March 31, 2020

Update on Business During COVID-19: Provided By Lochner Law Firm

Here is a very important article from our attorneys regarding Covid 19 with extremely valuable information for our members (Non YBAA Member CPYB’s log in to the CPYB web site to Read)

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Yacht Brokers Association of America Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

March 5, 2020 (Annapolis, MD) – Celebrating a century of service, the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) provides a strong voice for the yachting industry. This year marks 100 years of providing guidance and support for its members, while successfully navigating many changes and challenges over the decades. Founded in 1920 as a yacht architects association, YBAA has evolved into a sophisticated professional trade association comprised of over 250 corporate firms representing over 1,000 individual yacht sales professionals.

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Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture ~ Yacht Broker Considerations

Civil and Criminal Asset forfeiture relative to “In Rem” claims against vessels has a rich history in British Maritime law (Navigation Act 1660). The US Supreme Court came to embrace the concept when Majority Opinion, Associate Justice Joseph Story asserted in US v. Schooner Amistad, 40 US (15 Pet) 518 (1841): (Non YBAA Member CPYB’s log in to the CPYB web site to Read)

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Yacht Finance in a Volatile Market

By Noelle Norvell, Luxury Financial Group CPYB Bronze Sponsor

Is the market volatility keeping your clients on the sidelines of yacht ownership? (Non YBAA Member CPYB’s log in to the CPYB web site to Read)

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My One Key Sales Tip

By John Chapin

A couple of weeks ago I was approached to be included in a Sales Hall of Fame publication. The one thing they requested of me was a short video with my #1 sales tip that they could include on the website. #1 sales tip? ‘No problem’, was my first thought. Then, the more I thought about it, the more of a problem it became. To make a long story bearable, I did finally come up with the ‘one’, but in the process, I thought of several others too, which you might find helpful.

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