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.
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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
July 20 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI
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The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program, supported and sponsored by all seven broker associations in North America, recently welcomed John Adey, President of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) as a member of their Certification Advisory Council.
Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales professionals. Since 2000, the CPYB program has been administered by the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in partnership with International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA). CPYB brokers offer considerable value to buyers and sellers, as outlined in the CPYB Value Statement.
The program is guided by the Certification Advisory Council (CAC), represented by members of each of the seven sponsoring associations. Mr. Adey is the first non-broker to be invited to serve, bringing his expertise and industry insights to the CAC.
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.
August 22, 2017
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October 25, 2017
3 CPYB Recertification Credits