Losing Title to His Boat!

by Eugene Samarin

Do I own my boat? A simple answer in 99% of cases. Everyone knows that once closingoccurs, title passes from the Seller to the Buyer. But what happens in those 1%?

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The Future Of Boat Sales in 2019: 5 Trends Changing the Yachting Marketplace

by Vincent Finetti, Founder and Sales Strategist at Yacht Sales Academy

The boating industry has gone through the BIGGEST transformation in the last 15 years. Due to the exponential growth and dominance of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, new technologies, combined with rising customer expectations and changing buying behavior, the rules of sales and marketing have drastically changed across all markets — and boat brokers must adapt or get left behind. 2019 will be a game changing year and here are my top 5 trends and market predictions.

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Member News 

Grow Boating Supports MDCE Threefold
With the mission of providing marine retailers with education, tools and resources to apply with in their businesses, Grow Boating Inc. has expanded its support of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in 2018. 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:

January 8, 2019

ABYC Marine Law Symposium: Winning Expert Witness Strategies

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Renaissance Hotel , Seattle, WA

January 9, 2019

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

Pre-Winter Boat Show Sales Seminar

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

January 23, 2019

CPYB Only e-Seminar

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