April 15, 2021

Upcoming Events


NMMA 2021 Virtual American Boating Congress
April 21-22, 2021, Virtual
Join the recreational boating industry for our annual advocacy summit, the American Boating Congress (ABC)! Every year, we bring together advocates and other influential voices in our community to discuss what matters most and how we can work together to make sure recreational boating has a seat at the policymaking table.

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Sail America Industry Conference
May 19-21, 2021, Annapolis, Maryland
Sail America's Industry Conference is the place for sailing professionals. The day and a half event features educational seminars, workshops, and networking events. It has hosted more than 150 attendees in the past and continues to grow every year.

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YBAA University 2021

Dates Announced! Registration Opens May 3

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YBAA Sponsorship & Advertising Packages

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New in 2021! YBAA is pleased to offer sponsorship packages to members that include year-round promotions on the YBAA website, newsletter, social media, education initiatives, and more.

Increase your presence in the yachting industry through YBAA advertisement opportunities. It’s an investment that can create new opportunities. First come, first served.

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YBAA e-Seminar on March 24 at 1 PM EST

Making Sense of a Website, API, and MLS

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YBAA Executive Director, JP Skov, and his panel will cut through some of the mystery of how a website works, discuss using an API feed and how you can connect to different retail sites available to sell your boat. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions. So, start thinking of what questions you would like answered.

This e-Seminar is for YBAA Principals ONLY

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NMMA and NMMA Canada Provide Update on Meeting Between President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau

The bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month signaled an opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to make headway on joint policy priorities, including those that benefit the North American recreational boating industry. The joint Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership issued following the historic meeting gives a glimpse into the shared priorities of the two countries.

According to NMMA and NMMA Canada, there is great cause for optimism as the recreational boating industry is already making great progress in policy areas covered by the Roadmap.

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The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!

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The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The Boat Show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor Essex Island, Yacht Brokers Association of America (us!), Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train, and Riverboat and YachtWorld. 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Sails Up 4 Cancer; over the past several years, over $25,000 was raised for the organization.

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Member News

Intrinsic Yacht & Ship Welcomes New Broker and Marketing Manager

Intrinsic Yacht & Ship (Intrinsic) is pleased to welcome two new employees to their growing staff. Blake Stephenson has joined the crew as a Yacht Broker and Nicole Esterson will be the Marketing Manager.

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Annapolis Dealership Expands with New, Larger Service Shop

Intrinsic Yacht & Ship is pleased to announce their expansion into a new and larger service shop located close to their home office in Port Annapolis Marina. Located in CSI Marina on Edgewood Road, this new facility boasts an expansive working area across 2 bays.

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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 1st of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

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Upcoming CPYB Testing & Exam Days:

Register for Exam Prep sessions offered the morning of the CPYB Testing dates.

July 13, 2021
September 21, 2021
December 14, 2021

CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities
(Check Your CPYB Recertification Status Here)

Continuing education and professional development are 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 21 credit hours of continuing education / professional development every three years. Learn More

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April 21-22, 2021

NMMA 2021 Virtual American Boating Congress

May 19-21, 2021

Sail America Industry Conference

Annapolis, MD

July 13-15, 2021

YBAA University

Annapolis, MD & Providence, RI

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