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January 2024: Recognition for New CPYBs


Congratulations New CPYBs!



Ryan Gessel, CPYB
Off The Hook Yacht Sales


Christian Herold, CPYB
Sea Lake Yachts LLC


Rob Hopkins, CPYB
Bayshore Yacht Sales


Shawn Sutherland, CPYB
Yacht BC Yacht Sales 




About CPYB:

In January 2000, the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) held a series of focus groups at its annual conference to discuss the development of an industry-wide professional yacht broker certification program. In spring of that year, the YBAA Professional Development Committee kicked off the certification program design with the goals of raising the professional image of yacht brokers with the boating public and setting an appropriate standard for professional behavior.

Two years later, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program was unveiled, and six prominent yacht broker associations joined YBAA as partner associations to promote and manage this program in collaborative alignment. Since then, hundreds of qualified yacht broker professionals have earned their designation.

Learn more about the CPYB program at

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