Call Us 410-940-6349

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.


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

Click to rotate

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.

more information

Renew Your

It is now time to prepare for your CPYB Recertification.

Click to rotate

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.

more information

Upcoming Recertification Opportunities

 January 2020 
  • Presented By: Larry Reagan, Director of Marine Financing – OceanPoint Marine Lending a division of BankNewport

    CPYB Only - 3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    January 9, 2020

March 10, 2020

International Testing Day

Study Session and CPYB Exam

Various Locations Offered

view event details >
March 11, 2020

Vessel Charter Market in the Pacific Northwest – Industry Growth – Selling Vessels into Charter

CPYB Only -3 CPYB Recertification Credits

Moderated by Larry Thompson, CPYB, CAC, BCYBA

view event details >

2020 Sail America Conference Comes To Annapolis

The two-day Sail America Industry Conference (SAIC) is the place for Sailing Industry professionals to learn about new topics and trends, receive updates, and network with over 150 participants.


YBAA University 2020 - Early Bird Registration Opens April 20, 2020

YBAA is planning a special YBAA U program for 2020 to recognize and celebrate YBAA 100 Anniversary and the fact that YBAA is the oldest, continuous yacht broker association in the Universe.


CPYB Spotlight: George Sikich

George Sikich of Kensington Yachts recently earned his CPYB certification but has been in the industry for over 30 years! When he’s not selling yachts, he enjoys hanging out his local Yacht Club, reading and spending time with his wife and dogs. Find out his most memorable experience selling a yacht.


Marine Lending in 2020 and Beyond

As we stand on the precipice of a new decade, with the struggles and lessons of the 2007 Financial Meltdown still fresh in our memories, what can we expect from Marine Lending in 2020 and beyond? What new products and service advances are on the horizon? And perhaps, just as importantly, what are we doing to avoid repeating some of the costly mistakes from the past?