Seattle Boat Show Indoors + Afloat

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!


Lower volume, higher prices for U.S. brokerage in November — After monthly performances generally pacing behind 2013 by single-digit percentages, U.S. brokerage sales were 12 percent lower in November, with 1,749 boats sold, compared to 1,983 in the same month a year earlier. Despite the lower volume, reports by YachtWorld member yacht brokerages were that the total value of the boats sold in November increased by $20 million, to $251 million. Full story »

Keeping your boat afloat — Three decades ago, Max Fletcher, then in his 20s, was getting ready to captain a Westsail 32 from New Zealand back to the East Coast of the United States by way of the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn. He happened to meet up with sailing legend Eric Hiscock who had completed three circumnavigations of the globe with his wife Susan, the first in the early 1950s. When Fletcher asked for advice about his upcoming voyage, Hiscock replied, "Keep the water out!" Full story »

Three key factors that determine business and sales success — The following three factors are critical to success in business and sales and if you have these in place, your success is virtually guaranteed. Full story »

U.S. brokerage sales gain strength in October — The U.S. market for brokerage boats improved in October, notably in sales of boats longer than 36 feet; the segment grew 10 percent compared to October 2013, with 829 boats sold. Including all smaller boats, a total of 2,304 boats were sold in October, which was 1 percent below the previous year, according to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in Full story »

CPYB calendar of events

November 20 — CAC Annual Meeting
November 27 — Boating BC Conference
December 3 — CPYB only e-Seminar
December 4 — CPYB Exam & Study Session
December 10 — YBAA e-Seminar
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What can a yacht sales professional do for me? — There's a saying in the industry; "If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it themselves." In truth, it's not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality. Full story »

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