From The President

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The YBAA executive committee and board of directors has been very busy for this first half of 2017. Our typical year starts at our annual meeting in February, where we transition to our new officers and board members, set our goals and assign specific tasks to our committees to be sure we are all working to accomplish our goals.  

Read the full report here.

AMIkids Yacht Donation Program and CPYB Partner with Plans of Creating a Brighter Tomorrow

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The AMIkids Yacht Donation Program recently became the newest CPYB bronze sponsor. The partnership is ideal for both organizations as yacht brokers play a vital role in the overall success of the yacht donation process. The funds generated from each vessel transaction directly go to help the national nonprofit’s 44 youth programs serving at-risk youth across nine states.

For nearly 50 years, AMIkids has been helping to transform the lives of youth across the country. The nonprofit offers educational assistance, vocational training and the opportunity for youth to gain essential life skills. The Yacht Donation Program plays an important part in this process and has facilitated over 6,000 yachts since its inception.

Read the full article here.

Comparing the YBAA and IYBA Purchase and Sale Agreements

Most brokerage yachts on the East Coast and in the Caribbean are bought and sold using one of two agreements – either the International Yacht Broker’s Association Purchase and Sale Agreement for Brokerage Vessel (“IYBA PSA”) or the YBAA Vessel Purchase and Sale Agreement (“YBAA PSA”). While very similar in many respects, there are a few distinctions worth noting. This article will explore the main differences between these two agreements.

YBAA Members read the full article here.

Register Now for a 2017 YBAA University!

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Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2017 University events are coming this summer.

The popular one-day luncheon events offer the latest technical, legal, ethical and transactional expertise from leading authorities, all designed to strengthen your role as a yacht sales professional.

Upcoming events are scheduled as follows.

July 18 - Doubletree Hotel - Annapolis, MD

See Who's Coming To Annapolis

July 20 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI

See Who's Coming To Providence


** See Event Program Details & Register Here**

Sponsored by: 10 CPYB
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2017 YBAA Advertising Opportunities!

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Advertise on the YBAA website and in the monthly Yacht Broker Newsletter. Click here to view all of the options and order your ad placement TODAY!

Act now - it's an investment that will create new opportunities in 2017!

Values Climb as Volume Declines

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Year-over-year sales volume declined for U.S. yacht brokerages from 3,302 to 3,088 boats sold in May—the third successive month of lower sales. According to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in SoldBoats, sales were down compared to May 2016 by 184 powerboats and 30 sailboats, which were similar results on a percentage basis, 7 percent and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Why Using A Professional When Buying Or Selling Is Your Safest Course

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Upcoming Events

 August 2017 
  • YATCO BOSS, Unifying the Yachting Industry's Back Office Software Systems

    3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    August 9, 2017

  • How to Easily Reconnect (one on one) with 30 to 40% of your Entire Database Before the Boat Show Season

    3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    August 24, 2017

August 22, 2017

IYBA West Coast Yacht Sales Summit

10 Recertification Credits

Hyatt Regency, Sarasota FL

August 24, 2017

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

How to Easily Reconnect (one on one) with 30 to 40% of your Entire Database Before the Boat Show Season

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

October 25, 2017

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

Escrow Agreements

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

November 8, 2017

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

AMI Kids Donations

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

November 15, 2017

CPYB Only e-Seminar

Co-Brokerage Process: How to Survive It

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

December 6, 2017

YBAA Principals e-Seminar

Mark Your Calendar

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

December 13, 2017

CPYB Only e-Seminar

Selling Yachts in Snowy Conditions

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

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