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!

2014 NYBA Christmas Party


Pierce County derelict vessel owner pleads guilty, is ordered to repay state $300,000 in clean up costs — Stephen Mason, owner of the derelict vessel the Helena Star, entered guilty pleas today to charges of abandoning a derelict vessel and discharging pollution into state waters. He was sentenced to 20 days of confinement (which may be served on electronic home monitoring) and two years' probation, and is ordered to repay the state $300,000 towards the total cost of $1.25 million to remove the sunken vessel from the Hylebos Waterway in Pierce County. Full story »

The real mission of value-added selling — Our mission in Value-Added Selling is simple: We sell products by solving problems, satisfying needs, and serving people. On the surface, this may seem obvious. That is why we dig deeper. Full story »

Winterizing Your Boat — When the boating season is winding down, it's time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect. Full story »

Watching out for UV damage to sails — We've been in Penang for a couple of days now, catching up on projects. This afternoon, after the sun disappeared behind the condos backing the marina and the air cooled, Jamie and I took a walk around and looked at the other boats. Primary takeaway: the sun, she is strong! Full story »

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 »

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