About YBAA

YBAA - Association of Yacht Sales Professionals – was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht sales professionals throughout North America to establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional competence, character and ethical conduct; foster public recognition of, and support for, YBAA and its member brokers; facilitate cooperation among member brokers; and, enhance each member's success.

"There are so many reasons to be a member and to maintain membership. For me being a member of your professional association distinguishes any broker from the competition as YBAA maintains a strict code of conduct/ethics that elevates a broker’s performance."

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Michael Myers
Owner, Boston Yacht Sales

Top Accomplishments

Effective Credentialing

YBAA and its leadership developed and implemented the National Yacht Broker Certification Program (CPYB) to increase professionalism and ethical behavior of the yacht sales profession through credentialing.


National Recognition

Under SEVEN12 Management, YBAA has built recognized awareness of the importance and the respect for the yacht sales profession to the recreational marine industry.


Cultivating Partnerships

YBAA’s board and staff leadership raises more than $50,000 annually in sponsorships for both YBAA and to the support the CPYB Program.



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. 

Top Accomplishments


Leading Certifications

CPYB created of a new version of the exam, which will help yacht sales professionals improve their businesses.


Member-Centric Benefits

The development of CAC e-seminar series moderated by board members for CPYB continuing education credits.


Targeted Communications

CPYB has worked to improve communication with CPYB applicants, members and associations staff, by using a bi-monthly email titled “Did You Know?”

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