Read About YBAA Member Lou Sandoval Sandoval Helm Lake Michigan 3343

Like a sailboat, life never moves in a straight line from the starting line to the finish. It also has a tendency to blast you with roaring winds, strange currents and a startling array of unexpected circumstances, which means you’ll learn a heck of a lot along the way—and very likely emerge stronger and wiser
than before. 

No one understands that better than Lou Sandoval, whose love of sailing has taken his life in directions he never expected and forms the backbone of everything from his profession to his family life.

Read the full article here originally published in SAILING Magazine, copyright 2017. 

Reflections From YBAA University, July 20, 2017, in Providence, RI

by Peter Amos, Essex Yacht Sales

Peter Amos PhotoIt’s terrific to get together with fellow industry professionals. I am always grateful to Vin and his staff for arranging these meetings. On this occasion, one topic really captured my attention.

“It all starts with a sale”

Working day-by-day, deal-by-deal, it is easy to forget that it is our aggregate success that defines this industry. We can be proud that together, YBAA members keep the wheels turning, creating a well-ordered, dynamic marketplace that makes the boating industry tick. Yes, it all starts with a sale.

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July Brokerage Unit Sales Lower, Total Value Higher

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by John Burnham, YachtWorld Managing Editor

July brokerage transactions in the U.S. were fewer in number but much pricier than a year earlier. A total of 2,871 boats were sold—12 percent fewer than the 3,257 sold in July 2016—but the transactions produced $380 million changing hands, an increase of $50 million, or 15 percent. This contrasting data was compiled based on YachtWorld member brokers reports in the SoldBoats database.

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ABYC’S Adey Joins CPYB Advisory Council

John Adey The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program, supported and  sponsored by all seven broker associations in North America, recently welcomed  John Adey, President of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) as a    member of their Certification Advisory Council.  

 Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the  highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales  professionals. Since 2000, the CPYB program has been administered by the Yacht  Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in partnership with International Yacht  Brokers Association (IYBA), Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA). CPYB brokers offer considerable value to buyers and sellers, as outlined in the CPYB Value Statement.  

The program is guided by the Certification Advisory Council (CAC), represented by members of each of the seven sponsoring associations. Mr. Adey is the first non-broker to be invited to serve, bringing his expertise and industry insights to the CAC.

Read full press release here.                  

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