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.

Bylaws of Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc.

As amended February 4, 2021

ARTICLE 1 NAME, PURPOSES AND POWERS

ARTICLE 10 INDEMNIFICATION

ARTICLE 11 MISCELLANEOUS

ARTICLE 2 CORPORATE OFFICE

ARTICLE 3 MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE 4 MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

ARTICLE 5 DIRECTORS

ARTICLE 6 MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE 7 OFFICERS

ARTICLE 8 CPYB PROGRAM

ARTICLE 9 COMMITTEES

Board of Directors

Interested in serving your industry as a member of the YBAA Board of Directors? 
Review these Board Member Responsibilities and submit this YBAA Leadership Nomination Form for consideration by the Nominating Committee.

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

Jonathan Chapman, CPYB

Jonathan Chapman, CPYB

2020-2022

Worth Avenue Yachts
Newport, RI
jonathan@worthavenueyachts.com 

Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB

Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB

2020-2022

Crusader Yacht Sales
Annapolis, MD
mike@crusaderyachts.com 

Eric Smith, CPYB

Eric Smith, CPYB

2020-2022

Smith Yacht Sales
Hingham, MA
eric@smithyacht.com

Hal Slater, CPYB

Hal Slater, CPYB

2020-2022

Brewer Yacht Sales 
Westbrook, CT
hslater@breweryacht.com

Don Finkle, CPYB

Don Finkle, CPYB

2020-2023

RCR Yachts
Youngstown, NY
don@rcryachts.com

Denise Hanna, CPYB

Denise Hanna, CPYB

2022 - 2025

Atlantic Cruising Yachts
Annapolis, MD
denise.hanna@atlantic-cruising.com

Craig Nann, CPYB

Craig Nann, CPYB

2022 - 2025

Legendary Marine
Miramar Beach, FL
cnann@legendarymarine.com 

Doug Hughes, CPYB

2022 - 2025

RCR Yachts
Youngstown, NY
don@rcryachts.com 

Ryan White, CPYB

Ryan White, CPYB

2020-2023

Marine Concept Yacht Sales
Norfolk, VA
ryan@marineconcepts.net

William Bolin, CPYB

William Bolin, CPYB

2020-2023

S & J Yachts
Wimauma, FL
bill@sjyachts.com

Doug Wielhouwer, CPYB

Doug Wielhouwer, CPYB

2021-2024

Eastern Yacht Sales
Hingham, MA
doug@esternyacht.com

Vince Morvillo, CPYB

Vince Morvillo, CPYB

Honorary Board Member

Murray Yacht Sales/Honorary Board Member
Kemah, TX
vince@vincemorvillo.com

Staff

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

Jean-Pierre Skov, CPYB

Executive Director

Molly Alton Mullins

Chief Executive Officer

Joanna Truitt

Vice President, Education & Programs

Don Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Courtney Truelove

Director of Membership

Cathy Vick

Sales Development Manager

Blake Bussie

Social Media & Digital Manager

Dominique Abney

Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Maria Koustenis

Senior Events Manager

Steph Pfund

Director of Finance

Abigail Stewart

Database Administrator

Martha Campbell

Communications Assistant

Melissa Johanson

Administrative Assistant

Trish Harley

Education Program Manager 

 

YBAA Code of Ethics & Courtesy Showing Protocol

Click here for the PDF version

Preface

Section 1. Relations with the Public

Section 2. Relations with the Client

Section 3. Relations with his Fellow Broker

Section 4. Relations with Yacht Yards, Marinas, Yacht Clubs, and other such Facilities

YBAA Recommended Courtesy Showing Protocol

Committees

Executive Committee

Professional Standards & Ethics Committee

Social Media Committee

Long Range Planning Committee

Membership Committee

Sponsorship Committee


Interested in serving your industry as a member of the YBAA Board of Directors? 
Review these Board Member Responsibilities and submit this YBAA Leadership Nomination Form for consideration by the Nominating Committee.