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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

State of the Sailing Industry Report

All of us at Cruising World and Sailing World are pleased to offer our exclusive 2019 "State of the Sailing Industry" report to YBAA members with our compliments. We produce this annual snapshot of the sailing market as a service to the industry. Our 2019 report presents 2018 data on the charter market, brokerage sales, sailing participation, sailboat imports and domestic production.


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.


04/08/2019

YBAA OWNED MLS – The next step toward CHOICE in our industry!

The YBAA MLS is a strategic alignment between YATCO, an industry leader in online marketing, YBAA and also other regional Yacht Broker Associations. This relationship gives the ownership of data back to the brokers and provides yacht brokers large and small, a real choice of where to promote its listings online.


03/08/2019

YBAA University is Back for 2019!

Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2019 University events are coming this summer


03/08/2019

YBAA is a Proud Sponsor of the CT Spring Boat Show

Connecticut spring in-water boat show to benefit sails up 4 cancer announces 2019 show dates.


03/08/2019

CPYB Bronze Sponsor - Yacht Broker Institute News

Washington State approves Yacht Broker Institute (YBI) as an educational provider, prestigious CPYB designation attained by 3 YBI Graduates


03/08/2019

Financing in an Unpredictable Economic Market

Yacht brokers, don’t be afraid to recommend to your Buyer to finance their boat or yacht purchase, as it might work to your benefit. In this financial climate, Cash is King, and financing is a way to keep your buyer’s cash in their pocket and use low interest money to purchase a boat!


03/08/2019

Basics a Buyer Should Know Regarding Yacht Registration

The single most important decision a Buyer must make before closing on a yacht is where the yacht will be registered, as the Buyer should understand the benefits and drawbacks of each registry before making this decision. Presently, the most well-known yacht registrations are United States, Marshall Islands, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands.


03/08/2019

Don’t Miss Out on the 2019 American Boating Congress

As a new Congress takes the reins in Washington, D.C., your participation in the American Boating Congress is more important than ever. With a strong industry voice, we can and must educate new Members of Congress on the issues impacting your business, today and in the future.


12/17/2018

The Future Of Boat Sales in 2019: 5 Trends Changing the Yachting Marketplace

The boating industry has gone through the BIGGEST transformation in the last 15 years. Due to the exponential growth and dominance of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, new technologies, combined with rising customer expectations and changing buying behavior, the rules of sales and marketing have drastically changed across all markets — and boat brokers must adapt or get left behind. 2019 will be a game changing year and here are my top 5 trends and market predictions.


12/17/2018

Do I Own My Boat? How to Prevent a Buyer from Losing Title to His Boat!

Do I own my boat? A simple answer in 99% of cases. Everyone knows that once closingoccurs, title passes from the Seller to the Buyer. But what happens in those 1%?


12/17/2018

Certified Professional Yacht Brokers

Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value.


12/17/2018

Reassess for Success

This article was recently published in the California Yacht Brokers Association newsletter and is being provided to YBAA courtesy of CYBA.