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Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals for Over 100 Years

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. – YBAA - was founded in 1920 and exists to unite Yacht Sales Professionals throughout North America 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 maybe 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.

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 April 2024 
May 16, 2024
12:00PM - 2:00PM EDT

Brokers Brunch: Hosted by YBAA

Brunch Date: May 16, 2024



June 13, 2024
1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT

YBAA Webinar: TBD

Webinar Date: June 13, 2024


June 19, 2024
2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

CPYB Webinar: Setting Sail with Confidence: A Guide to Ensuring a Fantastic First Boat Buying Experience for First Time Boat Buyers (FTBB)

Webinar Date: June 19, 2024


Embark on an enriching journey with our exclusive webinar as we guide you seamlessly through the exciting world of boat buying! Benefit from the wealth of knowledge shared by seasoned boat enthusiasts and industry experts, gaining valuable insights to choose the perfect boat for your needs. Navigate the complexities of paperwork, financing, and negotiations effortlessly, ensuring a smooth and stress-free purchase process. Join us as we delve into essential safety tips and receive equipment recommendations, guaranteeing that your inaugural voyage is both enjoyable and secure.

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How to Communicate Effectively When Selling and at Other Times

How to Communicate Effectively When Selling and at Other Times

Most problems and complaints in sales and other relationships arise from poor communication. ‎Poor communication most often results from either miscommunication or a lack of ‎communication. Below are thirteen steps to ensure you communicate effectively.‎

Follow These Basics to Ensure Sales Success

Follow These Basics to Ensure Sales Success

John Wooden, perhaps the best college basketball coach ever, used to start each season by ‎showing players how to properly put on their socks and sneakers as a mistake here could ‎‎‘domino-effect’ its way all the way to lost games. Vince Lombardi, the great Green Bay ‎Packers coach, once said that football basically comes down to two things: blocking on offense ‎and tackling on defense, and those great Packer teams spent 80% of their time practicing those ‎two basics. ‎

Significantly Increase Sales by Practicing

Significantly Increase Sales by Practicing

Every sports team practices. Not just the pros. College, high school, pee-wee, shoot I remember ‎my Pony League baseball team practicing when I was five years old. Add to this the fact that ‎many, if not most, professionals practice. Would you want a heart surgeon who hasn’t practiced ‎on cadavers, and in many other ways, shapes, and forms, doing open-heart surgery on you? ‎

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while, at the same time, enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. If you want to set yourself apart, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is for you.