The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) is a nonprofit marine trade group founded in 1988 consisting of hundreds of marine brokers, dealers and industry related professionals. Representing the highest professional standards in the recreational boating industry, NYBA members are committed to ensuring fair and honest business practices when buying and selling a boat.

NYBA is the producer of the September Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union and a proud partner of the Seattle Boat Show in January. Whether you're exploring boat ownership for the first time or you are a seasoned captain, our goal is to connect people with the unparalleled Pacific Northwest cruising waters. Because life is better on a boat!


Brokerage sales remain lower; average sale price rise

Sept. 17, 2014 — Brokerage boat sales declined 5 percent in August compared to the same month in 2013, with a total of 2,862 boats changing hands, down from 3,027. Based on reported sales by YachtWorld member brokerages in their proprietary database,, the total price paid declined 1 percent, from $304 million to $302 million, and the average price paid per boat rose 5 percent. Full story »

Numbers up at 2014 Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Seattle, Aug. 11, 2014 — Regular attendees at Seattle's 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show will notice quite a few new attractions this year —from the addition of seminars and in-water docking classes to a new layout, new exhibitors, new food vendors, and entertainment for the kids provided by Disney Radio. Full story »

Seafair hydro race comes down to close decision — J. Michael Kelly drove the Graham Trucking hydroplane to a win Sunday afternoon at the Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair. After reviewing the start, officials confirmed Kelly held off Jimmy Shane, the 28-year-old driver of the Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane. "It's like a chess game out there," Kelly told KIRO 7 "We didn't show our hand today and it worked out exactly how we planned it." Full story »

Boat sales down 2 percent in June, values slightly higher — The number of brokerage boats sold in the U.S. in June 2014 was 71 boats, or 2 percent, below the number sold in June, 2013. According to reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in, the 3,505 boats sold delivered a slightly higher total price of $485 million, up $3 million. Full story »

Favorite San Juan Island anchorages — Recently a friend asked what our favorite anchorages in the San Juan Islands were. Before I answer, you will need some context. First, these are anchorages... not docks, not mooring balls. Full story »

Fire not enough to capsize Gig Harbor yacht brokerage — When the Gig Harbor Yacht Sales office of 44 years was destroyed by fire in January, owner Al Hayes and his employees knew just how much that truism meant to their business. After a brief search of available properties all around Gig Harbor, they are relocating the new office just yards away from the old spot, with an anticipated grand opening of the new office space planned by July 4, upstairs in the Harbor Inn building at the foot of Pioneer Way. Full story »

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and it's History — Today's podcast is an interview with Dick Wagner – founder of the Center for Wooden Boats, and Aislinn Palmer – director of the 38th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle, WA on July 4-6, 2014. Full story »

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