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About CPYB

Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program has made this dream a reality.

What is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker?

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA), International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Boating Ontario Dealers, Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA) and British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), over 550 YSPs have earned the CPYB designation, with another 100 applicants now preparing for the exam.

Earning
Certification

CPYB Certification is the mark of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America.

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Earning Certification


CPYB brokers have met professional qualifications and have successfully passed a three-hour examination, testing their skills and knowledge as yacht sales professionals. If you are committed to professionalism and have what it takes, we invite you to apply.

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Renew Your
Certification

It is now time to prepare for your CPYB Recertification.

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Renew Your Certification


As you know, staying competitive and successful requires a continuing commitment to educating yourself on the latest industry information and insights. That is why the basis of CPYB Recertification requires your participation in educational activities and professional involvement that help you to remain one of the most experienced brokers in the brokerage industry.

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Upcoming Recertification Opportunities

 May 2018 
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    May 3, 2018
    12:00-1:00PM

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    May 16, 2018
    12:00-1:00PM

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    National Marine Lenders

    May 30, 2018
    12:00-1:00PM

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Tue
22
2018
May 22, 2018
8:00AM-4:30PM

IYBA Yacht Engineering Seminar

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Pier 66 - Ft. Lauderdale

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Tue
22
2018
May 22, 2018
9:30AM-2:15PM

NYBA Annual Meeting

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Lynwood Convention Center

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03/26/2018

$70.6 Million Verdict Against Yacht Owner Underscores the Importance of Limited Liability Companies

The yachting industry is abuzz amidst the January report that a South Florida jury issued a $70.6 Million verdict against Island Girl Ltd., a Marshall Islands company that owns the Motor Yacht Endless Summer. Although the circumstances surrounding the case are now widely known throughout the industry, in summary, a crew member onboard Endless Summer was raped by another crew member. The victim sued Island Girl Ltd. for negligence in failing to provide a safe working environment among several other things.


02/27/2018

YBAA University is back in 2018!

 YBAA U

Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2018 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.

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Upcoming events are scheduled as follows:

July 17 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI

July 19 - Doubletree Hotel - Annapolis, MD

 Sponsored by: YachtWorld.com


02/27/2018

CONNECTICUT SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES 2018 SHOW DATES AND CHARITY BENEFIT

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld.  This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.


02/27/2018

Luxury Law Group Partners with Yacht Brokers Association of America

Luxury Law Group

Luxury Law Group, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) and sponsorship of their Certified Professional Yacht Broker program (CPYB).  Awarded only to the most qualified brokers, CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout the United States and Canada.