Our team of knowledgeable yacht brokers located throughout the gulf coast and beyond, are all certified professional yacht brokers with many years of experience, both in international and domestic yacht sales. Our sales team, on average, has 25 years of industry experience. Not to mention, all are certified professionals who earned their designation from either the Certified Professional Yacht Broker or the International Yacht Brokers Association.
The International Yacht Brokers Association was established in 1987. The association’s mission was to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business to promote professionalism and cooperation among its members and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business. The organization includes over 1450 individual members representing over 400 businesses.
Each certified professional member of this organization is required to abide by a code of ethics to protect customers against fraud, misrepresentation, or unethical practices. Cornerstones of the IYBA organization include education seminars provided to members to strengthen the ability of the marine industry. Furthermore, the IYBA also serves as a voice for certified yacht brokers in the legislative and regulatory processes. Along with professional oversight, IYBA joined the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in funding and establishing the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program.
Other benefits that correlate to the customer include having access to data not available to the public. This includes boat history reports. BoatHistory reports help customers make better lending and used boat and yacht purchase decisions. Another benefit that correlates to customers is a BoatUS membership. Certified yacht brokers can purchase a towboat U.S membership for their customers at a significant discount.
CPYB certification is a mark of excellence for yacht brokers throughout North America. Yacht brokers who are CPYB certified have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities, and performance. All while enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers can rest assured that they are in a better position to select qualified sales professionals when looking to buy or list their yacht for sale.
A Yacht Sales Professional is an individual who conforms to industry standards of skill, competence, and character in service to their clients. As a member of a recognized certified yacht broker trade association and through continuing education and compliance with established codes of ethics, a Yacht Sales Professional maintains their expertise throughout their professional career.
The benefits of working with a certified professional yacht broker include providing a strong knowledge base. CPYB sales professionals spend all day every day exposed to the marine industry. They will help you find the right boat for you at the best deal available. Also, they have a network of contacts by making use of broker to broker relationships established over the years. CPYB’s establish value by handling all aspects of the sales or listing process with you. Another significant benefit of working with a Certified Professional Yacht Broker is that they provide a safeguard for funds by utilizing an escrow account. They also ensure all other existing loans or other encumbrances are paid off so no issues arise during closing.