July 01, 2021

Registration Closes June 25

Don't Miss This Year's YBAA University

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Join YBAA for its annual YBAA University program on Tuesday, July 13 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. This educational event will feature preparation for the CPYB exam, business presentations, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

CPYB brokers will receive 7 recertification credits for full-day attendance.

After the program, YBAA will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a cocktail party. The celebration will be held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the cocktail reception. When registering for the event, please indicate if you need transportation to the event.

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In celebration of our 100th anniversary this year, we’re asking YBAA members to share their favorite memories. Perhaps it’s a fun photo with your fellow members, or a great story from a conference or event. Click here to share your favorite YBAA memories and we will incorporate them in our anniversary celebration at YBAA University.

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Industry News

Yachting Industry On Track For Post-Pandemic Boom In 2021

A recent update from one of the world’s largest yachting firms points to a rosy recovery for the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release earlier this month, IYC noted that industry reports from Q1 indicate the global yacht market is the strongest it’s been in four years.

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A Subtle but Deadly Killer of Sales

by John Chapin

If you’ve read past sales articles of mine, you know I talk a lot about the two major keys to sales success: lots of the right activity and great sales skills. That said, while a lack of activity is the biggest killer of sales success, a lack of great sales skills isn’t the second biggest killer. The second biggest killer is more subtle. In fact, it’s so subtle that most salespeople go through their whole sales careers and never figure this one out and, as a result, never become the salesperson they could be.

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In Memoriam

YBAA Members No Longer With Us

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of several YBAA members over the past few months: Vincent "Vince" Morvillo, Jr., Richard "Dick" Waterhouse, James "Jim" Eastland, Jr.

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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 first 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.

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CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities
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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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The YBAA Health Insurance Exchange program can provide members, their employees, and families with comprehensive major medical insurance coverage. JLBG Health, the nation's largest provider of association health plans, administers this program. For more information, click here.

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