About CPYB

Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while, at the same time, enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust.

If you want to set yourself apart, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is for you.

 

 

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Certified

CPYB Certification is the mark of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America.

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Earning Certification


CPYB brokers have met professional qualifications and have successfully passed a three-hour examination, testing their skills and knowledge as yacht sales professionals. If you are committed to professionalism and have what it takes, we invite you to apply.

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Renew Your
Certification

Retaining certification ensures you stay current with industry trends.

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Renew Your Certification


As you know, staying competitive and successful requires a continuing commitment to educating yourself on the latest industry information and insights. That is why the basis of CPYB Recertification requires your participation in educational activities and professional involvement that help you to remain one of the most experienced brokers in the brokerage industry.

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Upcoming Pre-Approved Events

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Tue
12
2024
March 12, 2024
11:00AM - 1:00PM EDT

CPYB: Exam Prep Session

Webinar Date: March 12, 2024

Zoom

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session led by JP Skov, CPYB & W Craig Nann, CPYB. In this two-hour session, you will hear from 5 subject matter experts while they cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories that candidates will encounter on the exam. Primarily intended for exam takers, but all CPYB’s who attend this session will earn 3 CE. Consider signing up and attending as a refresher!

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Thu
14
2024
March 14, 2024
1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT

YBAA Webinar: Navigate the New Industry Owned MLS with Hal Slater of Brewer Yacht Sales and Garrett Schwartz of Yachtbroker.org

Webinar Date: March 14, 2024

Zoom

Join industry experts Hal Slater from Brewer Yacht Sales and Garrett Schwartz from YachtBroker.org for an insightful webinar on navigating the dynamic landscape of the industry-owned MLS. In this session, you'll gain invaluable insights into seamlessly adding listings on YachtBroker.org and effortlessly syncing them with the revolutionary new Retail MLS, Yachtr.com. Learn the intricacies of creating Listing Agreements, PSAs, and Closing Documents with precision using BoatDox.org. Plus, uncover the step-by-step process to building a cutting-edge website with YachtBroker.org to elevate your online presence and attract discerning clients. Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the yacht brokerage industry. Register now to secure your place!

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January 2024: Recognition for New CPYBs
01/30/2024

January 2024: Recognition for New CPYBs

Join us in celebrating the new CPYBs certified in January 2024.


Staley Weidman, CPYB named Sailboat Broker of the Year 2023 by the IYBA
01/25/2024

Staley Weidman, CPYB named Sailboat Broker of the Year 2023 by the IYBA

The Certified Professional Yacht Brokers would like to congratulate Catamaran Company CEO, Staley Weidman, on being named the Sailboat Broker of the Year 2023 by the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA).


Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award Don Finkle and Pat Sturgeon with the 2023 Dedicated Service Award
01/11/2024

Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award Don Finkle and Pat Sturgeon with the 2023 Dedicated Service Award

WASHINGTON, DC − On November 15, 2023, the Certification Advisory Council of the Certified Professional ‎Yacht Broker (CPYB) awarded the 2023 Dedicated Service Award to Pat Sturgeon —a CPYB and yacht broker ‎for Pat Sturgeon Yachts in Mississauga, Ontario and Don Finkle—a CPYB and yacht broker for RCR Yachts in ‎Youngstown, New York.‎


Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award Brian Commette With Vincent J. Petrella Chairman's Award
01/11/2024

Certified Professional Yacht Brokers Award Brian Commette With Vincent J. Petrella Chairman's Award

WASHINGTON, DC − On November 15, 2023, the Certification Advisory Council of the Certified Professional ‎Yacht Broker (CPYB) awarded the 2023 Vincent J. Petrella Chairman’s Award to Brian Commette —a CPYB ‎and yacht broker for Northrop & Johnson in Newport Beach, California. ‎