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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  • Tough sales can build relationships. Sometimes losing well is important.

    Presenter: Brian Krantz, CPYB, NMTA, NYBA

    August 10, 2021

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Tue
10
2021
August 10, 2021

CPYB e-Seminar

Tough sales can build relationships. Sometimes losing well is important.

Presenter: Brian Krantz, CPYB, NMTA, NYBA

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Tue
21
2021
September 21, 2021
9:00-11:00AM

CPYB Testing Day

Preparation session and CPYB Exam

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session.  In this two-hour session, the instructor will cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories candidates will encounter on the exam. 

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Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. to Host Annual YBAA University in Annapolis, Maryland
06/03/2021

Yacht Brokers Association of America, Inc. to Host Annual YBAA University in Annapolis, Maryland

YBAA-U offers yacht brokers and industry professionals the opportunity to network, participate in business presentations, technology sessions, and panel discussions while earning continuing education hours toward their Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) exam.


CPYB Mourns Long-Time YBAA Member and CPYB, Vincent Morvillo
05/24/2021

CPYB Mourns Long-Time YBAA Member and CPYB, Vincent Morvillo

YBAA is saddened to announce the passing of board member and friend Vincent "Vince" Morvillo, CPYB. Vincent Morvillo, Jr., of League City, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Webster, Texas at the age of 75.


The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!
03/17/2021

The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show is On!

The 5th Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd-at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT.


Certified Professional Yacht Broker Association Awards Alan Powell with Vin Petrella Award
01/27/2021

Certified Professional Yacht Broker Association Awards Alan Powell with Vin Petrella Award

On January 13, 2021, the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) Association held a virtual ceremony and presented the 2020 Vin Petrella Chairman’s Award to Alan Powell—a CPYB and Owner of Capital City Yacht Sales in Olympia, Washington.