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YBAA... The Real Deal

Personally, I joined YBAA for the professionalism and creditability that comes from being a member of a long-standing association like YBAA. You hang around for 100+ years, you must be doing something right! Learn about all the benefits that are included with your YBAA membership.

Renew Your Dues!

Here at YBAA, we are continuing to work to provide you and your company value member benefits so we have provided you an easy option to complete your renewal process online. Be sure to renew your dues today to continue to take advantage of YBAA’s exceptional member benefits.

Renew Your Dues Today!

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.

New Boats Group Scholarship Announced!

New Boats Group Scholarship Announced!

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.

WHY YBAA?

WHY YBAA?

Is it access to education, professional development, networking opportunities, business growth, industry updates, or all the above? Tell us your story so that we can continue providing you with valuable member benefits. Here is what we need from you...

YBAA Yacht Broker News - September 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - September 2020

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 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

YBAA Yacht Broker News - August 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - August 2020

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 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

YBAA Yacht Broker News - July 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - July 2020

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 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

YBAA Yacht Broker News - June 2020

YBAA Yacht Broker News - June 2020

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 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.

YBAA COVID-19 Resources and Information

YBAA COVID-19 Resources and Information

YBAA is here to provide you with as much information as possible to help your business navigate COVID-19.

Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture ~ Yacht Broker Considerations

Civil and Criminal Asset forfeiture relative to “In Rem” claims against vessels has a rich history in British Maritime law (Navigation Act 1660). The US Supreme Court came to embrace the concept when Majority Opinion, Associate Justice Joseph Story asserted in US v. Schooner Amistad, 40 US (15 Pet) 518 (1841):

Attracting Buyers and Sellers to select you as their Broker

Jeff Merrill offers some great advice on how to improve your success in the competitive business of yacht sales which include the sage advice of not overlooking tried and true techniques. In his presentation he covers a variety of techniques you can immediately implement.

Download YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo

Download YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo

Download the YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo to use in your publications, emails, and social media accounts to celebrate this association's great achievement!

YBAA Announces the Election of New Officers and Board Members for the Coming Year

Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB, Owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD was recently re-elected for a second term as YBAA Board President, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes eleven elected and one Honorary YBAA member yacht sales professionals from throughout the U.S.

YBAA Recommended Courtesy Showing Protocol

Principals and managers should instruct their Brokers that the best course of action is for the Selling Broker to accompany the Buyer, when practical. Brokers should be considerate of other Brokers’ time when asking for courtesy showings. It is important that as much notice as possible be given in advance of a requested courtesy showing.

Sales by the Obvious, and Not-so-Obvious, Numbers

The obvious numbers The more people you talk to, the more business you will do. Even a blind pig finds corn. If you talk to enough people, you will eventually bump into someone who says, “I need what you have” or, “I know someone who needs what you have.”