August 27, 2019

Mike Tyson, Black Belt & The Art of Being a Professional Yacht Broker

By Vincent Finetti

How would you feel if you had been sold a boat by Mike Tyson? Yes, the real Mike Tyson!! Perhaps the meanest and most ferocious fighter who ever lived.

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$70.6 Million Verdict Against Yacht Owner Underscores the Importance of Limited Liability Companies

By Andrew J. High, Luxury Law Group

The yachting industry is abuzz amidst the January report that a South Florida jury issued a $70.6 Million verdict against Island Girl Ltd., a Marshall Islands company that owns the Motor Yacht Endless Summer. Although the circumstances surrounding the case are now widely known throughout the industry, in summary, a crew member onboard Endless Summer was raped by another crew member. The victim sued Island Girl Ltd. for negligence in failing to provide a safe working environment among several other things.

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2019 YBAA University – Education and Information to Advance Professionalism

By Vin Petrella, CPYB – YBAA Executive Director

This year over 160 yacht sales professional attended the one day event in Annapolis on July 23 and Providence on July 25 along with YBAA U Sponsors and Partners and CPYB Sponsors who provide generous financial support of the YBAA U’s and other YBAA program such as CPYB.

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New Content Featured on Offers Variety of Boating Resources continues adding fresh content pieces to the website, driving traffic and appealing to new and potential boat owners. From new pages supporting the Go Boating Today tool, to new and refreshed how-to resources for boat buyers, to boating lifestyle articles, visitors have a variety of useful boating information at their fingertips when they go to

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YBAA Member Benefit - Trawlerfest 2019

We have arranged for special rates for YBAA members. 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.

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Mental Toughness and Sales Success

By John Chapin

In an article two months ago, I mentioned the five foundational personality qualities necessary for sales success: people skills, mental toughness, work ethic, attitude, and character (honesty and integrity). If someone is missing any one of these, they won’t make it in sales over the long haul.

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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:

October 16, 2019

CPYB Trademark and Intellectual Property

Presented By: Taylor Beckham

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October 23, 2019

How to Understand and Track ROI

Presented By: Juan Nunez

FREE Live Webinar

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