March 2017 - Happy Spring!
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Registration Opens For Sail America Industry Conference Presented By B&G


Registration is now open for Sail America’s Industry Conference (SAIC).  The bi-annual conference, presented by B&G is being held from May 31- June 2, 2017, at the Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, Milwaukee, WI.  

Conference registrations start at $395 for Sail America members, and include a day and a half of educational seminars, a networking lunch, opening reception, and several networking breaks. Registrants are also invited to attend the Sail America Industry Social and Dinner and participate in the Industry regatta. 

10 Recertification Credits!

Read full details here.

YBAA is a Sponsor of the 2017 Connecticut Spring Boat Show - May 5-7, 2017


We are pleased to inform you that YBAA is a Sponsor of the 2017 Connecticut Spring Boat Show to be held at Brewers Essex Island Marina, Essex, CT, May 5-7th.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be featured in the CT Spring In-Water Boat Show located at the beautiful Brewer Essex Island Marina. Over 2500 attendees from CT/RI/NY and beyond attend the FREE show. Now is the time to sign up to be included in the upcoming media communications. The in-water boat show includes sail, power (new and brokerage), equipment and services. 

We encourage all YBAA members who are participating in the show to use the YBAA logo in all of your advertisement and promotion of the show. We also encourage you to use signage to indicate that the vessel that you are displaying is being displayed by a YBAA Member. Graphics, as well as the YBAA Member logo, are also available for you to access on the YBAA website.

Read more about the Boat Show here.  

YBAA University is back in 2017!
Save the Dates…


Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2017 University events are coming this summer. 

The popular one-day luncheon events offer the latest technical, legal, ethical and transactional expertise from leading authorities, all designed to strengthen your role as a yacht sales professional.

 10 Recertification Credits!

Upcoming events are scheduled as follows; 

July 18 - Doubletree Hotel - Annapolis, MD 
July 20 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI

Sponsored by 

What I Learned Working at the Highest-Producing Brokerage Office in the Country

By John Chapin 

Early on in my sales career I was lucky enough to be in the top-producing office of a financial services firm. In that office we had the top two producers in the country, out of 1800. We also had 3 more in the top 20. Here are the elements of that office that made it number one for the entire three years I was there. 

Read the full article here.

New Issue Workshops at American Boating Congress, 2017 Policy Agenda Available


With a new Administration and Congress, major policy decisions are on the horizon, and we need the collective industry’s voice more than ever! This is why the 2017 American Boating Congress (ABC) is introducing a new series of Issue Workshops to educate you on the big issues impacting marine businesses and help guide you in representing the industry on Capitol Hill.

Read the full article here. 

Brokerage Sales Rise Again in February 

By John Burnham, YachtWorld Editorial Director

In June, typically the high-water mark of the year for the yacht brokerage market, a total of 3,523 boats were sold in the U.S, and as in May, this was a lower number than in the same month of the previous year. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in SoldBoats, sales were down 3 percent from June 2015. The total price of the boats sold was $398 million, also 3 percent lower than the year before.  

Read full article here.

Welcome New Members!                    

CPYB New Members


YBAA New Members

Member to Member News


Hinckley Yachts Introduces Certified Pre-Owned Program. Read more here.

Gowrie Group is extremely proud to have sponsored the 2017 US Sailing NSPS held in Austin, Texas. Read more here.

Past YBAA News Issues

Become a CPYB
Northwest Yachting Magazine
Gowrie Group
Yacht Closer
Canadian Yachting Magazine
Soundings Magazine
AIM Marine Group
Yacht Broker Institute
New England Marine Documentaion
Robert Allen Law
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Upcoming e-Seminars

Earn 3 CPYB Recertification Credits!

April 12, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm ET
YBAA e-Seminar

April 26, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm ET
YBAA Principals e-Seminar

Member 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 or

CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities

Continuing education and professional development is essential for Yacht Sales Professionals to perform their job at the highest possible level. Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) are required to earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of continuing education / professional development every 3 years. See the upcoming events here. 

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