August 22, 2018

YBAA U PROVIDENCE - July 17, 2018

By Peter Amos, Essex Yacht Sales

In the turmoil of the brokerage business, it’s useful to pause for a day and reflect. Filling that need, the many YBAA members attending YBAAU in Providence were rewarded by a series of very informative presentations concerning the state of the industry.

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Boathouse Auctions

Bringing a dedicated Auction platform to Yacht Brokerage.

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Message From National Marine Manufactures Associate

By Freya Olsen

It was a pleasure to speak to the YBAA members at the 2108 YBAA U in both Providence and Annapolis. I wanted to pull together a few resources which can be shared to help YBAA’s members to take advantage of all the resources we make available to the industry.

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NOAA Updates 2018 Hurricane Season Forecast

Republished From Trade Only Today

Cooler ocean waters in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea and stronger wind shear and increased stability of the atmosphere are among the conditions that have resulted in forecasters predicting a less active hurricane season for the balance of 2018.

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Member News 

Seaton Yachts
Seaton Yachts and Nicholson Yachts have formed a strategic limited partnership, merging decades of expertise in yacht brokerage, refit and project management with years of outstanding leadership in luxury crewed charter fleet management as well as purchase and sale of yachts for charter. Read more.

Maine Maritime Academy Hires Yacht Donation Program Manager
Maine Maritime Academy announced today that Joseph Lobley will join the Advancement Department in the position of Yacht Donation Program Manager. Joe comes to MMA after serving as an independent marine surveyor for the past 23 years. Read more.

International Yacht Law Firm Adds Attorney, Marketing Director

International yacht and business law firm Robert Allen Law is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members: attorney Cristina Campelo and Public Relations and Marketing Director Sharon Abramson. Read more.

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CPYB Only e-Seminar

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