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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 and if you still have questions, give the office a call at 410-940-6345 or send us an email at

Registration DeskRegistration with Coffee and Pastries

Sponsored by 

8:15 am – 9:00 am 

Stop by the registration desk to pick up your name badge and materials. Don't forget to drop your business card into the bowl to be entered to win some awesome door prizes, like Apple AirPods. Then, join your fellow yacht sales professional for some coffee and pastries, starting at 8:15 am. Use this time to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones. 

Welcome, YBAA/CPYB Update

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Grab one last pastry, don't worry, will cover the bill, and then grab a seat in the meeting room. Starting at 9:00 am, you'll hear updates on YBAA and the CPYB program. 


Presented by Steve Myers and Lee McIntyre of YATCO

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Stay seated for a presentation from Lee Mcintire, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of YATCO, on the all-new YBAA MLS and YATCO BOSS system.  This session will show how to integrate all software needed to power your business into a single integrated solution that will accelerate your sales, explode your marketing potential, and save you time and money!

Networking Break

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Now is the perfect time to check your emails, make a quick call to the office and talk about the awesome features of the new YBAA MLS. 

Technical Presentation "Alexa, Flush My Head?"

Presented John Adey of ABYC

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

After the break, head back to your seat for our technical presentation with John Adey of ABYC. Technology is creeping into not only the OEM market place but the aftermarket as well. See several different areas where technology such as home automation and digital switching are working their ways into the boats you are listing and selling. 

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by YATCO

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Starting at noon, recharge with lunch sponsored by YATCO.  We'll have sandwiches and drinks ready for you.  

Session AttendeesKeynote Address

Presented by Steve Myers of YATCO

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Finish up your meal and get settled for our keynote address from Steve Meyers of YATCO. In March of 2018, Steve became an Alum of the Harvard Business School after graduating from their prestigious three year Owners Presidents Management program.   Touted by the HBS professors as their flagship program, OPM program is a unique program merging 150 business owners from around the world with the top professors of HBS in an intensive month-long program on the HBS campus for three consecutive years.

Following the curriculum of O.P.M., Steve will summarize the three-year program and how it can be applied to our industry and your business.

Legal Presentation

Presented by Todd Lochner, Annapolis & Chris McNally, Providence

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Starting at 1:15 pm we'll dive into these YBAA U Legal discussion topics:

  1. The Listing - A discussion of the “art and science” of an accurate yet attractive listing description- Avoiding the pitfalls of Puffery and embellishment in a listing description.
  2. Who’s contract is this?  How to avoid unintentional contractual obligations when representing your client during a transaction.
  3. Defects/ misrepresentation - A discussion of what must, or should, be disclosed and by whom when presenting a vessel to market.

Networking Break

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

This is the final break of the day! 

Broker Panel Discussion

Moderated by Denise Hanna, Annapolis, Brian Commette, Providence

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

This panel will focus on five (or more) ways that brokers annoy surveyors and surveyors annoy brokers. 

Door prize winnerSession Wrap-up (prize drawing)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm 

Now it's time for the moment you've all been waiting for, the prize drawings! Stick around for your chance to win Apple AirPods, a Google Home or a RICOH THETA SC! 


If you're a yacht sales professional, this is an opportunity you can't miss! Register for a YBAA U event near your today! 

JULY 23, 2019 - Annapolis, MD

JULY 25, 2019 - Providence, RI

Register Now! Register Now!

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