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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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  • 3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    Moderated by Larry Thompson, CPYB

    October 30, 2019
    12:00-1:00PM

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Wed
30
2019
October 30, 2019
12:00-1:00PM

CAC e-Seminar

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

Moderated by Larry Thompson, CPYB

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Wed
20
2019
November 20, 2019
12:00-1:00PM

CAC e-Seminar

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

Moderated by Tony Witek, CPYB

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08/27/2019

$70.6 Million Verdict Against Yacht Owner Underscores the Importance of Limited Liability Companies

The yachting industry is abuzz amidst the January report that a South Florida jury issued a $70.6 Million verdict against Island Girl Ltd., a Marshall Islands company that owns the Motor Yacht Endless Summer. Although the circumstances surrounding the case are now widely known throughout the industry, in summary, a crew member onboard Endless Summer was raped by another crew member. The victim sued Island Girl Ltd. for negligence in failing to provide a safe working environment among several other things.


08/07/2019

Yacht Broker Showcase

Buying and selling a boat can be more complicated, problematic, and risky than a real estate transaction. Unlike real-estate transactions, only California and Florida cover vessel transactions under state laws. You can eliminate headaches by working with a qualified, reputable yacht sale professional who will help you navigate what could be a complex and difficult transaction. Read more..


08/06/2019

Registration and Titling Changes and How They Affect You!

Did you know that every state has a Boating Law Administrator, or BLA, that is responsible for helping to develop and shape public policy for recreational boating safety in that state? Collectively, these BLA’s form the National Association of Boating Law Administrators, or NASBLA which you may have heard of. The US Coast Guard is also an integral part of NASBLA and works with the BLA’s to ensure their state’s are following policies and guidelines, using boating grant money appropriately, and know and implement the latest boating safety regulations. NASBLA collectively gets together twice per year.


08/05/2019

How Can a Delaware Corporation and Vessel Registry Benefit You?

Owning a large asset, such as a vessel carries certain risks that all owners must navigate. Many boat owners have recognized the value in establishing a Delaware corporate entity to own their vessel, rather than owning it in their name personally. A properly established Delaware corporation or LLC can limit or eliminate your personal liability in the event of an accident or other litigation. Delaware courts have a reputation of reaching reasonable and fair conclusions when construing corporate laws.