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.

 

 

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Certified

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

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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Upcoming Pre-Approved Events

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Tue
13
2021
July 13-15, 2021

YBAA University

Annapolis, MD

YBAA University is an annual series of educational programs offered each summer in Annapolis. Attendees receive training in preparation for the CPYB exam, as well as networking opportunities and participation in business presentations, technology sessions, and panel discussions. These convenient conferences provide added value for all members wishing to keep in close touch with the issues and challenges facing the industry, and CPYB brokers receive 7 recertification credits for full-day attendance.

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Tue
13
2021
July 13, 2021
9:00-11:00AM

CPYB Testing Day

Preparation session and CPYB Exam

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session.  In this two-hour session, The Instructor will cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories candidates will encounter on the exam. 

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The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!
03/17/2021

The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!

The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd-at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT.


Certified Professional Yacht Broker Association Awards Alan Powell with Vin Petrella Award
01/27/2021

Certified Professional Yacht Broker Association Awards Alan Powell with Vin Petrella Award

On January 13, 2021, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) Association held a virtual ceremony and presented the 2020 Vin Petrella Chairman’s Award to Alan Powell—a CPYB and Owner of Capital City Yacht Sales in Olympia, Washington.


Nominations for 2020 CPYB Chairman’s Award
10/20/2020

Nominations for 2020 CPYB Chairman’s Award

Nominations are closed for the 2020 Chairman’s Award. This award, established in 2019, recognizes a CPYB who exemplifies exceptional service and support in the promotion of the profession and the CPYB program. Carmine Galati Sr., founder of Galati Yacht Sales was our first award recipient.


WHY CPYB?
10/16/2020

WHY CPYB?

Is it access to education, professional development, networking opportunities, business growth, industry updates, or all the above? Tell us your story so that we can continue providing you with valuable member benefits. Here is what we need from you...