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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.

Earning
Certification

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

It is now time to prepare for your CPYB Recertification.

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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 Recertification Opportunities

 July 2019 
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  • 10 CPYB Recertification Credits

    Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis MD

    July 23, 2019
    8:00AM-4:00PM

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    Marriott Downtown, Providence, RI

    July 25, 2019
    8:00AM-4:00PM

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July 23, 2019
8:00AM-4:00PM

2019 YBAA University

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis MD

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Wed
24
2019
July 24, 2019
12:00-1:00PM

CPYB Only e-Seminar: Abstracts of Titles

3 CPYB Credits

Moderated by Nick Friedman, CPYB, CAC & David Weil, Maritime Attorney

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06/30/2019

CPYB Partners with FernHouse Embroidery and Design

FernHouse Embroidery and Design has partnered with CPYB to provide custom embroidered logo apparel and accesories.


06/20/2019

Details on the YBAA U Agenda

Still deciding on whether to register for the 2019 YBAA U? Take a deeper look into the schedule we've prepared for each event.


06/20/2019

Boating Briefs

YBAA is pleased to offer its members access to the latest edition of Boating Briefs, a newsletter summarizing the latest court cases and other legal developments in the boating industry. The newsletter is produced by the U.S. Maritime Law Association’s Committee on Recreational Boating and is reprinted here with permission.


05/09/2019

I Said What? When Promises Strike Back!

The nicest boat you will ever own! Best choice for your cruising plan! Will last 5 years! Lifetime warranty! Boat will pay for itself! What do all these statements have in common? To put it simply, these are advertisement gimmicks to help persuade a prospective buyer to purchase the boat you are selling rather than those of the competitors. We see these all the time, on tv, on the radio, internet and flyers at any boat show. Everyday we are bombarded by such advertisements that most people are immune to their effects. However, these inducements do carry legal ramifications.