Contact: Vincent Petrella, CPYB
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 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.
Mike Titgemeyer has been in the marine industry since 1985. He has worked for several marine businesses and manufacturers. He started his career as a rigger in Grand River Ohio, worked for various local sailmakers in Ohio, before joining Tartan Yachts in 1996. Mike served as National Sales Manager for Tartan, until moving into the retail / dealer side of the business in 2001, when he and his family moved to Annapolis MD to assist in opening Tartan C&C Yachts of Annapolis. In 2009 Mike became managing broker at Crusader Yacht Sales and bought the company in 2010 from CYS founder Nancy Cann, also an active YBAA member and YBAA Past President.
Mike has been active in the YBAA community and committees since 2001 and joined the YBAA Board of Directors in 2011. “Serving the interests of the Yacht Sales Professional and the Yacht Brokerage community has always been inspiring to me. The work that YBAA does is critical to the sustainability of our industry and provides much needed support for our members. I’m looking forward to a great year of inspired work by our board, committees and task groups to provided smart and innovative solutions to our industry’s challenges! YBAA provides expert leadership for the yacht sales professional through our Code of Ethics & Business Practices, the National Yacht Broker Certification Program (CPYB),as well as numerous other valuable member educational programs, member business benefits and other industry initiatives."
The other newly re-elected YBAA officers and board members include:
Vice President – Hal Slater, CPYB – Brewer Yacht Sales, Westbrook, CT
Treasurer – Jonathan Chapman, CPYB – Northrop and Johnson, Newport, RI
Immediate Past President – JP Skov, CPYB – Northstar Yacht Sales, Portsmouth, RI
Board Member – Denise Hanna, CPYB – Annapolis Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD
Board Member – Ken Comerford – North Point Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD
Board Member – Mike Lecholop, CPYB – St. Barts Yacht Sales, Charleston, SC
Board Appointed Honorary Director – Vince Morvillo, CPYB – Murray Yacht Sales, Kemah, TX
The Yacht Brokers Association of America was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht brokers throughout North America in order to establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional and ethical conduct. All members sign and abide by a strict Code of Ethics & Business Practice, ensuring that all business transactions follow the basic principles of fairness, accuracy, and honesty. The association also offers a comprehensive yacht broker certification program, designed to raise the professional capabilities of yacht brokers, while addressing the needs of boat buyers and sellers who are demanding more service and support from the industry. The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation is awarded to qualified and experienced brokers upon successful completion of a rigorous written exam. Since 2002, the CPYB exam has provided a new benchmark for the professional performance of yacht brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information about YBAA visit www.ybaa.com and for CPYB visit www.cpyb.net.