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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

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Wed
15
2020
April 15, 2020

12 Steps to Handle The COVID-19 Crisis

Presenter: Vincent Finetti

Discover the 12 “do or die” strategies you must implement right now

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Tue
21
2020
April 21, 2020

Yacht Engineering Seminar

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

TBD

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CPYB COVID-19 Resources and Information
04/03/2020

CPYB COVID-19 Resources and Information

CPYB is here to provide you with as much information as possible to help your business navigate COVID-19.


03/31/2020

Update on Business During COVID-19: Provided By Lochner Law Firm

Here is a very important article from our attorneys regarding COVID 19 with extremely valuable information for our members


03/31/2020

Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture ~ Yacht Broker Considerations

Civil and Criminal Asset forfeiture relative to “In Rem” claims against vessels has a rich history in British Maritime law (Navigation Act 1660). The US Supreme Court came to embrace the concept when Majority Opinion, Associate Justice Joseph Story asserted in US v. Schooner Amistad, 40 US (15 Pet) 518 (1841)


03/31/2020

Yacht Finance in a Volatile Market

Is the market volatility keeping your clients on the sidelines of yacht ownership?