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!


Congratulations Brian Krantz!

Thank you all for taking the time to vote in this year's Board of Directors elections. Please welcome back Brian Krantz, our incumbent, who will be serving another 2 years in a director seat on the board. Thank you for your continued service Brian!

CPYB Apprentice Program

Interested in becoming CPYB but not quite at your 3 year mark as a broker? Call the NYBA office to find out more about the CPYB apprentice program. There are a ton of opportunities and resources to get you ready to become certified!


Mark your calendars for the January Boat Show — January 27 to February 4, 2017. With 1 ticket and 2 locations at Centurylink FielD Event center and South Lake Union.

New 2016 DOR Guide

The Department of Revenue has updated its Guide for Vessel Brokers and Dealers. Please find the new guide in the Member's Corner »

NYBA is on Facebook


We now have a Northwest Yacht Brokers Association Facebook page for all our members to keep up to date on industry news, association events, etc. Like the page now! »

The 'Airbnb of the sea?' Boatbound is poised to make waves in the Pacific Northwest

www.boatingindustry — On any given day in the Northwest, even one of those beautiful summer days, there are thousands of perfectly nice boats tied up to the dock. While at the same time, there are thousands of people who would love nothing more than to be out boating. Full story »

NMMA: New powerboat sales up 6.4% in 2014

www.boatingindustry — With Memorial Day marking the kickoff to the summer boating season, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported Wednesday healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2013. Full story »

Local Cruising Guides Updated — Salish Sea Pilot has just released its 2015 Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound cruising guides. The guides are completely rebuilt and will soon be followed by guides to Puget Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Full story »

At the Helm: Industry outreach pays dividends — Watching what's going on with the government – especially at the Federal level – can often be an agonizingly slow affair. I've often heard comments about how our industry issues never get addressed, so why get involved in efforts like the American Boating Congress. Full story »

The unbearable loudness of boating — Springtime. When the seagulls soar overhead, eyeballing scraps from fish boats and the terns begin squawking at 6 AM like prehistoric birds--hence our gate's nickname "Jurassic Dock." It's also the time of year in our sweet little marina when we awake to the sound of bow thrusters and engines in full reverse--the morning stillness broken by shouting couples screaming directions--or arguing about directions not clearly given. Yes indeed, it is boating season. Full story »

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