About CPYB

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.




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

Retaining certification ensures you stay current with industry trends.

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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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See How Companies Like Yours are Growing with CPYB

Upcoming Pre-Approved Events

 November 2023 
December 6, 2023
2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

CPYB Webinar: Marine Insurance in 2023 (Building a strong partnership between vessel dealers/brokerages and marine insurance providers to keep your closings on track)

Host: NYBA


Over the past several years, vessel brokerages have seen a great increase in the number of first time buyers of larger vessels and/or owners wanting to purchase large vessels (over 10’ jumps in length) without requisite experience- and this has led to a great number of vessel sales transactions falling apart in the closing stages due to the purchaser not being able to procure insurance coverage. The goal of the presentation is to better equip vessel dealerships/brokerages to manage such situations, and better utilize their resources.

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December 7, 2023
8:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

Yacht Sales and the Law Seminar - IYBA/YBAA Host

Westin Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award W Craig Nann With Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award

Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award W Craig Nann With Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award

(Washington, DC) On December 5, 2022,at the Brokers Summit in Ft. Lauderdale the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program presented the 2022 Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award to W Craig Nann—a CPYB and yacht broker for One Water Yacht Group in Destin, Florida.

CPYB Broker News

CPYB Broker News

Do you want to share news about recent sales, new hires, office expansion or other business updates and successes for FREE! Just send your news items by the 10th of the month along with any photos to jpskov@ybaa.yachts.