About YBAA

Setting the Standard for Yacht Sales Professionals

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. – YBAA - 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.


YBAA defines a Yacht Sales Professional (YSP) as an individual who conforms to industry standards of skill, competence and character in service to their clients. As a member of a recognized yacht broker trade association and through continuing education and compliance with established Codes of Ethics, a YSP maintains their expertise throughout their professional career. YSPs may represent a buyer and/or seller as a broker in the sale of a recreational yacht or may be the representative of a yacht dealer or yacht manufacturer in the sale of a vessel. Those who attain, and maintain, their credentials as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) further demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their profession.

Selling/Buying
Your Vessel

What can a Yacht Sales Professional do for me?

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Selling/Buying Your Vessel


There’s a saying in the industry; "If it was so easy - everyone would be doing it themselves." In truth, it's not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

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Certified Professional
Yacht Brokers

What is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker?

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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. 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.

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Upcoming Events

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April 15, 2020

Prepping for Spring Selling Season

Presented By: Vincent Finetti

May 12-14, 2020

Sail America Industry Conference Update

2020 Sail America Industry Conference (SAIC) postponed. New dates TBD.

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YBAA Headquarters Office Closed

YBAA Headquarters Office Closed

By order of the Governor of Maryland, YBAA's headquarters office closed until further notice. All YBAA staff are working remotely and can be reached via email, social media, or phone.

Download YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo

Download YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo

Download the YBAA 100th Anniversary Logo to use in your publications, emails, and social media accounts to celebrate this association's great achievement!

Are You Acting as the Broker to both Buyer and Seller, aka acting as a Dual Agent?

Are You Acting as the Broker to both Buyer and Seller, aka acting as a Dual Agent?

Hey Brokers…do you think you are acting as a “dual agent” in your transaction; meaning representing both the seller and buyer in a transaction? You may have heard of it before, but what should you know about it? The term “dual agency” might lead you to think about double commissions, something perhaps to be excited about. But if you aren’t aware of the pitfalls of dual agency, it might cost you all your commissions, or more.

YBAA Announces the Election of New Officers and Board Members for the Coming Year

Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB, Owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD was recently re-elected for a second term as YBAA Board President, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes eleven elected and one Honorary YBAA member yacht sales professionals from throughout the U.S.

2020 YBAA University – 100 Year Anniversary Event Education, Information and Celebration to Advance Professionalism

2020 YBAA University – 100 Year Anniversary Event Education, Information and Celebration to Advance Professionalism

Last year over 160 yacht sales professionals attended the one-day event in Annapolis on July 23 and Providence on July 25. Also in attendance were YBAA U Sponsors, Partners and CPYB Sponsors who provide generous financial support for the YBAA U’s and other YBAA programs such as CPYB.

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