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Hylas Yachts Appoints David Walters Yachts as New Yacht Sales Representatives

On the opening day of the 50th Annual United StatesSailboat Show, Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts jointly announced their new partnership and the appointment of David Walters Yachts as the brand's North American sales representative.

Latitude Yacht Brokerage Celebrates their 10th Anniversary

Known for excellent customer service and long-lasting business relationships that are more like friendships, Latitude Yacht Brokerage in Newport, RI recently celebrated our 10th year in business with a cruise on a beautiful 72’ Marlow during the Newport International Boat Show. A huge thank you to the crew of Halcyon Seas, Latitude’s charter broker Sue Gearan and Carol Kent Yacht Charters for hosting a great celebration.

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.

How Can a Delaware Corporation and Vessel Registry Benefit You?

Owning a large asset, such as a vessel carries certain risks that all owners must navigate. Many boat owners have recognized the value in establishing a Delaware corporate entity to own their vessel, rather than owning it in their name personally. A properly established Delaware corporation or LLC can limit or eliminate your personal liability in the event of an accident or other litigation. Delaware courts have a reputation of reaching reasonable and fair conclusions when construing corporate laws.

Registration and Titling Changes and How They Affect You!

Did you know that every state has a Boating Law Administrator, or BLA, that is responsible for helping to develop and shape public policy for recreational boating safety in that state? Collectively, these BLA’s form the National Association of Boating Law Administrators, or NASBLA which you may have heard of. The US Coast Guard is also an integral part of NASBLA and works with the BLA’s to ensure their state’s are following policies and guidelines, using boating grant money appropriately, and know and implement the latest boating safety regulations. NASBLA collectively gets together twice per year.

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.

Yacht Broker Showcase

Buying and selling a boat can be more complicated, problematic, and risky than a real estate transaction. Unlike real-estate transactions, only California and Florida cover vessel transactions under state laws. You can eliminate headaches by working with a qualified, reputable yacht sale professional who will help you navigate what could be a complex and difficult transaction. Read more..

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.