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Staley Weidman, CPYB named Sailboat Broker of the Year 2023 by the IYBA

The Certified Professional Yacht Brokers would like to congratulate Catamaran Company CEO, Staley Weidman, on being named the Sailboat Broker of the Year 2023 by the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA).

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Staley Weidman, CPYB

This prestigious accolade recognizes Staley's unwavering dedication and substantial contributions to the yachting industry.

Since joining The Catamaran Company in 2001, Staley has been a driving force, realizing the company's potential and ensuring others see it too. Currently serving as CEO, Staley also holds an influential position on the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) Certification Advisory Council for 9 years and was chairman of the program 2018-2020. He served the IYBA on the board of directors 2016-2018. His involvement extends to significant legislative work that benefits the entire yachting community.

Staley's impact on the yacht sales industry is undeniable, making him a valuable asset to anyone in the catamaran market. We proudly congratulate him on achieving remarkable milestones, including:

Staley's passion, expertise, and relentless drive serve as an inspiration to us all. Staley has been nominated by his peers, by the yacht brokerage community, and his competitors. Way to go Staley!

Please join us in extending heartfelt congratulations to Staley on this well-deserved honor as IYBA Sailboat Broker of the year 2023!

About CPYB:

In January 2000, the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) held a series of focus groups at its annual conference to discuss the development of an industry-wide professional yacht broker certification program. In spring of that year, the YBAA Professional Development Committee kicked off the certification program design with the goals of raising the professional image of yacht brokers with the boating public and setting an appropriate standard for professional behavior.

Two years later, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program was unveiled, and six prominent yacht broker associations joined YBAA as partner associations to promote and manage this program in collaborative alignment. Since then, hundreds of qualified yacht broker professionals have earned their designation.

Learn more about the CPYB program at

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