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As of June 15, 2018

American Boating Congress May 9 – 11, 2018

by Vin Petrella, CPYB, YBAA Executive Director

Since 2013 YBAA has been a Co-Host of the American Boating Congress in Washington DC. As a Co-Host we are actively involved with the planning and implementation of this extremely important legislative event and we are committed to encouraging YBAA members to participate. Last year, YBAA Vice President, Mike Titgemeyer and I attended the event as the sole representatives from YBAA. This year, I will attend and we would love to see a much larger turnout of YBAA members as it is important that we are visible as active participants at ABC.

Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show Announces 2018 Show Dates and Charity Benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld.  This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.

NMMA Government Relations Achievements in 2017

NMMA looks back at the significant achievements from the NMMA Government Relations team from 2017. From their federal, state and regulatory efforts, there was significant work done on behalf of the recreational boating industry to boost member companies in the coming years. NMMA’s ability to be successful in Washington is due to members like you. Your voice is our most powerful asset. Thank you for your continued support! Some of NMMA's key achievements from 2017 include:

US Boat Sales Strong Heading Into Boat Show Season

As the industry prepares for a busy winter boat show season – a crucial selling period – NMMA announced this week that unit sales of new powerboats are expected to be up six percent in 2017, marking an estimated 260,000 new powerboats sold last year. As consumer confidence continues to rise and boat manufacturers introduce products and experiences to attract younger boaters, the outlook for 2018 new powerboat sales is another five to six percent increase.

NMMA Federal and State Agenda

NMMA believes that this year promises to be another fast-paced one in D.C. and across the country, as there will be a significant push for legislative achievements ahead of the 2018 mid-term election cycle. The NMMA team will be working aggressively on many issues on both the federal and state level, which include:

Dealer, Yacht Broker Certification Programs Collaborate

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program today announced a collaborative effort to further the development of their respective members. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation a yacht sales professional can earn within the recreational marine industry and CPYB professionals must attain a minimum number of educational credits in order to maintain their Certification. 


July Brokerage Unit Sales Lower, Total Value Higher

by John Burnham, YachtWorld Managing Editor

Reflections from YBAA University, July 20, 2017, in Providence, RI

by Peter Amos, Essex Yacht Sales

Modest Decline Continues in Brokerage Market

by John Burnham, YachtWorld Managing Editor

Upcoming Events

 July 2018 
  • 10 CPYB Recertification Credits

    Downtown Marriott - Providence

    July 17, 2018

  • 10 CPYB Recertification Credits

    Doubletree Annapolis

    July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018

YBAA U Annapolis

10 CPYB Recertification Credits

Doubletree Annapolis

August 2, 2018

YBAA/CPYB e-Seminar

Pre Boat Show Sales Seminar

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

August 15, 2018

YBAA Principals e-Seminar

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