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Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals for Over 100 Years

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. – YBAA - was founded in 1920 and exists to unite Yacht Sales Professionals throughout North America to establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional competence, character, and ethical conduct; foster public recognition of, and support for, YBAA and its member brokers; facilitate cooperation among member brokers; and, enhance each member's success.

YBAA defines a Yacht Sales Professional (YSP) as an individual who conforms to industry standards of skill, competence, and character in service to their clients. As a member of a recognized yacht broker trade association and through continuing education and compliance with established Codes of Ethics, a YSP maintains their expertise throughout their professional career. YSPs may represent a buyer and/or seller as a broker in the sale of a recreational yacht or maybe the representative of a yacht dealer or yacht manufacturer in the sale of a vessel. Those who attain, and maintain, their credentials as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) further demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their profession.

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 February 2023 
February 7-8, 2023

SUR/TECH Virtual Conference

Eligible for 7 Hours of CE


ABYC is pleased to bring back SUR/TECH, a virtual event providing continuing education and technical training for marine surveyors, technicians, and other industry professionals.

February 7, 2023
4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT

YBAA Board Election & Annual Meeting of Members

Please plan on joining us on Tuesday, February 7, at 4:00 PM EST for the Virtual 2022 Annual Meeting of Members. You must be a member to register.

February 9, 2023
1:00PM - 2:00PM EST

YBAA Webinar: Yacht Brokers and Surveyors – How to Work Together to Guarantee a Happy Customer‎


This webinar will outline the role and duties of the yacht broker and the surveyor. We will review the ‎broker’s expectations of the surveyor and vice versa. At the end of the webinar, we will create a check list ‎of responsibilities that can be a helpful tool in the future. If both Broker and Surveyor have satisfied ‎expectations, it should mean you have a satisfied customer.‎

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Board Spotlight: Post-Pandemic Co-brokerage‎

Board Spotlight: Post-Pandemic Co-brokerage‎

The pandemic is over and as a result we are starting to see changes in the marketplace, and we all had ‎better be ready for them. We are not trying to spread pessimism, but when times get tough being ‎overextended can be very dangerous.‎

How to Massively Increase Your Business

How to Massively Increase Your Business

There’s an idea I share during my speeches that massively increases the business of everyone who follows it. It is not for the faint of heart and it takes some work but, f you’re willing to do it, it will significantly grow your business. Many of you are going to groan, wince, swear, or do all three when you hear this. Few people will be willing to do it. Please don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity, after all, most problems have simple solutions, we as humans just like to complicate them so we have an excuse for a lack of success.

Right Whale Protections Pit Rubio and Scott Against Environmentalists

Right Whale Protections Pit Rubio and Scott Against Environmentalists

Proposals to protect endangered right whales from extinction have put Florida's two U.S. senators at odds with environmentalists. Senators from Florida and the Carolinas are criticizing a federal plan to change seasonal speed limits on vessels near ports including Jacksonville to prevent collisions with the vanishing whales, the Florida Times-Union reported.

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while, at the same time, enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. If you want to set yourself apart, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is for you.