Industry Resources

American Boat & Yacht Council

ABYC was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats of less than 150 feet.

Boat Loan Calculator

Boating is more affordable than you think. If you know what your monthly budget amount is to buy a boat, put that in the monthly window and work backwards to determine how much in total price you can afford. Or, if you know the cost of the boat you want, put that amount in the total window to determine monthly payment.  Preview.

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Discover Boating

Discover Boating is an industry-wide effort to promote the boating lifestyle and improve the boating experience to increase participation and ultimately sales of marine products and services.

FernHouse Embroidery and Design

FernHouse Embroidery and Design has partnered with YBAA and the CPYB program to provide custom embroidered logo apparel and accessories.

Gowrie Group- Insurance

GowrieGroup is a CPYB Bronze Sponsor

Gowrie Group is the top independent marine insurance group in the US.  Gowrie’s 175+ dedicated professionals – located in primary offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, Newport RI, and Annapolis MD – stand ready to help you with comprehensive marine insurance solutions and safety services.

Grow Boating

The purpose of Grow Boating is to identify growth opportunities within the marine industry and champion those opportunities through consumer communications, targeted programs, and by developing industry education and resources.

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

MRAA's mission is to be the single voice of marine retailers, providing member services that include: fostering and uniting relationships; raising awareness and professionalism; protecting common interests and strengthening all members.

National Association of Marine Surveyors

NAMS – The National Association of Marine Surveyors (, established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities.

National Marine Lenders Association

NMLA’s mission is to educate current and prospective lenders in the marine financing procedures, promote credit to consumer and trade borrowers, maintain alliances with industry partners, measure and report on the vitality of the marine lending market, and maintain networking and communication among members and associate members.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce that enriches life through science. NOAA's reach goes from the surface of the sun to  the depths of the ocean floor,  working to keep citizens informed of the  changing environment around them.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle.

Sail America

Sail America is the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services.

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

SAMS® provides information, education, and standards in support of its member surveyors and the marine industry.

US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard’s  mission capabilities–saving lives, interdicting smugglers and illegal  migrants, enforcing our nation’s laws and treaties, and protecting our ports  and natural resources–derive from the readiness of our fleets of cutters,  boats, aircraft, and the C4ISR systems that link them together

Yacht Broker Institute

Yacht Broker Institute is a CPYB Bronze Sponsor

Yacht Broker Institute is an online training program offering a collection of courses developed to aid beginners and professionals seeking a career in yacht brokerage; either as a Yacht Broker, Charter Broker or an Administrative Assistant.


YachtCloser is a CPYB Silver Sponsor

YachtCloser was created to simplify and streamline the contract, sign, and close process for professional yacht brokers by providing simple solutions to communicate with today's buyers and sellers and to close more deals. is this year's CPYB Diamond Sponsor

A division of Dominion Enterprises, first launched in March 1995, and today is the Internet’s leading online marine publication. contains the largest online photo database of new and used power and sailboats for sale and charter. Boat listings on are provided by subscribing member yacht brokers and dealers, not individuals.