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.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORMS
Corporate Membership Application - For brokerage firms and their eligible brokers who have been in business for at least one year.
Provisional Application - For brokerage firms in business for less than one year. Applicants must be referred by a YBAA member and attendance at a YBAA conference or seminar is required within the first year.
Affiliate Membership Application - For companies that provide services or products of interest to yacht brokers and who wish to support the enhancement of the yacht brokerage profession.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL YACHT BROKER?
For individuals interested in entering the yacht brokerage profession for the first time, we recommend working for an established firm, ideally a member of YBAA. CLICK HERE to find member brokerage firms located closest to you. As a recognized broker with a YBAA member firm, you would be afforded YBAA membership privileges.
NOTE: Yacht brokers operating in California must be licensed by the State. Contact the following office for more details:
Department of Boating and Waterways
Yacht and Ship Broker Licensing Unit
2000 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815-3831
NOTE: Yacht brokers operating in Florida must be licensed by the State. YBAA provides an 'office of record' for a minimal annual fee in the state of Florida to assist members in meeting the legal requirements of Florida law. More Information HERE.
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.
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