August 19, 2021

Control Your Data, Control Your Destiny Replay

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Member News

MMTA Workforce Solutions Amendment Passes

Last week Governor Baker signed the 2022 state budget, which included $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry. This funding will continue the progress the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has made to meet the workforce challenges within the industry.

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Industry Update

TrawlerFest Newport 2021 Canceled

Between a shortage of inventory among new and brokerage boats affecting the marine industry as a whole, and rising concerns about the delta variant while in an indoor space, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Trawlerfest Newport, rather than forge ahead with an event that does not meet the high standards you’ve come to expect from our Trawlerfest series. 

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Two Key Character Traits of Successful Salespeople

by John Chapin

There are two primary character traits that almost guarantee success in a salesperson. Of course, they need to have people skills first and foremost, but assuming they do, these two character traits usually seal the deal. Salespeople who possess these two character traits will move Heaven and Earth to reach success and if they have these, they’ll also have most of the other qualities you want in top producers.

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September 21, 2021
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CPYB Recertification Credit Opportunities
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Continuing education and professional development are 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 21 credit hours of continuing education/professional development every three years.

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September 9, 2021

How to Get the Most out of The Pre-purchase Marine Survey

Presenter: John Wenz, Gowrie Group


October 21, 2021

Learn Why Yacht Donation is the Right Tool to Help Your Business

Presenter: Lee Hutton, Roger Herd & Dudley Savage


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