About YBAA

Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals

MISSION STATEMENT

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. – YBAA - was founded in 1920 and exists to unite Yacht Sales Professionals throughout North America in order 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 may be 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.

ASSOCIATION GOALS

  1. Promote the use of, and adherence to, Code of Ethics & Business Practice by all member yacht sales professionals.
  2. Develop and deliver member benefits, training, education and information resources to assist members in improving their professional competencies and enhancing their business success.
  3. Administer, and foster the growth of, the industry's recognized professional credentialing program, conveying the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation to qualified candidates.
  4. Build positive public awareness of, and support for, the association and its member yacht sales professionals.
  5. Position the association for financial health and growth through building a strong membership base, sound management of the association's fiscal affairs and the development of capable committee and board governance.
  6. Serve as the national organization representing the interests and needs of yacht sales professionals throughout North America.
  7. Develop and maintain strong alliances with organizations that support the mission, goals and efforts of the association.

YBAA BYLAWS

As amended by the YBAA Board of Directors January 2006

YBAA BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF

YBAA's team of volunteer elected leaders and professional staff create, deliver and maintain member value year-round.

YBAA PAST PRESIDENTS

YBAA honors these dedicated members who have provided leadership and dedication to ensure the fulfillment of the association's mission and goals.

YBAA COMMITTEES

YBAA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

YBAA members can benefit most fully when they: actively participate in association events and functions; utilize the many services and programs available; and, take full advantage of all that YBAA offers. Each of the YBAA member benefits will help you and your firm to increase your professional competence, increase your sales and/or save you money. 

 



Upcoming Events

 March 2015 
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  • YBAA e-Seminar

    How Cheap & EZ Online Video Can Sell More Boats & Get More Listings

    3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    March 4, 2015
    12:00-1:00PM

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  • CPYB Only e-Seminar

    Bad Checks or Good Funds?

    3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    March 25, 2015
    12:00-1:00PM

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April 7, 2015
10:00AM-3:00PM

CPYB Exam & Study Session

6 CPYB Recertification Credits

Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON

April 8, 2015
8:30AM-4:30PM

Best Practices Workshop

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON

April 8, 2015
9:00AM-4:00PM

CPYB Exam & Study Session

6 CPYB Recertification Credits

NYBA Office - Seattle, WA

April 8, 2015
12:00-1:00PM

YBAA e-Seminar

Who Is Liable?

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

April 22, 2015
12:00-1:00PM

YBAA e-Seminar Principals, Owners and Managers

Topic TBD

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

May 11-13, 2015

The American Boating Congress

Washington, D.C.

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

May 20, 2015
12:00-1:00PM

CPYB Only e-Seminar

Understanding and Complying with Canada’s New Anti Spam Legislation

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

May 21, 2015
9:00AM-4:00PM

Northwest Yacht Brokers' Annual Meeting

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Lynnwood Convention Center

June 3, 2015
12:00-1:00PM

YBAA e-Seminar

Topic TBD

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

June 10, 2015
12:00-1:00PM

CPYB Only e-Seminar

Topic TBD

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

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