July 30, 2020

New Boats Group Scholarship Announced

By JP Skov, CPYB YBAA Executive Director

Boats Group has been a long-time supporter of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program (CPYB) and they show that commitment year after year by being the program’s “Diamond Sponsor.” Boats Group believes deeply in the fundamental importance of education and certification for yacht sales professionals. Recently, they approached our association with a concept to honor our members in celebration of our 100th year anniversary. The result was a generous scholarship fund for YBAA members to pursue their CPYB certification.

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A Successful Virtual YBAA University

Thank you to our presenters and more than 170 participants for a successful YBAA U. Daily recordings are now available for your reference.

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Selling Virtually – a Step-by-Step Guide

By: John Bishara, Director of Sales, YATCO

I’d like to personally thank all of the YBAA members who recently attended my YBAA U webinar. I received a lot of positive feedback, and even more questions diving deeper into how to sell online more effectively. This article will highlight the first three steps, which are necessary to develop a solid “virtual foundation.” Without a good foundation you can easily waste money and resources and find it difficult to effectively measure the results.

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How is the Pandemic Affecting Business?

Reagan Haynes

Survey seeks feedback in real time to better help various industry sectors.

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Watch Out for Wire Fraud

By Danielle J. Butler Managing Partner of Luxury Law Group

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Senators Call for Including Outdoor Recreation Priorities in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

NMMA article

Last week, a dozen U.S. Senators sent a letter to the chamber’s leadership urging them to include support for outdoor recreation and public land infrastructure jobs in the next COVID-19 relief package, drawing praise from NMMA.

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Welcome New YBAA Members

Become a CPYB

CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities

(Check Your CPYB Recertification Status Here)

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. 

Thank you to our new YBAA Admiral Sponsor!


Upcoming CPYB Recertification Events:

August 5, 2020

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar: Learn why Yacht Donation is the right tool to help your business

Dudley, Roger, and Jorge @AMIKids

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