Read About YBAA Member Lou Sandoval Sandoval Helm Lake Michigan 3343

Like a sailboat, life never moves in a straight line from the starting line to the finish. It also has a tendency to blast you with roaring winds, strange currents and a startling array of unexpected circumstances, which means you’ll learn a heck of a lot along the way—and very likely emerge stronger and wiser
than before. 

No one understands that better than Lou Sandoval, whose love of sailing has taken his life in directions he never expected and forms the backbone of everything from his profession to his family life.

Read the full article here originally published in SAILING Magazine, copyright 2017. 

Reflections From YBAA University, July 20, 2017, in Providence, RI

by Peter Amos, Essex Yacht Sales

Peter Amos PhotoIt’s terrific to get together with fellow industry professionals. I am always grateful to Vin and his staff for arranging these meetings. On this occasion, one topic really captured my attention.

“It all starts with a sale”

Working day-by-day, deal-by-deal, it is easy to forget that it is our aggregate success that defines this industry. We can be proud that together, YBAA members keep the wheels turning, creating a well-ordered, dynamic marketplace that makes the boating industry tick. Yes, it all starts with a sale.

Read full article here.

July Brokerage Unit Sales Lower, Total Value Higher

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by John Burnham, YachtWorld Managing Editor

July brokerage transactions in the U.S. were fewer in number but much pricier than a year earlier. A total of 2,871 boats were sold—12 percent fewer than the 3,257 sold in July 2016—but the transactions produced $380 million changing hands, an increase of $50 million, or 15 percent. This contrasting data was compiled based on YachtWorld member brokers reports in the SoldBoats database.

Read full article here.

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.

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.

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