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Boating Briefs

YBAA is pleased to offer its members access to the latest edition of Boating Briefs, a newsletter summarizing the latest court cases and other legal developments in the boating industry. The newsletter is produced by the U.S. Maritime Law Association’s Committee on Recreational Boating and is reprinted here with permission.

State of the Sailing Industry Report

All of us at Cruising World and Sailing World are pleased to offer our exclusive 2019 "State of the Sailing Industry" report to YBAA members with our compliments. We produce this annual snapshot of the sailing market as a service to the industry.

YBAA OWNED MLS – The next step toward CHOICE in our industry!

Your YBAA Board of Directors and Executive Committee have been VERY BUSY! As a volunteer board sometimes change is slow and sometimes the industry shouts WE NEED CHANGE NOW! YBAA does a great job of listening to its members and makes real efforts to provide meaningful benefits and productive industry interaction. This fall we heard loud and clear from our membership that an industry change was needed and that a CHOICE was needed with regard to the MLS systems that yacht brokers utilize on a daily basis. Fast forward a few months and YBAA is pleased to announce the arrival of the YBAA MLS.

I Said What? When Promises Strike Back!

The nicest boat you will ever own! Best choice for your cruising plan! Will last 5 years! Lifetime warranty! Boat will pay for itself! What do all these statements have in common? To put it simply, these are advertisement gimmicks to help persuade a prospective buyer to purchase the boat you are selling rather than those of the competitors. We see these all the time, on tv, on the radio, internet and flyers at any boat show. Everyday we are bombarded by such advertisements that most people are immune to their effects. However, these inducements do carry legal ramifications.

Details on the YBAA U Agenda

Still deciding on whether to register for the 2019 YBAA U? Take a deeper look into the schedule we've prepared for each event.

Renew Your Dues Today!

Renew your dues today to not miss out on programs and member benefits such as YBAA’s standardized Forms, low cost regional Yacht Brokerage University meetings, monthly e-Newsletters, free e-Seminars, the CPYB program, the YBAA On-Line Membership Directory, the all new YBAA and CPYB web sites, and much more.

YBAA University is Back for 2019!

Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2019 University events are coming this summer

YBAA is a Proud Sponsor of the CT Spring Boat Show

Connecticut spring in-water boat show to benefit sails up 4 cancer announces 2019 show dates.

CPYB Bronze Sponsor - Yacht Broker Institute News

Washington State approves Yacht Broker Institute (YBI) as an educational provider, prestigious CPYB designation attained by 3 YBI Graduates

Financing in an Unpredictable Economic Market

Yacht brokers, don’t be afraid to recommend to your Buyer to finance their boat or yacht purchase, as it might work to your benefit. In this financial climate, Cash is King, and financing is a way to keep your buyer’s cash in their pocket and use low interest money to purchase a boat!

Basics a Buyer Should Know Regarding Yacht Registration

The single most important decision a Buyer must make before closing on a yacht is where the yacht will be registered, as the Buyer should understand the benefits and drawbacks of each registry before making this decision. Presently, the most well-known yacht registrations are United States, Marshall Islands, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands.

The Future Of Boat Sales in 2019: 5 Trends Changing the Yachting Marketplace

The boating industry has gone through the BIGGEST transformation in the last 15 years. Due to the exponential growth and dominance of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, new technologies, combined with rising customer expectations and changing buying behavior, the rules of sales and marketing have drastically changed across all markets — and boat brokers must adapt or get left behind. 2019 will be a game changing year and here are my top 5 trends and market predictions.

Do I Own My Boat? How to Prevent a Buyer from Losing Title to His Boat!

Do I own my boat? A simple answer in 99% of cases. Everyone knows that once closingoccurs, title passes from the Seller to the Buyer. But what happens in those 1%?

Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value.

Reassess for Success

This article was recently published in the California Yacht Brokers Association newsletter and is being provided to YBAA courtesy of CYBA.

Exclusive YBAA discount on .boats and .yachts domain names!

YBAA is pleased to offer you our newest member benefit: discounted .boats and .yachts domain names, brought to you by our newest Affiliate Member and YBAA Admiral Sponsor, Dominion Domains.