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About CPYB

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.

What is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker?

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA), International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Boating Ontario Dealers, Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA) and British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), over 550 YSPs have earned the CPYB designation, with another 100 applicants now preparing for the exam.

Earning
Certification

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

It is now time to prepare for your CPYB Recertification.

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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 Recertification Opportunities

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  • 10 CPYB Recertification Credits

    Pacific Gateway Hotel , Richmond BC

    November 20-21, 2018

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    Pacific Gateway Hotel , Richmond BC

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November 13, 2018
7:30-9:30AM

ABYC Bagels & Business Seminar

4 CPYB Recertification Credits

Hornor Maritime Center (ABYC Headquarters), Annapolis MD

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Wed
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November 14-15, 2018

CAC Annual Meeting

Seabrook, TX

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06/21/2018

Good Faith Deposits and Escrow Accounts

Let’s explore the question of should you hold your client’s deposit? When should a good faith deposit (“deposit”) be made? Simultaneously with the offer on a yacht or when the Seller signs the Buyer’s Offer. Lastly, who is the best person to hold this deposit.


06/01/2018

Learn Why Chris DiMillo Decided to Become A CPYB

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05/24/2018

What’s in a domain name?

Maybe you’ve heard of or visited a website that uses a new .boats or .yachts domain name. Consider master.yachts for example, who transitioned to their new TLD name in 2017. Other companies have started to follow suit, including Sea Ray and Bass Pro Shop, who have purchased a combined 66 new .boats and .yachts domain names. What’s the story behind these names? Why are these new URLs something your business should consider?


05/24/2018

DON’T THINK YOU’RE AT RISK, THINK AGAIN!

An “As-Is” clause does not mean that a buyer assumes all risk, but you probably already know that. However, there are many situations that can leave a broker, well… broker! Sometimes it takes the form of a lawsuit, sometimes of bad publicity or a negative reputation, and sometimes a bit of both. After all, a broker’s responsibility is not really over just because the paperwork is done. In many states, proof of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, or unfair acts override the as-is clause putting the liability back on the broker despite a contract that suggests otherwise.