July 30, 2019

Yacht Broker Showcase

by Vincent J. Petrella Executive Director, YBAA

Buying and selling a boat can be more complicated, problematic, and risky than a real estate transaction. Unlike real-estate transactions, only California and Florida cover vessel transactions under state laws.

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Fellow Recreational Industry Stakeholders

by Joe Lewis, Chairman Grow Boating, Inc

Our ability to attract new boaters will be a major factor in determining our prosperity over the next decade.

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Registration and Titling Changes and How They Affect You!

by Caroline Mantel, BoatHistoryReport.com

Did you know that every state has a Boating Law Administrator, or BLA, that is responsible for helping to develop and shape public policy for recreational boating safety in that state?

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How Can a Delaware Corporation and Vessel Registry Benefit You?

by Yacht Registry, Ltd.

Owning a large asset, such as a vessel carries certain risks that all owners must navigate. Many boat owners have recognized the value in establishing a Delaware corporate entity to own their vessel, rather than owning it in their name personally. A properly established Delaware corporation or LLC can limit or eliminate your personal liability in the event of an accident or other litigation. Delaware courts have a reputation of reaching reasonable and fair conclusions when construing corporate laws.

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Sales Success: Are you IN or are you OUT?

by John Chapin

I was recently speaking with a manager at a real estate office about what makes some agents successful and others unsuccessful. He told me, “John, I can sum up the difference between the successful agents and the unsuccessful agents with one quick example: during a major blizzard when everything is shut down and everyone is at home, my top agents are making phone calls to prospects because they know they have a captive audience, and the rest of my agents are posting pictures on Facebook of the cookies they’re baking.”

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Member News

Special Rates for YBAA Members

September 24-28, 2019
Baltimore, MD

YBAA members will receive 10% off to exhibit a boat and you can use code YBAA to receive 20% off any seminars, activities and V.I.P packages. Contact Ryan Davidson for information on exhibiting at: rdavidson@aimmedia.com

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 vpetrella@ybaa.com.

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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 below. 

Upcoming CPYB Recertification Events:

July 25, 2019

YBAA University

Sponsored by YATCO

Providence, RI

August 1, 2019

YBAA/Yacht World e-Seminar: Boatwizard Tips and Tricks

Presenter: Juan Nunez

FREE Live Webinar

August 8, 2019

How To Sell Boats & Yachts In Today's Changing Market

Presenter: Vincent Finetti

FREE Live Webinar

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