May 23, 2018

YBAA University Registration is Now Open

Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation at YBAA's 2018 University!

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Don’t Think You’re At Risk, Think Again!

By YBAA Affiliate Member, Caroline Mantel,

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.

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What’s in a Domain Name?

The scoop behind the new .boats and .yachts web addresses

Maybe you’ve heard of or visited a website that uses a new .boats or .yachts domain name. Consider 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?

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What GDPR Means to Marine Industry Businesses

Contributed by Boats Group

In recent months, you’ve probably received communication from some of your favorite websites or entertainment apps such as Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Prime or Verizon. These communications have been prompted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Many businesses in the U.S. assume that GDPR doesn't apply to them since it's a European-based regulation. Think again.

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Sales Success Lessons I Learned from my Mom

by John Chapin

My mom passed away recently. As I was writing her eulogy, I realized that a lot of what she stood for, and a lot of what she taught me, led to my sales success. As I looked deeper, I realized that most of her examples also had to do with success in life, not just sales. Here’s what I learned.

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Member News 

Block Island Race Week 2018 in On!  

Gowrie Group is happy to share some exciting racing news with you about BIRW 2018. Block Island Yacht Club and Duck Island Yacht Club of Westbrook, Connecticut have teamed up to co-host the new 2018 Block Island Race Week, from June 17-22nd. This event will feature five days of racing on Block Island Sound, complimented by exciting shore activities. Gowrie Group is proud to be a sponsor of BIRW 2018. For more information and to register for Block Island Race Week 2018 visit the BIRW 2018 website.

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Continuing education and professional development is essential for Yacht Sales Professionals to perform their job at the highest possible level. Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) are required to earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of continuing education / professional development every 3 years. See the upcoming events here. 

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